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A TRC Xmas/ New Year Retreat

“Every man wants to be happy, but in order to be so he needs first to understand what happiness is.” Jean-Jacques Rousseau.

“If happiness is indeed a way of being, a state of consciousness and inner freedom, there is essentially nothing to prevent us from achieving it.” Matthieu Ricard.

We will look at what happiness is and how to foster it.


Talks, guided meditations, painting mani mantras.

Nurture with Nature: Exploring the Five Tibetan Elements.

Mindful Movement based on restorative yoga and somatics.

Other activities:

Walks, swimming, star gazing, reading, birding, doing nothing.
Various activities in the surrounding area – please consult info@marico.co.za


R5000 for 10 nights, including all meals, for a twin room with a shared bathroom. There are a limited number of single rooms, and rooms with en suite bathroom – a supplement will apply for these rooms.

Plus dana for Alan and Pippa.


Please click here to go to our online booking form.

A 50% deposit will secure your booking.


Alan MullerAlan Muller 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 monks vows. Alan remained a novice monk for six years and now presents courses and retreats as a layperson.


Pippa Cope offers mindful movement, including somatics and Donna Farhi-inspired yoga. She has been involved with the Tara Rokpa Therapy process for 20 years as a senior helper in South Africa and Zimbabwe and has offered workshops in Canada. Pippa has been resident at TRC for over 15 years as jack of all trades. She previously spent her professional life working as an Occupational Therapist, Social Worker and Community Development manager.