Aro Ling Cardiff
- 28th September – blessing ceremony – 18:30 for 19:00
- 1st October – Four Good Reasons to Meditate – 10:00 - 16:00
- 2nd October – 3 practices sessions: 10:00 – 11:30, 12:30 – 14:00, and 14:30 – 15:30
- 10:30 – 11:30 Jong Dar – moving meditation
- 12:00 – 13:00 meditation and song
- 19:00 – 20:30 meditation group
The first weekend of the month falls on the 1st and 2nd of October.
The topic for the Saturday 1st October Vajrayana teachings is ‘Four Good Reasons to Meditate’. Full details for this event are on the website.
On Sunday 2nd October there will be three practice sessions: meditation and song, a tsog’khorlo ceremony (which includes lunch – prior introduction to the practice is required before booking), and dance.
Would you be interested in a Wednesday evening Jong Da session, 19:00 - 20:00? Please let us know as we would be happy to offer it if there is interest.
Jong Dar is a term that covers all the physical practices of the Aro Tradition of Vajrayana Buddhism. Each class is 1 hour. The session includes Ying’khor, sKu-mNyé, walking meditation, and standing meditation. The 25 Ying ’khor exercises involve subtle movement in a standing position. Some include visualisation of coloured light energy synchronised with the breath. A few involve sound as vocalised syllables. sKu-mNyé (pronounced ‘Kum-nye’) in the Aro tradition is a system of 111 repetitive physical exercises which massage the spatial nerves of the subtle, energetic body – giving rise to extraordinary sensations. In these unusual sensations it is possible to find the presence of non-dual awareness—rigpa—momentary enlightenment. 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.
This month Aro Ling Cardiff was able to donate £40 to the Drala Jong appeal from the donations given by attendees. Thank you all!
The charity of the Aro gTér Lineage in the UK is called ‘Sang-ngak-chö-dzong’ (UK charity number 1019886). This was the name given by Kyabjé Düd’jom Rinpoche. There are also other European charities connected with the Lineage, plus Aro Gar in the USA. Currently we are fund-raising to establish a residential retreat centre in Wales, which will be called ‘Drala Jong’. For information about this appeal, please see http://arobuddhism.org/drala-jong/drala-jong-appeal.html or go to the Drala Jong appeal blog.
Extracts from Aro gTér Lineage publications appear once a week on a blog called Aro Quotation. If you would like to receive the Aro Quotations by email, please go to the blog and subscribe.
The Aro gTer Lineage also offers a free meditation course. The course is delivered in weekly emails.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
Ngakma Nor’dzin and Ngakpa ’ö-Dzin
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.
Dance – dancing embraces many qualities of natural heroism: considerate awareness of the other dancers, politeness and dignity, sensitivity and enjoyment, and light-hearted and wholehearted engagement with the pattern and movement of the dance. The focus will be on the dignity and formality of the dances of the Georgian period. Occasionally Tibetan folk dance will also be taught.
Aro Ling Cardiff meets at 5 Court Close, Whitchurch, Cardiff, CF14 1JR. The practice room is on the ground floor with direct access from the street, and is wheelchair accessible.
All classes and groups are led by ordained Buddhists with many years of practice experience.
Donations are requested to cover the costs of advertising, and so that Aro Ling Cardiff can make donations to the Buddhist charity, Sang-ngak-chö-dzong #1019886.
For fuller details of events at Aro Ling Cardiff, please visit
aro-ling.org/cardiff or meetup.com/arolingcardiff