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Getting Back to Nature

Join Eckhard Druschke, a birding, hiking, star-gazing, and nature enthusiast for a relaxing getaway in the beautiful Groot Marico Bushveld for a weekend of walks & talks on bird and tree identification. In the evening Eckhard will talk about our amazing Southern African sky, identifying various constellations, planets, and stars, while also providing a little [...]

By |2022-11-06T17:02:50+02:00November 6th, 2022|, , |0 Comments

Take a Break

“What is this life, if full of care, We have no time to stand and stare?” Leisure, W.H. Davies Our Christmas/New Year retreat will be a chance to leave aside the stresses and busyness of city and town and spend time getting in touch with the natural world, the elements as well as our inner [...]

Country Living with Tanja

I cannot believe that I have been at Tara Rokpa for a year already.  The time has gone so fast.  It certainly has been a year filled with trials, tribulations, new experiences and great learning.  It has been wonderful meeting interesting people, making friends, learning different cooking methods, getting accustomed to a new landscape, and [...]

By |2021-11-17T17:29:38+02:00November 17th, 2021|blog, community, environment|0 Comments

Springing into Action

The view outside my back door. The first of the colloquially named ”Piet-my-vrou” (red chested) cuckoos arrived back yesterday. It always heralds spring in my mind. They stay with us, laying their eggs in the host’s nests until the autumn takes them to warmer climes. Their incessant calling can be heard on all [...]

By |2020-10-20T08:03:03+02:00October 20th, 2020|community, writing|0 Comments

Balancing your life is “elementary”

The Elements with Pippa Cope 28 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019 “Appreciate the beginners’ mind, the secret of good practice.” With these words, Dónal Creedon closed his week-long session with approximately 20 retreatants at the Tara Rokpa Center in Groot Marico. Grounding Earth During the retreat, Pippa Cope, long-term resident at the [...]

By |2019-01-15T18:35:43+02:00January 10th, 2019|dharma, environment, meditation, mindfulness|0 Comments
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