The Aro gTer is a stream of Buddhist practice in the Nyingma Tradition, focusing on the teachings and practices of inner Tantra from the essential nondual perspective of Dzogchen. The Aro gTer emphasizes assimilation of practice within the context of everyday working and family life, appreciative sexual equality, the spiritual dimension of romantic relationship, artistic creativity and engagement with the arts, and challenging physical skill such as equestrianism.

Aro Gar was formed to make the teachings and practices of the Aro gTer available to anyone who could benefit from them. We host teachings and retreats given by Ngak'chang Rinpoche and Khandro Dechen, who are the lineage-holders of the Aro gTer, and other ordained Aro teachers; plus regularly-meeting practice and study groups in various parts of the US.