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A Mindful Weekend

Mind full or Mindful? Modern life is very busy and we feel there is not enough time which causes great stress and offers little peace. Mindfulness can change this. Come and spend a weekend practicing mindful meditation to create more peace and tranquility within yourself. Mindfulness and meditation are known to help sleep better and [...]

By |2021-02-10T18:19:32+02:00April 30th, 2021|, , |0 Comments

Family Easter Camp 2021

Easter Camp this year will be a relaxed weekend with optional fun activities guided by a team of facilitators. The retreat starts with lunch on Good Friday and ends with lunch on Easter Monday. Activities include: Playing with Art Materials Guided Relaxation exercises Singing and Body Percussion Dancing Mindful Movement Qigong Restorative Yoga Meditation Walks [...]

Update from Pippa

Sitting indoors sheltering from a thunderstorm with my petrified dogs wanting reassurance is time for reflections. My so-called retirement time continues to be full of activity both at home, on-site and less so in Rietvaly. The weather has been hugely challenging for the gardens and residents with a period of searing heat followed by heavy [...]

By |2021-03-07T14:46:45+02:00March 7th, 2021|community, environment, Non Profit|0 Comments

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

Daily Life Dharma in the Time of COVID by the Lazy Buddhist

2021 is here and for those of us living in South Africa the year got off to a rather peculiar start. Like a teenage time-warp, we had a 9 pm curfew on New Year’s Eve! This is neither the first nor the last change that living through a pandemic has brought to our lives. At [...]

By |2021-02-01T19:41:44+02:00February 1st, 2021|community, writing|0 Comments

December 2020 Update from Pippa

Sunset from top of Temple Hill With mid-summer fast approaching, it is hard to believe that a globally challenging year is drawing to a close. Who knows what the future holds for us? We have certainly entered an ever-growing world of electronic communication with so much being offered on Zoom.  Wonderful opportunities for [...]

By |2020-12-14T21:50:03+02:00December 14th, 2020|community, environment, permaculture|0 Comments

Changing humanity one person at a time

I felt a fair amount of trepidation ahead of spending my first Christmas away from family and friends, meditating with a group of strangers - but I have no regrets! Tara Rokpa Centre is situated in a beautiful part of South Africa’s North West Province, in a lush green valley where every day is full [...]

By |2020-01-10T11:31:28+02:00January 9th, 2020|dharma, environment, meditation, mindfulness|0 Comments

Daily Life Dharma #5 by the Lazy Buddhist

I went a round in the ring with impermanence the other day and I gotta tell ya, impermanence whipped my butt. Am I allowed to say butt in a Buddhist newsletter? It’s politer than the alternative I had in mind. Anyway, the lead up was typical of your average boxing match. Both parties go in [...]

By |2018-11-13T00:34:05+02:00November 11th, 2018|dharma|0 Comments
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