About editor

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far editor has created 42 blog entries.

Letter from Pippa – Spring 2017

Winter was quiet and offered time for all to plan for the spring retreats, and carry on with endless needed maintenance on the property. Our resident team of myself, Megan, Coen,  Alan, Ina, our neighbour and bookkeeper, Sean and staff, were joined by volunteers Dean on the Tikologo side. and Cheri, Bronwyn and David for [...]

By |2017-10-12T13:06:43+00:00October 12th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Tikologo News Spring 2017

Earlier this year Tikologo received some much appreciated funding from ROKPA International to help further develop the project. Since then a lot of energy has been going into the Tikologo site in order to try and make the best use of this opportunity and so the following developments have taken place: Apprenticeship and Volunteer program [...]

By |2017-10-12T11:01:56+00:00October 12th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Africa has been ‘Druponed’

First Ever Visit to Africa Tara Rokpa Centre hosted Drupon Rinpoche, Tibetan Buddhist Mediation and Mind training Master. This was his first ever visit to Africa. I was privileged to attend his retreat from 30 August to 7 September 2017, in the beautiful Groot Marico. Rinpoche and his entourage, which included Lama Katen, Kunga, and [...]

By |2017-10-06T11:12:06+00:00October 6th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Daily Life Dharma: A Good Lama Finds Fault

Daily Life Dharma by the Lazy Buddhist The Tara Rokpa Centre hosted Drupon Rinpoche for a week-long dharma retreat in early September. I was fortunate enough to attend and it was fabulous! With a reputation for being fierce preceding him, one of the teachings Drupon Rinpoche gave really struck me. He said that the purpose [...]

By |2017-09-19T15:19:57+00:00September 19th, 2017|dharma|0 Comments

Heat and Rain

The Heat came wafting through the land and decided to settle in our precious Valley. We don’t blame it, it’s really beautiful here, but we wouldn’t mind if he was simply a passing guest. Maybe a day or two, but more than that…well, we’re just not that much of a gracious host. We did do [...]

By |2017-09-19T14:47:43+00:00September 19th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Congo CANgo! The Incredible SisterAct.

Dynamic sisters, Brenda Burrell and Pam Sheehan, just cycled 82km to raise money for the Lubumbashi Samye Dzong. They have almost met their target....Thanks to the dedicated work of Akong Rinpoche, often referred to as the "African Lama", and Rob Nairn, Buddhism has found a home in southern Africa. We have thriving Kagyu Samye Dzong Centres [...]

By |2017-07-21T12:30:28+00:00March 3rd, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Retreat Manager position up for grabs!

The wonderful Megan Bisschoff will be leaving the Retreat Manager position at the end of February, in order to support the rapid expansion of the Tikologo Permaculture Project. We will all miss her on the main site, but know that she is much needed by Coen to get the Permaculture Design Courses up and running.Ideally, [...]

By |2017-07-21T12:30:29+00:00February 27th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Yoga with Intention

Article originally published in Dutch, in Yoga International magazine, Netherlands (January 2017)by Lucy Draper-Clarke I spent much of my childhood upside down; headstands, handstands, cartwheels, flips. It felt liberating to defy gravity, wave my legs in the air and see the world from a different perspective. Could this be why I moved south, from England [...]

By |2017-07-21T12:30:29+00:00January 29th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

An ‘Unnecessary’ Retreat

by Ruth Woudstra“I don’t actually need to go on this retreat,” I told myself. “I am sorted in life.” I had recently started doing yoga teacher training and had just completed Reiki Level One, both of which had filled me with inspiration to carry me into the new year.December Moon at TRCFortunately, the fact that [...]

By |2017-07-21T12:30:30+00:00January 8th, 2017|Uncategorised|1 Comment