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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

Baby Bodhisattvas – Daily Life Dharma

by the lazy Buddhist #ImStaying is a Facebook group that has taken South Africa by storm. With over 891 000 members (and counting) guys, it’s big. It was founded on 7 September 2019 with the core ethos to honour all those who still believe that we as a nation can turn things around. With so [...]

By |2019-11-24T12:27:01+02:00November 24th, 2019|community, dharma, other, writing|0 Comments

Writing, Breathing, Dancing – Another Writing retreat with Anton

“…everything in life is speaking…there is nothing which is silent…the word is not only what is audible to us, but the word is all.”  Hazrat Inayat Khan For the last 5 years, I’ve been putting together this annual mindful writing retreat for TRC. Every year the structure changes as I pick up new exercises from [...]

By |2019-11-24T12:42:45+02:00November 24th, 2019|mindfulness, poetry, writing|1 Comment

Community Projects Update

As the year draws to a close, welcome rains for the past 2 weeks have brought abundant growth to the previously parched earth. This will lessen the ever-present risk of destructive fires. A lot of my time and energy, along with a support team steered by Michele Schiess has been devoted to the new chapter [...]

By |2019-11-24T12:23:24+02:00November 24th, 2019|community, environment, Non Profit, permaculture|0 Comments

Vacancy: TRC Centre Manager

We are looking for a Centre Manager at Tara Rokpa Centre. TRC 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 [...]

By |2019-11-05T08:50:18+02:00November 5th, 2019|vacancies|0 Comments

Spring Update from Pippa

The first day of spring was followed by a night where the temperature dropped to  -6 degrees. Such changing weather patterns we have to adjust to! We have the welcome energy of volunteers at TRC offering their time and skills. Alex from Austria is a delightful energetic worker,  keen walker and gardener, and is busy [...]

By |2019-09-05T20:43:29+02:00September 5th, 2019|community, environment|0 Comments

Refurbishing the TRC Houses

Spring is in the air here at Tara Rokpa. The blossom is out and the tiny green shoots are appearing on the trees. Even the swallows have arrived which is always a beautiful sign to me that spring is finally here. Spring is a time of renewal, and the chance to begin a new season [...]

By |2019-09-03T21:44:03+02:00September 3rd, 2019|community, vision, wish list|0 Comments

Tikologo Steward(s) Position September 2019

Background The Tikologo Permaculture Site is located within the grounds of the Tara Rokpa Centre. This is a peaceful retreat centre in the Groot Marico District, situated on 280 hectares of land. Although our roots are Buddhist, the centre is multi-purpose and offers opportunities for spiritual, emotional, social and environmental healing. Tara Rokpa Centre was [...]

By |2019-09-03T21:24:05+02:00September 3rd, 2019|environment, permaculture, vacancies|0 Comments