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Three – the Number of Repetition

Synopsis: A piece on what is occurring in Rietvaly - a community of people struck by poverty, yet not stuck in their ways. Duration: 10 minutes Reflection Breathe in. Count three exhales. With each exhale think of what makes you grateful. Kagiso, Jackson, Kedifentse and myself were asked, "What challenges are faced by the community [...]

By |2020-05-26T12:07:29+02:00May 26th, 2020|community|2 Comments

The Power House Radio Station

Searching for the Right Frequency Synopsis: a piece on language barriers at the Power House, and how we sometimes don't notice how differences in speech can leave room for a lot of misunderstanding. Yet,    all of that can be a catalyst for insight into a person and community, and allow for an immense sense of [...]

By |2020-05-11T11:33:21+02:00May 11th, 2020|community|2 Comments

Prayers for the Pandemic to Subside

The 17th Gyalwa Karmapa presented a series of Prayers for the Pandemic to Subside You can find more information on the official Kagyu website Day 1 Hello everyone. Tashi delek. I am very happy to be able to recite prayers together with all of you for the pandemic to subside. We will recite prayers for [...]

By |2020-04-28T20:35:47+02:00April 28th, 2020|dharma|0 Comments

Everything has a Life of its Own

Musings by Mokgadi Sekete, TRC Volunteer Knowledge is important because it enriches our understanding of what we are confronted with. Our perception of someone else's knowledge can sometimes take away from learning from one another. At times, knowledge may be seen to be more valuable than the human, so much that intellect has become a [...]

By |2020-04-27T19:49:07+02:00April 27th, 2020|community|0 Comments

The Sun sets in Jo’burg, and rises in the North West

Making the decision to become a full-time volunteer at Tara Rokpa wasn’t an easy one. Should I go, and leave my family? Will I miss my family (obviously)? Will I like it there? I know I am a loner, but am I ready for that level of solitude? I know I’ve been on retreat before, [...]

By |2020-04-02T18:24:22+02:00March 25th, 2020|Uncategorised|1 Comment