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Sat, 16 Sept

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Harare

Polishing the Pearl | Sep 16

Join Lucy Draper-Clarke in a workshop on interconnectedness.

Polishing the Pearl | Sep 16
Polishing the Pearl | Sep 16

Time & Location

16 Sept,2023, 10:00 – 15:00

Harare, 6 Borrowdale Ln, Harare, Zimbabwe

About the event

If you’ve been feeling directionless, confused, or overwhelmed, you’re probably seeing things quite clearly! But guidance lies within, taking us forward through the confusion, step-by-step. This workshop offers a chance to regroup, in community, and recollect your vital role in the web of life.

Interconnectedness and life purpose are deeply intertwined concepts that find resonance in the myth of Indra's Net. This vast net stretches infinitely in all directions, with a jewel at each intersection. Each jewel represents an individual being, and every jewel reflects all the others in the net. We each have a distinct contribution to make. Our purpose is intricately linked to the purpose of others. When we align with our calling, we appreciate the interconnectedness that exists between ourselves and the world around us. We recognize that our actions have a ripple effect, touching the lives of others and collectively creating a more harmonious and compassionate world.

By working with gentle moving meditation practices, we will return to the wisdom of the body, which guides us moment-by-moment. Once the body feels at ease, the sitting practices of mindfulness and compassion allow us to access the heart-mind, the place where love, compassion and joy guide us to live purposeful and interconnected lives.

What to bring : a yoga mat if you have one but not necessary if you don’t have one.

Costs : Suggested donation USD20 or pay as you can

Bookings : Not necessary

Contact : Pam Sheehan on whatsapp 0772404129 or zimsheehans@gmail.com

Bring and share vegetarian lunch

Facilitator

Dr Lucy Draper-Clarke, author of The Compassionate Activist, is a retreat facilitator, mindfulness mentor and researcher-practitioner in the fields of awareness, compassion, and social engagement. After obtaining a doctorate in mindfulness and teacher education, she is now an Associate Researcher at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. With a focus on compassionate activism and somatic meditation, she works with those engaged in social transformation and healing, to alleviate stress, increase resilience and cultivate wise, compassionate action. She runs workshops and retreats around Southern Africa. As a practitioner with the Karma Kagyu School of Buddhism, she attends regular meditation retreats to deepen her own practice. Nothing gives her more joy than supporting others to develop their own, life-enhancing, contemplative practices.

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