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ZenPen – Writing, Being and Meditation

Join us for A Writing, Being, and Meditation Retreat with Dorian Haarhoff for a weekend, with the option to extend your experience to the following Wednesday for A Stream of Words Retreat. We can make our minds so like still water that beings gather about us to see their own images, and so live for [...]

Get Set for 2024: New Year Retreat

Do you need time to refocus and reconnect? Are you yearning to change direction or deepen your current work? Do you wish for a gentle start to 2024? How would it feel to start the year simply? This offering extends the Weaving Intentions retreat for a 4-night stay or includes the Speak with Clarity, Listen [...]

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

Autumn 2022 Update from Pippa

I’m sitting, gratefully basking in the warmth of my wood-burning stove on an unusually wet and cold May evening, with time to reflect on my semi-retired life here in Tara’s valley.   I joined Alan’s recent retreat on the Buddhist foundation practices and really benefitted personally. He skilfully and with his usual humility, kindness, and [...]

By |2022-05-22T16:59:15+02:00May 22nd, 2022|community, environment|0 Comments

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

Daily Life Dharma – No harm

Back in the late 1900s, (I kid you not, it was 1997!) my now-husband and I spent just under a year travelling around America in a camper van. It was the most amazing adventure and something I have thought of often in the last few weeks as the Gabby Petito murder unfolds. At the same [...]

By |2021-11-05T13:48:12+02:00November 5th, 2021|blog, community, vision, writing|0 Comments

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

Writing, Breathing, Dancing – Another Writing retreat with Anton

“…everything in life is speaking…there is nothing which is silent…the word is not only what is audible to us, but the word is all.”  Hazrat Inayat Khan For the last 5 years, I’ve been putting together this annual mindful writing retreat for TRC. Every year the structure changes as I pick up new exercises from [...]

By |2019-11-24T12:42:45+02:00November 24th, 2019|mindfulness, poetry, writing|1 Comment

Fearless Flow: Do Nothing…just Play!

Creative Play Retreat with Anton and the HA!Man Retreat Overview “We only play when we’re in the fullest sense of the word human beings, and we’re only fully human when we play.” - Fred Schiller Drawing on their extensive experience, Anton and the HA!Man will explore awareness and spontaneity as ways of being present, playing [...]

By |2022-02-12T13:23:34+02:00November 19th, 2019|, , , , , |0 Comments

Mindful Creativity and Play Retreat with Anton Krueger

Retreat Overview On this retreat, we’ll be playing mindfulness and writing games, nurturing our sense of wonder and astonishment at our precious human life. How extraordinary to be alive at all! We’ll explore mindfulness as a creative practice, as a way of encouraging awareness, a way of being present. We’ll be doing workshops geared towards [...]

By |2019-07-09T10:17:33+02:00January 30th, 2018|, , |0 Comments
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