July 2015

Roaring Silence

By |2018-03-16T16:31:12+00:00July 29th, 2015|

Roaring Silence Discovering the Mind of Dzogchen By Ngakpa Chögyam (Ngak’chang Rinpoche) and Khandro Déchen This is a guide for anyone wanting to deepen their meditation practice and a key text for Aro students. It discusses in depth the preparation practices for Dzogchen (which include shi-nè and lhatong meditation) and gives an introduction to Dzogchen [...]

March 2013

So near I can almost touch it

By |2018-03-16T16:31:18+00:00March 10th, 2013|

As the Drala Jong fund grows, in recent times there have been a number of requests from donors and volunteers to get a more tangible sense of what Drala Jong will be, what facilities will be there, what work will need to be done to get it up and running, where it will be located [...]

November 2011

Tibetan Calligraphy

By |2018-03-16T16:31:25+00:00November 19th, 2011|

As next Friday's charity calligraphy sale at Aro Ling approaches, our thoughts are turning to focus fully on this modern art form (and of course to the sale itself).  Written words are sacred in Tibet because they carry the knowledge of liberation.  The scripts Ngak'chang Rinpoche uses are u'med and u-chen, and originate in part from [...]

Mad as a snake

By |2018-03-16T16:31:25+00:00November 12th, 2011|

Well, things are building up nicely to the next main fundraising event on Friday 25th November at Aro Ling. The calligraphies have arrived for the exhibition, talk and sale in a fortnight's time.  There are 15 different calligraphies, each of which has been specially commissioned in support of the fund raising appeal, as well as [...]

October 2011

Ngak’chang Rinpoche’s calligraphy

By |2018-03-16T16:31:26+00:00October 22nd, 2011|

Ngak’chang Rinpoche (pictured above with Khandro Déchen his wife and two children Robert and Raechel) is a Lama of the Nyingma Tradition within Vajrayana Buddhism. Born in 1952 in Hannover Germany—of an English father and German mother—he is the great grand-nephew of Franz Schubert. He was raised in England—attended Farnham Art School—and later Bristol Art School, [...]

Sky signatures

By |2018-03-16T16:31:26+00:00October 15th, 2011|

We are delighted that Aro Ling Buddhist Centre (in Bristol, Great Britain) will be hosting a display of calligraphies by Ngak'chang Rinpoche on November 25th (start 7.30pm). The evening which will consist of a talk about 'sky signatures' and opportunity to purchase a calligraphy. All proceeds raised will go towards the Drala Jong Retreat Centre appeal. All of the calligraphies [...]

September 2011

Change is now overdue – (Interview – final part)

By |2018-03-16T16:31:26+00:00September 24th, 2011|

Q: Rinpoche - can you talk a little about students in the context of personal retreat? In the Drala Jong brochure we describe the aspiration to build a dratsang. I understand this translates as ‘tantric college’.NCR: With a residential retreat centre we’d have a larger library. We would concentrate on developing that library, in order [...]

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