2009-12-11

There are Lamas such as Kyabjé Künzang Dorje Rinpoche and Jomo Sam’phel with whom anything can happen. There are Lamas such as Dung-sé Thrin-lé Norbu Rinpoche with whom anything can happen. If one expects a colourful ritualistic spectacle – one might miss the whole point. What might occur may be too subtle or too overt – or the context might be simply incomprehensible from the point of view of spiritualised expectations.

I am always slightly aghast at what people miss with such Lamas – it is as if they are being offered money and yet they demand instead for something they can spend.



Niguma - Ngak'chang Rinpoche & Khandro Dechen








Forthcoming Events


Yogic Song and Silent Sitting from the Aro Tradition13 December
Meditation group in Brooklyn, NY, USA.

Meditation Group 14 December
Meditation group with Naljorpa Ögyen Dorje and Ngakma Zér-mé Dri´mèd in Alameda, CA, USA.

Meditation Group: Tsog Khorlo 21 December
Meditation group with Naljorpa Ögyen Dorje and Ngakma Zér-mé Dri´mèd in Alameda, CA, USA

Meditation & yogic song 3 January 2010
Meditation group with Ngakma Nor´dzin Pamo and Ngakpa ´ö-Dzin Tridral in Whitchurch, Cardiff, UK.

Practice in Cornwall 3 January 2010
Meditation group in Penzance, Cornwall, UK.

Meditation Group 11 January 2010
Meditation group with Naljorpa Ögyen Dorje and Ngakma Zér-mé Dri´mèd in Alameda, CA, USA.

Practice in Cornwall 17 January 2010
Meditation group in Penzance, Cornwall, UK.

Meditation Group 25 January 2010
Meditation group with Naljorpa Ögyen Dorje and Ngakma Zér-mé Dri´mèd in Alameda, CA, USA.

Guided tour through exhibition 30 January 2010
Talk with Ngala Rig´dzin Dorje in Stockholm, Sweden.

Practice in Cornwall 31 January 2010
Meditation group in Penzance, Cornwall, UK.

Yoga of the Emotions 5 February 2010
Retreat with Ngala Rig´dzin Dorje in Hamburg, Germany.

Meditation Group 8 February 2010
Meditation group with Naljorpa Ögyen Dorje and Ngakma Zér-mé Dri´mèd in Alameda, CA, USA.

Meditation Group: Tsog Khorlo 22 February 2010
Meditation group with Naljorpa Ögyen Dorje and Ngakma Zér-mé Dri´mèd in Alameda, CA, USA.




2009-10-11

You can’t help but notice that there have been one or two football matches lately. Costume is important. If the players just turned up in whatever they fancied, it would make things difficult – they wouldn’t be able to tell who was on which side. So this is an important thing – recognition. If you’re belting the ball up the field, you want to get it to someone on your side, so you’re going to be looking for a particular coloured shirt. For the team members there’s a sense of belonging and commonality of purpose, a shared goal, you might say.


Lineage and Costume - Ngala ’ö-Dzin Tridral






Forthcoming Events


Yogic Song and Silent Sitting from the Aro Tradition 11 October
Meditation group in Brooklyn, NY, USA.

Thunderbolt Bridge in the Mind’s Sky23 October
Retreat with Ngala Rig´dzin Dorje in Hamburg, Germany.

Relationship as Practice in Vajrayana Buddhism 29 October
Talk with Ngak´chang Rinpoche in Brooklyn, NY, USA.

Teachings from Bar-ché Dorje 30 October
Non-residential weekend with Naljorpa Bar-ché Dorje in Eindhoven, Netherlands.

The Great Accomplishment of Being Who You Are 1 November
Talk with Ngak´chang Rinpoche in Willowemoc, NY, USA.

Meditation Group2 November
Meditation group with Naljorpa Ögyen Dorje and Ngakma Zér-mé Dri´mèd in Alameda, CA, USA.

Roaring Silence 3 November
Class in Bristol, UK.

Eine Einführung in den Buddhismus6 November
Retreat with Ngala Rig´dzin Dorje in Konstanz, Germany.

Meditation Group 9 November
Meditation group with Naljorpa Ögyen Dorje and Ngakma Zér-mé Dri´mèd in Alameda, CA, USA.

Roaring Silence 10 November
Class in Bristol, UK.

Yogas of Dream and Death 13 November
Retreat with Ngala Rig´dzin Dorje in Helsinki, Finland.

Meditation Group16 November
Meditation group with Naljorpa Ögyen Dorje and Ngakma Zér-mé Dri´mèd in Alameda, CA, USA

Evening Talk18 November
Talk with Ngala Rig´dzin Dorje in Austria.

Evening Talk19 November
Talk with Ngala Rig´dzin Dorje in Austria.

Liebeserlebnis und Beziehung im Buddhistischen Tantra20 November
Retreat with Ngala Rig´dzin Dorje in Munich, Germany.

Meditation Group23 November
Meditation group with Naljorpa Ögyen Dorje and Ngakma Zér-mé Dri´mèd in Alameda, CA, USA.

Roaring Silence 24 November
Class in Bristol, UK.

Thunderbolt bridge in the mind’s sky 27 November
Retreat with Ngala Rig´dzin Dorje in Wien, Austria.

Roaring Silence 1 December
Class in Bristol, UK.

Meditation Group 7 December
Meditation group with Naljorpa Ögyen Dorje and Ngakma Zér-mé Dri´mèd in Alameda, CA, USA.

Roaring Silence 8 December
Class in Bristol, UK.

Meditation Group 14 December
Meditation group with Naljorpa Ögyen Dorje and Ngakma Zér-mé Dri´mèd in Alameda, CA, USA.

Meditation Group: Tsog Khorlo 21 December
Meditation group with Naljorpa Ögyen Dorje and Ngakma Zér-mé Dri´mèd in Alameda, CA, USA.



2009-09-15

Buddhists involved in recreational sport may well have come across ‘inner skiing’ or ‘inner tennis’. There may well have been books on all manner of ‘inner’ approaches: wine-tasting, cooking, horse riding, billiards, or taxidermy. For anyone with a healthy obsession with an activity, there would seem to be a way of furthering it.

…and the art of ballistics - Ngak'chang Rinpoche






Forthcoming Events


Yogic Song17 September
Talk with Ngakma Zér-mé Dri´mèd and Naljorpa Ögyen Dorje in Sebastopol, CA, USA.

Moving Being18 September
Retreat with Khandro Déchen and Ngak´chang Rinpoche in Bristol, UK.

Meditation Group21 September
Meditation group with Naljorpa Ögyen Dorje and Ngakma Zér-mé Dri´mèd in Alameda, CA, USA.

Introduction To Buddhism25 September
Retreat with Ngala Rig´dzin Dorje in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Entering the Heart of the Sun and Moon2 October
Weekend event with Ngak´chang Rinpoche in San Francisco, CA, USA.

Meditation & Yogic Song 4 October
Meditation group with Ngakma Nor´dzin Pamo and Ngakpa ´ö-Dzin Tridral in Whitchurch, Cardiff, UK.

Relationship as Practice in Vajrayana Buddhism6 October
Talk with Ngak´chang Rinpoche in San Rafael, CA, USA.

Thunderbolt Bridge in the Mind’s Sky 23 October
Retreat with Ngala Rig´dzin Dorje in Hamburg, Germany.

Meditation Group 2 November
Meditation group with Naljorpa Ögyen Dorje and Ngakma Zér-mé Dri´mèd in Alameda, CA, USA.

Eine Einführung in den Buddhismus 6 November
Retreat with Ngala Rig´dzin Dorje in Konstanz, Germany.

Yogas of Dream and Death 13 November
Retreat with Ngala Rig´dzin Dorje in Helsinki, Finland.

Meditation Group 16 November
Meditation group with Naljorpa Ögyen Dorje and Ngakma Zér-mé Dri´mèd in Alameda, CA, USA

Evening Talk 18 November
Talk with Ngala Rig´dzin Dorje in Austria.

Evening Talk 19 November
Talk with Ngala Rig´dzin Dorje in Austria.

Liebeserlebnis und Beziehung im Buddhistischen Tantra 20 November
Retreat with Ngala Rig´dzin Dorje in Munich, Germany.

Meditation Group 23 November
Meditation group with Naljorpa Ögyen Dorje and Ngakma Zér-mé Dri´mèd in Alameda, CA, USA.

Thunderbolt Bridge in the Mind’s Sky 27 November
Retreat with Ngala Rig´dzin Dorje in Wien, Austria.

2009-08-12

You don’t have to die physically to be reborn and gain a precious human rebirth. This can be attained at any moment – by recognising that we’re trapped in a web of patterns; and that at the very least, we’re ambivalent about whether we want to remain with those patterns or not.

Hot Blooded Kindness - Ngak'chang Rinpoche





Forthcoming Events

Meditation Group17 August
Meditation group with Naljorpa Ögyen Dorje and Ngakma Zér-mé Dri´mèd in Alameda, CA, USA

Group meditation18 August
Meditation group with Naljorma Rin´dzin Pamo in Southwark, London, UK

Meditation Group14 September
Meditation group with Naljorpa Ögyen Dorje and Ngakma Zér-mé Dri´mèd in Alameda, CA, USA

Moving Being18 September
Retreat with Khandro Déchen and Ngak´chang Rinpoche in Bristol, UK.

Meditation Group21 September
Meditation group with Naljorpa Ögyen Dorje and Ngakma Zér-mé Dri´mèd in Alameda, CA, USA.

Public event25 September
Retreat with Ngala Rig´dzin Dorje in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Entering the Heart of the Sun and Moon2 October
Weekend event with Ngak´chang Rinpoche in San Francisco, CA, USA.

Talk by Ngak'chang Rinpoche6 October
Talk with Ngak´chang Rinpoche in San Rafael, CA, USA.

Thunderbolt bridge in the mind’s sky 23 October
Retreat with Ngala Rig´dzin Dorje in Hamburg, Germany.

2009-07-14

Moving Being - now available

Khandro Déchen Tsédrüp Rolpa’i Yeshé is a Nyingma Lama who teaches in the Dzogchen lineage of Aro Lingma. Her clear, direct and detailed handbook of sKu-mNyé (also known as kum nye) enables those with determination to embark on an adventure into the otherwise hidden dimension of energy revealed through Dzogchen longdé – the series of space.

Thirty-five elemental exercises cover seven dynamic movements from each of the long-de series of symbolic animals: lion, vulture, tiger, eagle, and garuda.

Aro sKu-mNye can be practised by almost anyone, whatever their body type, because the forms range from simple to challenging - from mild to strongly aerobic.

The theoretical background to the exercises is explained in simple contemporary English. It is accessible to those with no experience of Vajrayana Buddhism – yet contains a wealth of footnotes which will be of be of value and interest to those who have practised intensively and studied the tradition in depth.

These excercises are finely illustrated by the artist Pauline Williams. A western life-drawing style has been chosen in order to portray real-life practitioners of Aro sKu-mNyé rather than the perfect iconographic bodies of yogis and yoginis depicted in Tibetan thangka painting.

Moving Being may be purchased as a print-on-demand publication from the Aro Books worldwide shop.

2009-07-13

Aro Books worldwide

We are very happy to announce a new publishing venture : Aro Books worldwide. Aro Books worldwide is a sister organisation to Aro Books Inc, and exists to make available the teachings of the Aro Tradition of Nyingma Buddhism via print-on-demand publication.

From the statement of purpose:

"Aro Books worldwide is part of the Confederate Sanghas of Aro – a group of sibling charities and not-for-profit organisations around the globe. Aro Books worldwide exists in order to make available the teachings of the Aro Tradition of Nyingma Buddhism. Aro Books worldwide seeks to make teachings available to the broadest possible audience via: hard copy or download; books; journals; magazines; and in audio/visual format."

Aro Books worldwide now has a web shop with one book, one brochure and five booklets for sale. There is also a website and a blog

The website is here : http://aro-books-worldwide.org/

and the shop is here : http://stores.lulu.com/arobooksworldwide

and there's a blog here : http://aro-books-worldwide.blogspot.com/

2009-07-07

When tralam-mé is used in the Dzogchen context of vajra romance – and when it is used within the Khandro Pawo Nyi-da Méong Gyüd it is the energy people naturally manifest in relation to each other in terms of how their appreciation effloresces as the innate presence of rTsa, rLung and thig-lé. Tralam-mé does not exist simply as an interface between male-female romantic couples; it exists between everyone and everything everywhere.


Tralam-mé - Ngak'chang Rinpoche







Forthcoming Events

Sutra, Tantra and Dzogchen10th July
Non-residential weekend with Ngakma Nor´dzin Pamo and Ngakpa ´ö-Dzin Tridral in Penzance, Cornwall, UK.

Meditation Group13th July
Meditation group with Naljorpa Ögyen Dorje and Ngakma Zér-mé Dri´mèd in Alameda, CA, USA.

Practice in Cornwall 19th July
Meditation group in St Just, Cornwall, UK.
Meditation Group 20th July
Meditation group with Naljorpa Ögyen Dorje and Ngakma Zér-mé Dri´mèd in Alameda, CA, USA.

Meditation Group: Tsog Khorlo 27th July
Meditation group with Naljorpa Ögyen Dorje and Ngakma Zér-mé Dri´mèd in Alameda, CA, USA.

Arctic Circle, Midnight Sun, Great Perfection 8 August
Retreat with Ngala Rig´dzin Dorje and Tsal´gyür Wangmo in Lappland, Finland.

Moving Being - the practice of sKu-mNyé 18th September
Retreat with Khandro Déchen and Ngak´chang Rinpoche in Bristol, UK.

2009-06-01

Reality is stronger than we are—but it is a question of putting the power of our human will behind it. This actually makes some great difference, because then we are no longer trying to swim against the current.


Vajra Commitment - Ngakma Shardröl








Forthcoming Events

Meditation Group1 June
Meditation group with Naljorpa Ögyen Dorje and Ngakma Zér-mé Dri´mèd in Alameda, CA.
Meditation & yogic song 7  June
Meditation group with Ngakma Nor´dzin Pamo and Ngakpa ´ö-Dzin Tridral in Whitchurch, Cardiff.
Meditation Group 8  June
Meditation group with Naljorpa Ögyen Dorje and Ngakma Zér-mé Dri´mèd in Alameda, CA.
Meditation Group 22  June
Meditation group with Naljorpa Ögyen Dorje and Ngakma Zér-mé Dri´mèd in Alameda, CA.
Summer Event 26  June
Retreat with Ngala Rig´dzin Dorje and Tsal´gyür Wangmo in Italy.
Meditation Group: Tsog Khorlo 29  June
Meditation group with Naljorpa Ögyen Dorje and Ngakma Zér-mé Dri´mèd in Alameda, CA.
Meditation & yogic song 5  July
Meditation group with Ngakma Nor´dzin Pamo and Ngakpa ´ö-Dzin Tridral in Whitchurch, Cardiff, UK.
Meditation Group 6  July
Meditation group with Naljorpa Ögyen Dorje and Ngakma Zér-mé Dri´mèd in Alameda, CA, USA.
Sutra, Tantra and Dzogchen 10  July
Non-residential weekend with Ngakma Nor´dzin Pamo and Ngakpa ´ö-Dzin Tridral in Penzance, Cornwall, UK.
Meditation Group 13  July
Meditation group with Naljorpa Ögyen Dorje and Ngakma Zér-mé Dri´mèd in Alameda, CA, USA.
Meditation Group 20  July
Meditation group with Naljorpa Ögyen Dorje and Ngakma Zér-mé Dri´mèd in Alameda, CA, USA.
Meditation Group: Tsog Khorlo 27  July
Meditation group with Naljorpa Ögyen Dorje and Ngakma Zér-mé Dri´mèd in Alameda, CA, USA.

2009-04-26

He just sat down on a rock and ate an avocado, and suddenly he got it! And the people asked: What kind of a rock?! What kind of an avocado?!


Buddhism needs no apology - Ngala Rig'dzin Dorje





Forthcoming Events

Vajra Romance1 May
Retreat with Ngak´chang Rinpoche and Khandro Déchen in Kings Capel, Herefordshire.
Meditation & yogic song 3  May
Meditation group with Ngakma Nor´dzin Pamo and Ngakpa ´ö-Dzin Tridral in Whitchurch, Cardiff.
Practice in Cornwall 3  May
Meditation group in St Just, Cornwall.
Meditation Group 4  May
Meditation group with Naljorpa Ögyen Dorje and Ngakma Zér-mé Dri´mèd in Alameda, CA.
Being a Practitioner 5  May
Class with Ngakma Shé-zér, Ngakpa Namgyal and Ngakma Mé-tsal Wangmo in Bristol.
Public event 8  May
Retreat with Ngala Rig´dzin Dorje in Sweden.
Practice in the Aro Tradition 10  May
Meditation group in Brooklyn, NY.
Meditation Group 11  May
Meditation group with Naljorpa Ögyen Dorje and Ngakma Zér-mé Dri´mèd in Alameda, CA.
Being a Practitioner 12  May
Class with Ngakma Shé-zér, Ngakpa Namgyal and Ngakma Mé-tsal Wangmo in Bristol.
Practice in Cornwall 17  May
Meditation group in Penzance, Cornwall.
Meditation Group 18  May
Meditation group with Naljorpa Ögyen Dorje and Ngakma Zér-mé Dri´mèd in Alameda, CA.
Being a Practitioner 19  May
Class with Ngakma Shé-zér, Ngakpa Namgyal and Ngakma Mé-tsal Wangmo in Bristol.
Being a Practitioner 26  May
Class with Ngakma Shé-zér, Ngakpa Namgyal and Ngakma Mé-tsal Wangmo in Bristol.
Passionate Compassion: The Dzogchen View of the Nine Yanas 29  May
Weekend event with Lama Shardröl Du-nyam Wangmo in Germany.
Meditation Group 1  June
Meditation group with Naljorpa Ögyen Dorje and Ngakma Zér-mé Dri´mèd in Alameda, CA.
Meditation & yogic song 7  June
Meditation group with Ngakma Nor´dzin Pamo and Ngakpa ´ö-Dzin Tridral in Whitchurch, Cardiff.
Meditation Group 8  June
Meditation group with Naljorpa Ögyen Dorje and Ngakma Zér-mé Dri´mèd in Alameda, CA.
Meditation Group 22  June
Meditation group with Naljorpa Ögyen Dorje and Ngakma Zér-mé Dri´mèd in Alameda, CA.
Summer Event 26  June
Retreat with Ngala Rig´dzin Dorje and Tsal´gyür Wangmo in Italy.
Meditation Group: Tsog Khorlo 29  June
Meditation group with Naljorpa Ögyen Dorje and Ngakma Zér-mé Dri´mèd in Alameda, CA.

2009-04-11

Last Chance to Book - Vajra Romance Retreat - 1st May 2009 - Herefordshire, UK

Vajra Romance
The Buddhist Key to Successful Intimate Relationship
Retreat with Ngak’chang Rinpoche & Khandro Déchen


1st – 3rd May 2009


Poulstone Court, Kings Caple, Herefordshire


“To fall in love is to taste the energy of existence and non-existence. To fall in love is to go beyond the boundaries that we set up for ourselves. To experience the real meaning of a loving relationship, is to live with impeccable verve in the sheer vividness of each moment.”
Ngak’chang Rinpoche


Ngak’chang Rinpoche and Khandro Déchen will teach on The Nyida Mélong which means ‘the mutual reflection of Sun and Moon’.


Poulstone Court, Kings Caple, Herefordshire, HR1 4UA, UK.


Cost £165 for the weekend, commencing on Friday evening and concluding on Sunday lunchtime.


For further details, please see the Aro Events
listing.

If you wish to book a place on this retreat, please use the booking form


For more information contact kira.oreilly@gmail.com or call +44 (0)7846 269004

2009-04-08

Test message - Please ignore

Dear everyone,

This is just a test of the link between the Aro-Announce blog (http://aro-announce.blogspot.com/) and the Aro-announce mailing list (http://arobuddhism.org/community/newsletters.html). If this works, anything posted to the blog will also be mailed to the mailing list.

There is no need to reply to this message.

My apologies in advance if this posting/email uncovers any quirks in the system which result in you receiving a number of strange messages.

The photograph which you should see as part of this message is of Sgwd yr Eira, a waterfall in Wales.

With best wishes and thanks for your forbearance,

Ngakpa 'o-Dzin

2009-03-28

We may like to think we have no selfish motives when we tell others of their defects; we may like to think it will be for their benefit – but although what we say may be true it will only cause them pain. To use only gentle words is my advice from the Heart.
We may engage in argument defending our point of view. We may think that in contradicting others we preserve the purity of the Teaching, but if we behave in this way we only cultivate a distorted view. To remain silent is my advice from the Heart.


Kindness - Ngak'chang Rinpoche


Class with Ngakma Mé-tsal Wangmo, Ngakma Shé-zér and Ngakpa Namgyal in Bristol.>
Talk with Lama Shardröl Du-nyam Wangmo in Milwaukee, WI.
Meditation group with Ngakma Nor´dzin Pamo and Ngakpa ´ö-Dzin Tridral in Whitchurch, Cardiff.
Meditation group in St Just, Cornwall.
Talk with Ngak´chang Rinpoche and Khandro Déchen in Bristol.
Meditation Group13  April
Meditation group with Naljorpa Ögyen Dorje and Ngakma Zér-mé Dri´mèd in Alameda, CA.
Meditation group in Penzance, Cornwall.
Meditation group with Naljorpa Ögyen Dorje and Ngakma Zér-mé Dri´mèd in Alameda, CA.
Retreat with Ngala Rig´dzin Dorje in Germany.
Meditation group with Naljorma Rin´dzin Pamo in London.
Meditation group with Naljorpa Ögyen Dorje and Ngakma Zér-mé Dri´mèd in Alameda, CA.
Retreat with Ngak´chang Rinpoche and Khandro Déchen in Kings Capel, Herefordshire.
Meditation group with Ngakma Nor´dzin Pamo and Ngakpa ´ö-Dzin Tridral in Whitchurch, Cardiff.
Meditation group in St Just, Cornwall.

Retreat with Ngala Rig´dzin Dorje in Sweden.
Meditation group in Penzance, Cornwall.
Retreat with Ngala Rig´dzin Dorje in Germany.

2009-03-04

Vajra Romance Retreat - 1st May 2009 - Herefordshire, UK

Vajra Romance
The Buddhist Key to Successful Intimate Relationship
Retreat with Ngak’chang Rinpoche & Khandro Déchen

1st – 3rd May 2009

Poulstone Court, Kings Caple, Herefordshire

“To fall in love is to taste the energy of existence and non-existence. To fall in love is to go beyond the boundaries that we set up for ourselves. To experience the real meaning of a loving relationship, is to live with impeccable verve in the sheer vividness of each moment.”
Ngak’chang Rinpoche

Ngak’chang Rinpoche and Khandro Déchen will teach on The Nyida Mélong which means ‘the mutual reflection of Sun and Moon’.

Poulstone Court, Kings Caple, Herefordshire, HR1 4UA, UK.

Cost £165 for the weekend, commencing on Friday evening and concluding on Sunday lunchtime.

For further details, please see the Aro Events listing.   If you wish to book a place on this retreat, please use the booking form

For more information contact kira.oreilly@gmail.com or call +44 (0)7846 269004

2009-02-27


Through refusing to relax into the reality of ‘form is emptiness and emptiness is form’, we create all our misery of obduracy, fear, loneliness, anxiety, and despair. We attempt to split emptiness and form and try to exist only in form. We hang on to form compulsively, convinced that emptiness is our enemy. When we do experience emptiness, we attempt to change things or fill the empty space as quickly as possible to re-establish form. We believe our security lies in form, and only in form. We feel that emptiness undermines form and that this is the reason we experience unhappiness. If we could just get rid of emptiness, everything would be perfect. We associate emptiness with pain and unhappiness and we constantly cling to form references to try and avoid unhappy emptiness experiences. This process of separating emptiness and form is called dualism.


Emptiness - Ngala Nor'dzin Pamo



Forthcoming Events

Meditation group with Ngakma Nor´dzin Pamo and Ngakpa ´ö-Dzin Tridral in Whitchurch, Cardiff.
Meditation group in Penzance, Cornwall.
Meditation group with Naljorpa Ögyen Dorje and Ngakma Zér-mé Dri´mèd in Alameda, CA.
Talk with Ngala Rig´dzin Dorje in Finland.
Retreat with Ngala Rig´dzin Dorje in Finland.
Retreat with Ngak´chang Rinpoche in San Francisco, CA.
Talk with Ngak´chang Rinpoche in Santa Cruz, CA.
Retreat with Ngala Rig´dzin Dorje in Switzerland.
Meditation group in Penzance, Cornwall.
Class with Ngakma Mé-tsal Wangmo, Ngakma Shé-zér and Ngakpa Namgyal in Bristol.
Meditation group with Naljorma Rin´dzin Pamo in At a private home, London.
Class with Ngakma Mé-tsal Wangmo, Ngakma Shé-zér and Ngakpa Namgyal in Bristol.>
Talk with Lama Shardröl Du-nyam Wangmo in Milwaukee, WI.
Meditation group with Ngakma Nor´dzin Pamo and Ngakpa ´ö-Dzin Tridral in Whitchurch, Cardiff.
Meditation group in St Just, Cornwall.
Talk with Ngak´chang Rinpoche and Khandro Déchen in Bristol.
Meditation Group13  April
Meditation group with Naljorpa Ögyen Dorje and Ngakma Zér-mé Dri´mèd in Alameda, CA.
Meditation group in Penzance, Cornwall.
Meditation group with Naljorpa Ögyen Dorje and Ngakma Zér-mé Dri´mèd in Alameda, CA.
Retreat with Ngala Rig´dzin Dorje in Germany.
Meditation group with Naljorma Rin´dzin Pamo in London.
Meditation group with Naljorpa Ögyen Dorje and Ngakma Zér-mé Dri´mèd in Alameda, CA.

2009-01-19

Instantaneous ordinariness’ is the fruit of the gYo-wa bardo. Instantaneous ordinariness is the moment when continuity is destroyed. As soon as continuity is destroyed, continuity appears again as the continuous moment of ‘Great Time’. One senses continuity again, but ‘that which is continuous’ is empty. One arrives at the non-dual point of realising the one taste of continuity and discontinuity. This is the essence of the tha-mal-gyi-shé-pa bardo: simply noticing death – and being born as the next moment.

The Nine Bardos of the Aro gTér - Ngak'chang Rinpoche



Forthcoming Events

Meditation group with Naljorpa Ögyen Dorje and Ngakma Zér-mé Dri´mèd in Alameda, CA.
Class with Ngakma Mé-tsal Wangmo, Ngakma Shé-zér and Ngakpa Namgyal in Bristol.
Group meditation30  January
Meditation group with Naljorma Rin´dzin Pamo in London, Liverpool Street.
Meditation Group2  February
Meditation group with Naljorpa Ögyen Dorje and Ngakma Zér-mé Dri´mèd in Alameda, CA.
Class with Ngakma Mé-tsal Wangmo, Ngakma Shé-zér and Ngakpa Namgyal in Bristol.
Evening talk4  February
Talk with Ngala Rig´dzin Dorje in Austria.
Retreat with Ngala Rig´dzin Dorje in Germany.
Meditation group with Naljorma Rin´dzin Pamo in London, Liverpool Street.
Meditation Group9  February
Meditation group with Naljorpa Ögyen Dorje and Ngakma Zér-mé Dri´mèd in Alameda, CA.
Class with Ngakma Mé-tsal Wangmo, Ngakma Shé-zér and Ngakpa Namgyal in Bristol.
Group meditation20  February
Meditation group with Naljorma Rin´dzin Pamo in London, Liverpool Street.
Meditation group with Naljorpa Ögyen Dorje and Ngakma Zér-mé Dri´mèd in Alameda, CA.
Meditation Group 2  March
Meditation group with Naljorpa Ögyen Dorje and Ngakma Zér-mé Dri´mèd in Alameda, CA.
Talk with Ngala Rig´dzin Dorje in Finland.
Retreat with Ngala Rig´dzin Dorje in Finland.
Retreat with Ngak´chang Rinpoche in San Francisco, CA.
Talk with Ngak´chang Rinpoche in Santa Cruz, CA.
Retreat with Ngala Rig´dzin Dorje in Switzerland.