Teachings from a Lineage of Enlightened Women
Non-residential weekend with Mé-tsal Wangmo and Ja'gyür Dorje
Saturday 10:00-17:30, Aro Tradition history
Saturday 19:00-20:00 Wang of Ma-gÇig Labdrön
Sunday 10:00-16:00 -Teachings of guru yoga of Ma-gÇig Labdrön and teachings of Yogic song.
Gothenburg, Västra Götaland, Sweden
Aro Tradition history
Saturday 25th of Mars, 10:00-18:00
Stories, meditation practices, and life teachings from a tradition of enlightened women, introducing 4 important Tibetan yoginis: Yeshé Tsogyel, Machig Labdrön, Jomo Menmo, and Aro Lingma.
These teachings are practical and highly applicable, yet tremendously profound – being conveyed as interpenetrating layers that each person understands according to their needs and previous experience. This tradition is principally concerned with transforming our experience of everyday being, rather than achieving an esoteric or spiritualised mode of existence, the aim being to engender cheerful courage, perceptive consideration, sincere determination, natural gallantry, graciousness, creativity, and spaciousness. And it’s not just for women – all teachings and practices are applicable to everyone everywhere.
“The teachings of Aro Lingma are vibrantly concerned with exploding the banality of commonplace existence, through taking everyday life as the basis of practice. Vajrayana is often seen as something apart from life – but the essential meaning of Vajrayana lies within every aspect of existence. If this knowledge cannot be found in the market place – it is unlikely to be found in a monastery.”
Saturday 25th of Mars,18:00-20:00 Wang of Ma-gÇig Labdrön (wang is a tantric empowerment/initiation)
Sunday 26th of Mars,10:00-16:00
-Teachings of guru yoga of Ma-gÇig Labdrön
-Teachings of Yogic song, Yang or Dzogchen 'gardang. Singing of any kind has a positive effect on health and vitality. In the Dzogchen tradition, singing can be a way to discover the subtle resonances of the dimension of sound as a field of awareness.
Whole weekend 1200kr
All Aro gTer retreats are non-smoking events. Smokers are welcome to attend, but in accordance with Nyingma teaching, and Vajrayana Buddhism in general, we require participants to desist from the smoking of tobacco for the entire duration of the retreat – both on or off the premises where retreats are held. Tobacco in any form should not be brought to the retreat.