Special Issue: Rob Nairn’s visit to Zimbabwe – October 2012

This is your opportunity to listen to Rob as this will be his last visit before taking sabbatical in 2013!

The KSDH Centre is fortunate that ROB NAIRN will be visiting Zimbabwe again in October this year. As many of you know, Rob is a brilliant, inspiring teacher so his courses are not to be missed. Below is an outline of his programme for the month of October.

Rob Nairn Programme : October 2012
Sunday 7 October ARRIVE
Wednesday 10th 5.30 – 7.00 pm Introductory Talk on Tantric Practice
Venue: 7a Ernies Lane
$5
Thursday 18th 5.30 – 7.00 pm Tantra Course
Venue: 7a Ernies Lane
$100
Saturday 20th 9.30 – 4.30 pm
Sunday 21st 9.30 – 4.30 pm
Thursday 11th Start 6.00 pm Retreat “How Insight and Wisdom Liberates”
Venue: Susurumba, Juliasdale
Wednesday 17th Finish 10.00 am
Thursday 25th 5.30 – 7.00 pm Public Talk “The Power of Perspective”
Venue: 7a Ernies Lane
$5
Saturday 27th 11.00 arrival for talk 11.30 – 12.30 followed by lunch 1.00pm
– 3.00pm
Fundraiser – talk by Rob Nairn on “Letting Go” followed by lunch
Venue: 29 Swallow Hill, Helensvale,

Borrowdale
Note: Pre-paid tickets only. Tickets available at Rokpa Centre, Quendon Rd
$20
Sunday 28 October DEPARTURE

 

TANTRA (VAJRAYANA) COURSE
An introduction to the principles of Tibetan Buddhist meditation.

One introductory talk on Wednesday 10 October (please arrive 5.15 for 5.30 pm start). $5.00 for the evening

This will be followed by another evening on Wednesday 18th October plus a weekend retreat Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October at 7a Ernies Lane (commence 9.30 am and finish 4.30 p.m. – there will be a ‘bring and share’ lunch on both days ). $100.00 for the whole course.

The course will examine the principles of Vajrayana/Tantra, identifying how and why the practices liberate the mind.

Jungian perspectives on symbols of transformation and the impact of archetypes on the mind will be used to elucidate traditional teachings.

Vajrayana is a system of meditation methods.  If applied they progressively transform the mind of the practitioner and free us from suffering caused by ego-centric grasping and ignorance.


7 DAY RETREAT AT SUSURUMBA : HOW INSIGHT AND WISDOM LIBERATES

Thursday 11 (6.00 pm) – Wednesday 17 October (10.00 am)

On this retreat we will be looking at the basis of Insight training and how it leads to the development of wisdom.   We will see how we can use our understanding to improve our daily living, resulting in increased inner harmony; our lives becoming more balanced and beneficial.  (More details below).

NOTES

  1. This retreat is recommended for EXPERIENCED MEDITATORS or those who have attended at least one 5 day retreat .
  2. Shared accommodation will be limited – thus those who pay first will be assured of a place.
  3. Please complete the ACCOMMODATION, PAYMENT AND TRANSPORT BOOKING FORM (to be found at the end of this newsletter), by 1st October and send to rokpa [at] zol.co.zw , together with any queries you may have.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION ABOUT RETREATS
Regard joining the retreat as an act of compassion to yourself.

Retreats offer us ‘time out’ of our busy, often stressful lives, to ground ourselves in our meditation/mindfulness practice.   The peaceful seclusion and mountainous setting of Susurumba, Nyanga, assists in the process of allowing our busy, distracted minds to settle, allowing our deeper energies of kindness, compassion, wisdom and clarity to reveal themselves.  Retreatants can find solace and a deeper inner peace through meditation, taking breathtaking walks, swimming in the clear mountain dams, etc.

VENUE
‘Susurumba’, Juliasdale, Nyanga (immediately behind Pine Tree Inn which is approximately 70kms from Rusape – one takes the Pine Tree turnoff, follows the driveway through to this hotel and just after the boom one branches left to go behind the hotel buildings).  Follow this driveway for +- 1 km keeping to the left hand side.

WHAT TO BRING

  1. Bedding (remember Nyanga can be quite cold –especially early mornings), pillows, bath towel
  2. Raincoats/umbrellas (it can rain at this time of the year)
  3. Torches/headlamps & spare batteries (very important)
  4. Toiletries/bath soap. Hand washing powder if you need to do personal laundry
  5. Comfortable walking shoes (plus optional CROCS?)
  6. Loose, comfortable clothing
  7. Warm clothing plus wraps for when sitting in the meditation room (tracksuits, extra socks)
  8. Hat & sunblock cream
  9. Notebook and pens
  10. Towels and swimming costumes (lovely refreshing mountain dams and small swimming pool).
  11. Personal meditation cushions/mats/blankets/ yoga mat

FOOD
Vegetarian cuisine – participants may be asked to assist by bringing some prepared food and overseeing food preparation.

TRANSPORT
Please complete the attached form indicating whether you need or can offer transport. It is suggested that you contribute to fuel costs if you are given a lift.

COST OF RETREAT
Shared bedrooms:
Full Retreat – USD 250 or USD 40 per day

Camping:  Full Retreat – USD 175 or USD 30 per day (please bring all camping equipment including mattresses and pillow)

Dana for Rob:  In keeping with the Buddhist tradition, the teacher’s only compensation is a Dana (meaning donation) by the student of a size appropriate to the perceived value of the teaching and the means of the giver. The retreat leaders accept Dana in appreciation of their teachings.

PAYMENT
Payment in full, PLEASE, on/or before 7 October  2012
to secure your booking to  Rokpa Centre, 34 Quendon Road, Monavale, Harare (08.30 – 12.30 weekdays), . Please obtain a receipt.

ARRIVAL
Suggested arrival Thursday 11 October from 2.00pm;   please try to arrive by 6.00 pm for evening soup which will be followed by an introductory talk and instruction.

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ACCOMMODATION, PAYMENT AND TRANSPORT BOOKING FORM

 ROB NAIRN 7-DAY RETREAT
SUSURUMBA, NYANGA

THURSDAY 11th   to WEDNESDAY 17th   OCTOBER 2011

HOW INSIGHT AND WISDOM LIBERATES

NAME :         ……………………………………………………………………………….………

EMAIL  :       ……………………………………………………………………………..…………

MOBILE PHONE NO:       ………………………………………………………………..……….

HOME  PHONE NO:          ………………………………………………………………………………………

DATES : ARRIVAL  …………..                                    DEPARTURE ………….. (no. of nights …..……)

TRANSPORT  :  REQUIRED  ……….                      OFFERED ………… (no. of passengers)

ACCOMMODATION : Camping …….. …                   Shared Bedroom …………..

PAYMENT AMOUNT  :   …………….

Shared bedrooms – $250 for whole retreat or $40 per day

Camping/own accommodation – $175 for whole retreat or $30 per day.

(please bring all camping equipment including  tent, mattress and pillow)

QUERIES : …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Please complete and email to rokpa [at] zol.co.zw or deliver to 34 Quendon Road, Monavale

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