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.