Moving Mitta

Mitta was one of the last remaining matriarchs of Modibate ("Die Stadt", our next door neighbours). She lived in a completely ramshackled hut in a small family complex. It took 3 trips last Saturday to move her and her possessions into her newly constructed house in Rietvallei, a developing village which is about 8 km [...]

By |2018-03-12T15:30:05+00:00November 1st, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Daily Life Dharma: Two Ways of NOT Understanding

Daily Life Dharma by the Lazy Buddhist You gotta love Dharma teachings! The other day I was reading through notes I’d taken in which Drupon Rinpoche explained the two ways of NOT understanding. Drupon Rinpoche’s style of teaching is fabulous, I mean, seriously what a topic to receive teachings on! The two types are this. [...]

By |2017-10-18T11:03:08+00:00October 18th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Letter from Pippa – Spring 2017

Winter was quiet and offered time for all to plan for the spring retreats, and carry on with endless needed maintenance on the property. Our resident team of myself, Megan, Coen,  Alan, Ina, our neighbour and bookkeeper, Sean and staff, were joined by volunteers Dean on the Tikologo side. and Cheri, Bronwyn and David for [...]

By |2017-10-12T13:06:43+00:00October 12th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Tikologo News Spring 2017

Earlier this year Tikologo received some much appreciated funding from ROKPA International to help further develop the project. Since then a lot of energy has been going into the Tikologo site in order to try and make the best use of this opportunity and so the following developments have taken place: Apprenticeship and Volunteer program [...]

By |2017-10-12T11:01:56+00:00October 12th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Africa has been ‘Druponed’

First Ever Visit to Africa Tara Rokpa Centre hosted Drupon Rinpoche, Tibetan Buddhist Mediation and Mind training Master. This was his first ever visit to Africa. I was privileged to attend his retreat from 30 August to 7 September 2017, in the beautiful Groot Marico. Rinpoche and his entourage, which included Lama Katen, Kunga, and [...]

By |2017-10-06T11:12:06+00:00October 6th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Daily Life Dharma: A Good Lama Finds Fault

Daily Life Dharma by the Lazy Buddhist The Tara Rokpa Centre hosted Drupon Rinpoche for a week-long dharma retreat in early September. I was fortunate enough to attend and it was fabulous! With a reputation for being fierce preceding him, one of the teachings Drupon Rinpoche gave really struck me. He said that the purpose [...]

By |2017-09-19T15:19:57+00:00September 19th, 2017|dharma|0 Comments

Heat and Rain

The 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. We did do [...]

By |2017-09-19T14:47:43+00:00September 19th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

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