Retreat: “On Being Hurt” with Donal Creedon – May 16-30, 2015

Donal Creedon

Donal Creedon

DONAL CREEDON is a meditation Teacher with many years’ experience, loved and deeply appreciated for his warmth, openness and sincerity. Donal has spent 12 years in retreat and was also a fellow of the Krishnamurti Foundation of India for 3 years.  This allows him to balance a clear and thorough understanding of Tibetan Buddhism with the non-sectarian and uncomplicated teaching given by Krishnamurti, helping Donal to communicate the heart of Buddhist teaching beyond language and culture.

It is probably reasonable to say that all human beings get hurt in the process of growing up. Often the hurt remains as a background and springboard for action and relationship. This matrix of hurt distorts relationships, blights the capacity to joy and leads to bitterness and depression. It is played out on the world stage in violent conflicts between factions who carry and indeed cling to the memories of past grievances.

From the Buddhist viewpoint, carrying this load from the past is as pointless as Sisyphus pushing his boulder up the mythic mountain.
In our retreat we will explore this and other questions in the light of the Mahamudra tradition of discovering total freedom from the past, and living in the open space of natural choiceless awareness.

Donal’s Conditions for Participants

Donal requests that participants attend the whole retreat from beginning to end. Partial or casual attendance is discouraged, nor is coming and going during the retreat. Participants should be fully committed to the retreat.

Venue: Susurumba, Juliasdale, Nyanga

More information on retreats at Susurumba, including directions and suggested list of things to bring.

If you would like to put your name on the mailing list, please write to Barbara Kaim on zimbarbs [at]

Cost of retreat
Single bedrooms:  Full Retreat – USD 850 (off-site)
Shared bedrooms: Full Retreat – USD 540
Camping: Full Retreat – USD 375 (please bring all camping equipment including mattresses and pillow)
NOTE: For an additional USD 100, we can supply and set up prior to your arrival a tent, mattress and pillow. Please confirm and pay the $475 by 1st March 2015.Fully Booked

Retreat documentation

Contact: Barbara Kaim on zimbarbs [at] for any further information.

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