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Reflections on Tsunma Tsondru’s Wilderness Within

“To live in the fullness of time” ¹ Spanning almost two days, Ani Tsondru’s Wilderness Within retreat (Aug 31-Sept 2, 2018), was a container of spaciousness, nature walks, silent contemplation, poetry, and heart-centered discussions. The core modules are drawn from eco-philosopher and activist Joanna Macy’s pioneering Work that Reconnects. Having had the privilege to participate [...]

By |2018-10-03T10:09:07+00:00October 1st, 2018|vision|0 Comments

Spring 2018 update from Pippa

After an unusually warm winter with temperatures not going below minus 9 degrees, we seem to be having an early spring, with blossoms appearing in the orchards, birds beginning to nest and the garden beginning to call for attention. Community It has been a busy month with helping folk move fencing materials, poles for building, [...]

By |2018-08-30T18:09:51+00:00August 30th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Daily Life Dharma by the Lazy Buddhist – Accept Thyself

I recently had a really bad day. I snapped at two undeserving people... in a row... before 8am... and, this is the worst bit, while DOING yoga... and right before stomping in to do my meditation practice. By the time I sat down in front of my shrine, I was so ashamed of my behaviour [...]

By |2018-08-30T15:19:44+00:00August 30th, 2018|dharma, meditation|0 Comments

Vision – Vast as the Sky: Action – Fine as Flour

Reconnecting with Our Vast Vision On a frosty July weekend, a group of committed practitioners kept warm by focusing heart and mind on the future of TRC. When Akong Rinpoche founded this healing centre, he committed us to a 1000-year vision. This feels daunting at times, but also reminds us to put self-centred desires aside, [...]

By |2018-07-21T14:30:18+00:00July 21st, 2018|vision|0 Comments

Daily Life Dharma – Keeping one’s cool

Daily Life Dharma by the lazy Buddhist Although I can be patient at times (I feel the need to convince those of you who know me that it is actually possible!), there are certain circumstances where I find it incredibly hard to keep my cool. Queues and what seems like time-wasting incompetence are two big [...]

By |2018-06-24T20:26:51+00:00June 24th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Daily Life Dharma – Helping companion animals at the time of dying

At TRC late last year, Tashi, Pippa’s much loved cat was very ill and near death. With half his face eaten away by cancer, it was hard to witness. Many of us who have spent time at TRC over the years know Tess and her long illness. In a previous post, I touched on the [...]

By |2018-04-30T21:09:36+00:00April 30th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Autumn Update from Pippa May 2018

Autumn has once again crept in with seasonal food coming in from the kitchen garden, wonderful shades of colour in the trees, early morning mists and almost our first frost as it hit 0 degrees. We had our intimate Easter creative family Elements Weekend with Jayne Pilossof, our home grown Tara Rokpa Therapist from Zimbabwe, [...]

By |2018-04-30T21:00:29+00:00April 30th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Meeting Samantabhadra Retreat with Donal Creedon, December 2017.

I remember when Donal and Akong Rinpoche came back from a visit to Zimbabwe and South Africa. We sat in the garden at Samye Ling, fascinated and impressed, as Donal told us about the African Buddhist Centres, and about their strong commitment to the dharma. Then, many years later, in December 2017, I had the [...]

By |2018-03-14T18:28:03+00:00March 14th, 2018|dharma, meditation|0 Comments