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Three – the Number of Repetition

Synopsis: A piece on what is occurring in Rietvaly - a community of people struck by poverty, yet not stuck in their ways. Duration: 10 minutes Reflection Breathe in. Count three exhales. With each exhale think of what makes you grateful. Kagiso, Jackson, Kedifentse and myself were asked, "What challenges are faced by the community [...]

By |2020-05-26T12:07:29+02:00May 26th, 2020|community|3 Comments

The Power House Radio Station

Searching for the Right Frequency Synopsis: a piece on language barriers at the Power House, and how we sometimes don't notice how differences in speech can leave room for a lot of misunderstanding. Yet,    all of that can be a catalyst for insight into a person and community, and allow for an immense sense of [...]

By |2020-05-11T11:33:21+02:00May 11th, 2020|community|2 Comments

Everything has a Life of its Own

Musings by Mokgadi Sekete, TRC Volunteer Knowledge is important because it enriches our understanding of what we are confronted with. Our perception of someone else's knowledge can sometimes take away from learning from one another. At times, knowledge may be seen to be more valuable than the human, so much that intellect has become a [...]

By |2020-04-27T19:49:07+02:00April 27th, 2020|community|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

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

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