Ken Holmes – Retreat at Susurumba, Nyanga – Nov 16-20, 2015

Retreat topic: “Voidness for Dummies”

Click here for feedback on the retreat from Richard Maasdorp.

Voidness (Emptiness) is as important a topic for Buddhists as “God” is for the religions of the Book. Understanding its meaning—whether it be basic non-ego or the Middle Way—is vital in each Buddhist tradition. Although the topic is profound in its insight and vast in its detail, Ken will present it through a simple overview, in common-sense terms, with a view to giving something both useful for dharma practice and helpful in avoiding the misunderstandings that often occur and can sometimes waste years. This should be  a useful primer for anyone interested in the key ideas of dharma.

Ken Holmes is currently Director of Studies at Kagyu Samye Ling and is a world renowned scholar on Tibetan Buddhism. His life is spent teaching in the Samye Dzong Buddhist Centers established by the late Akong Tulku Rinpoche, in various countries, writing and translating dharma works. We are delighted to have Ken back for another round of inspiring teachings.

Dates: Monday 16th November 2015 commencing 6.00 p.m. (suggestion arrival 2.00 – 4.00 p.m.) to Friday 20th November 2015 mid-morning.

Main house

Main house

Venue: Susurumba, Juliasdale, Nyanga

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

Cost of retreat

  • Shared accommodation: $140 for the whole retreat (50% surcharge for single room if available)
  • Camping: $100 for the whole retreat (bring your own camping equipment & bedding)
  • Tent hire: Add $5/day + $10 (tent erection) to Camping charge above
    • We will erect & take down the tent and provide 1 x mattress, 1 x pillow, 1 x chair
    • You must bring your own bedding

Please let us know if you would like to attend, but have financial constraints.


Please complete the booking form below and return by email. This is essential for planning purposes.

Download the Booking Form for this retreat:
– Word version
– PDF version

Completed Booking Forms and proof of payment to be emailed to Dave Sheehan at zimsheehans [at]

Please contact Dave Sheehan at zimsheehans [at] if you have any queries or phone Dave on 0772 317424.

Note: Ken is also speaking in Harare on “Meditation: a Multi-Faceted Jewel” on the weekend of Nov 14/15 & “Blueprint to Happiness—Teachings of the Eightfold Path” on the weekend of Nov 21/22, 2015. Click here for more information

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply