Aro teachers lead lives that are, in many ways, quite ordinary. They may have conventional jobs, or raise children. They are not monks or nuns; some teach as married couples. Their religious practice and insight are inseparable from everyday life. Facing the same life challenges as most other people, they are able to offer advice that is grounded in personal experience as well as decades of training.
The primary teachers at Aro Ling Cardiff are Ngakma Nor’dzin Pamo and Ngakpa ’ö-Dzin Tridral. They are a teaching couple with many years experience of teaching, the pastoral care of students, and also of practising within work and family life. They are supported by Ngakpa Samten and Ngakma Ta’tsal. The primary teachers at Aro Ling Bristol are Ngakma Métsal Wangmo, and Ngakma Shé-zér and Ngakpa Namgyal. Other Bristol teachers are Naljorma Thrin-lé and Ngakma Lé-kyi.
Several other Aro Teachers visit Aro Ling Cardiff and Aro Ling Bristol to lead classes and weekend programmes. Among these are Ngak’chang Rinpoche and Khandro Déchen, the heads of the Aro gTér Lineage; and Lama Bar-ché Dorje and Lama Mé-sèl Gyalmo of Finland, who specialise in teaching the Gésar martial arts.