Ngak’chang Rinpoche and Khandro Déchen, lineage holders and main lamas of the Aro gTér tradition of the Nyingma School of Vajrayana Buddhism, will organize an online teaching weekend from July 9 to 11 to celebrate the publication of the second edition of their book. Enter the heart of the sun and the moon.
The free event will focus on the non-dual nature of romantic love in the context of the Vajrayana Buddhist practice of vajra romance, the application of Nyi-da Melong – a Dzogchen tantra of the Nyingma teachings. terton Khyungchen Aro Lingma (1886-1923).
“Entering the heart of the sun and the moon is an extrapolation on Khandro dPa’wo Nyi-da Mélong Gyüd (mKha ” gro dPa bo nyi zLa me long rGyud / མཁའ་ འགྲོ་ དཔ་ བོ་ ཉི་ ཟླ་) from Khyungchen Aro Lingma མེ་ལོང་ རྒྱུད་), ”shared the organizer of the event, the Drala Jong community. “This is the essential teaching of Dzogchen Long-dé on vajra-romance. Entering the Heart of the Sun and the Moon describes the essential non-dual nature of romantic love in the living application of a Dzogchen gTérma revealed by Aro Lingma. His revelation explodes the myth that celibacy has spiritual advantages over natural life and opens a portal for those who are inspired to integrate all aspects of life with non-dual absorption.
This free event, which will be broadcast live from Wales in the UK, will be held from 9-11 July at the following times (still in British summer time [BST]) (Click here to register):
Friday July 9: 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday July 10: 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Sunday July 11: 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
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The Aro gTér tradition traces its lineage of enlightened practitioners back to the mother of Tibetan Buddhism, Yeshe Tsogyel, a female teacher and teacher who, along with his wife Padmasambhava, founded the Nyingma School of Vajrayana Buddhism. Aro gTér is a small family line within this tradition, founded by the visionary woman Lama Aro Lingma in 1909. The teachers of the Aro gTér tradition are heads of families who are ordained tantrikas, rather than practicing monastics. Many of them teach as married couples, pursuing mainstream careers and raising families alongside their practice and teaching commitments.
Describing the practices and goals of the tradition, Bristol-affiliated Buddhist Charity Sang-ngak-chö-dzong states, “The teachings of Aro gTér, a Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhist lineage, are uniquely relevant to many Westerners. . The Aro gTér tradition aims primarily to transform our experience of everyday being, rather than reaching an esoteric or spiritualized mode of existence. Our aim is to engender joyful courage, insightful consideration, sincere determination, natural gallantry, grace, creativity and space.
Entering the Heart of the Sun and the Moon – weekend event with Ngak´chang Rinpoche and Khandro Déchen
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