03 March 2015

Happy New Year & March Newsletter

Happy Losar – Tibetan New Year. Everyone at Aro Ling Buddhist Centre wishes you a healthy, happy and prosperous year of the Wood Ewe.

We have one main event in March, a new scheduled event plus the ongoing regular classes and groups. Don't forget that this Saturday, 7th March, is the first of the month. Do come along to Discovering Spaciousness of Mind, 10 - 12.

March 13 – 15
Songs of the Owl Faced Dakini
A weekend retreat of 5 sessions – attend 1 or as many sessions as you wish
£6 a session, £25 for all 5 sessions paid as one sum

Session 1:  Friday March 13th  19:00 – 20:30
Fundamental Certainties the first and most fundamental teaching of Buddhism: the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path

Session 2:  Saturday March 14th  10:00 – 12:00
Being a Buddhist taking refuge, becoming a Buddhist, and living within the five precepts; understanding the principles of Buddhism (NB this is a teaching on the topic. Attending this session does not mean you are committing to becoming a Buddhist or to the Aro gTér Lineage. There will be a refuge ceremony on the Sunday morning if it is requested.)

Session 3:  Saturday March 14th  14:00 – 16:00
Irrepressible Expansiveness the 10 paramitas as a means of becoming a Bodhisattva, an Awakened-Mind Warrior

Session 4:  Saturday March 14th  18:00 – 20:00
Tantric Empowerment – transmission of the practice of Padmasambhava, the tantric Buddha and founder of the Nyingma tradition of Buddhism in Tibet

Session 5:  Sunday March 15th  10:00 – 12:00
Cyclic existence the mechanism of samsara; how we maintain the cycle of dissatisfaction and how to let this patterning dissolve and unravel itself of itself

Ngakma Nor’dzin and Ngakpa ’ö-Dzin will lead this weekend of teachings. The Songs of the Owl-faced Dakini encompass the teachings of Sutra presented from the basis of Inner Tantra.

Please let us know if you would like to be included in the booking for lunch on Saturday 14th at a local restaurant.

New event at Aro Ling starting Tuesday 10th March:
Siop Siarad
Aro Ling is hosting two Welsh language conversation meetings for Welsh learners: Tuesdays at 13:15 and Wednesdays at 16:15. Everyone welcome whatever your level of competence with the language.

Regular events:
Discovering the Spaciousness of Mind – first Saturday of each month, 10 – 12, £5
Tibetan Yoga for the over 50s – Tuesday, one hour class 10:30 re,quested donation £3
Guided Meditation – Tuesday, 12:00 – 13:00, requested donation £3  

Siop Siarad Tuesdays, 13:15  
Meditation Group –
Tuesday, 19:00 – 20:30, requested donation £5

Tibetan Yoga – Wednesday, one hour class 14:00, requested donation £3
Children’s Story-time – Wednesday, 15:45 – 16:15, requested donation £1

Siop Siarad Wednesday, 16:15
Tibetan Yoga – Wednesday, one hour class 17:30, requested donation £3

Tibetan Yoga – Thursday, one hour class at 10:30, requested donation £3
Guided Meditation – Thursday, 12:00 – 13:00, requested donation £3  

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