I currently cannot get out of the local village, as I care FT for my dad - but I would like to make contact with a center now, leading to attending in the future.
You say you're having trouble finding a Nyingma center in the UK?
Maybe my googleing skills are bad - I typed in the lineage, buddhist center, and UK.... with no luck.
Your current options are a consequence of your karma.
That's how I look at it, too - and I am trying to work towards creating a better ending than start to this life, and a good start next life...As you say, what I have now - that's books, ACI classes/study of Shantideva with a Rinpoche - both online... and awareness of what I did wrong in my last life. (I know WHY I have my troubles, at least.
I will check those hints/links - thanks....