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Our minds are naturally perfect but because of our obscurations and afflictions, we have forgotten our true pure nature. The noble Tara is the embodiment of the swift and courageous compassion of all of the Buddhas, and by invoking her energy, she can swiftly liberate us from our fears by connecting us to our intrinsic courageous and compassionate heart essence.

During this weekend retreat, Lama Rinchen will give teachings on the various aspects of Tara and will lead us in the practice of her sadhana. This weekend is open to all who wish to explore the inner meaning of  Tara as an homage to the interconnectedness of all worlds and beings and develop trust in an open and fearless heart.



Of French descent, Lama Rinchen Palmo is a highly experienced meditation teacher who has spent over 12 years in retreat and has previously assisted with the supervision of the long retreats on Holy Isle. She is specialized in the Vajrayana practices of Tibetan Buddhism and has led many retreats on Arya Tara. She is one of the three Western female lamas who have been appointed within the Samye Ling mandala and is well known for her compassionate and down-to-earth style of teaching. She currently resides in Belgium where she divides her time between the Samye Dzong Brussels Centre and the Samye Meditation Gardens retreat centre in the countryside near the French border, which promotes both outer and inner ecology.



This is a Dana-based retreat. The cost of the retreat covers accommodation and lacto-ovo vegetarian meals from Friday supper to lunch on Sunday. It also includes a supplement for airfares and a voluntary enviro fee of R60. It excludes Dana, an offering to the teacher, as well as staff tips.

  Accommodation Type   Cost (2 nights)
  Camping (own tent)   R1,500
  Dormitory   R1,700
  Twin/double room with shared bathroom (sharing, per person):   R1,900
  Twin/double room with en suite bathroom (sharing, per person):   R2,100
  Single room with shared bathroom:   R2,300
  Single ensuite room   R2,500



Please click here to fill in the booking form. A 50% deposit will confirm your booking.