mindfulness

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 |2021-07-25T16:59:49+02:00December 26th, 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

A Mindful Weekend

Mind full or Mindful? Modern life is very busy and we feel there is not enough time which causes great stress and offers little peace. Mindfulness can change this. Come and spend a weekend practicing mindful meditation to create more peace and tranquility within yourself. Mindfulness and meditation are known to help sleep better and [...]

By |2021-02-10T18:19:32+02:00April 30th, 2021|, , |0 Comments

Insight Retreat : Working Creatively with Negative Emotions – Choden

Many people relentlessly battle with their emotions and end up leading conflicted and unhappy lives. But this does not have to be the case. In Buddhism the negative emotions are described as ‘mind poisons’, but the poison contains hidden gold. This retreat will focus on working creatively with the negative emotions that afflict us. It [...]

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

New Year No Intentions Retreat

with Lucy Draper-Clarke "The best laid schemes of mice and men Often go awry, And leave us nought but grief and pain, For promised joy! Robert Burns As 2020 showed us, we have entered a time of disruption. How many of us set goals and intentions for the new year, and then had to take [...]

By |2021-01-16T16:00:44+02:00February 19th, 2021|, , , |0 Comments

Fierce Compassion Retreat Dec 2020

with Lucy Draper-Clarke and Melanie Castleman   Fierce Compassion Retreat - what an amazing group of Kalis and Taras. We stretched and danced and sat in stillness. We connected and laughed and hiked. We stuck out our tongues in Simhasana and laughed from our bellies. I so loved holding the space with @melanie_castleman after all [...]

By |2020-12-14T21:50:44+02:00December 14th, 2020|mindfulness, retreat, Yoga|0 Comments

Fierce Compassion Yoga Retreat

~ GET TO KNOW YOUR SPIRITUAL WARRIOR ~ Are you ready to join Mel and Lucy to explore Fierce Compassion in your yoga and mindfulness practice? We will take the opportunity to: Explore our conscious awareness through the body, heart and mind Stay present with challenges to develop equanimity Bring curiosity and courage to our [...]

By |2020-10-18T11:46:26+02:00December 4th, 2020|, , |0 Comments
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