Ken and Katia in the Eastern Cape

This month we host international meditation teachers, Ken and Katia Holmes from Samye Ling Monostry in Scotland.  We have a few places left for their retreat and talks.  Please book in advance if you would like to attend (See below for more details).
Regular Events for November:
Mindfulness Meditation
Tuesday 6pm – 6:45pm
Tuesday 7pm – 7:45pm
19th -22nd November 2010
Summary of Events
Public lectures
On Friday night, 19 November, from 17:00-18:00, Ken will present a public lecture on Tibetan Buddhism in the West. This will be a general talk, about his experiences of forty years at Samye Ling in Scotland, the first Tibetan monastery in the West. It will be held at the Faculty of Humanities seminar room, which is on the corner of Prince Alfred and Somerset Streets (opposite the Drama dept). (Free, no booking required).
On Saturday evening, 20 November, from 19:00-20:30, Katia Holmes will be drawing on her extensive experience of Tibetan Medicine to provide an overview of the astonishing differences between Tibetan and western medical systems. Tibetan medicine is unique in that it also requires the emotional and mental cultivation of its practitioners, not only an increase of their scientific knowledge. (Cost: R40.00, please book in advance).  
Meditation Retreat (Please book in advance)
During the retreat (see full programme on following page) Ken will be guiding meditation practise and speaking on the central importance of compassion to all of our endeavours. The retreat runs during the daytime on Saturday, and on Sunday morning up to lunchtime. If you do not feel up to the first meditation session each morning, you are welcome to join us at 9:00 for the first session after breakfast.
R350.00 for the full retreat (includes Saturday night lecture.)
R100 deposit secures your place on the retreat.
10% discount for students and pensioners
10% discount for sponsors
30% discount for full members
 For bookings or more information contact:

Jane Burt:         0846226045     
Anton Krueger:  0823243048     
Monday 22nd November
Venue: ACT Centre, Target Kloof
Time: 19:30
Room 1 Ken Holmes – Developing compassion for oneself and others (my suggestion)
Room 2 Katia Holmes – Tibetan approach to healing  
Suggested donation: R30 minimum
For bookings and more information contact:
Hugh Laue 0828575755  

Ken and Katia Holmes
Kenneth Holmes is a well-known Buddhist scholar, author and translator of ancient texts. He lectures and teaches internationally and has taught Buddhist studies and Tibetan language at Samye Ling Monastery in Scotland since 1982, where he holds the title ofdharmacarya, Master of Buddhist Studies. He has been the monastery’s Director of Studies since 1988. He was a founder member of the Scottish Inter-Faith Association and he was representative to the EU for all Buddhist organisations in Europe during its 2004 constitutional changes involving civil society.
Katia Holmes is one of the foremost translators of Tibetan texts. Her intimate knowledge and experience of Tibetan medicine over forty years is unrivalled.
It is a standard practise among teachers of Tibetan Buddhism not to charge for their teachings. The price of the retreat will be used to pay for Ken and Katia’s travel expenses and to raise funds in order to allow the Grahamstown Dharma Centre to invite more teachers next year. However, if you wish to offer Ken and Katia Dana (a gift of appreciation to support their further teachings), there will be a facility provided for this at the end of the retreat.

For bookings or more info contact:

Anton:   0823243048