I discovered Joanna's work in the 1990s, with World as Lover, World as Self. My special interest is ecophilosophy and the role that spirituality and ethics can play in transforming our economic and social systems. Since spending 11 days with Joanna doing a WTR intensive, it has become an integral part of my thinking and practice. I offer WTR from a Buddhist and from a more secular point of view. I think it's imperative that we go beyond the meditation cushion, taking our compassion and wisdom out onto the street. These two approaches, Subtle Activism and Engaged Buddhism, are complementary aspects that reconnect us to our true nature, to one another, and to the Earth. I lead contemplative trails in the South African protected wilderness, and also offer WTR to groups large and small, basing the teaching on a foundation of meditation and compassion.
After working as a lawyer and environmental scientist I spent 10 years in Spain deeply immersed in Buddhist practices, returning to Cape Town as a nun. Since returning, in addition to teaching widely, I help direct the work of the Southern African Faith Communities Environmental Institute multi-faith NGO - SAFCEI.
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What year did you begin facilitating the Work That Reconnects?
I bring experience as leader of twelve 5-day contemplative trails in full wilderness communion with everything from beetles to lions and rhinos, guiding participants in the recognition of the joy that is their true nature, while also introducing WTR thinking. Fb: The Wilderness Within
I bring experience as a teacher of Buddhism and meditation.
I have led numerous dedicated WTR retreats:
2016+2019 at Erin Hall Cape Town;
2017-2019+2020 at Buddhist Retreat Centre, Ixopo - 2-5 day residential retreats: eg. http://www.brcixopo.co.za/eventdetail/479/buddha-touches-the-earth-engaged-buddhism-subtle-activism.html
2018+2019 at Dharmagiri Sacred Mountain Retreat https://www.dharmagiri.org/retreats/
Spain 2017-2019 - Introducing Buddhism and WTR
2019 - WTR for Town Planning postgraduates at Univ Cape Town