Drala JongDrala 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’ begins 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 - Retreat Centre AppealDrala 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. This will be similar to what we have already achieved at the Aro Ling centres in Bristol and Cardiff, with the abillity to host more people for longer 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.
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