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Open The Heart And Still The Mind: The Transformative Heart of Compassion (online)

Teacher: Sue Cooper
Cost: Dana (donation) for the BRC plus Teacher dana
Dates: Saturday 01 August 2020 - Saturday 01 August 2020

sue cooper oct2019Online fundraising morning retreat via Zoom in support of The Buddhist Retreat Centre, Ixopo. Please download the Zoom app and the link will be emailed to you on confirmation of your booking. Please book with Sue using the links below.

This dana-based online retreat is suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners and reminds us of the silent retreat experience. Please join us for a nurturing morning of contained silence, Buddhist wisdom teachings, guided meditations, qigong and contemplative reflection. Through the embodied practices of mindfulness and metta, we will establish a calm and open-hearted inner refuge, which strengthens our foundation of kindness and compassion. This fundraiser is an opportunity to come together as a sangha to offer support from wherever we are to the wonderful staff and centre with open-hearted generosity. A schedule will be provided ahead of time for planning your morning and the Zoom link will be sent on confirmation of your booking.

Please confirm your booking with a deposit and indicate how you would like your dana to be allocated (see Pricing for suggested sliding scale).

Pricing: Dana (donation) for the BRC plus Teacher dana

Dana (donation) for the BRC plus Teacher dana
Please feel free to offer whatever dana you are able to, using the suggested sliding scale as a guideline which allows you to offer more or less, according to your means.
Dana guideline for the BRC: R1000/750/500 - more or less (no-one will be excluded if there are financial constraints)
Teacher Dana guideline: R1000/750/500 - more or less (no-one will be excluded if there are financial constraints)

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Sue Cooper is a Cape Town-based Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist, working in private practice since the early 1990's. She has a long-standing interest in the interface between psychological and spiritual approaches to self-discovery and inner healing, and has attended Buddhist meditation retreats, mainly in the Theravada tradition, for over 30 years, both in South Africa and at Gaia House in the UK. She has been inspired by the teachings of Ajahn Chah of the Thai Forest tradition, and is deeply grateful to her primary teachers: the late Godwin Samararatne, Kittisaro and Thanissara, Ajahn Sucitto and Stephen and Martine Batchelor. She has a particular interest in exploring how our practice enables us to embrace our humanness, integrating love and loss in our lives, so that we can live and die with compassionate awareness. She offers weekend and longer retreats throughout South Africa at Temenos, Mont Fleur, Blue Butterfly and Somerset Gift in the Western Cape; Dharmagiri Insight Meditation Centre and the Buddhist Retreat Centre in KwaZulu Natal; and Emoyeni Retreat Centre in the North West Province, as well as 6-8 week "Open the Heart and Still the Mind" courses, on-going weekly groups and monthly half-day/day retreats in Cape Town See: www.suecooper.co.za and please contact .