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“If, when relaxed completely, one observes what happens, this very act in itself produces strength” – Jetsun Milarepa

A long weekend of guided meditations, contemplations, and exploring the above Milarepa quote.

There will be time to relax or go for walks, or to just be.

Milarepa was is Tibet’s most famous yogi. As a youth, he practised black magic and killed many enemies of his family. Later, feeling remorseful, he met his Guru Marpa and underwent great hardships, wearing only a simple cotton cloth and sustaining himself on nettles while meditating in high mountain caves, with such fierce determination that he gained the supreme accomplishment within that very lifetime. He gave secret mantra vehicle instructions to his disciples and composed many songs of realisation.


The retreat will be led by Alan Muller who took refuge in 1997 with Akong Rinpoche. In 2003, he completed a one-year closed retreat under the guidance of Lama Yeshe Rinpoche at Samye Ling Monastery in Scotland. During this period, he took novice monk’s vows. Alan remained a novice monk for six years and now presents courses and retreats as a layperson. He has formed Ngondro groups since 2004 around Southern Africa.


The cost includes accommodation, meals from Thursday evening to Sunday lunch, and a voluntary enviromental levy. It excludes dana for Alan, and staff tips.

  Camping (own tent)   R1200
  Dormitory   R1500
  Twin/double room with shared bathroom (per   person):   R1900
  Twin/double room with en suite bathroom (per   person):   R2200
  Single room with shared bathroom (only 3   available):   R2500
  Single use of ensuite room (if space available):   R2800

Please don’t let a lack of funds prevent you from attending the retreat – please speak to us about a work exchange – tararokpacentre@gmail.com.


Please complete the online booking form.

A 50% deposit will confirm your choice of accommodation.