mindfulness

ZenPen – Writing, Being and Meditation

Join us for A Writing, Being, and Meditation Retreat with Dorian Haarhoff for a weekend, with the option to extend your experience to the following Wednesday for A Stream of Words Retreat. We can make our minds so like still water that beings gather about us to see their own images, and so live for [...]

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 [...]

Easter Weekend Getaway

A Long Easter Weekend Get Away in Restorative Nature with Trish Swift, Sharon Benatar, and Pippa Cope This weekend is open to all - families, individuals, friends, teens, and kids are welcome. There will be separate activities for adults and children/teens in the mornings, and combined activities or free time in the afternoons and evenings. [...]

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 [...]

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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, [...]

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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 [...]

Speak with Clarity, Listen with Compassion

“When you are busy judging people, you have no time to love them.”  Marshall Rosenberg When interacting with others, we often find ourselves triggered and then communicate in ways that hurt or harm - ourselves, the other, or the relationship between us.  Our conditioned ideas of what it means to communicate, especially during times of [...]

Weaving Intentions

Instead of setting goals, making New Year’s resolutions, and creating long to-do lists, how would it feel to start the year simply connecting deeply with how you long to live? During this retreat, we will explore how to meet each moment of our lives with clarity and care, not just at the start of the [...]

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 [...]

Letting Go

One day a donkey was walking along the road carrying a heavy load of baggage. He became very thirsty and finally spotted a little lake but it was way down off the road. So he took the load off his back, and ran to have a drink of water. When he came back the baggage [...]

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