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Reawakening to our place as part of the Universe

Reawakening to our place as part of the Universe - A Morning Retreat with Ani Tsondru - 

Freedom Day, April 27 9h30am - 1pm

Followed by bring & share lunch

There is no charge for this retreat, however dana is appropriate for the teachings

Following on from Earth Day and the launch of our journey towards becoming eco-sattvas, our first conversation takes form as a morning retreat with Buddhist nun, Tsunma Tsondru. 

It is our connection, our relationship, with something that moves us to take care of it. So the key to our future lies in re-awakening our connection with the Earth, with one another and with our true nature. We can not survive independent of the Earth and her natural cycles and systems. And even if we could, why would we want to?

In this retreat Tsondru walks us through the wonder of our cosmic origins in beginningless time, and the Buddhist philosophy of emptiness and radical interdependence which really says the same thing as the scientists of today, as we begin to come alive to our embedded place in the whole Earth, and to our place in the universe.

About Tsunma Tsondru
Tsunma Tsondru is a nun in the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, ordained by Tai Situ Rinpoche. She first met Buddhism in the 90’s through Louis van Loon at the BRC. After working as a lawyer and environmental scientist she left for Spain for a traditional Kagyu three and a half years closed retreat, followed by a second closed retreat of four years. Since returning to Cape Town, she has served on the Board of the Southern African Faith Communities Environment Institute, a multi-faith NGO, and as its Executive Director.

Earlier Event: April 22
Earth Day Enquiry ~ Sunday 22 April
Later Event: May 5
Visiting Teacher Alan Muller