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Mindfulness For Cultivation Of Compassion And Wisdom

Teacher: Nolitha Tsengiwe and Phumla Shongwe
Cost: 5 days accommodation + R350 surcharge
Dates: Friday 12 November 2021 - Wednesday 17 November 2021

nolitha tsengiwe2021phumla shongweDuring this silent retreat we will deepen our understanding of Mindfulness, Compassion and Wisdom teachings of the Buddha to  connect with our hearts. We live in times of great instability and  stress, this is an opportunity to strengthen our capacity to calm the body, heart and mind to be responsive. Retreat sessions will include silent meditation, dharma talks, heart practices and community discussions. Phumla Shongwe will be offering Yin and Restorative yoga throughout this 7-day retreat.

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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.

Phumla Shongwe is a qualified yoga teacher and healer. She began her yoga journey in 2007 as a student and completed her first teacher training in 2011 qualifying as an Ashtanga yoga teacher. She also teaches Yin yoga, Restorative yoga and Children’s yoga. She is currently completing her Kundalini yoga teacher training level 1, while also embarking on a two year Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training with the Sounds True Foundation in the USA. She encourages her students to reach beyond their perceived limitations to achieve their full potential.