Making Friends with Fear Retreat 26 Feb – 3 Mar 2019

Dates: Tuesday 26 February – Sunday 3 March, 2019
Venue: Susurumba, Juliasdale, Nyanga
Presenter : Dave Sheehan

The only way to ease our fear and be truly happy is to acknowledge our fear and look deeply at its source. Instead of trying to escape from our fear we can invite it up to our awareness and look at it clearly and deeply. | Tich Nhat Hanh

Fear is ubiquitous. We all have an underlying sense of not being settled, of not being secure. We have an existential feeling of uncertainty and instability, and that makes us very anxious. Unfortunately, we usually apply the wrong antidote to this ever-present sense of anxiousness.

To allay or mollify that fear, we try to find refuge in accumulating wealth, or trying to make a big name for ourselves, or doing aerobics, or getting a new nose, or whatever. Yet doing these things over and over again does not settle us. In fact, it does the opposite. It exacerbates the very problem we are trying to address. When we do things to try to make ourselves secure, to establish our own sense of identity, we are barking up the wrong tree. We enflame our negative emotions.

During the retreat we will discuss the arising of fear, looking at our normal , ineffectual , coping strategies. We will also work with techniques that can help us understand and gradually befriend fear, thus releasing ourselves from our own, mind-made, painful confusion.

TIMINGS: Start time Suggested arrival 16.00- 18.00 hours on Tuesday 26 February, 2019
Evening soup is at 18:00 followed by Introductory Talk at 19:00

Finish time 1000 hours Sunday 3 March, 2019

Recommended cost of Retreat
Single AccommodatIon: USD 180 preferred *
Shared Accommodation : USD 125 preferred *
Bedding provided.

Camping USD 75 preferred *
Please bring your own camping equipment.

Financial constraints should not be a restricting factor. Please contact Dave or Pam
* Z$s accepted at current market rates.

‘Susurumba’, Juliasdale, Nyanga (immediately behind Pine Tree Inn) – approximately 70kms from Rusape; take the Pine Tree turnoff and follow the driveway to the hotel. At the hotel car park, branch left behind the hotel buildings. Follow this road up the valley for +/- 1 km, keeping left. Total distance 250 kms or comfortable 3 hour drive from Harare.

Bookings : 
Please contact Dave or Pam Sheehan at for a booking form or if you have any queries,  or phone/whatsappp Dave (0772 317424) or Pam (0772 404129)


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