June 2014

Finnish what you started – Ravintolapaiva (Restaurant Day)

By |2018-03-16T16:31:17+00:00June 17th, 2014|

For our first fundraising post of the Tibetan New Year we turn to Elina, Alex and Marika's Finnish Food Extravaganza - helping establish the tradition of food-based fundraising that Iza Redon started with her Bristolian fine dining last year. Over to Alex for the meat of the tale: It’s not every day that someone comes [...]

August 2013

Iza ‘nother roaring success

By |2018-03-16T16:31:18+00:00August 11th, 2013|

Some of you may have seen the tabloid headlines back in May ‘Iza no Mirekal – the finest food in Bristol served up with a spicy dash of stand-up comedy – and all for charity’.  For those who didn’t, herewith. . .the news. . . Firstly our apologies to those fine folk who volunteered and [...]

September 2012

A reminder of what it’s all about – Kunzang Dorje Rinpoche

By |2018-03-16T16:31:20+00:00September 25th, 2012|

I found the following via Facebook, and felt supporters of the appeal would enjoy it.  To my knowledge it was first posted here, but regardless of its first posting, we present it here so more people might see it. Kyabjé Kunzang Dorje Rinpoche knew the gö kar chang lo'i dé, its history, lineages and practices . [...]

June 2012

Green Man Challenge

By |2018-03-16T16:31:22+00:00June 22nd, 2012|

On Saturday June 30th - fifteen apprentices and friends of the Aro Tradition will be undertaking the Green Man Challenge as a sponsored walk to raise funds for the Drala Jong Appeal. The Green Man Challenge follows the 45 mile course of the Community Forest Path around the city of Bristol. We will be undertaking the challenge as [...]

May 2012

Fundraising 101 – part 2 – Little and Often

By |2018-03-16T16:31:23+00:00May 12th, 2012|

Now okay, 101 part 2 is probably 103 (think about it) but I hope you'll forgive my mathematical meshuggenations after our little discussion about 101. Let us proceed.  Raising money is much like eating an elephant - a subject with which Tantrikas should be intimately familiar.  Having first established that you don't have to work as hard [...]

November 2011

Calligraphies – the Scorpion Seal

By |2018-03-16T16:31:25+00:00November 20th, 2011|

With the work of Ngak'chang Rinpoche, the calligraphy is not simply a brush-and-ink drawing.  Each piece carries seals and signatures, in unique combinations.  The most easily recognisable perhaps is the seal of scorpion is found in Tibetan calligraphy on the works of both Trungpa Rinpoche (see here) and some of the work of Ngak'chang Rinpoche.  Robert [...]

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 [...]

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