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New Horizons – A Retreat Perspective

Tara Rokpa Centre remains beautiful even after fires, the charred remains of trees interspersed with bright new shrubs and seedlings. I have never seen buds look more hopeful. I was burned out too on arrival, so smiled at my reflection in the landscape. This was my first visit, and my sense of where I was [...]

By |2024-01-23T15:57:58+02:00January 23rd, 2024|Contemplative, meditation, mindfulness, retreat|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

Retreating in December 2022 with Dónal Creedon – some pics

Beyond Violence Retreat with Dónal Creedon 25 Nov to 18 Dec 2022   Last morning - the survivors!   Misty sunrise     Early morning smoke offering         Morning Tara Puja in the Tara Shrine room Teaching session Gentle movement with [...]

By |2023-02-10T00:05:07+02:00February 10th, 2023|dharma, meditation, mindfulness, retreat, retreat photos|1 Comment

Beyond the “Beyond Violence” Retreat

December, 2022, with Dónal Creedon  by Anton Krueger, Jan 2023   This was my first time back at the TRC in three years, and I’m happy to report that everything is still standing and it’s greener than ever. There’s still a dead tree at the farm pool, but the new trees on the lawn are [...]

By |2023-02-07T11:12:54+02:00February 7th, 2023|blog, Contemplative, dharma, meditation, mindfulness, retreat|2 Comments

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

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

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

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
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