While this annual event has earned an honourable reputation for raising copious amounts of money for the Women4Women foundation each year, it is also always a glamorous affair and the perfect opportunity for guests to dust off their glass slippers and be treated to a delectable dinner while viewing a seamless stage production.
Hosted by the dapper Katlego Maboe, the guests were entertained with music by proudly South African all girl electric string quartet, The Muses, as well as an incredible fashion show powered by Contempo Retail and Zviwa African Luxury Designs.
Before meditation centers were established in this tradition, all courses were held at temporary sites, such as campgrounds, religious retreat centers, churches and the like.
Today, in regions where centers have not yet been established by local students of Vipassana who live in the area, 10 Day meditation courses are held at non-center course sites.
Students who speak neither English nor one of the other announced course languages may apply for the course, however acceptance into the course will depend on the availability of required course materials, suitable translators and permission of the teacher conducting the course.
have the same timetable and discipline as 10-day courses.
Located in 7.5 hectares of land that is abundant with trees and water, the Centre rests amid a mountain range that has its impressive peak Audenberg as the rear view of the property.
The site was originally a holiday resort known as ‘Rustig’ (meaning ‘peaceful’ in Afrikaans).
Due to the inability to afford the entry fee, Mandisa says her mom would park outside the airport and they would watch the displays from there.
Growing up she thought she wanted to be a doctor but when she was in grade 10, she started researching careers that used math and science.
These courses are open to serious old students who have sat (not including courses served) at least three 10-day courses, have not been practising any other meditation techniques since last 10-day course, have been practising this technique of Vipassana for at least one year, and who are trying to maintain their meditation practice and the five precepts in their daily lives, at the very minimum from the time of applying to the course. All old students are welcome to apply to attend these courses, including those where it has been some time since their last course.