On behalf of the directors of the Institute for Mindfulness South Africa, I would like to invite you to attend a 3-day symposium dedicated to the exploration and practice of compassion. At a time in which stress, uncertainty and erosion of social cohesion are increasingly affecting our daily lives, intentionally cultivating kindness is a nuanced yet powerful antidote to our current malaise and distress.
We are delighted to have two wise, skillful and experienced teachers coming from San Francisco to guide us in a variety of compassion-based practices and explore their application in our context.
This symposium is open to all who are drawn to cultivating a wise heart in a grounded, discerning and authentic manner. Now is the time to reconcile our hearts: to ourselves, each other and our planet.
We look forward to welcoming you.
Cape Town: 21 – 23 March 2017
Schoenstatt Retreat and Conference Centre
Johannesburg: 25 – 27 March 2017
NIROX Sculpture Park
Dr Simon Whitesman
Chairperson: Institute for Mindfulness South Africa
Apply for a bursary: A few bursaries are available for eligible applicants. Follow the link for more information: