Saturday, 16 September 2017

The name ‘Drala Jong’, means ‘Sparkling Meadow of Primal Iridescence’

The name ‘Drala Jong’, means ‘Sparkling Meadow of Primal Iridescence’. Of this name, Spiritual Directors Ngak’chang Rinpoche and Khandro Déchen write:

Drala Jong innately exists in human beings. 

‘Drala’ is the appreciative faculty which exponentially enlivens people the more they engage with the world. Appreciation is the key to enjoyment and to the delighting in the enjoyment of others.

When we learn to appreciate phenomena our sense fields Jong’ begin to sparkle and a sense of generosity is born which connects us with others. 

Although Vajrayana Buddhism is by no means unknown in the West – the sense in which enjoyment and compassion are mutually interdependent remains unexpressed. 

We would like Drala Jong to be a place where human beings could discover the pleasure of existence – the pleasure that animates the sense fields and revitalises the Arts – and the art of living.



The Drala Jong project seeks to create a home for the Aro gTér Lineage. Please see the Appeal page for more information about the Drala Jong project and how to help.

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Saturday, 9 September 2017

Drala Jong - Establishing a retreat centre

The need to provide a facility where people can obtain inspiration without removing themselves from everyday society is clear.

We are therefore looking to establish a retreat centre in Wales, where people can study with teachers – most of whom are married couples with children. Individuals will then be able to practise what they have assimilated – and return to their lives refreshed and invigorated.

Open Teaching Retreats at Drala Jong will include guidance in systems of meditation, yogic song and music, physical yogas, romantic relationship – and, in the spiritual dimension of dance, art, and craft.

This will be the fulfilment of the vision of Kyabjé Düd’jom Rinpoche, the most remarkable Tibetan Lama of the 20th Century and Head of the Nyingma Buddhist Tradition, who gave instruction for the establishment of our organisation in 1977.



The Drala Jong project seeks to create a home for the Aro gTér Lineage. Please see the Appeal page for more information about the Drala Jong project and how to help.

If you would like to make a single or regular donation, please click the button below.

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Living in mainstream society

Buddhism, as commonly encountered, is monastically based – and thus not naturally aligned to contemporary culture.

There is a growing need therefore, to establish a venue for receiving instruction that supports living within mainstream society.

To this end, the Aro gTér lineage draws on the history of the 84 Tantric Adepts: amongst whom was an entrepreneur, merchant, farmer, cattle drover, fisherman, weaver, restaurateur, raconteur, launderer, dancer, poet, musician, athlete, refuse collector, king, and soldier; people from every walk of society – and each one achieved the highest accomplishment.



The Drala Jong project seeks to create a home for the Aro gTér Lineage. Please see the Appeal page for more information about the Drala Jong project and how to help.

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Saturday, 26 August 2017

A lineage uniquely suited to the West

The Aro gTér Lineage of the Nyingma Tradition is uniquely suited to the West, as it emphasises integration with the secular world.

It cultivates gender equality founded on active appreciation – and teaches romantic relationship as one of the most essential practices.

Both ordained and non-ordained practitioners engage with society, pursue careers, and enjoy family life.

Emphasis is placed on the Arts, as creativity that extends into the broader spectrum of human endeavours – including environmental, sartorial, and culinary Art.

In this, every human being is an Artist in the most profound sense.



The Drala Jong project seeks to create a home for the Aro gTér Lineage. Please see the Appeal page for more information about the Drala Jong project and how to help.

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Saturday, 19 August 2017

Drala Jong - Home for a rare lineage of Tibetan Buddhism

Family environments in which kindness, openness and an enthusiasm for life are exemplified, are needed for there to be peace and harmony in the world. For these qualities to exist as examples for children, men and women need greater respect & appreciation for each other. The Aro gTér provides insight and methodology which are directly applicable to this need.

 — Ngak’chang Rinpoche and Khandro Déchen



The Drala Jong project seeks to create a home for the Aro gTér Lineage. Please see the Appeal page for more information about the Drala Jong project and how to help.

If you would like to make a single or regular donation, please click the button below.

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Drala Jong will be a centre for both meditation and the arts.

Drala Jong - Retreat Centre Appeal

Drala Jong - ‘Sparkling Meadow of Primal Iridescence’.

We seek to establish a permanent centre in Britain – capable of hosting residential and non-residential events, to make available a rare strand of Buddhism pertinent to Western culture in the 21st century.

Drala Jong will be a centre for both meditation and the arts with the abillity to host more people for long periods of time.

For more information please see the Drala Jong Blog.

The Drala Jong project is supported by Sang-ngak-chö-dzong - UK registered charity no. 1019886.

Drala Jong - Home for a rare lineage of Tibetan Buddhism



The Drala Jong project seeks to create a home for the Aro gTér Lineage. Please see the Appeal page for more information about the Drala Jong project and how to help.

If you would like to make a single or regular donation, please click the button below.

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Drala Jong innately exists in human beings.

Drala Jong innately exists in human beings.

‘Drala’ is the appreciative faculty which exponentially enlivens people the more they engage with the world. Appreciation is the key to enjoyment and to the delighting in the enjoyment of others.

When we learn to appreciate phenomena our sense fields ‘Jong’ begin to sparkle and a sense of generosity is born which connects us with others.

Although Vajrayana Buddhism is by no means unknown in the West – the sense in which enjoyment and compassion are mutually interdependent remains unexpressed.

We would like Drala Jong to be a place where human beings could discover the pleasure of existence – the pleasure that animates the sense fields and revitalises the Arts – and the art of living.

Ngak’chang Rinpoche, 13th September 2006, Penarth, Wales 

Drala Jong - Home for a rare lineage of Tibetan Buddhism



The Drala Jong project seeks to create a home for the Aro gTér Lineage. Please see the Appeal page for more information about the Drala Jong project and how to help.

If you would like to make a single or regular donation, please click the button below.