Keynote Speakers

A global perspective on the relationship between mindfulness, compassion and diversity.

Jon Kabat-Zinn PhD
[via live streaming]

Emeritus Professor of Medicine, University of Massachusetts, United States

Mark Williams DPhil

Emeritus Professor of Clinical Psychology, Founding Director of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre, England

Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela PhD

Professor and Research Chair for Historical Trauma & Transformation, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Jay Naidoo

Social Activist & Commentator, South Africa

Rebecca Crane PhD

Director, Masters in Mindfulness, Bangor University of North Wales

Rhonda Magee JD MA

Professor of Law, University of San Francisco & Chair Emeritus, The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, United States

Mandaza Kandemwa

Traditional Healer & Peacemaker, Zimbabwe

Ruth King MClin Psych
[via live streaming]

International Meditation Teacher & Emotional Wisdom Author & Life Coach, Charlotte, United States

David Treleaven PhD

Writer, Educator & Trauma Professional, United States

Join us on our journey to enrich our healing as a nation.

The Faculty

Nobantu Mpotulo MA

Facilitator & Leadership Coach, South Africa


Dharma Teacher, Author, Social Activist, USA


Buddhist Teacher, Spiritual Guide, USA

Paula Ramírez MA

Trauma Specialist & Mindfulness Teacher, Colombia

Pateka Mtintsilana

Community Leader, Mindfulness Teacher, Social Entrepreneur, South Africa

Megan Reitz PhD

Professor of Leadership & Dialogue at Hult International Business School, UK

Linda Kantor MA PhD

Counselling Psychologist, Hypnotherapist, Yoga Teacher, South Africa

Casper Oelofsen BCom

International Executive Coach & Facilitator, South Africa

Sinethemba Mkanya MA, PhD Candidate

Lecturer & Researcher in African Traditional Healing, South Africa

Simon Whitesman MBChB

Medical Psychotherapist, Mindfulness Trainer & Educator, South Africa

Pete Milligan MBChB FCP

Pyschiatrist & Mindfulness Facilitator, South Africa

Lucy Draper-Clarke PhD

Educator & Mindfulness Teacher, Activist, South Africa

Chandasara BA Psych (Hon)

Political Activist, Dharma Retreat Teacher, South Africa

Nolitha Tsengiwe

Mindfulness Teacher, Psychologist & Executive Coach, South Africa