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

A Courageous Heart

Our minds are naturally perfect but because of our obscurations and afflictions, we have forgotten our true pure nature. The noble Tara is the embodiment of the swift and courageous compassion of all of the Buddhas, and by invoking her energy, she can swiftly liberate us from our fears by connecting us to our intrinsic courageous [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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

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

Beyond the “Beyond Violence” Retreat

December, 2022, with Dónal Creedon  by Anton Krueger, Jan 2023   This was my first time back at the TRC in three years, and I’m happy to report that everything is still standing and it’s greener than ever. There’s still a dead tree at the farm pool, but the new trees on the lawn are [...]

By |2023-02-07T11:12:54+02:00February 7th, 2023|blog, Contemplative, dharma, meditation, mindfulness, retreat|2 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
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