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Extraordinary Purification Practices with Alan Muller

As a first-time visitor to Tara Rokpa Centre, it was easy for me to blend into the environment simply because of the scenery and it was what my heart had been yearning for, for a very long time. Completely different from what you get at a vacation, for me, a vacation means how do I [...]

By |2022-05-22T16:55:40+02:00May 22nd, 2022|blog, dharma, meditation|0 Comments

Autumn 2022 Update from Pippa

I’m sitting, gratefully basking in the warmth of my wood-burning stove on an unusually wet and cold May evening, with time to reflect on my semi-retired life here in Tara’s valley.   I joined Alan’s recent retreat on the Buddhist foundation practices and really benefitted personally. He skilfully and with his usual humility, kindness, and [...]

By |2022-05-22T16:59:15+02:00May 22nd, 2022|community, environment|0 Comments

Tales from the Bush – Tanja Feb 2022

The countryside and our little valley look immaculate and very green.  We have been blessed with a lot of rain in recent months leaving us with overflowing bridges and a very active waterfall.  This has prepared the soil for our tree planting activities at the centre.  With the assistance of Alhyrian from the permaculture site, [...]

By |2022-02-24T13:45:11+02:00February 24th, 2022|blog, community|0 Comments

Summer Update from Pippa

It’s a soggy Sunday keeping me indoors. This has been one of the wettest January I have recorded since arriving here 18 years ago. Nearly 300mm of rain which is half of our annual rainfall! Greenery is abundant and the grass and weed growth is phenomenal. It feels as if things grow as you look [...]

By |2022-02-13T11:04:16+02:00February 2nd, 2022|community, environment|0 Comments

Daily Life Dharma – Taking Stock

by the lazy Buddhist Happy New Year! It’s 2022 and I’m probably not the only one who happily waved goodbye to 2021 and its challenges. Early on in the year, I came across a Facebook post in which H.E. Garchen Rinpoche talks of what Khenpo Munsel Rinpoche taught him while in prison. ‘When you find [...]

By |2022-01-25T12:57:10+02:00January 25th, 2022|blog, community, dharma, other, writing|0 Comments

A Universal Familyhood

TO MY UNIVERSAL FAMILY AND FRIENDS A JOYOUS NEW YEAR – 2022 Paulo Senior and Paulo Junior joined us for the Compassionate Living in Difficult Times retreat with Alan and Pippa. This was their first visit to TRC, and hopefully not the last. One more challenging year has come to an end. But economic hardships [...]

By |2021-12-31T14:29:35+02:00December 31st, 2021|blog, community|0 Comments

Country Living with Tanja

I cannot believe that I have been at Tara Rokpa for a year already.  The time has gone so fast.  It certainly has been a year filled with trials, tribulations, new experiences and great learning.  It has been wonderful meeting interesting people, making friends, learning different cooking methods, getting accustomed to a new landscape, and [...]

By |2021-11-17T17:29:38+02:00November 17th, 2021|blog, community, environment|0 Comments

Spring Update by Pippa

A few weeks of spring rains have replenished the valley and brought welcome green growth.  The weather is however unpredictable and is not following the usual early summer patterns. Layers of clothing seem to go on and off according to the ever-changing temperatures. For me, a recent highlight was attending our recent Green Tara practice [...]

By |2021-11-18T07:57:09+02:00November 5th, 2021|community, environment, permaculture|0 Comments

Daily Life Dharma – No harm

Back in the late 1900s, (I kid you not, it was 1997!) my now-husband and I spent just under a year travelling around America in a camper van. It was the most amazing adventure and something I have thought of often in the last few weeks as the Gabby Petito murder unfolds. At the same [...]

By |2021-11-05T13:48:12+02:00November 5th, 2021|blog, community, vision, writing|0 Comments
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