Reflecting

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 [...]

By |2024-01-11T16:17:40+02:00January 11th, 2024|community, Contemplative, dharma, meditation, mindfulness|0 Comments

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 [...]

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 [...]

Befriending Your Demons – A Women’s Day Retreat

Join us for this 4-night retreat from Wednesday 9 August (public holiday) to Sunday 13 August with Vera Hey. You are also welcome to come for a shorter stay - email us for options. Men also welcome! “You cannot defeat darkness by running from it, nor can you conquer your inner demons by hiding [...]

Welcome/Welkom to Zeerust

  Update June 2023: The gravel road from the Rietvaly turnoff 9 km after Groot Marico has been fixed and graded and is passable once more in a normal sedan car. A reminder to drive slowly and you will arrive with all 4 tyres intact! As you may have seen, we have started recommending that [...]

By |2024-01-29T12:40:29+02:00October 30th, 2022|blog, community, environment|2 Comments

Daily Life Dharma by the lazy Buddhist

Drupon Rinpoche often teaches that the way to understand the Dharma is to look at yourself. He suggests looking at your ways of thinking, talking, and conducting yourself and seeing if your words and conduct are consistent with the Dharma. It has been an interesting week, I faced two difficult situations, one business, and one [...]

By |2022-10-29T15:26:31+02:00October 29th, 2022|community, dharma, writing|0 Comments

Take a Break

“What is this life, if full of care, We have no time to stand and stare?” Leisure, W.H. Davies Our Christmas/New Year retreat will be a chance to leave aside the stresses and busyness of city and town and spend time getting in touch with the natural world, the elements as well as our inner [...]

Courage and Care – Women’s Day Retreat

with Lucy Draper-Clarke and Mammatli Thakhuli-Nzuza At first glance, courage and care may seem like opposites: one tough and strong, the other soft and fluffy. Explore more deeply, though, and they intertwine as the mother archetype, offering us access to feminine wisdom. From the clarity that arises in the face of compassion, the greatest courage [...]

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