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

Contemplative Photography

Join Martin for a weekend exploring photography as part of a contemplative practice. Develop strategies to express yourself with a camera and discover what it is you wish to express. From a cell phone to a large format film camera, any imaging device is welcome. The retreat will not be focused on the technical aspects [...]

By |2021-09-12T22:24:08+02:00November 19th, 2021|, , , , |0 Comments

Fearless Flow: Do Nothing…just Play!

Creative Play Retreat with Anton and the HA!Man Retreat Overview “We only play when we’re in the fullest sense of the word human beings, and we’re only fully human when we play.” - Fred Schiller Drawing on their extensive experience, Anton and the HA!Man will explore awareness and spontaneity as ways of being present, playing [...]

By |2021-08-07T14:36:35+02:00September 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

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
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