If our mind is peaceful, we will be free from worries and mental discomfort, and so we will experience true happiness; but if our mind is not peaceful, we will find it very difficult to be happy, even if we are living in the very best conditions.

If we train in meditation, our mind will gradually become more and more peaceful, and we will experience a purer and purer form of happiness. 

Eventually, we will be able to stay happy all the time, even in the most difficult circumstances  

Cost per class: R50 for the Vajrapani Kadampa Buddhist Centre, Johannesburg




Winter Warmer Edition

 If you have not adhered to all your New Years resolutions then why not make a mid-year resolution? A recent poll and interview on Talk Radio 702 pointed out the majority of South African's suffer from some form of stress or burnout. An easy way to counter the effects of stress is to take regular breaks and to set a variety of short and mid-term goals to keep you motivated and inspired. So why not start with a short mid-year break with your loved one or family at Greenlea Eco Friendly Guest House?

Winter Warmer Special
Eco-friendly Greenlea Guest House in Centurion offers world-class personal Guest House accommodation as well as relaxed ,informal corporate facilities with its Greenlea Irene Centurion Conference Centre Contact us or email for the R495.00 Standard Room Single Special.
E-mail: info@greenlea.co.za 
Phone: +27 (0)795116074

We also share with you the best organic hot chocolate recipes as well as great things to do in Irene in winter. 

Happy reading!

The Greenlea Team 


Things to Do in July: Visit the Irene Village Market

The Irene Village Market is an art market on the shady grounds of the Smuts House Museum about 40 kilometres north of Johannesburg.

Held on the second and last Saturday of every month, the market offers ample guarded parking, safe kids’ entertain- ment, a fully-licensed tea garden, numerous food stalls and over 300 exhibits with wares ranging from art and craft to clothing, delicacies, antiques, flowers and curio. The market, which has received many accolades from the likes of Getaway magazine, provides an environment bringing together artists and patrons alike while offering excellent family entertainment and contributing to the rich historic and natural heritage of Irene village.

Only original art and craft are traded at the Irene Village Market. Exhibitors and their wares undergo a strict selection process. The market is famous for its rustic, ‘old-world’ setting on the slopes of Smuts Hill, just a stone’s throw from the village of Irene on the banks of the Hennops River. Indeed, it is surrounded by vast indigenous grasslands through which meanders Smuts’ Nature Trail and where grow the likes of Aselepiadaccae and Crassulaecae, ancient perennials sprouting from underground tubers and bulbs.

The Irene Village Market is held on the second and last Saturday of every month. The market opens at 09:00 and ends at 14:00.

July Dates:
  • Market - Saturday, 14 July 2012
  • Christmas is July - 28 July 2012

Greenlea's Mexican Hot Chocolate 

Here's a favourite winter warmer - Greenlea's Mexican Hot Chocolate. Too good not to share, now you can experience this warm cuppa cocoa in your own home.


  • 2 bars melted Woolworths organic chocolate (melted)
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch chili powder
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup boiling water


In a large mug, mix the hot chocolate mix, chocolate syrup, cinnamon, and chili powder. Pour in the milk. Add the boiling water and stir. Add marshmallows for good measure - Enjoy!

 In case you missed it: The Residential Energy Save Program

No product or installation cost 3 Year swop-out warranty 

It’s with great pleasure that Greenlea introduce you to Eskom’s mass residential downlight & incandescent globe replacement programme. This programme allows you to swop all your current household downlights & incandescent globes for the new approved energy efficient EcoGlobe replacement, saving over 85% in power consumption. 

i4SBF has commissioned a number of accredited, skilled installation teams nationally, to provide and install your new globe FREE of charge, while providing you with a 3 year Swop-Out warranty. 

As an added value service showerheads, geysers and pool pump controllers can also be ordered and installed. 
All globes removed will be disposed of in an environmentally safe manner and certificates confirming disposal will be available on our website. 
An ongoing support and communication platform will ensure service, repairs and maintenance to all our customers. All products are Internationally Certified and are proven Energy Savers. 

How to apply: 
  • Authorise and verify your order and installation by completing and submitting the application insert (DOWNLOAD HERE). Ensure an accurate unit count. 
  • Please take special note of the type of base fitting to ensure the correct replacements are supplied. 
  • Submit your completed & signed application to bruce@greenlea.co.za 
  • You will be contacted by a representative to schedule a convenient installation date and time. 

Upon completion you will receive: 
  • A product information brochure on globes installed and other available energy saving   products. 
  • Contact information for service and support centre. 
  • 3 Year Swop-Out Warranty and a Project Completion Certificate. 

Should you have any queries please contact 082 808 7949