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with Samten Drime

Samten will present the Foundations of Buddhism in the context of Chenrezig, the embodiment of Compassion of all of the Buddhas. There will be practice sessions as well as talks.

Participants are welcome to come for the whole 10-day retreat, or only part thereof.

The 3rd of March is the Tibetan New Year of the Water-Tiger. The first fifteen days of the lunar year are known as the fifteen days of the Buddha’s miracles, when the Buddha, who was usually reluctant to show his miraculous powers, did display miracles in order to pacify challengers from other philosophical schools. Practice during these 15 days is considered most auspicious, with the merit being multiplied millions of times.

Samten Drime

Samten is a Buddhist monk from Samye Ling Monastery in Scotland. He was raised in Zimbabwe and has studied and has done long retreats in the Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.



  6:00 – 7:00 Green Tara Prayers
  7:00 Breakfast
  8:30 – 10:00 Session
  10:00 – 10:30 Tea
  10:30 – 12:00 Session
  12:00 Lunch
  14:00 – 15:30 Session
  15:30 – 16:00 Tea
  16:00 – 18:00 Rest/Free time/Walk
  18:00 Supper
  19:00 – 20:30 Session


The full retreat starts with supper at 18:00 on Thursday 3 March. And ends with lunch on Sunday 13 March. Participants are welcome to join in anytime during the retreat.


The cost includes all meals from supper on your day of arrival until lunch on your day of departure. It also includes a voluntary environmental levy. There is a 10% discount for participants staying for 10 days. Membership discounts also apply.

 10 Nights  2 Nights
Twin/double room with en suite bathroom (per person sharing):   R6,450   R1,480
Twin/double room with shared bathroom (per person sharing):   R5,450   R1,260
Single room with shared bathroom:   R7,250   R1,660
Single use of ensuite room (if space available):   R8,150   R1,860
Dormitory   R4,450   R1,040
Camping (own tent)   R3,550   R840


We would like this retreat to be accessible by all, but we do need to cover our costs. Please email us at tararokpacentre@gmail.com for concessionary rates.

If you would like to come for a custom amount of days, please also email us for costs at tararokpacentre@gmail.com.

To Book

Please click here to book using our online booking form. Mention which day you would like to arrive, and how long you would like to stay under the “Other Info” tab.