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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

Update from Pippa – March 2018

Autumn is in the air with abundant seeding weeds, plants yellowing and nights cooling. After good late summer rains the valley is looking lush. Ceiling repairs This has not been a busy month for retreats, but endless building and grounds maintenance continue. Our employees are currently replacing an old collapsed ceiling in the [...]

By |2018-03-12T16:30:53+00:00March 12th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Update from Tikologo March 2018

Over the last few months Tikologo has experienced what we are now identifying as a seasonal activity induced media blackout. We insure you that this is a legitimate condition but hopefully the worst of it has passed and slowly our digital and social presence will return! That said it has really been a very [...]

By |2018-03-12T16:02:38+00:00March 12th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Daily Life Dharma by the Lazy Buddhist

Changing our minds The Ngondro contemplation on the agenda for the day was the first of the eight adverse conditions. This is the one where you get to mull over how much your mind gets disturbed by the five poisons. It’s important. The more strongly our minds are affected, the more we are under their [...]

By |2018-03-12T14:35:53+00:00March 12th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Vacancy for Retreat Centre Manager – July 2018

Big Changes at TRC 2018 will see some big changes at the Tara Rokpa Centre. Since 2002, resident volunteer, Pippa Cope has been developing and running the Centre. She is now building a beautiful eco-house on the Tikologo site, in order to retire. This means that we are looking for a Retreat Centre Manager to [...]

By |2018-02-09T13:08:49+00:00January 6th, 2018|vacancies|0 Comments