Help us to establish Drala Jong - a Buddhist Retreat Centre in Wales

Help us to establish Drala Jong - a Buddhist Retreat Centre in Wales
Help us to establish Drala Jong - a Buddhist Retreat Centre in Wales

Saturday, 21 May 2022

Ngak'chang Rinpoche's 70th birthday fundraiser for Sang Ngak Cho Dzong

 


(Photograph taken in Himachal Pradesh in 1981. See Aro Encyclopaedia)
 

 ༄Ngak’chang Rinpoche will be 70 this year and it has been 50 years since he first journeyed to the Himalayas — where he became the disciple of Kyabjé Düd’jom Rinpoche Jig’drèl Yeshé Dorje.

Kyabjé Düd’jom Rinpoche asked Ngak’chang Rinpoche to establish the gö kar chang lo’ dé (sangha of ngakpas and ngakmas) in the West.

To this end Ngak’chang Rinpoche and Khandro Déchen have spent almost 30 years saving to establish a retreat centre.

They now need help to complete the project by building a shrine hall and residential facilities for Drala Jong.

Drala Jong emphasises the integration of practice with everyday working life. and is unique in presenting Vajrayana in terms of the Art of Life. 


Ngak’chang Rinpoche says:

“For my birthday this year, I'm asking for donations to Sang-ngak Chö-dzong. I've chosen this charity because its mission means a great deal to me, and I hope that you will consider contributing as a way of celebrating with me. Every little will help me reach the goal. I've included information about Sang-ngak-chö-dzong below.

Sang-ngak-chö-dzong supports Vajrayana Buddhist practice and teachings in the West, and in particular the non-monastic traditions of Himalayan Vajrayana. Projects include: providing schooling, housing and medical care for Tibetans in exile; making Buddhist teachings accessible to Westerners and the support of Vajrayana art and craft.”

 

If you would like to contribute to this endeavour, please visit the Facebook Donation Page (https://www.facebook.com/donate/1965323250326132/10159916574459334/)

 


Ngak'chang Rinpoche, writing as Ngakpa Chögyam and Doc Togden, is the author of ‘an odd boy’, ‘Goodbye Forever’, ‘Rays of the Sun’, ‘Shock Amazement’, and other books published by Aro Books worldwide

Monday, 7 February 2022

Celebrating 20 Years of Lulu - 20% off

Lulu (who deal with all our printing and distribution) have been in business for 20 years. We've been with them for about 12 of those years.

For their 20th anniversary they are offering 20% off until 11th February.

The code is 20FOR20 and a good place to start might be with Aro Books worldwide's spotlight page: https://www.lulu.com/spotlight/arobooksworldwide

All profits go to Sang-ngak-chö-dzong and thence in support of Drala Jong our Retreat Centre in Wales.

(Drala Jong is currently recovering from Storm Arwen which devastated a large area of woodland. There is an appeal for financial help. Any contributions would be gratefully received).



Tuesday, 20 October 2020

Relaxing into Meditation : Direct experience of who we are

"By letting go of thought we can discover the space of mind without thought. Through Letting Go the arising and dissolving of conceptual mind can be revealed as a wave that surges and breaks on the surface of the deep, still ocean of fundamental mind. Through discovering the quietness of fundamental mind we can gain direct experience of who we are, what we are and where we are, rather than trying to discover this through the ebb and flow of concept."

p80, Relaxing into Meditation, Ngakma Nor'dzin, Aro Books worldwide, 2010, 978-1898185178

Saturday, 26 September 2020

Spacious Passion: The development of spaciousness

"Through the development of spaciousness, our patterning can become totally open and transparent"

p146, Spacious Passion, Ngakma Nor'dzin, Aro Books worldwide, 2009, 978-1-898185-07-9

Sunday, 20 September 2020

Moving Being: The human condition

"The human condition is one in which we are simultaneously beginninglessly nondual and dualistically distorted"

p13, Moving Being, Khandro Déchen, Aro Books worldwide, 2009, 978-1-898185-05-5

Monday, 14 September 2020

Rays of the Sun : Kindness is something you feel

"Kindness is something you feel - a warmth and expansiveness which flows from our growing openness. Kindness is our contact, our strongest link with the nondual state."

p51, Rays of the Sun, Ngakpa Chögyam, Aro Books worldwide, 2010, 978-1-898185-06-2

Tuesday, 8 September 2020

Moving Being: Death

"Only through the death of one moment can the next moment arise"

p18, Moving Being, Khandro Déchen, Aro Books worldwide, 2009, 978-1-898185-05-5

Wednesday, 2 September 2020

Rays of the Sun : Whole-hearted intention

"When we open our perception, we do not feel constrained to anticipate events or people's possible reactions. We stop registering every being detected by our perceptual sonar in terms of our preconceptions. Perception then begins to expand beyond its set boundaries. Once perception has begun to open we're led naturally toward the liberation in our responses, which is known as whole-hearted intention."

p33, Rays of the Sun, Ngakpa Chögyam, Aro Books worldwide, 2010, 978-1-898185-06-2

Thursday, 27 August 2020

Rays of the Sun : Karmic law is directly consequential

"The ‘Law of Karma’ is different from externally enforced societal law, because ‘karmic law’ is directly consequential and self-implementing. We perceive the world in a certain way, and react to it in accordance with that style of perception. That is what is meant by karma. There’s no injustice in this kind of ‘law’ apart from the injustice to the nondual state perpetrated by karmic patterning."

p51, Rays of the Sun, Ngakpa Chögyam, Aro Books worldwide, 2010, 978-1-898185-06-2