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Gentle Awakenings

Awaken your body from winter hibernation during this spring retreat with gentle restorative and somatic yoga. This weekend's activities are suitable for practitioners of all levels. The benefits include releasing tension from both the body and mind, with corresponding enhancement in mind states and sleep, and increased well-being. There will be guided relaxation and visualisation [...]

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

Easter Weekend Getaway

A Long Easter Weekend Get Away in Restorative Nature with Trish Swift, Sharon Benatar, and Pippa Cope This weekend is open to all - families, individuals, friends, teens, and kids are welcome. There will be separate activities for adults and children/teens in the mornings, and combined activities or free time in the afternoons and evenings. [...]

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 [...]

Waters of Renewal

Join us for calm moments of flow, reflection, and renewal as 2023 comes to a close. Absorb the beauty of Tara Rokpa Retreat Centre (TRC), swim in "The Eye" (the deepest freshwater spring on the continent), walk mindfully, and sit under the waterfalls. Let go and Refresh. Together we will practice Zen in the tradition [...]

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 [...]

Getting Back to Nature

Join Eckhard Druschke, a birding, hiking, star-gazing, and nature enthusiast for a relaxing getaway in the beautiful Groot Marico Bushveld for a weekend of walks & talks on bird and tree identification. In the evening Eckhard will talk about our amazing Southern African sky, identifying various constellations, planets, and stars, while also providing a little [...]

By |2022-11-06T17:02:50+02:00November 6th, 2022|, , |0 Comments

Spring Update from Pippa

I can’t believe it’s nearly November! The year seems to be flying by at great speed. We have had 2 nights with dramatic thunderstorms bringing much-needed rain to the parched land. It has been a high alert for fires for some time with all the dry grass and strong winds. There have been some devastating [...]

By |2022-10-30T21:43:19+02:00October 30th, 2022|community, environment, permaculture, retreat|2 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 [...]

Loving Awareness

with Lucy Draper-Clarke As you step into this new year, what needs your loving awareness? A relationship, a project, your work, home, or family? You may be holding sorrow for the past or anxiety about the future. The best place to start is bringing caring attention to your own body, heart, and mind. Time away, [...]

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