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.
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.
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....
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