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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

Winter Update from Pippa

In mid-June the cold creeps in as the sunsets. I have just come in from the cold where I braved a bowl of soup while watching the sky colours change and the waxing sickle moon and  Venus and Mars growing brighter as the darkness crept in.  The welcome wood-burning stove is now glowing, bringing needed [...]

By |2021-09-03T15:05:52+02:00September 3rd, 2021|blog, community, environment|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

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

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

Heritage Weekend Retreat

Over the Heritage long weekend, we hosted the awesome Dale de Klerk and his Being Me yogis for a relaxing weekend of laughter, fun, photography, and yoga. This was the first retreat that we hosted after 6 months of lockdown. Nervously we prepped and dusted and shopped, and hoped we remembered how to do this! [...]

By |2020-10-22T12:20:54+02:00October 20th, 2020|environment, mindfulness, Therapy, Yoga|1 Comment
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