14 August 2014

August Newsletter

Aro Ling Buddhist Centre
35 Merthyr Road (rear of Chambers)
Whitchurch, Cardiff
, CF14 1DB
August is a quiet month at Aro Ling Buddhist Centre, with only the regular Tuesday night meditation group on the schedule. Please do come along. - beginner or experienced - everyone is welcome. We will also continue to be open as often as possible on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays during the day, depending on the availability of a volunteer to staff the centre. If you want to call in to browse the library, chat or practise, please phone to check we are open or look for the ‘open’ sign in the window if you are in Whitchurch.
In September our Autumn Programme will begin:

Vajra Romance – the intrinsically enlightened nature of romance
Thursdays, 5 week course, 19:00 – 20:30, 25 Sept – 23 Oct, £25
Vajra Romance reveals romantic love as the nearest analogy for enlightenment we can find in everyday life: emptiness and enjoyment; the practice of taking one’s lover as a divine teacher; and the practical possibility of continuing to fall in love, in perpetuity. This teaching also illuminates the causes of the problems we often encounter within relationships: lack of fulfilment, failing to meet our partner’s emotional needs; clinging, cruelty, and indifference.

The Body of Visions – the rich and dramatic symbolism of inner Tantra
Thursdays, 5 week course, 19:00 – 20:30, 06 Nov – 04 Dec, £25
Explore tantric imagery, and practices of vision, voice, mudra, and music. The peaceful, joyous, and wrathful meditation beings cover every human body type – and in so doing, release us from the bondage of societal sanction with regard to how we appear.

Tibetan Yoga – through these movements Mind finds itself in its own free space.
Saturdays, 3 week course, 10 – 12, 11 – 24 October, £15
Tibetan yoga (sKu-mNyé) is a system of physical movements which give rise to profound sensations of intimacy with the elements, freeing us from the domination of boredom; fear; neurotic obsession; paranoia; or depression.
Weaving the elements – release neurosis into the skies of the elements
Saturdays, 4 week course, 10 – 12, 08 – 29 November, £20
Weave the elements earth, water, fire, air and space into thread cross designs and amulets to release oneself or others from neurotic and health problems.

Regular on-going events:


Meditation Group – yogic song & silent sitting; an open group, all welcome
Tuesdays, 19:00 – 20:30 (suggested donation £5)

Meditation – discover the spaciousness of Mind
1st Saturday of each month, 10 – 12 (suggested donation £5)
Learn about the many forms of meditation and how to begin or establish a regular practice.

Tibetan Yoga – through these movements Mind finds itself in its own free space.
Wednesdays 14:30, Fridays 10:30, 1 hour (suggested donation £3)

All details of our events can be found at aro-ling.org and these events will also soon be posted on Meetup. Please pass on details of these courses to anyone and everyone if you are able. 

Aro Ling survives on donations, and advertising is expensive, so if you can help to spread the word this would be greatly appreciated! Thank you.

I hope you find something in the Autumn Programme that interests you and we look forward to welcoming you at Aro Ling Cardiff soon.