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 thought all Buddhist teachers were from Nepal and Tibet, only to find that these two beautiful Irish souls spreading their wisdom in South Africa and in particular at TRC.
I am sure that all the attendees at the two retreats felt blessed and honoured to have been able to attend their teachings in the quiet bushveld of the North West (instead of on Zoom). On a personal level, I would like to thank them both for sharing some of their knowledge with me between meals, tea breaks, and teachings (should I mention the world cup finals, Christmas Day, and Easter Egg Hunts on Easter Sunday).
Thank you for coming to South Africa and we look forward to your future visits. Dónal sooner than we thought! Best you sign up for 4 November to 2 December 2023 for Donal’s next retreat. Watch this space for the return of Brion Sweeney.
Tanja Camacho, April 2023