Therapy Wing of TRC
The therapy wing of TRC activity focuses on a variety of emotional and physical healing opportunities. Many people leading stressful urban lives benefit from just slowing down and being at TRC with few distractions. The clean air, crystal clear water, vast space and natural surroundings are in themselves ‘healing’, as is the opportunity to catch up on much needed sleep.
Healthy vegetarian food, mainly organic and locally produced, is served on most workshops.
TRC is the head quarters of Tara Rokpa Therapy for Southern Africa. This is a unique system of psychotherapy or healing for the mind, based on a fusion of ancient Eastern wisdom with modern psychotherapy. It has been developed over the past 25 years by Dr. Akong Tulku Rinpoche, a Tibetan Lama and doctor of traditional Tibetan medicine, in collaboration with Western professionals (art therapists, psychotherapists, psychiatrists, psychologists, family therapists, social workers and massage therapists.) It is open to everyone and not dependant on following a particular spiritual path.
“Our society, with all its modern wonders and conveniences, bombards us with stimulation while at the same time largely depriving us of what is natural and wholesome on this earth. Our education tends to develop the intellect in a way which is not balanced with emotional and practical experience.
The aim of the therapy programme is to assist many people in understanding themselves and others in the world through ‘acceptance’ and ‘compassion’ for ourselves and others close to us.” Akong Tulku Rinpoche
The work is essentially self-exploratory, but where possible local support groups are formed. Further help and twice yearly workshops are held with a visiting senior therapist, who guides participants through the modular process.
TRC activities include:
Annual Tara Rokpa Therapy family Easter Camp and
Occasional related training courses and workshops
TRC is able to offer 2 – 5 day courses from the programme ‘Learning to relax’ and ‘Working with the Elements’ for groups of people wishing to explore these aspects.
Other healing workshops hosted to date include different forms of yoga and body awareness work:
Tai Chi, Chi Gung
Ayurvedic and Vegetarian Cooking
Relaxing massage, and pampering beauty therapy sessions can be arranged at the centre.
The facilities may be hired by like-minded individuals, families and groups for workshops.