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TRC’s Statement on Covid-19

Concern for Our Community We take the health of our entire community very seriously and would like to make a clear statement on our current approach to the Covid-19 threat. We wish to take care of those who attend retreats, our staff and residents, and the local community of Rietvaly. North West Province has poor [...]

By |2020-03-15T16:19:23+02:00March 15th, 2020|public health|0 Comments

Community Update – Summer 2020

We continue to enjoy the best summer rains we have had for many years. The rains have led to abundant growth, as well as challenges around maintenance, with leaking buildings, broken lawnmowers, electricity breakdowns on top of load shedding and often impassable dirt roads. But the saturated earth seems to be bursting with thanks. At [...]

By |2020-02-13T18:51:46+02:00February 13th, 2020|community, environment, permaculture|0 Comments

Daily Life Dharma – Delusions of Compassion

Never mind delusions of grandeur, I have just discovered I’m mired in delusions of compassion. I thought I had an idea of what compassion is and isn’t. I don’t! You know how, when you are doing Ngondro, or Chenrezig, simply contemplating the suffering of beings in the lower realms can bring tears to your eyes? [...]

By |2020-02-13T17:50:10+02:00February 13th, 2020|dharma|0 Comments

Grounds and Maintenance Manager

Tara Rokpa Centre 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 opportunities for spiritual, emotional, social and environmental healing. TRC [...]

By |2020-02-12T21:20:16+02:00February 12th, 2020|vacancies|0 Comments

Retreating with Dónal Creedon

Getting to the retreat was, for those of us who arrived in the second week, quite an experience – the rains had turned the roads into deep mud, and alternative routes were equally rough. Other participants had travelled from the northern hemisphere, or from different corners of South Africa, all drawn to spend hours a [...]

By |2020-01-12T12:19:20+02:00January 12th, 2020|Birding, dharma, meditation|0 Comments

Retreating in December with Dónal Creedon

Tara Rokpa Centre is a supreme setting for this special retreat. Set in the dramatic scenery of the North West province - wild and wonderful – busting with all the elements of nature and with the living solidity of the Eco/ Adobe buildings - this venue established by our beloved teacher, Akong Rinpoché, made for [...]

By |2020-02-13T18:53:14+02:00January 9th, 2020|dharma, meditation, mindfulness|0 Comments

21 Day Dharma Encampment with Dónal Creedon

The tradition of encampments is seen in the nomadic lifestyles of the fourth to the ninth Karmapas, as they travelled through the peaks and valleys of the Tibetan landscape. Notably, it was not what the areas offered the travellers that would encourage them to set up camp for periods of time, but rather where, “the [...]

By |2020-01-09T22:21:41+02:00January 9th, 2020|dharma, meditation|0 Comments

Changing humanity one person at a time

I felt a fair amount of trepidation ahead of spending my first Christmas away from family and friends, meditating with a group of strangers - but I have no regrets! Tara Rokpa Centre is situated in a beautiful part of South Africa’s North West Province, in a lush green valley where every day is full [...]

By |2020-01-10T11:31:28+02:00January 9th, 2020|dharma, environment, meditation, mindfulness|0 Comments

Back to Beginnings – Tara Rokpa Therapy Retreat

By Anton Krueger, Jan 2020 An intrepid group of five from Grahamstown (Makhanda) completed their three-year Tara Rokpa Therapy “Back to Beginnings” process with a Birth Retreat from 3-9 January. TRT was developed by Akong Rinpoche for those, as he put it, who did not necessarily “have a feeling for religion”, but who still wanted [...]

By |2020-01-10T11:28:12+02:00January 9th, 2020|Tara Rokpa Therapy, Therapy|0 Comments