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The retreat is still to be confirmed.

This retreat will provide a space for those who want to further their meditation practice. The daily program will consist of teachings, sitting and walking meditation as well as dialogue.

Structure

Options to attend either weekly or the entire retreat will be posted later.

About Dónal Creedon

Dónal Creedon is a Buddhist meditation teacher with many years of 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 that 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.

Detailed costs will be posted as soon as the retreat is confirmed.

To Book

Please use our online booking form, which can be completed easily on a phone or tablet, to book provisionally, as an expression of intent.

Airport Shuttle

Depending on numbers, group transport may be organized, depending on demand. Please ensure that flights arrive before 10 am, 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 5.30 pm. Please book flights to leave after 8 pm.
TRC will help with carpooling where possible. It is also possible to get the InterCape bus from Park Station to Groot Marico (around R300) and TRC can arrange a lift to the Centre for R125.

For more general retreat information, please click here. Or email tararokpacentre@gmail.com.