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Please join us for a weekend to reconnect with practice, lineage and old Dharma friends.

Lama Yeshe Rinpoche has advised us to practice the first two special foundational practices of Refuge and Bodhicitta, and Dorje Sempa. Included will be Green Tara and Chenrezig practice.
“If your mind is engaging either in the mantra or visualization then you will have the fruition. It’s not about numbers, it’s about how you involve body, speech and mind.”
Lama Yeshe Rinpoche.
If you would like to share your memories of the Kagyu Rinpoches, Lamas and teachers’ visits over the years to South Africa, please bring a couple of your printed photos to place on the display boards.

Retreat Leader

The retreat will be led by Alan Muller who took refuge in 1997 with Akong Rinpoche. In 2003, he completed a one-year closed retreat under the guidance of Lama Yeshe Rinpoche at Samye Ling Monastery in Scotland. During this period, he took novice monks vows. Alan remained a novice monk for six years and now presents courses and retreats as a layperson. He has formed Ngondro groups since 2004 around Southern Africa.


“I have to report on the most awesome dharma talk I attended today. Alan talked on How to practise meditation more effectively. I have always known he is, probably our foremost South African Bodhisattva and have noticed how the advice he gives is increasingly deeply wise and compassionate.
His talk blew me away! I was totally transfixed the entire talk.. He covered pivotal advice of great masters and then drew it all together showing how it all applied in our daily lives. The talk was easy to follow and also very dense. It could have served as the outline for a longer retreat. The content was superb and the structure of the talk equally superb and aimed to get us to really understand what he was teaching us.
I think he is a teacher who can guide us magnificently. We lament that we don’t have teachers. But we have Alan, right here. He is gentle and humorous in his presentation and does not go for big drama. I appreciate this and I’m sure other people will do so.
I am so so excited and serious. I believe Alan is the teacher (or one of them) that we are looking for.
Maxine Fine

Bookings via this link. The cost is R1200 for 2 nights, excluding dana. A 50% deposit will secure your choice of accommodation. This is not refundable but is transferable to another TRC retreat within a year.