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Ethics and Heart in the 21st century

We will explore the content of our lives and look at how we can make a difference through ethical living and with heart or love in a world fraught with conflict, fragmentation and raucous voices of extremism. Are there universal guideline which are cross cultural to which we could align ourselves? how could this be related to the various competing secular and religious view?

Is there a relationship between the inner consciousness and outer action?

Our aim is to provide a temenos for reflection, some quiet sitting and dialogue in a leisurely manner. There will be some activity which will help deepen our sensitivity to the inner and outer dimensions of our lives.

About Dónal Creedon

Dónal Creedon is a Buddhist meditation teacher with many years experience, loved and deeply appreciated for his warmth, openness and sincerity. He studied and practiced with Buddhist masters of the Kagyu practice lineage in Europe as well as in India and Nepal. This involved many years of intense retreat. Dónal also spent a number of years at the Krishnamurti Centre in Varanasi as resident Buddhist scholar. Thus the radical inquiry of Krishnamurti informs his approach.

In 2017, he published ‘The Main of Light’, a study which examines the teachings of J Krishnamurti in the light of Buddhist teachings, specifically the teachings of the Mahamudra and Dzogchen lineages. The teachings of the Buddha and Krishnamurti both explore the most profound and fundamental questions of human existence. They directly address the questions of sorrow, fear and death, as well as the deepest meaning a human life can attain beyond the travail and illusion of dualism. They point to the sources of sorrow and the ending of sorrow, to the possibility of living a life informed by intelligence and compassion. As Dónal says: “It is my hope that this study will serve as a modest contribution to what I feel is an immensely important area of human exploration. I hope it will stimulate questions not only in Buddhist and Krishnamurti students, but anyone interested in the deep problems that affect our world so grievously.”

Cost
The cost includes accommodation, all ova-lacto meals from supper on the first night to lunch on the last day, a supplement for airfares, and an optional R60 environmental levy.
TRC members receive a 10% discount on all length retreats (if they have been members for 6 months already).
Cost excludes dana (an offering of appreciation to the teacher), and staff tips.

5  Nights
Single use of ensuite room (if space available): R4 700
Single use of twin/double room (if space available), shared bathroom: R4 500
Single en suite room R4 500
Single room with shared bathroom (only 3 available): R4 200
Twin/double room with en suite bathroom (per person): R3 800
Twin/double room with shared bathroom (per person): R3 200
Single Rooms (Office Block) R3 000
Dormitory R2 700
Camping TRC Tent R2 700
Camping (own tent) R2 200

 

To Book
Please use our online booking form, which can be completed easily on a phone or tablet.
A 50% deposit, non-refundable, but transferrable, will secure your choice of accommodation

Airport Shuttle
Depending on numbers, group transport may be organized, depending on demand. Please ensure that flights arrive before 10am, to give you time to collect your luggage and pass through immigration. On the return trip, the shuttle will depart TRC after lunch, to arrive at ORT by 5.30pm. Please book flights to leave after 8pm.
TRC will help with car pooling where possible. It is also possible to get the InterCape bus from Park Station to Groot Marico (around R250) and TRC can arrange a lift to the Centre for R100.
For more general retreat information, please click here.