Saturday 08 May 2021
  • The Heart And Art Of Awakening - Part 1: Shift your life though presence and art

    Teacher: John Homewood and Michelle McClunan
    Cost: 2 days accommodation + R400 surcharge

    john homewoodmichelle mcclunanWould you like to connect more deeply with Life?
    Reunite with the simple joy of being?
    Open to the flow of creative abundance?
    Shift your life to a new level?
    Join two of South Africa’s top transformational facilitators, John Homewood and Michelle McClunan on a powerful, transformational experience, that will awaken, shift and nourish you. This retreat will integrate powerful spiritual teachings of Presence, Awakening and Flow with different creative art processes, to help you to clear blockages that may have prevented you from living a healthy, joy-filled, peaceful and abundant life. The creative experiences are process-driven, as opposed to being outcome-based, so no artistic experience or skill is required. Through wisdom teachings, guided visualisations, meditations, time spent in nature, heart-opening music and a variety of experientially creative processes, you will be led gently into your inner landscape, where you will rediscover your own deep wisdom and reason for being here, on this planet, right now. You will also be provided with valuable tools to help you navigate our quickly changing world.

    PLEASE NOTE: This retreat is further extended to include Monday and Tuesday 9-11 May

    The Heart And Art Of Awakening Part 2 - GOING DEEPER

    This is a follow-on from the weekend’s retreat for those wishing to deepen the process of Awakening and aligning with Presence and Flow.

    Please book this extension separately.

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    John Homewood is an international inspirational speaker, corporate trainer, personal growth facilitator and spiritual life coach. He is also an entrepreneur and founder of Wisdom to Nourish. His early career in the corporate world was a steady climb from sales to senior management, and by the age of 30, became a director of a publicly listed company, before leaving to start his own business. He has a passion for expanding people’s awareness and understanding their potential and is able to impart deep truths in an easy and understandable way.

    Michelle McClunan is an Astrologer/Coach, Process Art Facilitator and uses a multi-faceted approach to help people understand and accept themselves, navigate their lives and rediscover their true purpose and potential. She has written a fortnightly newsletter for the last twelve years, where she provides practical tools to assist people in navigating and optimising the current planetary energies. She has a gift for meeting clients exactly where they are, gently guiding them through what they are going through, without judgement. She has been working as a counselling astrologer/coach for the past seventeen years and has run hundreds of workshops, where she assists people to shift old patterns of thought or behaviour that block them from living rich and fulfilling lives.

  • Meditation In Daily Life - Online

    Teacher: Bhante Sukhacitto and Beth Faria
    Cost: Donation
    Dates: 09:00am - 11:30am 

    bhante sukhacitto elizabeth fariaJoin Bhante Sukhacitto and Elizabeth Faria in a mini Zoom weekend retreat during which they will help you develop mindfulness in silent sitting meditation, and also use the practice of Insight Dialogue to develop insight. In dialogue meditation, we will explore and contemplate in the virtual presence of another, relevant Dhamma topics in order to understand how things really are. The aim is to develop wholesome qualities such as kindness and compassion and cultivate spiritual friendship. We will explore how to apply the Noble Eightfold Path into practice. 

    2 and a half hours | Saturday 8 May | 09:00-11:30am
    2 and a half hours | Sunday 9 May | 09:00-11:30am


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    Bhante Sukhacitto is an Insight Dialogue teacher. He was born in Germany in 1963 and first came into contact with Buddhism in 1986 in Thailand when he attended a meditation retreat in Wat Suan Mokkh. He ordained there as a novice in 1989 and as a monk in 1990. He moved to the West in 1993 where he has lived at various monasteries of the Ajahn Chah tradition in Switzerland and the UK. While attending his first Insight Dialogue retreat in 2005, he was amazed by the powerful experience of meditating together with other people. Since 2010 he has taught Insight Dialogue worldwide and was trained by Gregory Kramer and other teachers. In his experience, interpersonal meditation is an extremely helpful aid for the development of wisdom. It bridges the gap between traditional silent meditation and our everyday lives and relations with other people. He established a small Dhamma Centre "House Of Noble Friendship“ in his hometown and ran it until 2020.

     Elizabeth Faria is an Insight Dialogue teacher. She has taught online programs, as well as workshops and retreats in Australia and Brazil. Practicing meditation since 1996, she has trained in the Burmese and Thai Forest tradition. She is a graduate of the Australian Association of Buddhist Counsellors, and has worked as a psychologist and psychotherapist for the last thirty years. She has long been interested in the integration of The Noble Eightfold Path with the whole life experience, and in the practice of the liberating teachings on satipatthana and of the brahmaviharas. She lives in New South Wales, Australia.