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Easter Weekend Getaway

A Long Easter Weekend Get Away in Restorative Nature with Trish Swift, Sharon Benatar, and Pippa Cope This weekend is open to all - families, individuals, friends, teens, and kids are welcome. There will be separate activities for adults and children/teens in the mornings, and combined activities or free time in the afternoons and evenings. [...]

Waters of Renewal

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

Befriending Your Demons – A Women’s Day Retreat

Join us for this 4-night retreat from Wednesday 9 August (public holiday) to Sunday 13 August with Vera Hey. You are also welcome to come for a shorter stay - email us for options. Men also welcome! “You cannot defeat darkness by running from it, nor can you conquer your inner demons by hiding [...]

Daily Life Dharma by the lazy Buddhist

Drupon Rinpoche often teaches that the way to understand the Dharma is to look at yourself. He suggests looking at your ways of thinking, talking, and conducting yourself and seeing if your words and conduct are consistent with the Dharma. It has been an interesting week, I faced two difficult situations, one business, and one [...]

By |2022-10-29T15:26:31+02:00October 29th, 2022|community, dharma, writing|0 Comments

Courage and Care – Women’s Day Retreat

with Lucy Draper-Clarke and Mammatli Thakhuli-Nzuza At first glance, courage and care may seem like opposites: one tough and strong, the other soft and fluffy. Explore more deeply, though, and they intertwine as the mother archetype, offering us access to feminine wisdom. From the clarity that arises in the face of compassion, the greatest courage [...]

Compassion and the Foundations of Buddhist Practice

The 3rd of March is the Tibetan New Year of the Water-Tiger. The first fifteen days of the lunar year are known as the fifteen days of the Buddha's miracles, when the Buddha, who was usually reluctant to show his miraculous powers, did display miracles in order to increase the faith of his followers.

By |2022-01-17T15:48:58+02:00January 17th, 2022|, , , , |0 Comments

Loving Awareness

with Lucy Draper-Clarke As you step into this new year, what needs your loving awareness? A relationship, a project, your work, home, or family? You may be holding sorrow for the past or anxiety about the future. The best place to start is bringing caring attention to your own body, heart, and mind. Time away, [...]

Daily Life Dharma – No harm

Back in the late 1900s, (I kid you not, it was 1997!) my now-husband and I spent just under a year travelling around America in a camper van. It was the most amazing adventure and something I have thought of often in the last few weeks as the Gabby Petito murder unfolds. At the same [...]

By |2021-11-05T13:48:12+02:00November 5th, 2021|blog, community, vision, writing|0 Comments
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