Retreat with Donal Creedon
Susurumba, Nyanga, Zimbabwe
6 pm Wed 28 Nov – 10 am Fri 7 Dec, 2018
Topic : “Sutra of Life”
Please note that this retreat is fully subscribed. Nevertheless, if you would like to put your name on the waiting list, please contact Pam or Dave Sheehan on firstname.lastname@example.org
The Kagyu Samye Ling Zimbabwe (KSLZ) Buddhist Centre is delighted to invite you to participate in a meditation retreat with Donal Creedon to be held in our beautiful retreat getaway in the mountains of Nyanga, approximately 3.5 hours drive from Harare.
“Sutra of life”
We live in a world where there is tremendous pressure and speed. Violence and fear are everywhere. We are like driftwood caught in a torrent. Rarely is there a moment of stillness and silence. There is very little space and time to discover what it actually means to be a human being and live naturally and gracefully. Yet it need not be so if we take the time to listen, think and meditate.
We have to learn who we are, what we are, where we are and what it means to be a human being. We need to see the truth directly for ourselves. The main point of our retreat is to explore both surfaces and depths of our life, using the maps of mind-heart provided by the Buddha. It involves looking into the shadow lands of the human psyche and as well rediscovering our true nature, our true home.
Donal, a much loved Buddhist teacher, is deeply appreciated for his warmth, openness and sincerity. He spent 12 years in retreat and was also a fellow of the Krishnamurti Foundation of India for 3 years. These experiences allow him to balance a clear understanding of Tibetan Buddhism with the non-sectarian and uncomplicated teachings given by Krishnamurti. Donal is increasingly known and appreciated for his evening ‘open dialogue’ sessions which give retreatants the opportunity to ‘enquire relentlessly’ on the meaning of reality and the nature of free
NB : Donal’s Conditions for Participants:
Each person should be committed to the full program and leave personal demands and agendas aside. This is essential. Ethical conduct and sensitivity to others is assumed. Activities such as offering various therapies etc for money is not permitted; however it is fine to help others if needed.
All meals are vegetarian. If you have any specific food requirements, please bring these items with you. Thank you.
Cost of Retreat:
As Donal’s retreats are generally over-subscribed, bookings can only be confirmed against receipt of completed Booking form, plus payment of 50% deposit. Balance payable October 1.
Single accommodation : Limited availability – cost USD 680
Shared bedrooms: Full Retreat – USD 450
Camping: Full Retreat: – USD 300 (please bring all camping equipment, including mattress and pillow).
NOTE: For an additional USD 75, we can supply and set up prior to your arrival a tent, mattress and pillow.
75% refund if cancellation confirmed before September 1.
50% refund if cancellation confirmed before October 1
25% refund if cancellation confirmed before November 1.
(We will however try to find a replacement retreatant for any cancellation and in which case refund in accordance with type of accommodation taken up by the replacement practitioner).
To make a booking please click and download this Booking Form
Contact: Dave Sheehan on zimsheehans[at]gmail.com for any further information.