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Autumn 2024 Update from Pippa

Autumn is approaching with cooler nights and days. I love this time of year, which isn’t as spectacular as Autumn in Europe, but leaves fall from trees, and the long grass turns brownish yellow, thereby creating a fire risk until the summer rains appear in October. The recent bright autumn full moon heralded the increased [...]

By |2024-06-10T14:00:11+02:00April 30th, 2024|community, dharma, environment, Tara Rokpa Therapy|0 Comments

Summer 2023 Update

It is just past mid-summer and is a day with gentle rain, which is unusual in summer but most welcome. My entertainment for many hours of late has been sitting on my veranda watching birds. There is a tree full of nesting black-headed weavers just beyond my pond. They have built 25 nests so far, [...]

By |2024-01-21T12:08:23+02:00January 21st, 2024|community, environment, permaculture, vacancies|0 Comments

Autumn Update from Pippa

The “middle veld” South African autumn is here. Last night the temperature was zero and in the middle of the day 35. So it's once again a time for putting on and taking off layers of clothing. At this time of year, nature's clever seed dispersal is in full swing, the grass seed-eating birds busily [...]

By |2023-06-24T21:03:24+02:00June 24th, 2023|blog, community, Non Profit|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 Invasion of the Irish

I am beginning to think that we are going through a quiet Irish invasion at the Tara Rokpa Centre.  It kicked off with a month-long retreat with Dónal Creedon in November and December, then we followed up with Brion Sweeney in April for a bit of mindfulness.  In my ignorance (before coming to TRC) I [...]

By |2023-06-24T17:05:50+02:00June 24th, 2023|blog, community, other|0 Comments

Friends of Tara Rokpa Centre

We are happy to announce that Monica Burr has offered to take over the role of champion of the Friends of TRC. Friends of TRC is the new 'membership' option that we have been rolling out for the past few years. Monica will be keeping an eye on our Friends admin, as well as promoting [...]

By |2023-02-09T22:02:51+02:00February 5th, 2023|community, Non Profit, other, retreat, vision, wish list|0 Comments

Family Easter Camp 2023

This long weekend getaway in the glorious autumnal bushveld will be facilitated by senior Tara Rokpa Therapist Brion Sweeney, from Ireland. The weekend will be structured around the theme of  “Mindfulness in Everyday Life”. This will include Tara Rokpa Therapy methods and shiné meditation alongside specific mindfulness techniques given to Tara Rokpa therapists by Akong [...]

Summer Update from Pippa

It’s a soggy Sunday keeping me indoors. This has been one of the wettest January I have recorded since arriving here 18 years ago. Nearly 300mm of rain which is half of our annual rainfall! Greenery is abundant and the grass and weed growth is phenomenal. It feels as if things grow as you look [...]

By |2022-02-13T11:04:16+02:00February 2nd, 2022|community, environment|0 Comments

A Universal Familyhood

TO MY UNIVERSAL FAMILY AND FRIENDS A JOYOUS NEW YEAR – 2022 Paulo Senior and Paulo Junior joined us for the Compassionate Living in Difficult Times retreat with Alan and Pippa. This was their first visit to TRC, and hopefully not the last. One more challenging year has come to an end. But economic hardships [...]

By |2021-12-31T14:29:35+02:00December 31st, 2021|blog, community|0 Comments
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