Buddhism

Lama Tour with Lama Rinchen

  Lama Yeshe Rinpoche with Lamas Tsondru, Zangmo and Rinchen at Samye Ling during the Kagyu Monlams During March, our southern African centres had the privilege of hosting Lama Rinchen Palmo, one of the lamas in the Samye Ling mandala, for 3 weeks. Lama Rinchen is based in Belgium at Kagyu Samye Dzong [...]

By |2024-05-28T11:57:00+02:00May 28th, 2024|dharma, meditation, mindfulness, retreat|0 Comments

ZenPen – Writing, Being and Meditation

Join us for A Writing, Being, and Meditation Retreat with Dorian Haarhoff for a weekend, with the option to extend your experience to the following Wednesday for A Stream of Words Retreat. We can make our minds so like still water that beings gather about us to see their own images, and so live for [...]

Echos from an Empty Sky – Meditation Retreat with Dónal Creedon

“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 [...]

Meditations from the Three Vehicles

It is said that the Buddha taught eighty-four thousand different methods to tame the minds of sentient beings because there were so many types of people with diverse temperaments and karmic tendencies. He taught the Dharma in three waves or Turnings of the Wheel of Dharma to suit the capacities of his students. These waves, [...]

By |2024-01-02T12:45:34+02:00January 2nd, 2024|, , , , |0 Comments

Calm Abiding Meditation with Karma Zangpo

Karma Zangpo will guide us in a weekend of instructions and practice of calm abiding meditation. This meditation is about quieting and stabilizing the mind. This weekend is open to all, whether starting out on the path of meditation, or a longer-term practitioner. The reason we practice meditation is to attain happiness. With regard to [...]

By |2023-06-24T20:57:32+02:00June 24th, 2023|, , , , |0 Comments

Daily Life Dharma Winter 2023

by the lazy Buddhist Sravasti Abbey is an American Buddhist monastery that came up on my YouTube feed. I watched the welcome video on the home page of their website and there was a sentence that has stayed with me - We try to instil every task with the Buddhist values of non-harming, mindfulness, compassion [...]

By |2023-06-24T17:34:16+02:00June 24th, 2023|blog, community, Contemplative, mindfulness|0 Comments

The Lamp that Shines the Way

with Alan Muller Atisha's most celebrated text, Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment, sets forth the entire Buddhist path within the framework of three levels of motivation on the part of the practitioner. This retreat will concentrate on the sections of the text which cover meditation and wisdom. Sessions will include guided meditations associated with [...]

By |2024-04-30T12:01:15+02:00February 9th, 2023|, , , , |0 Comments

Selling Water by the River – Meditation Retreat with Dónal Creedon

Selling Water by the River A Buddhist meditation and study retreat with Dónal Creedon. 4 November to 2 December 2023 “All is hazard that we have, There is nothing biding; Days of pleasure are like streams Through fair meadows gliding. Weal and woe, time doth go, Time is never turning; Secret fates guide our states, [...]

By |2023-05-20T11:30:12+02:00December 25th, 2022|, , , , , |0 Comments

Vajrayana Practice Weekend

with Alan Muller Please join us this Lunar New Year weekend to reconnect with practice, lineage, and old and new Dharma friends. The benefits and merits of practicing together with fellow travelers on the path are immeasurable. Alan will tell us stories, give us practical advice, and guided meditations. There will be time for walks, [...]

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