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The Training Centre @ Tara Rokpa Centre for hire

Invitation to Lease the TRC Training Centre House and/or Permaculture Site Akong Rinpoche's Vision for Tara Rokpa Centre and the Training centre: Akong Rinpoche, the founder of Tara Rokpa Centre,  spoke of TRC flying on the following four wings: Therapy - It is a place for healing with many different kinds of healing therapy offered, [...]

By |2024-01-29T12:43:29+02:00January 28th, 2024|Accommodation, community, environment, other, permaculture|0 Comments

Summer 2023 Update

It is just past mid-summer and is a day with gentle rain, which is unusual in summer but most welcome. My entertainment for many hours of late has been sitting on my veranda watching birds. There is a tree full of nesting black-headed weavers just beyond my pond. They have built 25 nests so far, [...]

By |2024-01-21T12:08:23+02:00January 21st, 2024|community, environment, permaculture, vacancies|0 Comments

A Peaceful Reminder – Daily Life Dharma

by the lazy Buddhist I had the good fortune to welcome 2024 while attending Donal Creedon’s wonderful online retreat. The retreat theme was Peace and it was based on Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche’s reminder that the nature of mind is already peace. During the introductory talk, Donal spoke of the Quiet room that can be found [...]

By |2024-01-11T16:17:40+02:00January 11th, 2024|community, Contemplative, dharma, meditation, mindfulness|0 Comments

Mandela Volunteering Weekend

Hello all! I just returned from TRC where I spend a few days for the Mandela Volunteering Weekend, enjoying that special country place of ours. I really like to encourage you all, family, kids & friends to come out for a long weekend to relax & unwind. It is the ideal place for it. So [...]

By |2023-07-27T15:00:17+02:00July 27th, 2023|Birding, blog, community, environment, retreat|0 Comments

Autumn Update from Pippa

The “middle veld” South African autumn is here. Last night the temperature was zero and in the middle of the day 35. So it's once again a time for putting on and taking off layers of clothing. At this time of year, nature's clever seed dispersal is in full swing, the grass seed-eating birds busily [...]

By |2023-06-24T21:03:24+02:00June 24th, 2023|blog, community, Non Profit|0 Comments

Daily Life Dharma Winter 2023

by the lazy Buddhist Sravasti Abbey is an American Buddhist monastery that came up on my YouTube feed. I watched the welcome video on the home page of their website and there was a sentence that has stayed with me - We try to instil every task with the Buddhist values of non-harming, mindfulness, compassion [...]

By |2023-06-24T17:34:16+02:00June 24th, 2023|blog, community, Contemplative, mindfulness|0 Comments

The Invasion of the Irish

I am beginning to think that we are going through a quiet Irish invasion at the Tara Rokpa Centre.  It kicked off with a month-long retreat with Dónal Creedon in November and December, then we followed up with Brion Sweeney in April for a bit of mindfulness.  In my ignorance (before coming to TRC) I [...]

By |2023-06-24T17:05:50+02:00June 24th, 2023|blog, community, other|0 Comments

Friends of Tara Rokpa Centre

We are happy to announce that Monica Burr has offered to take over the role of champion of the Friends of TRC. Friends of TRC is the new 'membership' option that we have been rolling out for the past few years. Monica will be keeping an eye on our Friends admin, as well as promoting [...]

By |2023-02-09T22:02:51+02:00February 5th, 2023|community, Non Profit, other, retreat, vision, wish list|0 Comments

Spring Update from Pippa

I can’t believe it’s nearly November! The year seems to be flying by at great speed. We have had 2 nights with dramatic thunderstorms bringing much-needed rain to the parched land. It has been a high alert for fires for some time with all the dry grass and strong winds. There have been some devastating [...]

By |2022-10-30T21:43:19+02:00October 30th, 2022|community, environment, permaculture, retreat|2 Comments

Welcome/Welkom to Zeerust

  Update June 2023: The gravel road from the Rietvaly turnoff 9 km after Groot Marico has been fixed and graded and is passable once more in a normal sedan car. A reminder to drive slowly and you will arrive with all 4 tyres intact! As you may have seen, we have started recommending that [...]

By |2024-01-29T12:40:29+02:00October 30th, 2022|blog, community, environment|2 Comments
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