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The Heart Sutra

A Valentines’ weekend workshop By Dorcas B. Molefe The workshop was facilitated by Dharma teacher, Dr Ava Avalos, at one of the few places with clean air and clean water; a place of luxurious shades of green, on the weekend of 15 to 17 February, 2019. Dr Avalos’ profound teachings were based on Zen Buddhism, [...]

By |2019-03-03T23:07:58+02:00March 3rd, 2019|community, dharma, meditation, mindfulness|0 Comments

Susan Brunner 20 May 1963 – 23 Jan 2019

Planting of a cherry tree in the food forest in memory of Susan As most of you know by now, our friend Susan died on Wednesday 23rd of January 2019. On Sunday 10 Feb, a cherry tree was planted in memory of Susan in Tatjana's food forest at TRC. Susan loved cherries - they reminded [...]

By |2019-02-14T14:53:53+02:00February 11th, 2019|community, dharma|0 Comments

Daily Life Dharma – Shifting Perspective

by the Lazy Buddhist Dharma terms are shape-shifters! I bandy around words like karma, Bodhisattva and compassion for years, when all of a sudden, something shifts and a whole new world of meaning opens up. Recently I’ve had ...how can I put this... an abundance of opportunity to discover how much easier it is to [...]

By |2019-02-12T18:04:46+02:00February 8th, 2019|dharma|0 Comments

Re-calibrating for the year

…on retreat with Dónal Creedon at TRC – December, 2018 It always feels like there’s a lot of time on one of Dónal’s retreats. There’s an air of lightness and ease, It’s only in retrospect that you realise just how many hours of practise you’ve chalked up. I’ve been on a fair number of retreats [...]

By |2019-01-21T18:50:41+02:00January 21st, 2019|dharma, meditation|0 Comments

Balancing your life is “elementary”

The Elements with Pippa Cope 28 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019 “Appreciate the beginners’ mind, the secret of good practice.” With these words, Dónal Creedon closed his week-long session with approximately 20 retreatants at the Tara Rokpa Center in Groot Marico. Grounding Earth During the retreat, Pippa Cope, long-term resident at the [...]

By |2019-01-15T18:35:43+02:00January 10th, 2019|dharma, environment, meditation, mindfulness|0 Comments

Daily Life Dharma #5 by the Lazy Buddhist

I went a round in the ring with impermanence the other day and I gotta tell ya, impermanence whipped my butt. Am I allowed to say butt in a Buddhist newsletter? It’s politer than the alternative I had in mind. Anyway, the lead up was typical of your average boxing match. Both parties go in [...]

By |2018-11-13T00:34:05+02:00November 11th, 2018|dharma|0 Comments

Daily Life Dharma by the Lazy Buddhist – Accept Thyself

I recently had a really bad day. I snapped at two undeserving people... in a row... before 8am... and, this is the worst bit, while DOING yoga... and right before stomping in to do my meditation practice. By the time I sat down in front of my shrine, I was so ashamed of my behaviour [...]

By |2018-08-30T15:19:44+02:00August 30th, 2018|dharma, meditation|0 Comments

Meeting Samantabhadra Retreat with Donal Creedon, December 2017.

I remember when Donal and Akong Rinpoche came back from a visit to Zimbabwe and South Africa. We sat in the garden at Samye Ling, fascinated and impressed, as Donal told us about the African Buddhist Centres, and about their strong commitment to the dharma. Then, many years later, in December 2017, I had the [...]

By |2018-03-14T18:28:03+02:00March 14th, 2018|dharma, meditation|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+02:00September 19th, 2017|dharma|0 Comments