Making Friends with Ourselves – A Mindfulness Retreat

“She looked her demons right in the eye and said “don’t you worry…” we will become the best of friends.” – N.R. Hart We all have our “demons”. They are parts of ourselves that we don’t approve of, don’t accept, don’t like, deny, hate, fight, and do our best to conquer. What if we were [...]

Echos from an Empty Sky – Meditation Retreat with Dónal Creedon

Tara Rokpa Centre Tara Rokpa Centre, Groot Marico District, North West Province, South Africa

“All things hang like a drop of dew Upon a blade of grass.” ~ W.B.Yeats This year we will continue to explore the human condition, particularly our common experience of disillusionment and disappointment in life. According to the Buddha, the source of trouble is self-grasping and in particular the afflicted mind (kliṣṭamanas). The Sanskrit word [...]