2018-04-18

Budapest - Ngakma Shé-zér Khandro - Get that Insane Ape off your Back 27-29 April 2018


Get that Insane Ape off your back




Friday 27th April - Sunday 29th April

Sambhala Tibet Center Budapest 
Atilla út 123
Budapest, Hungary

Contact Csaba on csaba.henk@gmail.com +36 307692386





Weekend of teachings with Ngakma Shé-zér Khandro  

Emotions become problematic when they are driven into complexity and conflict with one another through thinking. This weekend explores the Tantric psychology of the elements and their associated emotions, and also the Dzogchen method of liberating these emotions into the rainbow of enlightened energy. Learn how to welcome the opportunity to embrace emotions within meditation: strong emotions make meditation more difficult, but also more powerful, so working with them accelerates progress.

Understanding the elements and our emotions, and learning a better way to relate to emotions in meditation, can transform our experience of everyday life, making us both happier and more pleasant to be around.

Come and find out how to get that insane ape off your back and experience life as a spectrum of ecstasy!


‘ . . . to be at the mercy of conflicting emotions is described in the Buddhist tantras as ‘having an insane ape on your back’. The ape demands you go one way, by raking your flanks with its spurs – whilst also demanding the exact opposite, with severe jerks to the bit in your bleeding mouth. The alternative is meditation – in which non-dual awareness allows the ape to become your best friend.’

Ngak’chang Rinpoche

Cost Friday evening €10, Saturday €20, Sunday morning €10





2018-04-08

2018-04-13/15 - Germany - Ngakma Nor'dzin & Ngakpa 'ö-Dzin - Battlecry of Freedom / Schlachtruf der Freiheit

Battlecry of Freedom

The 59 Slogans of Chekawa

Weekend event with Nor´dzin Pamo and ´ö-Dzin Tridral

Fr. 13/04 19.00-20.30
Sa. 14/04 10.00-17.00
Su. 15/04 10.00-13.00
Shambhala Zentrum München
Montenstraße 9
München, Germany7


Talk Friday evening 15,-€
Entire weekend 120,- €

Contact: Naljorma Dri'mèd Khandro
Email: drimedkhandro@gmx.de
Phone: +49 176 22385923

In this practical weekend, learn the simple but powerful method to transform everyday experience. bLo sByong (Lo-jong)—Mind Training—provides the tools to understand the application of Vajrayana in everyday life. The slogans of Mind Training become a battle cry of freedom.

In the Aro gTér Lineage of Nyingma Buddhism, the practice of bLo sByong arises from Chekawa Yeshé Dorje in the 12th century, and encompasses seven points of Mind Training and 59 slogans. The slogans are approached from the perspective of Dzogchen and transformative practice.

bLo sByong can be used as a daily reminder of practice, and as a guide to the scope of Buddhist method. It describes realised view, meditation and action, and encourages awakening, empathetic response, and energetic activity to be of benefit to others. Slogans such as ‘Regard all phenomena as dreams’ invite the practitioner to embrace realised view. Others offer direct and clear guidance of how to live realised view, such as ‘Always maintain only a joyful mind’.

The weekend will be led by Ngakma Nor’dzin & Ngakpa ’ö-Dzin – a married teaching couple of the Aro gTér Lineage of Nyingma Buddhism. They have been practitioners for nearly 40 years and have a wealth of practical knowledge and experience in applying Buddhist teachings to the context of working and family life.
  


All Aro gTer retreats are non-smoking events. Smokers are welcome to attend, but in accordance with Nyingma teaching, and Vajrayana Buddhism in general, we require participants to desist from the smoking of tobacco for the entire duration of the retreat – both on or off the premises where retreats are held. Tobacco in any form should not be brought to the retreat.
  


For this and other events with the Aro gTér Tradition, please see aroevents.org


2018-04-07

Free email newsletters from the Aro Tradition

We currently offer two free email newsletters Aro Announce (this list) and Aro Quotation.  Both of these list are also blogs so that past postings can be read at any time.

Information about the newsletters can be found on the Newsletter page of the Aro Buddhism website.


Aro Announce

The aro-announce email newsletter includes announcements of upcoming events (also available on our events site), new publications, and new programmes.

To subscribe, send an email to aro-announce-request@arobuddhism.org with the subject line ‘subscribe’.

Each mailing includes instructions on how to unsubscribe; or you can do that by sending an email to aro-announce-request@arobuddhism.org with the subject ‘unsubscribe’.


Aro Quotation

The aro-quotation email newsletter is mailed contains a brief inspiring passage from one of the Aro gTér Tradition books.

To subscribe, send an email to aro-quotation-request@arobuddhism.org with the subject line ‘subscribe’.

Each mailing includes instructions on how to unsubscribe; or you can do that by sending an email to aro-quotation-request@arobuddhism.org with the subject ‘unsubscribe’.





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2016-10-03

Birth, Death and Dream Yoga, Weekend events with Ngak´chang Rinpoche in Gothenburg 9th - 11th of December and Wien 16th - 18th of December 2016


Birth, Death and Dream Yoga


Weekend events with Ngak´chang Rinpoche





9th - 11th of December 2016 and 16th - 18th of December 2016



Masthuggsterrassen 4B

precis ovanför trappan vid Hemköp masthuggs torget, 
hållplats masthuggs torget

GöteborgSweden


and  the following weekend in Wien

Shambhala Zentrum Wien 

Stiftgasse 15-17, 1070


WienAustria




Dream Yoga is a valuable method, not only for transforming the ‘sleep state’, but for learning how to approach physical birth or death with a sense of confidence and the possibility of embarking upon a luminous adventure. Ngak’chang Rinpoche will introduce the art of life as the dance of birth and death with the sleeping and waking states. He will teach the Aro gTér cycle of practises which derive from Niguma: the yoga of clear light, the yoga of dream, and the yoga of illusion.
The practices of clear light, lucid dreaming, and illusory wakefulness are techniques for finding self-luminous awareness in every moment of the day and night – whatever our state of consciousness. Both awake and asleep, we lack authentic awareness. During the day, we are distracted by expectations, obligations, and avoidance. In dreams, we lose conceptual consciousness, and in our stupor we are at the mercy of bizarre imaginal events. In deep sleep, we seem to have no awareness at all.
The practice of dream yoga allows access to ‘lucid dreams’ in which we are aware we are dreaming – and are thus able to perform ‘miracles’. Choosing to experience anything we can imagine – dreaming becomes a luminous adventure. The practice of clear light allows us to retain awareness through the process of falling asleep and into the deep sleep without dreams. This practice liberates us from addiction to familiar form and enables us to experience pure awareness without sensory or conceptual content. The practice of illusory wakefulness connects powerfully with dream yoga through sitting meditation in waking consciousness, thus revealing the ‘one taste’ or essential sameness of experience in both waking and sleeping. Together, these practices free us from conceptual limitations of time and space, and allow us to experience the simultaneous continuity and discontinuity of experience.

Info about Gothenburg event:
1400 sek whole weekend
Fredag 200 sek
Lördag 600 sek
Söndag 600 sek
Reduced fee possible on request.
Contact:
Naljorpa Druk-tsal Pawo
Phone: 0735424799
e-mail: druktsal@gmail.com


Info about Wien event:
Friday evening: € 30 

Weekend: € 150 
Reduced fee possible on request.

Contact:

Ngakpa Garwang Dorje
Phone: 0699-10534094

As the expected number of participants is quite large we kindly ask you to register as soon as possible. 
All Aro gTer retreats are non-smoking events. Smokers are welcome to attend, but in accordance with Nyingma teaching, and Vajrayana Buddhism in general, we require participants to desist from the smoking of tobacco for the entire duration of the retreat – both on or off the premises where retreats are held. Tobacco in any form should not be brought to the retreat.

Read more about: Dream Yoga

No prior experience of Buddhist teachings are needed. The teaching is in English, and translation is available on request.


2016-09-09

2016-11-11/13 - Germany - Lama Bar-ché Dorje - Natural Heroism and Ying'khor

Weekend event with Lama Bar-ché Dorje

11th - 13th of November 2016


Friday: 18:00 - 21:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 14:00

Ya Wali, Kirchenstraße 15 (im Loft), 81675 München
 

(For German description please scroll down)

Natural Heroism and Ying'khor


Lama Bar-ché Dorje will explore the subject of 'Natural Heroism' in an easygoing, to the point kind of manner. Feeling ourselves a mind warrior in all our life circumstances is a quality that we all need on our path of liberation.

Along with the teachings on natural heroism, Bar-ché Dorje will also be introducing Ying'khor. Ying'khor is a body of physical exercises from Dzogchen long-dé. These yogic exercises coordinate movement, visualisation and synchronised breath, navigating our subtle energy system. They are suitable for all kinds of people, and have a number of benefits like improving health.

During the weekend, Bar-ché Dorje will be offering the tantric empowerment of Ling Gésar or Thangtong Gyalpo. The lung of the mantra and melody will also be given.

"Being a practitioner is: having the courage to face yourself at all times; exploring the open space of the unknown with eyes wide open; allowing fear to be an ornament of the journey into vastness; not compromising; being strong in view and promise; forgetting yourself and whatever defines you; and, being beneficial to everyone, everything, and everywhere. Being a Buddhist is to cultivate warrior mind. Without warrior mind you will never look further and never discover reality. This event will show you how to deal with life with your eyes wide open.” Bar-ché Ying-rig Dorje 

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Natürlicher Heldenmut und Ying'khor


An diesem Wochenende wird Lama Bar-ché Dorje das Thema des "Natürlichen Heldenmuts" in entspannter, pointierter Art beleuchten. Uns in allen Lebenssituationen im Geist als Helden zu fühlen ist eine Qualität, die wir alle auf unserem Weg zur Realisation benötigen.

Lama Bar-ché wird in diesem Kontext auch einige Ying’khor-Übungen vorstellen. Ying’khor ist ein Übungssystem aus dem Dzogchen longdé. Es arbeitet durch bestimmte Bewegungen, Visualisationen und dazu synchronisierter Atmung mit dem subtilen Energiesystem. Die Übungen helfen unter anderem ganz allgemein, den Gesundheitszustand zu verbessern.

 Während des Wochenendes wird Lama Bar-ché auch die Ermächtigungen von Ling Gésar oder Thangthong Gyalpo anbieten. Der Lung von Mantra und Melodie wird ebenfalls gegeben werden. 

"Ein Praktizierender zu sein heißt, den Mut zu haben, sich selbst in’s Gesicht zu sehen. Wir erforschen den offenen Raum des Unbekannten mit offenen Augen, erlauben der Angst, ein Ornament der Reise in den weiten Raum zu sein, machen keine Kompromisse, sind unerschütterlich in Bezug auf unsere Sicht und unser Versprechen, vergessen, wer wir sind und was uns definiert – um für alles und alle überall nützlich zu sein. Ein Buddhist zu sein heißt, geistiges Heldentum zu kultuvieren. Ohne diese Geisteshaltung werden wir nie über unsere Grenzen hinausblicken und nie die Realität entdecken. Dieser Retreat wird aufzeigen, wie wir unser Leben mit weit offenen Augen leben können." Bar-ché Ying-rig Dorje 

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Contact/Kontakt: Ngakma Déwang Pamo, dewangpamo@googlemail.com

Cost: 130.- EUR for the whole weekend, Friday evening 30.- EUR.
Reduced fee possible on request and for apprentices of the Aro gTér lineage.

Kosten: 130.- für das gesamte Wochenende. Auf Anfrage ist eine reduzierte Gebühr möglich, u.a für Mitglieder der Aro gTér Linie.

All Aro gTer retreats are non-smoking events. Smokers are welcome to attend, but in accordance with Nyingma teaching, and Vajrayana Buddhism in general, we require participants to desist from the smoking of tobacco for the entire duration of the retreat – both on or off the premises where retreats are held. Tobacco in any form should not be brought to the retreat.

Alle Retreats des Aro gTér sind Nichtraucher-Veranstaltungen. Raucher oder Raucherinnen sind gerne willkommen, sollten aber bitte in Einklang mit den Nyingma Belehrungen und dem Vajrayana Buddhismus während der gesamten Dauer des Retreats weder in den Räumlichkeiten noch im Außenbereich rauchen und auch keinen Tabak mitbringen.

For further information see/Weitere Informationen: http://aroevents.org/index.php?option=com_aroevents&task=viewevent&id=3661