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Our interconnectedness with all Beings
March 19 - March 22R3300 – R4300
OUR INTERCONNECTEDNESS WITH ALL BEINGS
An Ecological-Buddhist vision to transform despair into constructive practice and action
3-Days ~ March 19 -22
Standard rate: R3300 – R3700 (en-suite);
Generous Rate: R3800 – R4300(en-suite);
Teachers Dana: R400 – R2000
- Standard Rate – This includes accommodation, food and basic running costs for the centre plus a surcharge to cover travel for the teacher.
- Generous Rate – This includes the above plus a dana contribution to Emoyeni for upkeep and improvements to the centre and other eventualities.
Suggested rate for Teacher’s dana: This is a sliding scale suggestion as to how much to contribute to the teacher.
“To be alive in this beautiful, self-organizing universe – to participate
in the dance of life with senses to perceive it, lungs that breathe it,
organs that draw nourishment from it – is a wonder beyond words.”
“This is a dark time, filled with suffering and uncertainty. Like living cells in a larger body,
it is natural that we feel the trauma of our world. So, don’t be afraid of the anguish you feel, or the anger or fear, because these responses arise from the depth of your caring and the truth of your interconnectedness with all beings.” ~ Joanna Macy
As humans we intuitively know that our relationship with the natural world is one of interconnection. For this reason, reconciling with the true extent of the planetary emergencies and climate collapse can be very painful. We need both courage and wisdom for the journey ahead.
On this retreat we will investigate the deep meaning of interconnectedness from an Ecological and a Buddhist perspective drawing key themes from Joanna Macy’s words above. We will also examine themes of connectedness as well as the root of our increasing disconnect from the natural world and from one another – the fact that our societies are driven primarily by self-interest and consumerism.
Interwoven into the mediations, talks, discussions, walks in nature and time for solitude and reflection we offer the space to share and reconcile with the challenging reality of our global environmental crisis. Through practice and meditation, we can access the tools that Buddhism has to offer us, finding paths forward that spark joy and meaning.
With both inspiration and compassion, we can play a part in the growing momentum all over the world to transform apathy and despair into constructive action.