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.

UPDATE JANUARY 23, 2015: THIS RETREAT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED
If you would like to put your name on the mailing list, please write to Barbara Kaim on zimbarbs [at] gmail.com

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] gmail.com for any further information.

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

  1. Maureen Marshall February 24, 2015 at 7:02 am #

    Hi, I am a member of the Cape Town Samye Dzong and see that Donal’s retreat is full. I have attended many of Donal’s retreats in Cape Town so would like my name put on the waiting list.
    Many thanks
    Maureen

    • harareweb March 7, 2015 at 2:12 pm #

      Dear Maureen

      Sorry for the late reply to your message. Your details have been forwarded on to Barbara Kaim.

      Best wishes
      Brenda

  2. maureen marshall December 28, 2015 at 4:10 pm #

    Hi Barbara,
    it is Maureen again .I know from Beryl that Donal is doing a retreat in about March and I missed out last year.so would like to know the details of the next one.
    Hope you are well.
    Thanks
    Maureen

    • harareweb January 3, 2016 at 4:04 pm #

      Hi Maureen
      Donal is running a retreat entitled “Leading a Meaningful Life” at TRC March 5-27, 2016. Check TRC’s website for more details – http://www.tararokpacentre.co.za/.
      He’ll be in Zimbabwe to a run a retreat Nov 25 – Dec 4, 2016.
      Best wishes,
      Brenda

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