Reflecting

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

Winter Update from Pippa

In mid-June the cold creeps in as the sunsets. I have just come in from the cold where I braved a bowl of soup while watching the sky colours change and the waxing sickle moon and  Venus and Mars growing brighter as the darkness crept in.  The welcome wood-burning stove is now glowing, bringing needed [...]

By |2021-09-03T15:05:52+02:00September 3rd, 2021|blog, community, environment|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

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
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