Wellness

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. [...]

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 [...]

The Invasion of the Irish

I am beginning to think that we are going through a quiet Irish invasion at the Tara Rokpa Centre.  It kicked off with a month-long retreat with Dónal Creedon in November and December, then we followed up with Brion Sweeney in April for a bit of mindfulness.  In my ignorance (before coming to TRC) I [...]

By |2023-06-24T17:05:50+02:00June 24th, 2023|blog, community, other|0 Comments

Family Easter Camp 2023

This long weekend getaway in the glorious autumnal bushveld will be facilitated by senior Tara Rokpa Therapist Brion Sweeney, from Ireland. The weekend will be structured around the theme of  “Mindfulness in Everyday Life”. This will include Tara Rokpa Therapy methods and shiné meditation alongside specific mindfulness techniques given to Tara Rokpa therapists by Akong [...]

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 [...]

Imprinting Intentions – a New Year Retreat

with Dr Lucy Draper-Clarke Perhaps there's no need for personal growth, to make a mark or to get ahead? Instead of goals, resolutions, and To Do lists, how would it feel to be present without resistance and to watch life unfold? If this sounds like the gentle invitation you need for 2023, then please join [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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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