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

Group Mindfulness and Compassion Retreats with Annik and Olaf

Being a loner I was apprehensive about doing a group mindfulness retreat. But I am dedicated to Rob Nairn’s Psychology of Insight Training course and the group mindfulness was presented as a continuation of this work. As it most decidedly is – even if not directly intended to be so!We were given enough theory to [...]

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


We had a most wonderful Christmas miracle this year. After months of heat and drought, we were gifted 135 ml of rain! It came pouring down in a day - smashing all our streams wide open, quenching the ground's thirst and restoring balance to our land.With dams full, streams flowing, happy animals and humans, all [...]

By |2017-07-21T12:30:30+00:00December 27th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Seek the Truth, Seek the Truth, and Don’t Ever Forget to Seek the Truth.

This being human thing; it’s very strange. There is such a vast array of ways to do it. Some may do it in such a way that their ancestors have, and some may choose to forge a new path in search of what is meaningful, some may choose to live the same way that those [...]

By |2017-07-21T12:30:31+00:00December 15th, 2016|Uncategorised|1 Comment


TRC is a special place. Where else in this fast-paced world do you find 280hectares of land run solely by volunteers? It’s not an impossible thing to find, but it’s definitely a rarity. This 280 hectares of land, where healing, environmental work, community support and dharma practice takes place, is strongly supported by the hard work [...]

By |2017-07-21T12:30:31+00:00November 14th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Stay Positive

Almost everything we can read, see and think about anything in the world is an illusion, most especially in the "political" world. There is no substance to it. Remember impermanence of all things, even our sun will one day die. Focus on your own heart. This means ground yourself in caring for others, for all [...]

By |2017-07-21T12:30:31+00:00November 9th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments