Contemplation

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 [...]

New Horizons – A Retreat Perspective

Tara Rokpa Centre remains beautiful even after fires, the charred remains of trees interspersed with bright new shrubs and seedlings. I have never seen buds look more hopeful. I was burned out too on arrival, so smiled at my reflection in the landscape. This was my first visit, and my sense of where I was [...]

By |2024-01-23T15:57:58+02:00January 23rd, 2024|Contemplative, meditation, mindfulness, retreat|0 Comments

A Peaceful Reminder – Daily Life Dharma

by the lazy Buddhist I had the good fortune to welcome 2024 while attending Donal Creedon’s wonderful online retreat. The retreat theme was Peace and it was based on Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche’s reminder that the nature of mind is already peace. During the introductory talk, Donal spoke of the Quiet room that can be found [...]

By |2024-01-11T16:17:40+02:00January 11th, 2024|community, Contemplative, dharma, meditation, mindfulness|0 Comments

Get Set for 2024: New Year Retreat

Do you need time to refocus and reconnect? Are you yearning to change direction or deepen your current work? Do you wish for a gentle start to 2024? How would it feel to start the year simply? This offering extends the Weaving Intentions retreat for a 4-night stay or includes the Speak with Clarity, Listen [...]

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 [...]

Imprinting Intentions – a New Year Retreat

with Dr Lucy Draper-Clarke Perhaps there's no need for personal growth, to make a mark or to get ahead? Instead of goals, resolutions, and To Do lists, how would it feel to be present without resistance and to watch life unfold? If this sounds like the gentle invitation you need for 2023, then please join [...]

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 [...]

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