This retreat will focus on Atisha’s “The Root Text of Training the Mind”; a list of 59 Slogans which are a very practical and earthy way of reversing our ego clinging and cultivating tenderness and compassion. They provide a method of training our minds through both formal meditation practice and using the events of everyday life as a means of Awakening.
About the Retreat
The days will be quite demanding, with readings and discussions from Chogyam Trungpa’s interpretation of “ The 7 Points of Mind training”, wisdom teachings by Atisha. These will be interspersed with sitting / walking meditation and guidance.
There will be a very relaxed “attentive listening” session just before lunch.
Evening sessions will comprise of forgiveness and loving kindness meditations; techniques that will help us soften to our ourselves, become more tender, more vulnerable, more in touch.
Noble silence for a part of the day it’s an important aspect of this retreat.
It is anticipated that there will be copies of the book “Training the Mind and Cultivating Loving Kindness” by Chogyam Trungpa available for purchase during the retreat
Timings: Start time Suggested arrival 16.00- 17.00 hours on Fri 7 Aug.
Evening soup is at 18:00 followed by Introductory Talk at 19:00
Finish time 10.30 hours Sunday 16 August
Venue : ‘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 3-3.5 hour drive from Harare.
Suggested Donation for the Retreat
Accommodation: USD300 single accommodation (limited availability)
USD200 shared accommodation
(We can also provide tent, mattress and pillow up to five campers, on a first paid/first reserved basis; @ USD40 cash preferred per person. Please bring own sleeping bag)
Financial constraints should not be a restricting factor. Please contact Dave.
Bookings : Please note that bookings can only be accepted on completion of the online booking form. This can be accessed by clicking on this link. If you are experiencing problems with filling in the booking form, please contact Pam on email@example.com or whatsapp 0772-404129
For further information about the retreat please contact Dave Sheehan at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone/whatsapp Dave on 0772317424
Payments : Once booking online is completed, a 50% deposit will secure your being on the retreat. Remaining 50% to be paid before 25 July 2020 please.