What we're about
The Aro gTér Lineage is a Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhist tradition concerned with transforming our experience of everyday being. In the Nyingma School, practising as a householder, using everyday life as the focus of practice, is seen as to be as valuable as the monastic approach. Our teachers are not monks or nuns, but ordained Tantrikas who live quite ordinary lives in an extraordinary manner. An important aspect of this approach is relationship – couples living in harmony, and raising children in a supportive, nourishing environment.
The 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 appreciate humour and seek to use their everyday circumstances as the path to realisation. Aro gTér Lineage practitioners aim to engender natural gallantry and sincere determination, perceptive consideration and cheerful courage, creativity and spaciousness. The Vajrayana path is suited to those who appreciate humour and seek to use their everyday circumstances as the path to realisation.
All classes and groups are led by ordained Buddhist practitioners with many years of practice experience.
Aro Ling Cardiff offers weekly meetups for meditation, song and chant, plus regular weekend retreats. The weekend events are usually on the first weekend of the month and include a day of Buddhist teachings on the Saturday, plus practice sessions on the Sunday – attend one or all. A donation is requested for meetups – around £5 for a 1/1½ hour session, and £25 for a day session.