Teachings from the Aro gTér

Weekend event with Ngak´chang Rinpoche and Khandro Déchen

13th - 15th May
Friday: 18:00 - 20:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 18:00
18:00 Empowerment
Sunday: 10:00 - 16:00
Shambhala Zentrum Wien
Stiftgasse 15-17, 1070
Wien, Austria

Ngak'chang Rinpoche and Khandro Déchen are the lineage holders of the Aro gTér, a small family based lineage of the Nyingma tradition. The Aro gTér offers a body of Buddhist practices which is ideally suited for practitioners who want to follow an authentic Buddhist path while remaining involved in a regular life which might include a professional career and raising children. Ngak'chang Rinpoche and Khandro Déchen have been working for many decades to establish the White sangha in the West and have now more than 60 ordained students. On this retreat they will offer teachings and transmission from the Aro gTér which will provide a taste of what it is like to practice within this lineage.

We are planning to hold this retreat if the Covid circumstances will allow Ngak'chang Rinpoche and Khandro Déchen to travel to Wien. Currently it seems possible that the retreat will happen but please be aware that this might change and the retreat might get cancelled at short notice. In any case participants will have to be either vaccinated, recovered from a Covid infection or show a valid recent PCR test. Details about the Covid rules in Wien (which are typically somewhat stricter than in the rest of Austria) can be found here.


Friday evening: € 30
Weekend: € 150

Ngakpa Garwang Dorje
Phone: 0699-10534094
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As the expected number of participants is quite large we kindly ask you to register as soon as possible.

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.