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Kunga Tashi
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Hello from South Wales UK

Postby Kunga Tashi » Wed Jun 25, 2014 3:05 pm

Hello,
I've been reading threads on the forum for a few years and have finally got round to signing up. i am a Sakya practitioner now living back in Cardiff after living in the bay area California for the last few years.
Im hoping to find some others in my area that follow the Sakya school that would be up for getting together to share ideas as all the Sakya study groups i could find in the uk are over an hour away and not easy to get to for regular commute.

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Re: Hello from South Wales UK

Postby Simon E. » Wed Jun 25, 2014 3:13 pm

Welcome Kunga Tashi..are you aware of the Dechen Community ?
" My heart's in the Highlands
my heart is not here.
My heart's in the Highlands
chasing the deer."

Robert V.C. Burns.

Kunga Tashi
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Re: Hello from South Wales UK

Postby Kunga Tashi » Wed Jun 25, 2014 3:37 pm

Hi Simon,

Yes i am aware of them, i got meet Lama Jampa Thaye when he visited Kensington CA to talk about Rime.
There nearest centre is in bristol which if fine for the odd event but a bit of a mission for regular visits, was hopping to find something closer.

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Re: Hello from South Wales UK

Postby Simon E. » Wed Jun 25, 2014 4:09 pm

If you want to investigate and come to your own conclusion one way or another, there is a very interesting and controversial Nyingma group in Penarth... :smile:
" My heart's in the Highlands
my heart is not here.
My heart's in the Highlands
chasing the deer."

Robert V.C. Burns.

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Re: Hello from South Wales UK

Postby Kunga Tashi » Wed Jun 25, 2014 4:21 pm

That does sound interesting Simon, do they have a website or do you have contact info on when and where they meet in penarth?

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Re: Hello from South Wales UK

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Jun 25, 2014 4:22 pm

Welcome to Dharma Wheel!

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Re: Hello from South Wales UK

Postby Simon E. » Wed Jun 25, 2014 4:25 pm

Kunga Tashi wrote:That does sound interesting Simon, do they have a website or do you have contact info on when and where they meet in penarth?



They do have a website..hang on to your hat, as I said they are controversial.

They are called the AroGter and the two main teachers live in Penarth..
" My heart's in the Highlands
my heart is not here.
My heart's in the Highlands
chasing the deer."

Robert V.C. Burns.

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Re: Hello from South Wales UK

Postby philji » Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:01 pm

Hi Kunga. I am from Bridgend so not far from you.... In Cardiff there is a Samye Dzong group( linked to samye ling), they have a centre in Canton. There is an excellent Palpung centre in Brynmawr( I hour away from Cardiff) this again is Kagyu. I run meditation classes in Bridgend and also facilitate as all dharma group in my house, these are non sectarian and based on teachings of Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche and his brothers....
On Facebook Bridgend meditation community page links you our dharma house activities in Bridgend...
Hope you find what you need here....

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Re: Hello from South Wales UK

Postby philji » Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:16 pm

Simon. I think the Aro group now meet at their house in Whitchurch, Cardiff....

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Re: Hello from South Wales UK

Postby kirtu » Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:18 pm

Welcome to Dharmawheel!

:namaste:

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"Even if you practice only for an hour a day with faith and inspiration, good qualities will steadily increase. Regular practice makes it easy to transform your mind. From seeing only relative truth, you will eventually reach a profound certainty in the meaning of absolute truth."
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Re: Hello from South Wales UK

Postby Simon E. » Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:38 pm

philji wrote:Simon. I think the Aro group now meet at their house in Whitchurch, Cardiff....



I thought that they moved from Whitchurch to Penarth..but you might be right..

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" My heart's in the Highlands
my heart is not here.
My heart's in the Highlands
chasing the deer."

Robert V.C. Burns.

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Re: Hello from South Wales UK

Postby Kunga Tashi » Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:40 pm

The Samye Dzong group looks good, they have a study session tomorrow night so ill drop by and say hello and see whats what.
As for the AroGter seem interesting although i know very little about it. May drop by to one of there sessions some time. There website says they are based in Whitchurch

also philji i would like to visit your group some time in Bridgend ill try and find you group on face book now.

Thanks all for the advice, and i look forward to contributing to the forum

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Re: Hello from South Wales UK

Postby DGA » Thu Jul 03, 2014 11:15 pm

Hi Kunga Tashi,

Welcome to DharmaWheel. It's been interesting to read this conversation--it appears that your corner of the world is very well connected to Dharma, and to DW!
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