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DASA Weekend 1 Online 25-27 April 2020

25 April - 27 April

COVID-19 Update

Covid-19 is being managed with many travel restrictions and social distancing requirements in South Africa, UK and Europe. We have changed the first DASA weekend from residential weekend to an online Zoom weekend, and moved the Johannesburg weekend scheduled for 18-20 April to 25-27 April online, together with Cape Town. Although this programme is a South African programme, we will be joined by several European students which will bring more of a sense of being part of an international community – which indeed we are.

Anyone is welcome to attend this weekend.

>> Registration Form Below <<

Schedule Weekend 1: 25-27 April

We have reorganized the weekend with a relatively spacious schedule, limiting screen time to six hours per day. Two further meetings which would have taken place on the residential retreat will take place as follow ups, one in May and one in June. All meetings are included in the weekend fee, and participants are committed to attending all meetings as far as possible. Review recordings will be available for any teachings that you have to miss.

Day 1 Saturday 25 April
10am – 1pm                             Teaching
2:30pm – 5:30pm                   Teaching

Day 2 Sunday 26 April
10am – 1pm                             Teaching
2:30pm – 5:30pm                   Teaching

Day 3 Monday 27 April
10am – 1pm                             Teaching
2pm – 4pm                               Small Group
5pm – 6pm                               Community Meeting

Follow up 1 Saturday 30 May
2:30pm – 5:30pm                  Teaching

Follow up 2 Saturday 20 June
2:30pm – 5pm                         Small Group

Fees for April Weekend

South African students:       R3600 standard rate / R4600 higher rate /R2600 lower concession rate on application
European students:          €320 standard rate

The total amount of lower rate concession will be capped at a % of the total fees, and a lower reduction shared between applicants if there are requests than we can support.

Your deposit of 25% of the tuition fee will be taken on registration. Please pay your balance to the following bank account before the weekend starts, and send your proof of payment to admin@domliber.com.

Account name: Dominic Liber
Bank: FNB
Current Account number: 62379385266
Payment reference: DASA and your name

Zoom

We will be meeting on Zoom. A Zoom link will be provided to you closer to the time. Participants do not need their own Zoom accounts.

Registration

Creating a Retreat Environment at Home

Here are a few guidelines for creating a sacred retreat space that will support us all in doing this Work together, while participating remotely by Zoom.

 Find a quiet and private space to participate in the retreat.  Arrange your computer so you can see and hear well. If you like, you can arrange a small altar near you with a candle, flowers, a cloth and objects that help you connect with your inner depth. Keeping a small candle burning throughout the day helps to remind us we are practicing on retreat.

We realize creating space will be different for everyone, so do the best you can in your personal situation.

Entering the Sanctuary together.  We want to create a space that feels like we are in person with each other as much as possible.  Even though we are not in person, arriving on time is still important. Arrive 5-10 minutes before the start time, and begin to sit quietly. Logging in early for each meeting may help with being on time. Consider your computer or device as a necessary part of the sanctuary. It is your portal to the retreat space.

Familiarise yourself with Zoom. Registering for a free Zoom account  is optional, but ensure zoom is downloaded and test your zoom link ahead of time. If you can, ensure that you can hear and see on a zoom call, and that you can be seen and heard. Try using a headset if you have difficulty hearing or being heard. Familiarise yourself with the Zoom controls, including:

  • Start/stop your video camera at the bottom of the Zoom screen
  • Mute/unmute your  microphone – and please keep your microphone muted until the exercise or you are called in on the questions and commentsAt the top right of the Zoom screen, the icons that let you switch between gallery view and speaker view

Being present and attentive during the meetings.  We want to hold the space together and being present and attentive is crucial to creating a field of presence. Your complete attention to yourself, to your presence, and to the retreat space, will help to create the right environment for us all.

Limit distractions. Be mindful of the temptation to pull yourself away from the meetings. Because you are home there could be many things that distract you.  Do what you can to limit distractions, i.e. turn off phones, don’t check e-mails, try to keep children and pets in the other room. Remember we are all online and our videos are on, and everyone else could be distracted by the goings on in your immediate space.  During interruptions, if you need to turn your video off for a brief period of time, that’s fine.  However on the whole, we do want you to be visually present, as this creates more of an in-person feel to our retreat experience. Please do not just leave your video off.

Creating a time for community sharing.  There will be time to open the space up and share.  This will happen during the comments and questions, after the exercises, as well as during the community meeting. You may also want to arrange informal social time with other students to catch up or get to know one another.

Details

Start:
25 April
End:
27 April
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