04 April 2016

Aro Ling Cardiff newsletter – new book, Illusory Advice, the precepts

Aro Ling Cardiff

35 Merthyr Road, Whitchurch, Cardiff, CF14 1DB  07875 716644

  April Newsletter 2016

The main teachers at Aro Ling Cardiff have recently published a new book: Illusory Advice. It is their first co-authored publication. Ngakma Nor’dzin is also the author of Spacious Passion (2009), and Relaxing into Meditation (2010). Illusory Advice is available to purchase from all major distributors, such as Amazon, Blackwells, Barnes & Noble, etcetera.
The blurb on the back says:
"Illusory Advice is an anthology of lively email discussions between two Western-born Buddhist teachers and their students. The questions and replies cover a wide range of topics—to which the Buddhist view is applied with directness, subtlety, and humour—such as: family life; interpersonal difficulties; and, the student-teacher relationship. Ngakma Nor’dzin and Ngakpa ’ö-Dzin are a married teaching-couple of the Aro gTér Lineage of the Nyingma Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. They are ordained representatives of the ancient non-monastic tradition of Vajrayana, in which every-day life circumstances and individual-personality are embraced as the path of transformation."
Aro Ling Cardiff continues to offer sessions and classes on Tuesdays for the month of April, plus a Saturday retreat on the 9th April. The Five Principles of Awareness will look at a teaching that is often considered to be fundamental to Buddhists: the precepts. 

Events beyond April are not yet decided as there are exciting changes happening in the world of Aro Ling Cardiff more about that in the next newsletter.

Saturday events upcoming (details below)
April 09: The 5 Principles of Awareness 10 – 5

Weekly schedule

sKu-mNyé 10:30
Meditation & Song 12:00
Meditation Group 19:00 – 20:30

sKu-mNyé is a physical yoga practice. It offers a range of movements, from simple and gentle to demanding and vigorous – so there is something for everyone. All are welcome whatever age or level of fitness. A wonderful form of exercise that is refreshing and invigorating. Each class is 1 hour and a donation of £4 is requested.

Meditation group and daytime meditation – beginners and experienced meditators welcome. Short periods of meditation are interspersed with yogic song and chant. Discover emptiness and self-awareness.  Daytime £4, evening £5 donation requested. Introductory session every first Saturday of the month – £8 donation requested.

Monthly schedule:
First Saturday of month: Discovering Spaciousness of Mind  10:00 – 12:00; What is meditation? How to meditate, and why it’s a worthwhile occupation. The how and why of establishing a daily meditation practice. This monthly session offers practical instruction on meditation, plus an introduction to the Aro gTér Lineage and its practices, and to the Nyingma school of Buddhism; £8 donation requested
April 09: The 5 Principles of Awareness
– a one day retreat (see details below)

April 09: The 5 Principles of Awareness
The method of the Owl Precepts undermines the confusion that creates unhappiness and dissatisfaction. Living within the Owl Precepts is an invaluable method of realising the spiritual path through everyday life. This Dzogchen view of the Five Buddhist Precepts originates in the Heart Essence Sutra of the Owl-headed Dakini, from the gTérmas of Khyungchen Aro Lingma (1886-1923).
10:00 – 17:00, £30 if paid in advance, £35 on the day

For fuller details of events at Aro Ling Cardiff, please visit

aro-ling.org/cardiff or meetup.com/arolingcardiff