mindfulness

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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