Cardiff

Aro Ling Cardiff
meets at 5 Court Close, Whitchurch,
Cardiff CF14 1JR
Ground floor meditation room with disabled access.
Phone: 07092 010756

 

Weekly Events:
Meditation Group Tuesdays 19:00 – 20:30 (Donation requested)

Monthly – first Saturday:
09:30 – 10:30 Meditation, chant & yogic song (all welcome)
11:00 – 13:00 Exploring Vajrayana
14:00 – 17:00 Tantric crafts

Meditation, chant and yogic song  – beginners and experienced meditators welcome. Short periods of meditation are interspersed with yogic song and chant. Discover emptiness and self-awareness. Donation requested.

Exploring Vajrayana – The Aro gTér is a small Nyingma Lineage. but encompasses a vast range of Buddhist teachings. Based in Dzogchen, the teachings include the scope of Sutra and Tantra, but always with reference to the Dzogchen view of nonduality. This morning session is open to all. Particular topics will be explored in detail at each session. Saturday. A donation is requested.

Refreshments are provided for the morning break. If staying on for the afternoon session, please bring a packed lunch.

Tantric Crafts – The Arts are an important aspect of the practice of Tantra. In the Aro gTér. practitioners create and improve their practice equipment to make their relationship with such equipment more powerful and personal. Craftwork may include: creating a mat upon which to place instruments and a songbook; creating a rainbow banner (chö-phen) to decorate and balance a drum; filing bells and drums to make them finer; making bags to protect instruments when travelling; framing a thangka; making a meditation strap (gom-tag), and so on. Other items that can be created are specifically craft as practice – such as a protection amulet, or a namkha (woven thread cross) which weaves the elements of the emotions through the symbolism of coloured thread. Please bring your own tantric craft project. Instruction, and suggestions for projects, can be offered to people who are new or unfamiliar with tantric craftwork. Basic tools will be available, such as sewing machines, a dremel, files, etc. Materials are not generally provided, but some will be available to purchase at cost if needed.

Booking is not required, for these Saturday sessions, but do check the calendar a day or two before, or telephone, to check it is happening. Please also phone if you want to discuss a craft project. A donation is requested.

The Saturday sessions will be led by Ngakma Nor’dzin and Ngakpa ‘ö-Dzin, an ordained teaching couple with many years experience of teaching and practice. Ngakma Nor’dzin is also an experienced craftswoman and holds an Honours degree in design. (Please see their Facebook page.) Booking is not required, but do check the calendar a day or two before, or telephone, to check it is happening. Please also phone if you want to know the details of the topic(s) being covered on a particular

The Aro gTér is a Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhist tradition concerned with transforming our experience of everyday being. We aim to engender cheerful courage, perceptive consideration, graciousness, sincere determination, creativity, natural gallantry, and spaciousness. Our teachers are not monks or nuns, but rather ordained Tantrikas who live quite ordinary lives. Aro gTér teachings come to us from a lineage of enlightened women, including a female Tantric Buddha, Yeshé Tsogyel, and the visionary Lama, Aro Lingma. The Vajrayana path is suited to those who use their everyday circumstances as the path to realisation and who appreciate humour.