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On Giving Good Ear: The Zen of listening

Teacher: Wanda Hennig
Cost: 2 days’ accommodation + R150 surcharge
Dates: Friday 08 December 2017 - Sunday 10 December 2017

wanda hennig smlWe might think we listen to ourselves and others, but subliminal chatter impacts our lives profoundly. Ungrounded fears and ‘stories’ we tell ourselves can trap us in unsatisfying ‘comfort’ zones. Meditation and journalling are two ways to reach the source of inner freedom and choice. Memoir is a great medium for exploring our story. Then there are in-the-body mindfulness practices we can use to become unstuck and create shifts. In this silent retreat, expect to explore and play with insights, practices and journalling around sensuality, eating and living - the purpose being to give participants some new ways and tools to live more fully and with pleasure in the world. Bring a pen, a notebook, curiosity and a sense of humour.

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Wanda Hennig is a longtime journalist, an author, a seeker, a traveller, a (culinary) travel writer and a California-trained and certified life coach with post-graduate degrees in psychology and education. She lived and practised for three-and-a-half years at the San Francisco Zen Center in the 1990’s, was lay-ordained by former SFZC abbot Paul Haller, and has been a BRC enthusiast from way before that. She has dealt with personal issues around food, social phobia and depression and, in the unravelling, came to see they were all inter-linked.