Aro Ling Cardiff is a small Buddhist Centre in the heart of Whitchurch Village. It is run by Nor’dzin and ’ö-Dzin, a married teaching couple of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism. They are ordained as a ngakma and ngakpa, authorised to teach, and have extensive practical knowledge and experience of applying Buddhist teachings to everyday life.
Ngakma Nor’dzin is the author of Spacious Passion and Relaxing into Meditation (Aro Books worldwide, 2006 and 2010). Illusory Advice (2015) is their first jointly written publication, and is a compilation of question and answer sessions with their students.
The Aro gTer Lineage is a small Nyingma family tradition. Based in Vajrayana, the methods of practice offer a practical means of understanding how our lives work. The methods of transformation enable us to live as good-natured and good-humoured individuals, respecting everyone and everything in our environment. A hearty enjoyment of life is encouraged and a sense of humour, whilst focusing on developing kindness and awareness. This form of Buddhism is ideally suited to those who wish to embrace their everyday circumstances as the path to realisation.
The Cardiff Aro Ling Centre is an extraordinary room, decorated in the traditional style of a Nyingma temple. It offers a range of events and courses presenting Vajrayana Buddhism in a friendly and open manner using ordinary language. Questions are invited and answered with an emphasis on the practical application of the teachings to our lives. Regular weekly events include meditation groups and classes, and sKu-mNyé (Tibetan yoga). Once a month, there is a Saturday morning introduction to meditation and the Aro gTér Lineage, plus a weekend event. Weekend events include Buddhist teachings, and symbolic arts and crafts. You are assured of a warm welcome.
Aro Ling is funded by donations to cover running costs. Any profit is donated to the Buddhist Charity Sang-ngak-chö-dzong (#1019886) which is currently fundraising to establish a residential retreat centre in Wales.