"By recognizing the natural dignity of those around us in the context of formal social occasions such as dining and dance, we recognize and manifest the natural dignity within ourselves. Through this, the manifestation of innate nobility is inevitable." Embodying Natural Dignity is one of the primary practices explored by Shé-zér and Namgyal - two teachers from the Aro gTér Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.
‘From the first moment. . . of my acquaintance with you,
your manners, impressing me with the fullest belief of your arrogance, your
conceit, and your selfish disdain of the feelings of others, were such as to
form the groundwork of disapprobation on which succeeding events have built so
immovable a dislike’ Jane Austen
‘Social conformity. . . thwarts our instincts, and we can
feel frustrated when those instincts are not gratified’ Henry
These are ‘great years for individuality, but a disaster
for manners’ Quentin
is a myth, a self-referencing delusion that destroys the very thing it seeks to
achieve. Authentic freedom is
grounded in Awareness; the Awareness that can be discovered on the sitting
cushion, when dining with friends, or when stepping out onto the ballroom floor’.
Shé-zér & Lama Namgyal
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The Natural Dignity teachings are a central part of the
treasure teachings of Ling Gésar, Enlightened Warrior King of ancient
Tibet. Join Lama Shé-zér & Lama
Namgyal this weekend as they explore how we establish authentic freedom through the medium of Buddhist meditation and 18th Century Ballroom dance. With
additional material from Quentin Crisp, Jane Austen, Henry Hitchings and
Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche.
£25 concessions available To book please contact: Aro Ling Buddhist Centre, 127 Gloucester Rd, Bristol BS7 8AX 0117 239 8505