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Letting Go Into Flow

Teacher: Chandasara and Nolitha Tsengiwe
Cost: 7 days accommodation + R400 surcharge
Dates: Friday 12 November 2021 - Friday 19 November 2021

chandasara2nolitha tsengiwe2021As change is constant in our lives it seems like a good thing from time to time to reflect on how we deal with change, uncertainty and insecurity more generally. When we are faced with any big change, whether global or personal, how do we cope with not knowing when or how we will ‘get back to normal’, or even whether ‘normal’ still seems ‘normal’ anymore. Where do we find our sense of security, safety, stability, when faced with our fears of far-reaching change and uncertainty? In this silent 7-day meditation retreat, we will explore the theme of change and uncertainty using the Buddha’s teachings as a guide. Our focus will be on calming the body, heart and mind so that we can see a little more clearly into our habitual responses to change and uncertainty. There will be morning and evening talks, periods of sitting, walking and lying down meditation, time on our own in nature, some time for sharing together and group discussion, as well as the opportunity for individual interviews.

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Chandasara (Louise Stack) spent her early adult life in political exile and later worked as a political analyst at the Centre for Policy Studies in Johannesburg for 14 years. She trained as a Buddhist nun in the Forest School for nine years in the UK, at Amaravati and Chithurst monasteries. She holds degrees in Politics, Linguistics and Psychology. She taught meditation at Dharmagiri retreat centre and mindfulness at Riverview Manor clinic in Underberg for four years. She currently resides at Emoyeni retreat centre in the Magaliesberg.

Nolitha Tsengiwe has always been curious about “what truth is.” Her search for truth led her to become a practising Buddhist under the guidance of Kittisaro and Thanissara who are disciples of the Thai Forest Buddhist tradition master, Ajahn Chah. She is a graduate of CDL4 at Spirit Rock Meditation Centre, USA, and is currently enrolled in a 4-year Buddhist teacher training course under Joseph Goldstein at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts. She is a psychologist in private practice and an executive coach. In both roles, her primary goal is to create a holding space for people who are seeking truth as a doorway to freedom and healing.