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Join us for calm moments of flow, reflection, and renewal as 2023 comes to a close. Absorb the beauty of Tara Rokpa Retreat Centre (TRC), swim in “The Eye” (the deepest freshwater spring on the continent), walk mindfully, and sit under the waterfalls. Let go and Refresh.

Together we will practice Zen in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, facilitated by Dharma Teacher, Dr. Ava Avalos & OI Aspirant & Psychologist, Ms. Betsho Mokgatlhe – Practice, Open, Relax, Swim, Chant, Dance, and Sing!


Always Beginning – Always Anew


Ava is an ordained Dharma Teacher in the Tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh.  She facilitates Tshedisa Sangha in Botswana – the first African Zen Sangha on the continent.  She is a dancer, yogini, HIV/TB specialist physician, and AIDS activist. She currently leads the Botswana National Advanced HIV Care Initiative, is a Research Associate of the Botswana Harvard AIDS Institute and the Botswana-Baylor Children’s Centre for Clinical Excellence. Apart from medicine, yoga, and dance, she does her best to keep up with her two high-spirited pups Rico & Raina







The costs include all meals, and accommodation from Friday supper to lunch on Monday.

 2 Nights
 Dormitory  R1,100.00
 Twin/double room with shared bathroom (sharing, per person):  R1,300.00
 Twin/double room with en suite bathroom (sharing, per person):  R1,500.00
 Single room with shared bathroom (only 3 available):  R1,700.00
 Single ensuite room  R1,900.00


To Book:

Please fill in our online booking form to reserve your spot.