header20.jpg
19 - 25 August, 2019
19 August
  • Dharma Circle: Mid-week Meditation: How to remain calm and clear in everything we say and do: the practice of Sati

    Teacher: Louis van Loon
    Cost: 2 days' accommodation +R150 surcharge
    Dates:

    louis van loon smlVisitors to the BRC often like to experience the practice of Mindfulness Meditation (Sati), which is the kernel of the entire spectrum of the teachings of the Buddha. Sati equips us with the capacity to deal calmly and effectively with the many challenging circumstances that inevitably come our way in life. As we all know - often to our cost - when the mind is unsettled and distraught, we tend to make decisions and say and do things we often regret later, when the mind has calmed down and when we are able to reflect on them. Sati, therefore, corrects this tendency for the mind to become overwhelmed by negative emotions and enables us to find a space of mental stillness and clarity. Meditation and chi kung will be offered, and a chance to simply be present from one moment to the next in the tranquil surroundings of the BRC.

    View teacher details
    Louis van Loon lectured in Buddhist philosophy at the Universities of Cape Town and Durban-Westville for 22 years. He established the Buddhist Retreat Centre in 1980 and, along with his wife, Chrisi, directs its affairs. Both were involved in the compilation of the BRC’s popular recipe books Quiet Food, The Cake The Buddha Ate and Plentiful:The Big Book Of Buddha Food. His interest lies in the psychology of meditation and in the relationship between art, science, religion and philosophy. He is an architect and consulting civil and structural engineer in private practice in Durban. He teaches Sumie, Japanese brush painting, and sketching in Durban, Cape Town and Ixopo.

20 August
  • Dharma Circle: Mid-week Meditation: How to remain calm and clear in everything we say and do: the practice of Sati

    Teacher: Louis van Loon
    Cost: 2 days' accommodation +R150 surcharge
    Dates:

    louis van loon smlVisitors to the BRC often like to experience the practice of Mindfulness Meditation (Sati), which is the kernel of the entire spectrum of the teachings of the Buddha. Sati equips us with the capacity to deal calmly and effectively with the many challenging circumstances that inevitably come our way in life. As we all know - often to our cost - when the mind is unsettled and distraught, we tend to make decisions and say and do things we often regret later, when the mind has calmed down and when we are able to reflect on them. Sati, therefore, corrects this tendency for the mind to become overwhelmed by negative emotions and enables us to find a space of mental stillness and clarity. Meditation and chi kung will be offered, and a chance to simply be present from one moment to the next in the tranquil surroundings of the BRC.

    View teacher details
    Louis van Loon lectured in Buddhist philosophy at the Universities of Cape Town and Durban-Westville for 22 years. He established the Buddhist Retreat Centre in 1980 and, along with his wife, Chrisi, directs its affairs. Both were involved in the compilation of the BRC’s popular recipe books Quiet Food, The Cake The Buddha Ate and Plentiful:The Big Book Of Buddha Food. His interest lies in the psychology of meditation and in the relationship between art, science, religion and philosophy. He is an architect and consulting civil and structural engineer in private practice in Durban. He teaches Sumie, Japanese brush painting, and sketching in Durban, Cape Town and Ixopo.

23 August
  • Nia Technique: How to love and appreciate your body through music, movement, dance and martial arts

    Teacher: Karyn Cardoso
    Cost: 2 days’ accommodation + R350 surcharge
    Dates:

    karyn cordoso2017Learn why Nia is a lifestyle practice that strengthens your ability to sustain body-centred awareness and vitalises your nervous system. Feel how every cell in your body can vibrate in joy and how you are connected to everything that surrounds you. It is more than a cardio dance fitness class.

    View teacher details
    Karyn Cardoso has danced since she could walk. Her interests lie in philosophy, science and spirituality. A Waldorf Kindergarten teacher by profession, her passion is to share Nia, The Dance Of Life, with others as it connects us to our inner essence, bringing joy, fitness and healing at all levels. 

     
24 August
  • Nia Technique: How to love and appreciate your body through music, movement, dance and martial arts

    Teacher: Karyn Cardoso
    Cost: 2 days’ accommodation + R350 surcharge
    Dates:

    karyn cordoso2017Learn why Nia is a lifestyle practice that strengthens your ability to sustain body-centred awareness and vitalises your nervous system. Feel how every cell in your body can vibrate in joy and how you are connected to everything that surrounds you. It is more than a cardio dance fitness class.

    View teacher details
    Karyn Cardoso has danced since she could walk. Her interests lie in philosophy, science and spirituality. A Waldorf Kindergarten teacher by profession, her passion is to share Nia, The Dance Of Life, with others as it connects us to our inner essence, bringing joy, fitness and healing at all levels. 

     
25 August
  • Nia Technique: How to love and appreciate your body through music, movement, dance and martial arts

    Teacher: Karyn Cardoso
    Cost: 2 days’ accommodation + R350 surcharge
    Dates:

    karyn cordoso2017Learn why Nia is a lifestyle practice that strengthens your ability to sustain body-centred awareness and vitalises your nervous system. Feel how every cell in your body can vibrate in joy and how you are connected to everything that surrounds you. It is more than a cardio dance fitness class.

    View teacher details
    Karyn Cardoso has danced since she could walk. Her interests lie in philosophy, science and spirituality. A Waldorf Kindergarten teacher by profession, her passion is to share Nia, The Dance Of Life, with others as it connects us to our inner essence, bringing joy, fitness and healing at all levels.