Saturday, February 1 and Sunday, February 2 – Developing resilience in difficult times. A two-day mini-summit at the Harare Buddhist Centre. A series of four talks by different speakers, followed by a facilitated discussion, led by Richard Maasdorp, over two mornings (at two different venues).
Saturday, Borrowdale Meditation Centre, 6 Borrowdale Lane, off Piers Road: 8.30 am to 9 am – Guided Meditation (optional); 9.15 am to 10.30 am – presentation by Dave Sheehan on Restoring the Balance in Difficult Times, followed by discussion.
Dave has been meditating and examining the mind for the past 20 years. He has been fortunate to have studied under a selection of authentic, compassionate and skilled teachers within the Kagyu Tibetan Buddhist Lineage. He also presents short meditation retreats within Zimbabwe.
10.30 am to 11 am – tea. 11 am to 12.30 pm – presentation by Trish Swift on Cultivating Inner Strength, followed by discussion. Trish has long been a Buddhist and psychotherapist. She also became a Quaker in the 60s and has remained part of that group.
There appears to be no incompatibility with Buddhism. Trish started her working life as a social worker and taught at the School of Social Work for many years. After establishing the Masters’ degree in Planning in Developing Countries in the early 80s, her interests were drawn back to the inner journey and she started a part-time practice as a psychotherapist/ clinical social worker. She has now given up teaching and is full time in psychotherapy practice. Sunday, Harare
Buddhist Centre, 7a Ernie’s Lane, Monavale: 8.30 am to 9 am – Guided Meditation (optional); 9 am to 10.30 am – presentation by Brenda Burrell on meditation techniques for working with anger and its derivatives: outrage, frustration, indignation, despair, followed by discussion. Bren has been in the Kagyu Tibetan Buddhist fold since 2009. She is one of the founders of Kubatana.net.
10.30 am to 11 am – tea, 11 am to 12.15 pm – presentation by Val Maasdorp followed by a discussion on coping with loss and building contentment.
Val is Head of Counselling and Support Services of Island Hospice Service, where she has worked for 32 years. Her experience includes training, supervision and mentorship of caregiving volunteers, and counselling in the field of palliative and bereavement care.
12.15pm to 12.45 pm - panel discussion, 12.45pm to 2pm – lunch. Information, call Pam Sheehan on WhatsApp 0772 404129 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All welcome to join us for one or all of the presentations.
Please try to be punctual.
Admission by donation, all of which will go towards the charities supported by Rokpa Support Network.
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