The particularities of South Africa and the momentous events – both inspiring and traumatic – that have shaped this land and its people lend itself to a reflection on this subject through the lens of the wisdom and kindness inherent in a mindfulness-based approach.
24 CPD points have been approved for the conference programme.
Considering mindfulness as an essential ingredient in building a just society.
Exploring “ground-up” applications and contextual adaptations of mindfulness in diverse communities.
Considering mindfulness as a social activist movement in service of enhancing connectedness and understanding amongst diverse groups.
Examining effective and ethical methods of training mindfulness teachers.
Considering mindfulness and compassion as foundational qualities from which to skilfully engage with diversity.
Considering the evidence for the effectiveness of mindfulness and compassion in healthcare, education and the criminal justice system.
Friday 22 March – Workshops
|12h00 – 17h00||Insight Dialogue: A mindful conversation on Race||Nolitha Tsengiwe and Chandasara|
|12h00 – 17h00||Mindfulness Supervision: A Masterclass for Established Teachers||Rebecca Crane|
|12h00 – 17h00||Mindfulness at Work / in Business / in Leadership||Casper Oelofsen, Linda Kantor and Megan Reitz|
Saturday 23 March – Conference Day 1
|08h15||Honouring the Earth; Welcoming the Ancestors||Mandaza Kandemwa|
|09h00||Keynote: Mindfulness in Context: Past, Present and Future||Mark Williams|
|10h00||Keynote: Inhabiting the Tensions: Balancing Fidelity and Creativity in Adapting Mindfulness-Based Programmes||Rebecca Crane|
|11h30||Lekgotla Gathering 1: The Challenges – Ethical & Otherwise – of Bringing Mindfulness Approaches to a Fracturing World||Jon Kabat-Zinn, Jay Naidoo, Nobantu Mpotulo
Moderators: Kevin Bloom & Simon Whitesman
No. 1: Workshop: Meeting Crisis with Consciousness: From Emergency to Emergence
No. 2: Mindfulness in Health
No. 3: Mindfulness in Business & Leadership
No. 4: Mindfulness in Education & Parenting
Moderator: Janine Kirby
Moderator: Anneke Kirsten-Barnard
Moderator: Mark Williams
|16h00||Keynote: Waking Up to Who We Are: Healing Ourselves, Each Other and The Planet||Mandaza Kandemwa|
|17h15||Keynote: Being Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism From The Inside Out||Ruth King|
|18h30||Welcome Reception||Musicians and Artists from The Nirox Sculpture Park|
Sunday 24 March – Day of Practice and Enquiry – Day 2
|09h00 – 17h00||Facilitators: Mark Williams, Nolitha Tsengiwe and Rebecca Crane
|17h00 – 18h00||Silent Walk through Maropeng Museum (Optional)|
Monday 25 March – Conference Day 3
|08h00||Silent Mindfulness Practice (optional)|
|08h30||Keynote: Inimba – Embodied Compassion and Mutuality||Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela|
|09h30||Keynote: The Inner Work of Racial Justice||Rhonda Magee|
|11h00||Lekgotla Gathering 2: Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness||Presenter: David Treleaven
Panel: Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, Paula Ramírez
Moderator: Pete Milligan
No. 1: Workshop: Freedom Through Non Dual Mindfulness
No. 2: Mindfulness & Social Justice
No. 3: Mindfulness & Trauma
No. 4: Mindfulness in the Community
Moderator: David Treleaven
Moderator: Diana Sanchez Betancourt
|15h30||Lekgotla Gathering 3: The Ground Beneath Our Feet: Mindfulness in an African Context||Panel: Pateka Mtintsilana, Linda Kantor, Abegail Ntleko & Sinethemba Mkanya
Facilitator: Lucy Draper-Clarke
|17h00||Closing Words & Closing Practice||Mark Williams|
|17h15||Honouring the Earth, Gratitude to the Ancestors, Releasing the Energies||Mandaza Kandemwa|