Heat & RainThe Heat came wafting through the land and decided to settle in our precious Valley. We don’t blame it, it’s really beautiful here, but we wouldn’t mind if he was simply a passing guest. Maybe a day or two, but more than that…well, we’re just not that much of a gracious host. River SwimsWaterfall [...]

By |2017-07-21T12:30:32+00:00November 4th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

A Sweet Lullaby of Raindrops

Strawberry popcornSprouts after the rainEach night the Valley has been singing us a sweet lullaby. The harmonious hush and hum falls in the pitter-patter of a raindrop blessing. Her valley-dwellers find serenity between sheet and blanket as her melody lowers us into our slumber.When dawn greets the day and yawns emerge from sleepy faces, we [...]

By |2017-07-21T12:30:32+00:00October 27th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

A First Time Retreat Treat

Having never been to a yoga retreat before, I approached my weekend at the Tara Rokpa Centre with equal amounts of excitement and trepidation. The theme of the retreat was Yoga and Mindfulness, but a previous title had been Yin and Yang Yoga, concepts that became familiar through our practice over the weekend. We were [...]

By |2017-07-21T12:30:33+00:00September 30th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Yin and Yang Yoga Fun

Nourished. Softened. Strengthened. Holding on, Letting go. Slow. Silence. Delicious. Senses, sensual and sensitive Awake, Present. Playful. Connected. These were some of the words I wrote down after the 3-day Yoga and Mindfulness retreat led by Lucy Draper-Clarke and Steven Heyman at the Tara Rokpa Centre in the Groot Marico district. Relaxing by the Farm [...]

By |2017-07-21T12:30:33+00:00September 25th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Flying Visit of Tulku Ogyen Nyima to TRC

Through the very generous offer of a helicopter trip to our precious valley, Tulku Ogyen Nyima (Minya Tulku Rinpoche) - along with Ian & Damien D. Jampa - spent the day at our centre. After some breakfast, we all walked to Temple Hill and then to Tikologo - Environmental Project, our permaculture site. From there, [...]

By |2017-07-21T12:30:33+00:00August 25th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Returning to Mindfulness – Returning to TRC – Returning to my Authentic Self

“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will [...]

By |2017-07-21T12:30:34+00:00August 25th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

A Hidden Treasure in Groot Marico District

In 2012, thanks to the kindness and support of my family, I took six months off to participate in the Ngondro women’s retreat at the Tara Rokpa Centre near Groot Marico. It was an incredible experience made even more amazing by the support of the TRC family under the able leadership of Pippa and Alan. [...]

By |2016-08-24T20:24:00+00:00August 24th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Meraki Products – Megan’s story

Hello, I’m Megan and you’ve stumbled upon my little piece in the Tara Rokpa Centre’s newsletter. For those of you whom I haven’t had the opportunity to meet yet, this is me: I am called Megsi by many. I am the newly appointed Catering and Housekeeping Manager at Tara Rokpa Centre. I am a keen [...]

By |2016-08-24T20:22:00+00:00August 24th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Reflections on a Magical Christmas Retreat

I attended a 10 day retreat at the Tara Rokpa (Buddhist Retreat) Centre, last December. To be perfectly honest I was not too concerned with exactly what was being presented, I simply knew I needed to be there. I started to see a therapist in December who suggested and almost insisted that I take some [...]

By |2016-08-24T20:13:00+00:00August 24th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments