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“The Three Trainings” are essential teachings and instructions on ethics (morality), concentration (meditation), and wisdom.

We need to develop our ethics, meditation, and wisdom in order to transform our current afflicted mental states and hence progress on the path. The Three Trainings are important both in Buddhist and worldly contexts; learning to lead a more wholesome life by benefiting others and refraining from harm, making the mind more emotionally balanced, and developing both practical wisdom and rational analysis.

The retreat starts on Tuesday evening 3 March and finishes on Sunday 8 March at lunchtime.

There is also the option of only coming for the weekend from Friday 6 to Sunday 8 March.


Khenpo Lekthong became a monk when he was 15 years old and graduated from Karma Shri Nalanda Institute of Rumtek monastery (monastery of HH Karmapa in Sikkim.) He studied mainly Buddhist philosophy and also some languages, western philosophy and comparative religions. After Khenpo Lekthong graduated, he taught in Rumtek for some years, after which time he focused more on research. Khenpo’s speciality is focussed around Karma Kagyu religion and history. Presently Khenpo Lekthong lives at Ralang monastery, the monastery of Goshir Gyaltsab Rinpoche, heart son of HH 16 Gyalwa Karmapa, where he works for Rinpoche as a translator. Khenpo is a Buddhist author and speaks fluent English.





The cost covers food and accommodation. In order to make these teachings available to all, we are offering a flat rate of R500 pp per night. If you can afford the normal TRC rates and would like to book single or en suite rooms, please contact us for availability.

3 – 8 March: R2500

6 – 8 March: R1000

Dharma teachers are not paid for teachings. Dana (a monetary offering) to the teacher is a way of expressing your appreciation for the teachings.


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