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Daily Life Drama by the lazy Buddhist

Goodness, I am showing my age. Way back in 2007, when Clive Holmes visited South Africa, I was fortunate enough to attend his Better Health through Meditation Retreat at the Randburg Centre. It was in the good old days, long before Drupon Rinpoche pointed out that taking notes was not the best way to benefit [...]

By |2021-06-14T17:20:14+02:00June 14th, 2021|community, dharma, mindfulness|0 Comments

Seeing the Dharma path in life situations

On my first visit to India, after attending teachings by H.E Tai Situpa, I decided to go to McLeod Ganj where H.H. Dalai Lama was giving all-day transmissions at his monastery. Anyone who has visited this monastery will know that approaching and entering it is not straightforward for a first-timer. I arrived when the teachings [...]

By |2021-06-14T16:35:10+02:00June 14th, 2021|community, dharma, meditation, mindfulness|0 Comments

Update from Pippa

Sitting indoors sheltering from a thunderstorm with my petrified dogs wanting reassurance is time for reflections. My so-called retirement time continues to be full of activity both at home, on-site and less so in Rietvaly. The weather has been hugely challenging for the gardens and residents with a period of searing heat followed by heavy [...]

By |2021-03-07T14:46:45+02:00March 7th, 2021|community, environment, Non Profit|0 Comments

Cultivating Confidence on the Path

A Contemplation from Alan Muller "With shamata practice, we learn to detect impulses in their early stages. We can check an impulse toward anger before exploding like a volcano. If we do not recognize that impulse, then the repetition of angry outbursts strengthens the tendency toward anger and creates its own karmic energy, it's own [...]

By |2021-03-07T14:49:00+02:00March 7th, 2021|dharma, meditation, mindfulness|1 Comment

Daily Life Dharma in the Time of COVID by the Lazy Buddhist

2021 is here and for those of us living in South Africa the year got off to a rather peculiar start. Like a teenage time-warp, we had a 9 pm curfew on New Year’s Eve! This is neither the first nor the last change that living through a pandemic has brought to our lives. At [...]

By |2021-02-01T19:41:44+02:00February 1st, 2021|community, writing|0 Comments

December 2020 Update from Pippa

Sunset from top of Temple Hill With mid-summer fast approaching, it is hard to believe that a globally challenging year is drawing to a close. Who knows what the future holds for us? We have certainly entered an ever-growing world of electronic communication with so much being offered on Zoom.  Wonderful opportunities for [...]

By |2020-12-14T21:50:03+02:00December 14th, 2020|community, environment, permaculture|0 Comments

Fierce Compassion Retreat Dec 2020

with Lucy Draper-Clarke and Melanie Castleman   Fierce Compassion Retreat - what an amazing group of Kalis and Taras. We stretched and danced and sat in stillness. We connected and laughed and hiked. We stuck out our tongues in Simhasana and laughed from our bellies. I so loved holding the space with @melanie_castleman after all [...]

By |2020-12-14T21:50:44+02:00December 14th, 2020|mindfulness, retreat, Yoga|0 Comments

Visit to Joburg for Tikologo and Rietvaly Trainees

An educational trip was organised to Johannesburg for the Tikologo and Rietvaly permaculture trainees by Sustainable Community Development NGO.  The group of young people, including 3 men and 4 women were selected as they had all been fully involved in an initial 4-day workshop held both on-site at Tikologo and at the Tirisano crèche site [...]

By |2020-12-14T21:39:51+02:00December 12th, 2020|community, environment, Non Profit, permaculture|0 Comments
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