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In the midst of the dramas of our karmic circumstances, it’s so difficult to realise that this is a relative movie AND that we, ourselves, have created the players and places!!

Join us in the tranquil, spiritual setting of TRC for a weekend with Melanie, of MEDITATION and EXPLORATION of our minds beyond our SELF-CREATED SUFFERING.

Melanie Polatinsky is a psychotherapist, and teacher of Tibetan Buddhism, and has been empowered to teach by Lama Yeshe Rinpoche, Abbot of Samye Ling Monastery, in Scotland. She has worked, taught and conducted retreats in a variety of fields for the past 45 years. These include meditation, dream work, death and dying, bereavement, inner child work, relationships, karma and reincarnation, inner peace, the five Wisdoms, discovering your true potential, and many other Buddhist topics including a Dzogchen View of life. She has done several self-retreats in India at Palpung Sherabling Monastery. Melanie runs a Tibetan Samye Dzong Centre in Johannesburg and is involved in ongoing teaching in the above fields as well as many aspects of Vajrayana practice. She also teaches a Bardo group to train people in the death and dying teachings of Tibetan Buddhism, as well as extensive direct work with the dying and their families. Melanie has a private practice in psychotherapy with a Buddhist approach.


The costs include accommodation, all meals, beverages and snacks, but excludes dana, an offering to the facilitator.

Single use of ensuite room (if space available):     R1800
Single use of twin/double room (if space available), shared bathroom:   R1700
Single room with shared bathroom (only 3 available):   R1600
Twin/double room with en suite bathroom (per person):   R1400
Twin/double room with shared bathroom (per person):   R1200
Dormitory:  R900
Camping (own tent):   R700

To Book:

Please fill in the booking form for each person attending.

A 50 % non-refundable but transferable, deposit will secure the accommodation of your choice.