Ken Holmes – Retreat at Susurumba, Nyanga – Sept 16-22, 2016

Retreat topic: “Seven Points of Mindtraining (Lojong)”

The Seven-Point Mind Training (Lojong) practices form one of the great jewels of Tibetan Buddhism. Not only have they brought the kind, loving, bodhisattva path of awakening to Tibetans for almost a thousand years but they have also proved themselves to be one of the most effective teachings for Western lay folk. Lojong is a complete training for enlightenment, covering meditation techniques, extensive practical advice for daily living, methods for transforming difficulties into blessings and its own special way of facing the end of life. Our retreat will focus on a transmission of key practice aspects of Lojong.

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: Friday 16th September 2016 commencing 6.00 pm (suggestion arrival 2.00 – 4.00 pm) to Thursday 22nd September 2016 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

Please note payment in US$ Cash requested.

  • Shared accommodation: $180 for the whole retreat (50% surcharge for single room if available)
  • Camping: $120 for the whole retreat (bring your own camping equipment & bedding)
  • Tent hire: Add $75 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 note that there is a 25% discount for students and also for people who are presently attending the Lojong course being offered by Pam Sheehan.

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:
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For retreat queries please contact Dave , bookings and payments please contact Dave or Pam Sheehan on zimsheehans [at]
For bookings and payments please contact Lisa Langhaug on lisa.langhaug [at]

Note: Ken is also speaking in Harare on “A Moral Compass for the Journey of Mindfulness”on Friday Sept 23, 2016 & “12 Links of Interdependent Origination” on the weekend of Sept 24/25, 2016. Click here for more information

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