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The Training Centre @ Tara Rokpa Centre for hire

Invitation to Lease the TRC Training Centre House and/or Permaculture Site Akong Rinpoche's Vision for Tara Rokpa Centre and the Training centre: Akong Rinpoche, the founder of Tara Rokpa Centre,  spoke of TRC flying on the following four wings: Therapy - It is a place for healing with many different kinds of healing therapy offered, [...]

By |2024-01-29T12:43:29+02:00January 28th, 2024|Accommodation, community, environment, other, permaculture|0 Comments

Summer 2023 Update

It is just past mid-summer and is a day with gentle rain, which is unusual in summer but most welcome. My entertainment for many hours of late has been sitting on my veranda watching birds. There is a tree full of nesting black-headed weavers just beyond my pond. They have built 25 nests so far, [...]

By |2024-01-21T12:08:23+02:00January 21st, 2024|community, environment, permaculture, vacancies|0 Comments

Autumn Update from Pippa

The “middle veld” South African autumn is here. Last night the temperature was zero and in the middle of the day 35. So it's once again a time for putting on and taking off layers of clothing. At this time of year, nature's clever seed dispersal is in full swing, the grass seed-eating birds busily [...]

By |2023-06-24T21:03:24+02:00June 24th, 2023|blog, community, Non Profit|0 Comments

Visit to Joburg for Tikologo and Rietvaly Trainees

An educational trip was organised to Johannesburg for the Tikologo and Rietvaly permaculture trainees by Sustainable Community Development NGO.  The group of young people, including 3 men and 4 women were selected as they had all been fully involved in an initial 4-day workshop held both on-site at Tikologo and at the Tirisano crèche site [...]

By |2020-12-14T21:39:51+02:00December 12th, 2020|community, environment, Non Profit, permaculture|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

Community Update – Summer 2020

We continue to enjoy the best summer rains we have had for many years. The rains have led to abundant growth, as well as challenges around maintenance, with leaking buildings, broken lawnmowers, electricity breakdowns on top of load shedding and often impassable dirt roads. But the saturated earth seems to be bursting with thanks. At [...]

By |2020-02-13T18:51:46+02:00February 13th, 2020|community, environment, permaculture|0 Comments

Community Projects Update

As the year draws to a close, welcome rains for the past 2 weeks have brought abundant growth to the previously parched earth. This will lessen the ever-present risk of destructive fires. A lot of my time and energy, along with a support team steered by Michele Schiess has been devoted to the new chapter [...]

By |2019-11-24T12:23:24+02:00November 24th, 2019|community, environment, Non Profit, permaculture|0 Comments

Tikologo Steward(s) Position September 2019

Background The Tikologo Permaculture Site is located within the grounds of the Tara Rokpa Centre. This is a peaceful retreat centre in the Groot Marico District, situated on 280 hectares of land. Although our roots are Buddhist, the centre is multi-purpose and offers opportunities for spiritual, emotional, social and environmental healing. Tara Rokpa Centre was [...]

By |2019-09-03T21:24:05+02:00September 3rd, 2019|environment, permaculture, vacancies|0 Comments

Growing Tikologo – November 2018 Update

It has been a while since we have posted an update in the TRC newsletter. This is not due to inactivity but maybe rather over-activity. The Tikologo site is in full on spring explosion with our nursery already bursting at the seams and the herb garden looking like a little oasis in the hot and [...]

By |2018-11-11T12:28:40+02:00November 11th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Update from Tikologo March 2018

Over the last few months Tikologo has experienced what we are now identifying as a seasonal activity induced media blackout. We insure you that this is a legitimate condition but hopefully the worst of it has passed and slowly our digital and social presence will return! That said it has really been a very [...]

By |2018-03-12T16:02:38+02:00March 12th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments
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