About Dónal

Dónal Creedon studied and practiced with Buddhist masters of the Kagyu practice lineage in Europe as well as in India and Nepal. This involved many years of intense retreat.

He also spent a number of years at the Krishnamurti Centre in Varanasi as resident Buddhist scholar. Thus the radical inquiry of Krishnamurti informs his approach.

He is currently involved in leading retreats in a number of countries.


Retreats & Teachings

  • Cape Town retreat

    Starts: 12 November, 2017 - 6:00 pm
    Ends: 26 November, 2017 - 10:00 am
    Location: Goedgedacht, Cape Town, South Africa. contact Charlotte: harmse.charlotte@gmail.com

    Sorrow’s springs ‘No matter, child, the name: Sórrow’s spríngs áre the same.’ Gerard Manly Hopkins The heart of our retreat will be meditation as taught in the Mahamudra tradition but we will address our human problems placed in the wider context of meditation as a way of life inquire if its possible to live our lives from a source beyond the spring’s of sorrow.

  • South Africa, TRC: Meeting Samantabhadra

    Starts: 1 December, 2017 - 5:00 pm
    Ends: 21 December, 2017 - 10:00 am
    Location: TRC, Groot Marico, North West, South Africa. Booking http://www.tararokpacentre.co.za/Donal2017.trc@vodamail.co.za

    Meeting Samantabhadra A Buddhist Meditation Retreat The aim of Buddha teaching is to bring about freedom from ignorance and fear through the realization of our true nature (Samantabhadra). The primary cause of freedom is understanding the nature of reality but more specifically directly understanding mind, and the ways of thought. The road to this consists traditionally of study contemplation and meditation. This involves a change in our way of thinking and seeing. The heart of our retreat will be meditation as taught in the Mahamudra tradition There will be teachings covering foundational, Mahayana and Vajrayana perspectives roughly corresponding to each week. We will address our human problems placed in the wider context of the Buddha dharma and meditation as a way of life The retreat is particularly suitable for those with some experience who wish to further their practice and understanding. However beginners who don’t mind jumping in the deep end are welcome. Participants should commit to 4 hours group sitting each day. There will be time for personal practice and study.

  • South Africa, TRC: The Good, the True and the Beautiful

    Starts: 23 December, 2017 - 12:00 am
    Ends: 30 December, 2017 - 11:59 pm
    Location: Groot Marico, 2850, South Africa booking: http://www.tararokpacentre.co.za/Donal2017

    Christmas Retreat 23rd to 30th December http://www.tararokpacentre.co.za/Donal2017 The Good, the True and the Beautiful Our Christmas retreat will provide a space to reflect and meditate on the values we hold. We will explore a humanistic approach to living a meaningful life informed but not bound by tradition. In particular we will look at those universal values formulated by Plato as the Good, the True and the Beautiful which have been central civilizing currents in western culture. Such noble ideals are in serious decline replaced by greed, narcissism and nihilism. Could such qualities form the centre of our lives and bring about a veritable renaissance in our homes, in our work and in our culture? Surely that would be good and beautiful? Why not give it a try? The program will include guided meditation (mindfulness), both sitting and walking as well as discussion and inquiry. Daily yoga type exercises with Pippa. There will be time for leisure to explore nature.

  • 2018 Holy Isle Meditation retreat

    Starts: 14 April, 2018 - 4:30 pm
    Ends: 21 April, 2018 - 10:00 am
    Location: Holy Isle, Arran, Scotland

    Information and details later



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