Buddhism

Seeking Happiness with Alan Muller and Pippa Cope

A TRC Xmas/ New Year Retreat "Every man wants to be happy, but in order to be so he needs first to understand what happiness is." Jean-Jacques Rousseau. "If happiness is indeed a way of being, a state of consciousness and inner freedom, there is essentially nothing to prevent us from achieving it." Matthieu Ricard. [...]

By |2020-10-20T20:51:28+02:00December 24th, 2020|, , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The Four Immeasurables with Alan Muller and Pippa Cope

A Self-Compassion Retreat "If we learn ways to practice love, compassion, joy, and equanimity, we will know how to heal the illnesses of anger, sorrow, insecurity, sadness and loneliness" Thich Nhat Hanh We will look at how we can develop the four immeasurables in daily life and through meditation. There will be guided Healing Relaxation [...]

By |2020-10-20T20:32:39+02:00December 16th, 2020|, , , , , , , |0 Comments

The Three Teachings Retreat with Khenpo Lekthong

"The Three Trainings" are essential teachings and instructions on ethics (morality), concentration (meditation), and wisdom. We need to develop our ethics, meditation, and wisdom in order to transform our current afflicted mental states and hence progress on the path. The Three Trainings are important both in Buddhist and worldly contexts; learning to lead a more [...]

By |2020-02-13T13:01:39+02:00March 3rd, 2020|, , , |0 Comments

Kagyu Practice Retreat

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 [...]

By |2020-02-13T18:25:27+02:00February 28th, 2020|, , , |0 Comments

Retreating with Dónal Creedon

Getting to the retreat was, for those of us who arrived in the second week, quite an experience – the rains had turned the roads into deep mud, and alternative routes were equally rough. Other participants had travelled from the northern hemisphere, or from different corners of South Africa, all drawn to spend hours a [...]

By |2020-01-12T12:19:20+02:00January 12th, 2020|Birding, dharma, meditation|0 Comments

Retreating in December with Dónal Creedon

Tara Rokpa Centre is a supreme setting for this special retreat. Set in the dramatic scenery of the North West province - wild and wonderful – busting with all the elements of nature and with the living solidity of the Eco/ Adobe buildings - this venue established by our beloved teacher, Akong Rinpoché, made for [...]

By |2020-02-13T18:53:14+02:00January 9th, 2020|dharma, meditation, mindfulness|0 Comments

21 Day Dharma Encampment with Dónal Creedon

The tradition of encampments is seen in the nomadic lifestyles of the fourth to the ninth Karmapas, as they travelled through the peaks and valleys of the Tibetan landscape. Notably, it was not what the areas offered the travellers that would encourage them to set up camp for periods of time, but rather where, “the [...]

By |2020-01-09T22:21:41+02:00January 9th, 2020|dharma, meditation|0 Comments

Moving Beyond the Karma and Drama of our Daily Lives with Melanie Polatinsky

In the midst of the dramas of our karmic circumstances, it’s so difficult to realise that this is a relative movie AND that we, ourselves, have created the players and places!! Join us in the tranquil, spiritual setting of TRC for a weekend with Melanie, of MEDITATION and EXPLORATION of our minds beyond our SELF-CREATED SUFFERING. Melanie [...]

By |2019-08-27T21:20:30+02:00October 18th, 2019|, , , |0 Comments

The Kagyu Monlam – A trip to Samye Ling and back

There I was, living at the tip of Africa looking for something, not really sure what, confused by the roots of my German-Indian descent: not at home, nor here nor there, standing on the halfway line between those two worlds. They say Cape Town is one of the most beautiful places on earth and South [...]

By |2019-08-10T10:38:54+02:00August 9th, 2019|community, dharma|0 Comments

Personal Practice Retreat

Guided by Alan Muller A traditional 3 year 3 month traditional retreat is out of reach of most people leading modern lives. And it is a great challenge for lay practitioners to find the time or place to complete practices such as Ngöndro – the foundational practices of Tibetan Buddhism. In response to these needs, [...]

By |2019-01-14T21:16:02+02:00April 19th, 2019|, , , |0 Comments