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with Edie Irwin, Trish Swift & Pippa Cope


Tara Rokpa Therapy is a ‘come as you are’ therapeutic approach developed by the late Akong Tulku Rinpoche. We invite you to come as you are—you, your kids, friends and your grandma. Single people also welcome as you will be connecting with your TRC family!

At TRC Easter Camp– two senior Tara Rokpa Therapists: Trish Swift from Harare and Edie Irwin from Edinburgh, together with Pippa Cope, a very experienced course leader in this approach, will invite you to join in the playful side of this profound path of healing in the natural environment of TRC.

Activities on offer will be based on the principles of Tibetan Medicine, Sowa, which means to prevent damage and heal damage by the same method.

The theme will be on ‘Coordination and Projection‘ approached through enjoyable exercises and include play with Art Materials and coordination activities.

Projection is the story we tell ourselves about other people when we don’t really know them but think we do.
Coordinating with others and our environment is something we think we do, but do we understand it?



   R 2 600

Teen 1

   R 1 700

Teen 2, 3 ….

   R 1 300

Age 3 – 12

   R 400



Costs include 4 nights’ accommodation, all meals and a contribution to the facilitator’s expenses. Please don’t let a lack of finances prevent you from attending – please contact us for options.

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A non-refundable but transferrable deposit of 50% to secure the accommodation of your choice.

More about TRT can be found here, and here.

The Facilitators:

Edie Irwin

Edie studied and worked with Dr. RD Laing in India and London in the 1970’s. She practiced massage and psychotherapy in Edinburgh from 1980-93 as a staff member of Wellspring and as co-founder of the Edinburgh Tara Trust. Since 1980 she has worked under the guidance of Akong Tulku Rinpoche and has presented the work, now known as Tara Rokpa Therapy, in over 15 countries. Since completing a 3-year meditation retreat in 1997, she has been a member of the Tara Rokpa Therapy Training faculty and continues to travel to therapy groups worldwide as well as maintain her practice of psychotherapy, massage and psychotherapy supervision in Edinburgh.
Edie’s approach as a psychotherapist and supervisor evolves uniquely according to the needs of the client but is based in the confidence that innate goodness is waiting to be uncovered within each us. For many, the genuine care and acceptance of a therapist helps us to learn to accept and trust ourselves and then to take full responsibility for our own lives. In therapy this is the client’s own journey of discovery which may include the use of art materials, writing, simple relaxation exercises as well as speaking together. Usually there are suggestions for work which can be done between sessions.

Trish Swift

B.Soc.Sc., MSS, M.Sc.

Trish is a registered clinical social work therapist, and is currently working in private practice in Harare. She has lectured at the University of Zimbabwe, and is currently the Senior Tara Rokpa Therapist representing Africa. Traveling extensively throughout Southern Africa and Europe, she is a widely sought after and much loved facilitator and therapist.


Pippa Cope

Pippa Cope was involved in caring professions during her formal working years, and since retirement has been the manager of Tara Rokpa Centre, until her second recent retirement. She now devotes herself to environmental and community work in the area. She is authorized to facilitate aspects of the Tara Rokpa process and is a trained Donna Farhi Yoga facilitator with a growing interest in the benefits of Somatic Movement.