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Vacancy: TRC Centre Manager

We are looking for a Centre Manager at Tara Rokpa Centre. TRC is a peaceful retreat centre, situated on 280 hectares of land. TRC hosts a variety of retreats and events throughout the year, and can sleep up to 60 participants, on three sites. Although our roots are Buddhist, the centre is multi-purpose and offers [...]

By |2019-11-05T08:50:18+02:00November 5th, 2019|vacancies|0 Comments

Spring Update from Pippa

The first day of spring was followed by a night where the temperature dropped to  -6 degrees. Such changing weather patterns we have to adjust to! We have the welcome energy of volunteers at TRC offering their time and skills. Alex from Austria is a delightful energetic worker,  keen walker and gardener, and is busy [...]

By |2019-09-05T20:43:29+02:00September 5th, 2019|community, environment|0 Comments

Refurbishing the TRC Houses

Spring is in the air here at Tara Rokpa. The blossom is out and the tiny green shoots are appearing on the trees. Even the swallows have arrived which is always a beautiful sign to me that spring is finally here. Spring is a time of renewal, and the chance to begin a new season [...]

By |2019-09-03T21:44:03+02:00September 3rd, 2019|community, vision, wish list|0 Comments

Tikologo Steward(s) Position September 2019

Background The Tikologo Permaculture Site is located within the grounds of the Tara Rokpa Centre. This is a peaceful retreat centre in the Groot Marico District, situated on 280 hectares of land. Although our roots are Buddhist, the centre is multi-purpose and offers opportunities for spiritual, emotional, social and environmental healing. Tara Rokpa Centre was [...]

By |2019-09-03T21:24:05+02:00September 3rd, 2019|environment, permaculture, vacancies|0 Comments

Daily Life Dharma – Patience is not really my thing

Patience is not really my thing... which has made the Buddhist quality of forbearance tricky to understand, never mind put into practice. Tai Situpa defined forbearance  using three very practical aspects. (https://www.samyeling.org/buddhism-and-meditation/teaching-archive-2/chamgon-khentin-tai-situpa/the-paramita-of-forbearance/) The first is to refrain from hurting those who have hurt us. The second is to cope with whatever suffering we have to [...]

By |2019-09-03T20:33:30+02:00September 3rd, 2019|dharma, mindfulness|0 Comments

The Kagyu Monlam – A trip to Samye Ling and back

There I was, living at the tip of Africa looking for something, not really sure what, confused by the roots of my German-Indian descent: not at home, nor here nor there, standing on the halfway line between those two worlds. They say Cape Town is one of the most beautiful places on earth and South [...]

By |2019-08-10T10:38:54+02:00August 9th, 2019|community, dharma|0 Comments

Doing our 67+ Minutes for Madiba

The volunteer weekend at TRC took place the weekend before Mandela Day. This is a weekend in which anyone is welcome to come to the centre, and join in the fixing and/ or upkeep of the centre, to contribute their 67 minutes in Madiba month. The volunteers undertake some work on Saturday and half of [...]

By |2019-08-10T11:30:25+02:00August 8th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments