Upcoming events

IMISA regularly hosts various events showcasing thought leaders from the local and international mindfulness community

IMISA events are held both online and in person.

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Contact Lynne Gordon, IMISA Operations Officer, at lynne@mindfulness.org.za to sign up.

Your IMISA membership assists in the sustainability of our organisation, holding the heart of mindfulness in service of practitioners, teachers and communities in Southern Africa.

Upcoming events

2 – 6 August 2024
Bangor, Wales, UK

Join us in an extended conversation about today’s big issues. Discover how mindfulness and compassion can contribute to addressing the challenges we face. As the world and our society rapidly evolve, this is the moment to come together and explore how mindfulness can move beyond its current boundaries, reaching into areas of critical need and serving as a positive force for change.

The conference offers a unique opportunity to meet and engage with leaders in the field of mindfulness and compassion. In addition, it will include voices that have historically not had a seat at the table. This gathering will serve as a space for connection, inquiry and discussion, aimed at shaping the dialogue for the coming decades. We aim to hold the conference in a way that creates an inclusive, welcoming atmosphere for all.

The conference theme will be centred around five key strands, spanning the latest research, contemplative approaches, and innovative concepts. This will include addressing the many social and global objectives for mindfulness and compassion, all aimed at enhancing our health and well-being, mitigating conflict and stress, and ultimately benefiting the planet.

Find out more information on the ICM 2024 website here. 

Open the Heart & Still the Mind – Infusing Mindfulness with Metta & Compassionate Wisdom

8 – 13 November 2024
Buddhist Retreat Centre (BRC) in iXopo, KZN

Sue Cooper will be running a retreat at the Buddhist Retreat Centre (BRC) in iXopo KZN, from 8 – 13 November entitled Open the Heart & Still the Mind – Infusing Mindfulness with Metta & Compassionate Wisdom.
Although this retreat will not be exclusive to IMISA, we encourage our members to attend. The retreat is offering a 15% reduction in accommodation cost, as well as a free Stillmind journal to IMISA members.

More information is available on https://stillmindretreats.com/event/retreat-infusing-mindfulness-with-metta-compassionate-wisdom/

In-Person Workshop on Wisdom with Choden

17 – 19 January 2025
Cape Town

Following a profound workshop on Compassion with Choden in January 2024, we are organizing a further workshop on 17 – 19 January 2025 on Wisdom. 

More information on this workshop to follow.

If you would like to find out more about Choden, read his bio here.