Retreat Calendar

I run regular retreats at centres in South Africa, particularly the Tara Rokpa Centre in the Groot Marico District, the Buddhist Retreat Centre in Ixopo and the Waterfall Retreat Centre in Hillcrest. These provide a wonderful opportunity to deepen your own personal practice and to return to the healing tranquility of nature.

Up-Coming Retreats and Courses

There are extraordinary, world-renowned, Buddhist teachers visiting Southern Africa during August and September and some will be running retreats at the Tara Rokpa Centre. If anyone can inspire you on how to get to know your own mind in order to cultivate wisdom and compassion, it is these teachers. You can find more information on this link. I have the honour of supporting the Power of Compassion retreat (see below).

Friday 11th – Tuesday 15th August
Standing Like a Great Tree: The Practice of Fierce Equanimity
A 4-night retreat with monastics and dharma teachers in the tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. Full details on:

Sunday 20th – Saturday 26th August
The Power of Compassion: from Healing the Self, to Transcending the Self
A 6-night retreat with Choden, co-author of the book ‘Mindful Compassion’, with Paul Gilbert. The retreat will focus on compassion practices, helping to find place of stability within ourselves, and vital to the integrity and sustainability of the world we live in. Choden was a monk in the Kagyu tradition for 7 years. He is an honorary fellow at the University of Aberdeen, where he teaches an MSc in Mindfulness.
Full details on:

Wednesday 30th August – Thursday 7th September
Retreat with Drupon Rinpoche and Kating Lama
This is the first visit of these great Buddhist teachers to South Africa. Drupon Rinpoche is a meditation master in the Kagyu tradition.
More information on:

Thursday 22nd – Sunday 25th September
Balancing your Yin and Yang - a long weekend of yoga and mindfulness with Lucy Draper-Clarke
and Steven Heyman
More information on:

Thursday 2nd – Sunday 4th November
Healing and Happiness - a long weekend of yoga, mindfulness and coaching with Lucy Draper-
Clarke and Felicity Hart
More information to follow.

For other TRC retreats including play, mindfulness, yoga as well as permaculture training, click here:

You can now book for TRC retreats using the smartphone/tablet friendly online booking form. For weekend retreats, try out the booking form here.
For the extended August, September and December retreats, book here.