Vajrayana Buddhist Festival

25th Anniversary of the Aro gTér lineage in the UK

One-day event with Ngak´chang Rinpoche, Khandro Déchen, Mé-tsal Wangmo, Nor´dzin Pamo and Shé-zér Khandro

17th of November 2018
1pm to 8pm
Kings Weston House
Kings Weston Ln
Bristol, Bristol, UK
The committee of Sang-ngak-chö-dzong invites you to join us in celebrating the 25th anniversary of the charity’s formal establishment, and the encouragement and support that this has provided for Nyingma Vajrayana practice in the West, particularly in helping to build a community of gö-kar-chang-lo’i-dé (‘white-skirt, long-hair’ – non-monastic) practitioners. Much has been accomplished over the last 25 years and this day of activities, talks and presentations gives us an opportunity to celebrate and share with you some of our tradition, which is rich in sitting practices, yogic song and physical practices, martial arts, Tantric craft and artistic activity.

Subjects covered by the talks will include the history and future of gö-kar-chang-lo’i-dé Vajrayana Buddhism, an overview of the Aro gTér tradition and its practices, and romantic relationship as Buddhist practice. The talks will be presented by the lineage holders, Ngak’chang Rinpoche and Khandro Déchen, and by other lamas from the Aro gTér lineage. Workshops and interactive demonstrations will also be offered on Buddhist crafts, dance and physical practices, as well as thangka painting and musical instruments of the (gloriously cacophonous) tantric orchestra. The day will conclude with an evening reception of wine, canapés and Regency Dance.

Full details of the event can be found on the website here:
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How to book a ticket

Please book your place via the event website (
Spaces are limited so we encourage you to reserve your space early. Tickets cost Ł5 and this includes tea and coffee throughout the day, generous canapes and a glass of prosecco. Accompanied children under 16 can attend for free.

For further information, please contact us on celebration [at]