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Meditation For Beginners: Learning the basics of meditation practice

Teacher: Elizabeth Gaywood and Di Franklin
Cost: 2 days accommodation + R250 surcharge
Dates: Friday 28 October 2022 - Sunday 30 October 2022

elizabeth gaywooddi franklinThis is an interactive retreat designed to help the “beginner” to understand and experience the basics of meditation practice. Meditation is a tool to transform the mind so that one’s life and experiences become more meaningful. This is achieved through simple, yet effective Mindfulness techniques as well as analytical meditation practices. Different techniques will be experienced so that retreatants can take with them tools to assist the transformative process in their daily-life. No prior knowledge of meditation is necessary. Di Franklin will offer gentle qigong sessions for vitality and balance. The retreat will be held in an atmosphere of silence and contemplation.

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Elizabeth Gaywood has been involved in Buddhism since the 1970’s, and co-founded the Tibet Society of South Africa in 1995. She is the current chairperson and co-ordinator of the TSSA and, over the years, has been involved in the visits of his Holiness the Dalai Lama, and other Tibetan teachers to SA. She has travelled to India many times, mainly to receive Teachings and visit monasteries, and to attend Tibet Support Group meetings. She has conducted courses on Meditation for Beginners in Durban for the past 12 years and has completed training in Transformative Mindfulness Methods, which has accreditation from the University of Toronto, Canada.

Dianne Franklin is an Advocate in private practice. She has been studying Buddhism and Qigong for twenty years. She is a student of Max Weier, the Qigong Master from Switzerland. Her teachers include Rob Nairn, Geshe Pende and Ken Holmes.