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The Value of Meditation in Challenging Times

Theme Each of us has the potential to be whole and free, but few of us realise this potential. Many of us go through our lives under a spell of imperfection – thinking and feeling that things are not right with us and life never really hits the spot. There is a gnawing feeling of [...]

By |2021-11-20T10:50:23+02:00December 26th, 2021|, , , , |0 Comments

Living Compassionately in Challenging Times

If we wish to find lasting happiness, we need to look at how to tame the mind and uncover our compassionate nature. We are so lucky to still be able to access the wisdom of ancient Tibetan masters, whose advice is very relevant in today's degenerate times. The text The Eight verses for Training the [...]

Green Tara Practice Weekend

Green Tara is a beloved meditation deity in the pantheon of Tibetan Buddhism. She symbolizes the compassion and action of all the Buddhas, and is able to swiftly liberate us from fears. She is usually depicted in traditional art with her right leg bent, ready to jump up to help all sentient beings. She has [...]

By |2021-10-03T20:40:08+02:00October 8th, 2021|, , |0 Comments

Daily Life Drama by the lazy Buddhist

Goodness, I am showing my age. Way back in 2007, when Clive Holmes visited South Africa, I was fortunate enough to attend his Better Health through Meditation Retreat at the Randburg Centre. It was in the good old days, long before Drupon Rinpoche pointed out that taking notes was not the best way to benefit [...]

By |2021-06-14T17:20:14+02:00June 14th, 2021|community, dharma, mindfulness|0 Comments

Seeing the Dharma path in life situations

On my first visit to India, after attending teachings by H.E Tai Situpa, I decided to go to McLeod Ganj where H.H. Dalai Lama was giving all-day transmissions at his monastery. Anyone who has visited this monastery will know that approaching and entering it is not straightforward for a first-timer. I arrived when the teachings [...]

By |2021-06-14T16:35:10+02:00June 14th, 2021|community, dharma, meditation, mindfulness|0 Comments

Cultivating Confidence on the Path

A Contemplation from Alan Muller "With shamata practice, we learn to detect impulses in their early stages. We can check an impulse toward anger before exploding like a volcano. If we do not recognize that impulse, then the repetition of angry outbursts strengthens the tendency toward anger and creates its own karmic energy, it's own [...]

By |2021-03-07T14:49:00+02:00March 7th, 2021|dharma, meditation, mindfulness|1 Comment

Kagyu Practice Retreat

Please join us for a full moon weekend to reconnect with practice, lineage, and old Dharma friends. The benefits and merits of practicing on moon days are immeasurable. Lama Yeshe Rinpoche has advised us to practice the first two special foundational practices of Refuge and Bodhicitta, and Dorje Sempa. Included will be talks,  meditation sessions, [...]

By |2021-01-24T19:21:13+02:00February 26th, 2021|, , , |0 Comments

Experience The Heart Sutra Over Valentine’s Weekend with Ava Avalos

In the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, come study and explore the mysterious wisdom of the Heart Sutra, known in Buddhism as ‘The Prajnaparamita.’ This ancient and sacred text will form the foundation of Zen Buddhist Mindfulness Practices to open your heart - including sitting, walking, dancing & singing. The workshop will be facilitated by [...]

By |2020-01-10T16:34:21+02:00February 14th, 2020|, , , , , |0 Comments
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