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May 2018

Compassion-based Living Course

07/05/2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Heart-Mind, 42 Kingston Avenue, Auckland Park
Johannesburg, 2092 ZA
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This secular course draws on insights and practices from neuroscience, evolutionary psychology and Mahayana Buddhism. The CBLC offers the next step for those who have already attended the Mindfulness Based Living Course (MBLC). It consists of 8 x 2 hour sessions, over May and June. The course starts with building self-compassion into a basic mindfulness practice. Through compassionate imagery and mindful self-compassion, we cultivate positive emotions as a way of building up an inner resource, from which we can approach…

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Mindfulness Training

09/05/2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Heart-Mind, 42 Kingston Avenue, Auckland Park
Johannesburg, 2092 ZA
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"Make friends with your runaway mind..." Heart-Mind Studio in Auckland Park This mindfulness training takes place over 8 weeks, and offers participants the chance to experience different mindfulness techniques for use in daily life. It is known as the Mindfulness-based Living Course, designed by Rob Nairn, and offers a unique combination of mindfulness and compassion practices. Mindfulness Course Content This programme is a comprehensive training, suitable for both beginners and for those who already have a mindfulness practice. Participants will…

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Yoga and Mountain Biking Weekend

11/05/2018 @ 6:00 pm - 13/05/2018 @ 1:00 pm
Tara Rokpa Centre Groot Marico District, + Google Map
Mountain Biking

Come and enjoy an energy-packed weekend of Mountain Biking, mixed with some relaxing Yoga and meditation... Mike will arrange routes of different levels to suit all cyclists, including a ride to Die Oog. The Eye is a 14m deep pool, the source of the Marico river, which stays the same temperature all year round. We will cycle there, and enjoy a refreshing swim before returning back to the Centre on the gravel road. Lucy will offer yoga, suitable for all…

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September 2018

Effort and Ease Yoga Retreat – Steven Heyman & Lucy D-C

21/09/2018 @ 6:00 pm - 24/09/2018 @ 2:00 pm
Tara Rokpa Centre Groot Marico District, + Google Map
Spring Yoga Retreat

It’s time to find the perfect balance of effort and ease during this Heritage Day yoga retreat. Join Steven Heyman and Lucy Draper-Clarke for a long weekend of yoga, mindfulness and outdoor adventure in the Groot Marico District. The Tara Rokpa Centre is a retreat centre known for its pristine environment, unpolluted air and fantastic night sky. It lies in a wooded valley, bounded by perennial streams and surrounded by rolling hills. Yoga Retreat Programme Yoga in the Octagon We…

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November 2018

Mindful Communication Retreat

23/11/2018 @ 6:00 pm - 25/11/2018 @ 1:00 pm
Tara Rokpa Centre Groot Marico District, + Google Map
mindful communication

When interacting with others, we often find ourselves triggered and communicating in ways that hurts or harms – ourselves, the other, or the relationship between us. We are not yet experienced at mindful communication. Although, we want to communicate honestly, but haven’t been taught to do so. Very often, we desire to share our feelings and needs, but fear that they won’t be heard or that our needs will remain unmet. “When you are busy judging people, you have no…

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January 2019

New Year Intentions and Yoga Retreat

January 25 @ 5:00 pm - January 27 @ 1:00 pm
Tara Rokpa Centre, Tara Rokpa Centre North West South Africa + Google Map

"Each decision we make, each action we take, is born out of our intentions." Sharon Salzberg New Year Intentions This January marks 10 years of New Year Intentions Retreat with Lucy at the Tara Rokpa Centre - a decade of ideas for conscious living. Participants take time away from daily demands to reflect on the past year, and to set intentions for the future. Intention-setting does not need to be difficult. We can simply connect with what brings us joy,…

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April 2019

Sing your heart and play your body!

April 5 @ 6:00 pm - April 7 @ 6:00 pm
Tara Rokpa Centre, Tara Rokpa Centre North West South Africa + Google Map
Circle Singing

A weekend of mindful singing, yoga and community Join us for a playful exploration of sound and song, body and breath, connection and cooperation. We will learn to reconnect with ourselves and connect with others through the singing voice and through mindful dialogue practice. We will playfully discover our own voice and thoughts and feelings attached to it, while we’re held by the connecting power of the circle. In this retreat you will: Play with your body as a musical…

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May 2019

Still Action Retreat: Inward Practices for Outward Impact

May 3 @ 6:00 pm - May 5 @ 6:00 pm
Tara's Waterfall

Context This retreat marks an important moment in South Africa, in the approach to the 6th national elections. Is this the chance for the country to pull together, and for everyone to use their unique skills to benefit the collective, or do we continue down the pathway of self-interest? These questions are not just arising in South Africa. All over the world, communities are fractured, people are growing more isolated and we feel internal dis-ease and disconnection. What can we…

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July 2019

The Activist’s Way: a collective for change makers

July 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Heart-Mind Studio, 42 Kingston Avenue
Johannesburg, Gauteng 2092 South Africa
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Contemplative Activist

This six-week course will take the form of a weekly 2-hour meeting. It has been designed for change makers, activists and all those in service of others. We will gather, as bodhisattvas-in-training, to provide the support we need to change the world from the inside out. It is so easy to blame others for the failure of global democracies, for the climate crisis and issues of social injustice, but we need to ensure that we are not perpetuating these in…

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Lunchtime Mindfulness at Wits Art Museum

July 29 @ 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Wits Art Museum, 21 Bertha Street
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Would you like to learn simple strategies for dealing with the stresses of university life? Would you like to spend your lunch hour in the peaceful calm of the Wits Art Museum, before you launch into your busy day? Mindfulness is developed through simple techniques that help you bring awareness to the present moment, rather than worrying about the past or the future. It helps develop emotional balance and provides insight into our habitual patterns. It brings clarity of mind…

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