2016-06-26

Aro Events - Current Listing of Events


All Aro Events are listed on  the Aro events website where you can select by Region, Type and teacher to find events that you would like to attend.

Below is the current listing with links to all the events and the details of what is being taught and how to make a booking. You can be assured of a warm welcome at all events.

If you would like to know more about what to expect, please see the  page 'What to expect at Aro events'.

In addition to week-long retreats, weekend and day events, we have a large number of regular practice groups where people meet for an evening of practice and teaching.

Please note that some of the events are reserved for apprentices only.



Apprentices only with Ngak´chang Rinpoche and Khandro Déchen in Vale of Glamorgan, UK.
Meditation group in Penzance, Cornwall, UK.
Practice group with Nor´dzin Pamo in Cardiff, Wales, UK.
Class with Nor´dzin Pamo in Cardiff, Wales, UK.
Meditation group with Nor´dzin Pamo and ´ö-Dzin Tridral in Cardiff, Wales, UK.
Sitzgruppe 30  June
Meditation group with Garwang Dorje in Wien, Austria.
Jong-Dar 30  June
Practice group with Thrin-lé Chatral in Bristol, Somerset, UK.
Class with Mé-tsal Wangmo in Bristol, Somerset, UK.
Meditation group with Nor´dzin Pamo and ´ö-Dzin Tridral in Cardiff, Wales, UK.
Apprentices only with Nor´dzin Pamo and ´ö-Dzin Tridral in Cardiff, Wales, UK.
Class with Nor´dzin Pamo in Cardiff, Wales, UK.
Study group with Mé-tsal Wangmo in Dursley, Gloucestershire, UK.
Class with Nor´dzin Pamo in Cardiff, Wales, UK.
Practice group with Nor´dzin Pamo in Cardiff, Wales, UK.
Meditation group with Nor´dzin Pamo and ´ö-Dzin Tridral in Cardiff, Wales, UK.
Jong-Dar 7  July
Practice group with Thrin-lé Chatral in Bristol, Somerset, UK.
Class with Mé-tsal Wangmo in Bristol, Somerset, UK.
Meditation group with Zhal´mèd Yé-rig in Paris, France.
Apprentice Retreat 9  July
Apprentices only with Nor´dzin Pamo and ´ö-Dzin Tridral in Frodesley, Shropshire, UK.
Retreat with Seng-ge Dorje in Brentwood, CA, USA.
Jong-Dar 14  July
Practice group with Thrin-lé Chatral in Bristol, Somerset, UK.
Class with Mé-tsal Wangmo in Bristol, Somerset, UK.
Practice group with Mé-tsal Wangmo in Dursley, Gloucestershire, UK.
Meditation Group 17  July
Meditation group in Troy, MI, USA.
Practice group 17  July
Practice group in Foster City, CA, USA.
Class with Nor´dzin Pamo in Cardiff, Wales, UK.
Practice group with Nor´dzin Pamo in Cardiff, Wales, UK.
Meditation group with Nor´dzin Pamo and ´ö-Dzin Tridral in Cardiff, Wales, UK.
Retreat with Bar-ché Dorje and Mé-sèl Gyalmo in Herpen, Netherlands.
Apprentices only with Shardröl Du-nyam Wangmo in Livingston Manor, NY, USA.
Meditation group in Penzance, Cornwall, UK.
Class with Nor´dzin Pamo in Cardiff, Wales, UK.
Practice group with Nor´dzin Pamo in Cardiff, Wales, UK.
Meditation group with Nor´dzin Pamo and ´ö-Dzin Tridral in Cardiff, Wales, UK.
Study group with Mé-tsal Wangmo in Dursley, Gloucestershire, UK.
Apprentices only with Mé-tsal Wangmo in Dursley, Gloucestershire, UK.
Meditation Group 14  August
Meditation group in Troy, MI, USA.
Apprentice Retreat 19  August
Retreat with Ngak´chang Rinpoche and Khandro Déchen in Monmouthshire, UK.
Practice group 21  August
Practice group in Foster City, CA, USA.
Apprentice Retreat 26  August
Retreat with Ngak´chang Rinpoche and Khandro Déchen in Monmouthshire, UK.
Study group with Mé-tsal Wangmo in Dursley, Gloucestershire, UK.
Practice group with Mé-tsal Wangmo in Dursley, Gloucestershire, UK.
Practice group 18  September
Practice group in Foster City, CA, USA.
Study group with Mé-tsal Wangmo in Dursley, Gloucestershire, UK.
Apprentices only with Bar-ché Dorje and Mé-sèl Gyalmo in Lekeitio, Spain.
Practice group with Mé-tsal Wangmo in Dursley, Gloucestershire, UK.
Apprentices only with Mé-tsal Wangmo in Dursley, Gloucestershire, UK.
Study group with Mé-tsal Wangmo in Dursley, Gloucestershire, UK.
Weekend event with Bar-ché Dorje in 81675 München, Bayern, Germany.
Practice group with Mé-tsal Wangmo in Dursley, Gloucestershire, UK.
Vajra Romance 26  November
One-day event with Ngak´chang Rinpoche and Khandro Déchen in Bristol, Somerset, UK.
Study group with Mé-tsal Wangmo in Dursley, Gloucestershire, UK.
Weekend event with Ngak´chang Rinpoche in Wien, Austria.
Sangha Solstice Party 17  December
One-day event with Ngak´chang Rinpoche, Khandro Déchen and Mé-tsal Wangmo in Dursley, Gloucestershire, UK.
Apprentice Retreat 14  April  2017
Retreat with Ngak´chang Rinpoche and Khandro Déchen in Monmouthshire, UK.
Apprentice Retreat 28  July  2017
Retreat with Ngak´chang Rinpoche and Khandro Déchen in Monmouthshire, UK.
Apprentice Retreat 16  February  2018
Retreat with Ngak´chang Rinpoche and Khandro Déchen in Monmouthshire, UK.

2016-02-27

2016-04-22/24 - München - Ngak'chang Rinpoche - Teachings from a Tradition of Realised Women


Teachings from a Tradition of Realised Women
Weekend event with Ngak´chang Rinpoche


22nd to 24th of April 2016
Friday: 18:00 - 20:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 19:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 16:00

Ya Wali, Kirchenstraße 15, im Loft
81675 München, Bayern, Germany

Teachings and practices of four important Tibetan Yoginis

This weekend retreat offers an introduction to the teachings and practices of four important Tibetan Yoginis (Yeshé Tsogyel, Ma-gÇig Labdrön, Jomo Menmo, and Khyungchen Aro Lingma).
Ngak’chang Rinpoche draws the central themes of the inner Tantras from the lives of these realised women and their luminous visionary descendants. He will also give the empowerments for Yeshé Tsogyel, Ma-gÇig Labdrön, and Aro Lingma. The human style of the Aro gTér is essentially female – whether taught by women or men.

The non-institutional situations in which this lineage arose—and in which they have always been passed on—provides and provokes an ambience of both subtle and profoundly whimsical communication. The teachings are practical and highly applicable, yet they are tremendously profound – being purveyed as interpenetrating layers that each person understands according to their needs and previous experience.

Taking every day life as the basis of practice  

“The gTérmas of Aro Lingma explode the banality of commonplace existence, through taking every day life as the basis of practice. Vajrayana is often seen as something apart from life – but the essential meaning of Vajrayana lies within every aspect of existence. If this knowledge cannot be found in the market place – it is unlikely to be found in a monastery.”
Khandro Déchen

Contact:
Ngakma Déwang Pamo, Email: dewangpamo@googlemail.com, Phone: 0049 172 1582011

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

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.


2015-11-01

2015-12-11/13 - Cardiff - Ngakma Nor'dzin & Ngakpa 'ö-Dzin - Dignity and Heroism

Dignity & Heroism - a weekend of teachings

We can all aspire to awaken and discover the Buddha within us. We can discover that we have always been beginninglessly enlightened. The practices of Natural Heroism enable us to communicate openly and honestly, allow us to be dignified and honourable people, and to liberate joy and good humour.

Weekend event with Nor´dzin Pamo and ´ö-Dzin Tridral
A weekend retreat from 7pm on the 11th December till 12 noon on the 13th December,

Aro Ling Cardiff Buddhist Centre, rear of 35 Merthyr Road (Chambers)​, Whitchurch, ​Cardiff, CF14 1DB, Cardiff, Wales, UK

This weekend will introduce the principles of Natural Heroism and how to embrace them. It will include discussion of politeness and honour; creative living; our physical presence in the world; and teach the natural dignity of the dancing of the Jane Austen era.

Session 1:  Friday December 11th  19:00 – 20:30
Session 2:  Saturday December 12th  10:00 – 12:00
Session 3:  Saturday December 12th  14:00 – 16:00
Session 4:  Saturday December 12th  17:00 – 19:00
Session 5:  Sunday December 13th  10:00 – 12:00

£6 each session or £25 for the whole weekend

To register for this event please go to Meetup.

For more information please contact Ngakma Nor'dzin by emailing aro.ling.cardiff@gmail.com or telephoning 07875 716644

Follow the Aro Ling Cardiff blog for the latest information and see the Aro Ling monthly calendar for all events at Aro Ling Bristol and Aro Ling Cardiff

2015-10-01

2015-11-27/29 - Cardiff - Ngakma Nor'dzin & Ngakpa 'ö-Dzin - Liberating Emotion

Liberating Emotion - a weekend of teachings

Every emotion that we experience, however distorted it may be, has a connection with our liberated, enlightened nature. We can familiarise ourselves with five distorted emotional patterns connected with the elements earth, water, fire, air and space, that perpetuate pain and hurtful responses. We can discover the liberated qualities of these five patterns.

Weekend event with Nor´dzin Pamo and ´ö-Dzin Tridral
A weekend retreat from 7pm on the 27th November till 12 noon on the 29th September.

Aro Ling Cardiff Buddhist Centre, rear of 35 Merthyr Road (Chambers)​, Whitchurch, ​Cardiff, CF14 1DB, Cardiff, Wales, UK


This weekend will look at the richness of the earth element; the clarity of the
water element; the warmth and kindness of the fire element; the energetic
capacity of the air element; and the all-encompassing wisdom of the space
element.

Through the ancient craft of amulet weaving, the qualities and
potentialities of the elements can be shaped for the benefit of ourselves and
others. Woven amulets are small and decorative. They can be worn or hung up.
Everyone will have the opportunity over the weekend to weave their own amulet to
take away with them. There will be a small extra cost for materials

Session 1:  Friday November 27th  19:00 – 20:30
Session 2:  Saturday November 28th  10:00 – 12:00
Session 3:  Saturday November 28th  14:00 – 16:00
Session 4:  Saturday November 28th  17:00 – 19:00
Session 5:  Sunday November 29th  10:00 – 12:00

£6 each session or £25 for the whole weekend

To register for this event please go to Meetup

For more information please contact Ngakma Nor'dzin by emailing aro.ling.cardiff@gmail.com or telephoning 07875 716644

Follow the Aro Ling Cardiff blog for the latest information and see the Aro Ling monthly calendar for all events at Aro Ling Bristol and Aro Ling Cardiff

2015-09-20

2015 - 11 - 13/15 - München - Ngakma Nor'dzin Pamo and Ngakpa 'ö-Dzin Tridral - Wearing the Body of Visions


An exploration of the Path of Transformation through symbol, visualisation, song and chant

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

Shambhala Zentrum München, Montenstraße 9, München, Germany

13th to 15th of November 2015
Friday 19:00 - 20:30, Saturday 10:00 - 19:00, Sunday 10:00-13:00


Enlightened Symbolism

The enlightened symbolism of Tantra functions as an inspiration and also as a direct communication to Awakened Mind. As beings caught up in the illusion of duality, we are symbols of our true enlightened selves. Because of this, tantric symbolism functions as a powerful method by which we can transform our experience to reveal our true nature through ‘wearing’ the visionary body of the yidam (meditational deity).

Ngakma Nor’dzin and Ngakpa ’ö-Dzin are a married teaching couple with over thirty years of practice experience. They will introduce different kinds of yidams (peaceful, joyous, and wrathful) and talk about the ways in which they function as a focus of practice.

Methods of Practice

The weekend will include teaching, yogic song and chant, and an introduction to the powerful practice of envisionment (self-arising as the yidam). It will include methods of practice that allow us to experience emptiness, the space from which the experience of vision arises. Through vajra pride we can bring enlightened awareness into our experience of everyday life. Questions are warmly welcomed throughout the weekend.

Empowerment

The weekend will include an empowerment (tantric initiation) into the practice of Yeshé Tsogyel, the female tantric Buddha of Tibet and the main yidam of the Aro gTér Lineage.

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

Naljorma Dri'mèd Khandro, Email: drimedkhandro@gmx.de, Phone: +49 8091/5378340

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.

2015-09-14

2015-10-23/25 - Cardiff - Ngakma Nor'dzin & Ngakpa 'ö-Dzin - Myriad Meditations

Myriad Meditations - a weekend of teachings

Meditation is a primary method of self-discovery through which neurotic habit patterns can be revealed. ​

Weekend event with Nor´dzin Pamo and ´ö-Dzin Tridral
A weekend retreat from 7pm on the 23rd October till 12 noon on the 25th October.

Aro Ling Cardiff Buddhist Centre, rear of 35 Merthyr Road (Chambers)​, Whitchurch, ​Cardiff, CF14 1DB, Cardiff, Wales, UK

Generally our experience of the mind is a continual commentary. Who are we when we allow the chatter of the mind to subside? Learn how discovering empty, silent mind can help us become kinder and more content.

Meditation can be practised sitting, standing, walking and lying. This weekend will explore all these postures, and many different and varied meditations methods.

Session 1:  Friday October 23rd  19:00 – 20:30
Session 2:  Saturday October 24th  10:00 – 12:00
Session 3:  Saturday October 24th  14:00 – 16:00
Session 4:  Saturday October 24th  17:00 – 19:00
Session 5:  Sunday October 25th  10:00 – 12:00

£6 each session or £25 for the whole weekend

To register for this event please go to Meetup.

For more information please contact Ngakma Nor'dzin by emailing aro.ling.cardiff@gmail.com or telephoning 07875 716644

Follow the Aro Ling Cardiff blog for the latest information and see the Aro Ling monthly calendar for all events at Aro Ling Bristol and Aro Ling Cardiff

2015-08-25

2015-09-25/15 - Cardiff - Ngakma Nor'dzin & Ngakpa 'ö-Dzin - How to be Human

How to be Human - a weekend retreat

A weekend of teachings examining how we move through differing mind states. Looking at how meditation can help stabilise our experience so that kindness and warmth can prevail.

Weekend event with Nor´dzin Pamo and ´ö-Dzin Tridral
A weekend retreat from 7pm on the 25th September till 12 noon on the 27th September.

Aro Ling Cardiff Buddhist Centre, rear of 35 Merthyr Road (Chambers)​, Whitchurch, ​Cardiff, CF14 1DB, Cardiff, Wales, UK

Human beings have a great capacity for kindness and warmth, but often we find ourselves experiencing dissatisfaction and responding with compulsion or aggression, greediness or paranoia.

This weekend will examine how we move through differing mind states. We will look at how meditation can help stabilise our experience so that kindness and warmth can prevail, and give us a greater sense of satisfaction.

5 sessions : you can join us for 1 session, several or the whole weekend

1st session Friday 19:00 – 20:30
2nd session Saturday 10:00 – 12:00
3rd session Saturday 14:00 – 16:00
4th session Saturday 17:00 – 19:00
5th session Sunday 10:00 – 12:00
 
£6 a session or £25 for the whole weekend – attend any or all sessions

To register for this event please go to Meetup.

For more information please contact Ngakma Nor'dzin by emailing aro.ling.cardiff@gmail.com or telephoning 07875 716644

Follow the Aro Ling Cardiff blog for the latest information and see the Aro Ling monthly calendar for all events at Aro Ling Bristol and Aro Ling Cardiff