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

Abegail Ntleko RN

Advocate for Vulnerable Children, Community Leader, Spiritual Guide, South Africa

Megan Reitz PhD

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

Linda Kantor MA, PhD Candidate

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

Kevin Bloom MA

Award-Winning Writer & Journalist, South Africa

Chandasara, BA Psych (Hon)

Political Activist, Dharma Retreat Teacher, South Africa

Nolitha Tsengiwe

Mindfulness Teacher, Psychologist & Executive Coach, South Africa