Lama Tour with Lama Rinchen

  Lama Yeshe Rinpoche with Lamas Tsondru, Zangmo and Rinchen at Samye Ling during the Kagyu Monlams During March, our southern African centres had the privilege of hosting Lama Rinchen Palmo, one of the lamas in the Samye Ling mandala, for 3 weeks. Lama Rinchen is based in Belgium at Kagyu Samye Dzong [...]

By |2024-05-28T11:57:00+02:00May 28th, 2024|dharma, meditation, mindfulness, retreat|0 Comments

New Horizons – A Retreat Perspective

Tara Rokpa Centre remains beautiful even after fires, the charred remains of trees interspersed with bright new shrubs and seedlings. I have never seen buds look more hopeful. I was burned out too on arrival, so smiled at my reflection in the landscape. This was my first visit, and my sense of where I was [...]

By |2024-01-23T15:57:58+02:00January 23rd, 2024|Contemplative, meditation, mindfulness, retreat|0 Comments

A Courageous Heart

Our minds are naturally perfect but because of our obscurations and afflictions, we have forgotten our true pure nature. The noble Tara is the embodiment of the swift and courageous compassion of all of the Buddhas, and by invoking her energy, she can swiftly liberate us from our fears by connecting us to our intrinsic courageous [...]

The Lamp that Shines the Way

with Alan Muller Atisha's most celebrated text, Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment, sets forth the entire Buddhist path within the framework of three levels of motivation on the part of the practitioner. This retreat will concentrate on the sections of the text which cover meditation and wisdom. Sessions will include guided meditations associated with [...]

By |2024-04-30T12:01:15+02:00February 9th, 2023|, , , , |0 Comments

Vajrayana Practice Weekend

with Alan Muller Please join us this Lunar New Year weekend to reconnect with practice, lineage, and old and new Dharma friends. The benefits and merits of practicing together with fellow travelers on the path are immeasurable. Alan will tell us stories, give us practical advice, and guided meditations. There will be time for walks, [...]

Freedom from Fears

Our minds are naturally perfect but because of our obscurations and afflictions, we have forgotten our true pure nature. In the Vajrayana practices of Tibetan Buddhism, there are many meditations that help us remember who we truly are, and are able to cut through the illusory appearances of cyclic existence. The chanting practice of Green [...]

By |2022-11-10T19:00:41+02:00November 10th, 2022|, , , , |0 Comments

Becoming Fearless – Annual Green Tara Practice Retreat

Green Tara is a beloved meditation deity in the pantheon of Tibetan Buddhism. She symbolizes the compassion and action of all the Buddhas, and is able to swiftly liberate us from fear. She is usually depicted in traditional art with her right leg bent, ready to jump up to help all sentient beings. She has [...]

By |2024-04-30T11:23:34+02:00November 6th, 2022|, , |0 Comments

Daily Life Dharma – Taking Stock

by the lazy Buddhist Happy New Year! It’s 2022 and I’m probably not the only one who happily waved goodbye to 2021 and its challenges. Early on in the year, I came across a Facebook post in which H.E. Garchen Rinpoche talks of what Khenpo Munsel Rinpoche taught him while in prison. ‘When you find [...]

By |2022-01-25T12:57:10+02:00January 25th, 2022|blog, community, dharma, other, writing|0 Comments

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+02:00July 25th, 2021|, , , , |0 Comments
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