2012-12-12

Christmas Book Sale - 13th-15th December 2012

Aro Books worldwide have joined a group of independent authors and publishers to offer books at a discount between 13th and 15th December.

There are 60 books on offer with savings of up to $200. We are offering a 20% discount on
an odd boy volumes one and two, by Doc Togden;
Rays of the Sun, by Ngakpa Chögyam; and
Relaxing into Meditation, by Ngakma Nor'dzin

Please see the Christmas Book Sale at Self-Publishing-Coach.com for the full list of books and the chance to win a $25 Amazon Gift card.

The sale starts on 13th December and runs until 15th.

Note that if you buy our books from Lulu, there is a further discount of 20% available until the 14th December only by using the checkout code FELICITAS

2012-11-14

Shop at Amazon and benefit Aro Charities

If you buy anything from Amazon and you would like to benefit the Aro charities Amazon will donate about 6% of the price.

If you follow these special links: amazon.com, amazon.co.uk, or amazon.de before buying, Amazon will send about 6% of your purchase to an Aro charity.

 
 
Please note:
  • Doing this does not affect the amount you pay Amazon. It comes out of their pocket, not yours
  • This applies to the US, UK, and German versions of Amazon (.com, .co.uk, and .de).
  •  It applies to anything at all you buy from them, from Aardvarks to Zyzzyva
  •  This works year-round 
Over the past year, Amazon has made donations to the Aro charities. If more people who buy from Amazon participated, it could probably be a considerable amount. The hitch is that it's hard to remember to do what's necessary.

For future reference you can also find this information on the Shop at Amazon page http://arobuddhism.org/community/shop-at-amazon.html (You might like to bookmark that).

Thank you very much for your generosity.



“Sang-ngak-chö-dzong and Aro Gar e.V. are participants in the Amazon Europe S.à r.l. Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.de.”

2012-11-03

2012-12-07/09 - Vertrauen in das grenzenlose Selbst entwickeln - Rig´dzin Dorje - Schaffhousen, Switzerland

Vertrauen in das grenzenlose Selbst entwickeln

Weekend event with Rig´dzin Dorje

Freitag, 07.12., 19:30-22:00
Samstag, 08.12., 10:00-19:00
Sonntag, 09.12., 10:00-14:00

Schaffhausen Friedbergstr.61 Schaffhausen, Switzerland

Das Lied der eulenköpfigen Dakini (’ug gDong mKha’ ’gro sNying thig mDo / Ulukha-mukha Dakini Upadesha Sutra) ist ein Zyklus von dreizehn Belehrungen der erleuchteten Dakini Khyungchen Aro Lingma aus dem 20. Jahrhundert. Sie war eine volle Inkarnation von Yeshé Tsogyel, der Gefährtin des tantrischen Buddhas Padmasambhava und der ersten tibetischen Frau, die ein Buddha war. Diese Belehrungen erklären die Kernthemen der buddhistischen Sutras aus der Perspektive des Dzogchen. Alles, was Buddhisten als den langen, anstrengenden, stufenweisen Weg kennen, entsprechend der bekannten Belehrungen von Shakyamuni Buddha, kann neu und frisch verstanden werden als der mühelose, friedvolle Pfad der sofortigen Selbstbefreiung. Die historisch früheste Phase des Buddhisumus wird erkennbar und erfahrbar, ohne die implizite Notwendigkeit eines monastischen Lebensstils.

Ermächtigungen:
Ug-dongma, die eulenköpfige Dakini
Die neun Sem Zhu von Aro

Becoming Confident in Limitless Self

The Song of the Owl Headed Dakini (’ug gDong mKha’ ’gro sNying thig mDo / Ulukha-mukha Dakini Upadesha Sutra) is a cycle of thirteen teachings from the 20thC enlightened dakini Khyungchen Aro Lingma. She was a full incarnation of Yeshé Tsogyel, who was the consort of the Tantric Buddha Padmasambhava and the first Tibetan woman to become a Buddha. These teachings explain the core topics of the Buddhist Sutras from the perspective of Dzogchen. Everything Buddhists know as the long, effortful, gradual path according to the familiar teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha can be understood afresh, as the effortless peaceful path of immediate self-liberation. The earliest historical stratum of Buddhism becomes knowable and practicable without the implied necessity of a monastic lifestyle.

Empowerments:
Ug-dongma, the Owl-Headed Dakini
The Nine Sem Zhu of Aro


Kosten: Ganzes Wochenende CHF 200.-,

Besuch einzelner Einheiten mit entsprechender Reduktion möglich, Ermässigung auf Anfrage

Kontakt: Naljorma Nyima, e-mail: nyima_gyalmo@bluewin.ch, Tel: 052 625 28 83

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2012-10-10

2012-11-10 - Wearing the Body of Visions - Ngak'chang Rinpoche - Brooklyn, NY

Wearing the Body of Visions

One-day event with Ngak´chang Rinpoche

10th November 2012

10:30am - 4:30pm with a break for lunch

Aro Gompa 637 Carlton Ave #2
between Park Place and Prospect Place
Brooklyn, NY, US

Rinpoche will teach on tantric yidam (deity) practice - visionary transformation from the radical perspective of Dzogchen. Rinpoche will illuminate the practice of visualisation (envisionment); the three spheres of being; the dance of spacious passion and passionate space; and explore the dramatic paradigm of vajra relationship with the Lama and the vibrant nature of transmission and empowerment.

$100

contact chatral@arobuddhism.org 845 / 539-4332




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2012-10-09

2012-11-09 - Ögyen Dzambala Empowerent - Ngak´chang Rinpoche - Brooklyn, nY

Empowerment of Ögyen Dzambala Ceremony

with Ngak´chang Rinpoche 

Friday evening November 9 at 7:30pm

Aro Gompa 637 Carlton Ave #2 between Park Place and Prospect Place Brooklyn, NY, US

Rinpoche will give the empowerment of Ögyen Dzambala including the vajra-melody of the awareness-spell (mantra).

contact chatral@arobuddhism.org 845 / 439-4332

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2012-10-06

2012-11-09/11 - Vertrauen in das grenzenlose Selbst entwickeln - Rig´dzin Dorje - Munich, Germany

Vertrauen in das grenzenlose Selbst entwickeln

Weekend event with Rig´dzin Dorje

Freitag, 09.11., 19:00-22:00
Samstag, 10.11., 10:00-20:00
Sonntag, 11.11., 10:00-13:00

Yogaschule München - Stemmerhof, Plinganserstr. 8 Munich, Germany

Das Lied der eulenköpfigen Dakini (’ug gDong mKha’ ’gro sNying thig mDo / Ulukha-mukha Dakini Upadesha Sutra) ist ein Zyklus von dreizehn Belehrungen der erleuchteten Dakini Khyungchen Aro Lingma aus dem 20. Jahrhundert. Sie war eine volle Inkarnation von Yeshé Tsogyel, der Gefährtin des tantrischen Buddhas Padmasambhava und der ersten tibetischen Frau, die ein Buddha war. Diese Belehrungen erklären die Kernthemen der buddhistischen Sutras aus der Perspektive des Dzogchen. Alles, was Buddhisten als den langen, anstrengenden, stufenweisen Weg kennen, entsprechend der bekannten Belehrungen von Shakyamuni Buddha, kann neu und frisch verstanden werden als der mühelose, friedvolle Pfad der sofortigen Selbstbefreiung. Die historisch früheste Phase des Buddhisumus wird erkennbar und erfahrbar, ohne die implizite Notwendigkeit eines monastischen Lebensstils.

Ermächtigungen:
Ug-dongma, die eulenköpfige Dakini
Die neun Sem Zhu von Aro

Becoming Confident in Limitless Self

The Song of the Owl Headed Dakini (’ug gDong mKha’ ’gro sNying thig mDo / Ulukha-mukha Dakini Upadesha Sutra) is a cycle of thirteen teachings from the 20thC enlightened dakini Khyungchen Aro Lingma. She was a full incarnation of Yeshé Tsogyel, who was the consort of the Tantric Buddha Padmasambhava and the first Tibetan woman to become a Buddha. These teachings explain the core topics of the Buddhist Sutras from the perspective of Dzogchen. Everything Buddhists know as the long, effortful, gradual path according to the familiar teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha can be understood afresh, as the effortless peaceful path of immediate self-liberation. The earliest historical stratum of Buddhism becomes knowable and practicable without the implied necessity of a monastic lifestyle.

Empowerments:
Ug-dongma, the Owl-Headed Dakini
The Nine Sem Zhu of Aro


Freitag und Sonntag je € 30.-,
Samstag € 90.-,
für das gesamte Wochenende € 150.-.
Frühbucherbonus (bis 30. 9. 2012): € 130.- für das gesamte Wochenende. Ermäßigungen für Arbeitslose und Studierende sind auf Anfrage möglich.

Kontakt: Ngakma Déwang Pamo
Tel.: +49-(0)89 / 53 88 99 95
e-mail: dewangpamo@googlemail.com


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2012-10-03

2012-11-03 - Falling in love with life - Bar-ché Dorje - Bristol, UK

Falling in love with life

Teachings on Natural Heroism

One-day event with Bar-ché Dorje


Saturday 3rd November

Aro Ling Buddhist Art and Meditation Centre
127 Gloucester Road, BS7 8AX
Near Montpelier Railway Station, Bristol, UK

Find the presence of each extraordinary moment in life and let the innate vitality of phenomena to touch your inner senses. If you discover your connectedness to phenomena, then happiness is inevitable. Having the bravery to look at things as they are will give rise to natural heroism. This is your natural being and this will make you totally tuned in with life in its most subtle and sensitive manner. Without sensitivity, tuning in is impossible. Without sensitivity, warriorship is impossible. Welcome to the path of the warrior.

Lama Bar-ché Dorje will explore the practices of thug-je reja (sensitivity training) of the Gésar gTerma.

Cost £25

Contact enquiry@aro-ling.org or call 0117 239 8505

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2012-10-02

2012-11-02/04 - Wearing the body of visions - Rig´dzin Dorje - Wien, Austria

Wearing the Body of Visions

Meditation and Everyday Life in Buddhist Tantra

Weekend event with Rig´dzin Dorje

2 - 4 of November 2012
Friday: 19:00 - 22:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 20:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 13:00

Shambhala Zentrum Wien
Stiftgasse 15-17, 1070
Wien, Austria

This course describes Tantra in fresh, creative, contemporary language. It offers a direct opening into the Buddhist path of self-transformation through visionary experience. This is a hot-blooded arena of both meditation practice and daily life, explained from the radical perspective of the most simple, direct and immediate vehicle of Tantra, the ‘Total Completeness’ teachings (Dzogchen). Ngala Rig'dzin Dorje exposes the heart-essence of the most dynamic dramas of the Tantric practitioner: indestructible relationship with the teacher; the iridescent nature of transmission; and the fire of empowerment.

Ngala Rig'dzin Dorje will be giving Tantric ritual empowerments into visionary practices (to be announced). His commentary, explanation and advice will reflect and introduce his Root Teacher Ngak’chang Rinpoche’s book Wearing the Body of Visions.

‘As soon as we begin to practice silent sitting meditation, to stare into the nature of what we are, we become a little suspicious of our life-event. It could be quite possible that things are both not what they seem, and simultaneously exactly what they seem. This could be called the Tantric joke, the Vajra sense of humour that continually prompts us to ask the question: “What is going on?”’ 
— Ngak’chang Rinpoche, Wearing the Body of Visions.


Friday evening: € 30
Weekend: € 150
Early payment (till Oct. 2): € 120

Contact:
Ngakpa Garwang Dorje
Phone: 0699-10534094
e-mail: Garwang.Dorje@gmail.com

2012-09-29

2012-11-03/04 - L’énergie des émotions - Nor´dzin Pamo et ´ö-Dzin Tridral - Paris

L’énergie des émotions comme pratique spirituelle Retraite sur les cinq éléments du Vajrayana 

Non-residential weekend with Nor´dzin Pamo and ´ö-Dzin Tridral

Chaque instant de notre vie, même le plus douloureux, est dynamiquement lié à notre liberté intrinsèque : notre nature Eveillée. Le Bouddhisme Vajrayana nous invite à redécouvrir cette liberté en nous servant des éléments - la terre, l’eau, le feu, l’air et l’espace - qui constituent l’énergie de notre être. Ce weekend d’enseignements détaillera les aspects névrosés et éveillés de chacun des éléments, ainsi que des méthodes permettant d’en libérer le potentiel.

Maison Omkamala 71, rue de Maubeuge, 75010 Paris

Au fond de la cour. Contactez nous pour recevoir le code.

Samedi 3 novembre: 10h30 - 13h00 puis 15h00 - 18h00, suivi de la transmission Tantrique de Ögyen Rig-na, la manifestation de Padmasambhava liée aux éléments

Dimanche 4 novembre: 10h30 - 13h0

40 euros pour les deux journées

Contactez Zhal'mèd: ngakpa.zhalmed@gmail.com 06 18 35 06 41


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2012-09-14

2012-10-05/07 - Cutting Through - Shardröl Du-nyam Wangmo - Helsinki

Cutting Through 

Teaching with Shardröl Du-nyam Wangmo 

Friday, October 5, 18:00 to 21:00
Saturday, October 6, 10:00 to 20:00
Sunday, October 7, 10:00 to 15:00

Gar-tak centre Elimäenkatu 20 B Helsinki, Vallila, Finland

Ngakma Shardröl will teach on Chöd, the practice of confronting our fears & transforming them through the symbolic offering of our physical body. We will learn about Ma-gÇig Labdrön, the Tibetan visionary who originated this practice, which involves mantra, song & a powerful visualization, accompanied by tantric instruments (chöd drum, bell, and thigh-bone trumpet). In addition to the outer ritual practice, we will also learn inner Chöd, secret Chöd, & most-secret Chöd: the practice of opening to reality as it is without retracting or controlling, but stepping fearlessly into each moment. Teaching will be followed by empowerment into the practice of Ma-gÇig Labdrön.

Please bring chöd drums, bells and kanglings if you have them.

Friday, October 5, 18:00 to 21:00 25€
Saturday, October 6, 10:00 to 20:00 65€
Sunday, October 7, 10:00 to 15:00 45€

For all three days 120€

For more information call 040 5464041


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2012-09-12

2012-10-03 - Introduction to the Aro Tradition - Shardröl Du-nyam Wangmo - Helsinki

Introduction to the Aro Tradition 

Talk with Shardröl Du-nyam Wangmo 

Wednesday, October 3, 17:30 to 19:30

Töölö Public Library Topeliuksenkatu 6 00099 City of Helsinki Helsinki, Finland

Ngakma Shardröl will talk about the non-monastic Buddhist tradition and transforming everyday life experience as the substance of practice. There will also be introduction to the upcoming weekend course on chöd practice hosted at the Gar Tak Center. After a tea break, time will be made for questions and answers. Translation can be provided on request

Free

For more information call 040 5464041

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2012-09-04

Ngak'chang Rinpoche - Oct 15 teaching in Alameda, California

Wisdom Eccentrics: Tales from the Nyingma Yogic Tradition A talk by Ngak'chang Rinpoche Orgyen Dorje Den 2244 Santa Clara Avenue Alameda, CA Monday, October 15, 2012, 7:00 p.m. Donation: $20 Ngak'chang Rinpoche will speak on the yogic tradition in Tibetan Buddhism, both as a way of life and as personal encounter. The gö-kar chang-lo'i dé is the sangha of nonmonastic ordained practitioners, whose outwardly visible vows include wearing white skirts and not cutting the scalp hair. Rinpoche will describe contemporary masters he has met who have been living embodiments of this tradition. Contact: Carl Grundberg, cgrundberg@earthlink.net, 510/704-9267