Baba Mandaza is a core guide and spiritual Elder at Dharmagiri. Baba is from Zimababwe and has an open invitation to visit and teach at the Sacred Mountain whenever his schedule allows.
Mandaza Augustine Kandemwa was born a Svikiro, a carrier of many earth and water spirits, and a Mhondoro, Lion Spirit, and one who is in constant prayer on behalf of others. As a vessel of the Spirits, Mandaza receives visions and dreams, makes offerings, performs healing rituals, and serves as a messenger for the Ancient Ones.
Baba Mandaza teaches us to become “living prayers” so we can be in service of the One Spirit that exists in all things. He lives in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe and travels far and wide as a Peacemaker. As an emissary of Mother Nature, Baba Mandaza guides retreats, healing ceremonies, and gatherings around the world.
In March 2019, Baba guided a retreat at Dharmagiri Sacred Mountain Retreat, Mvuleni-Bamboo Mountain in the Southern Drakensberg, KwaZulu Natal, where he guided a circle of meditators into a profound reclamation and remembrance of the sacredness of nature.
Learn more about Baba Mandaza: http://www.mandaza.com/
1:14: Sean introduces Thanissara, who connected him to Baba Mandaza (view her guest teaching session here)
2:00: A guided meditation by Sean Fargo (an invitation to ground and be present)
7:14: Sean introduces Baba Mandaza and Thanissara
10:00: Thanissara welcomes Baba Mandaza
16:00: Baba Mandaza speaks about gratitude and the gifts of Mother Nature
20:36: What does ‘nature’ mean? Why it is important for humanity to understand this.
22:40: The consequence of excluding ourselves from Mother Nature
26:45: When the human mind becomes wise, human life will change
28:45: Baba Mandaza introduces Mother Nature, the great creator
32:00 – Mother Nature’s question for us: If you understand who I am, what are you doing about it? What is your relationship to me like now?
34:50 – Personal advice from Baba Mandaza: If we are to have a peaceful world, let’s look at our relationship with the Mother.
37:00 – Remembering that we are part of Mother Nature will lead to blessings and gifts from her.
38:40 – We must work very hard to establish the relationship she’s calling for.
39:30 – How can we heal the ‘you’ that is the wounded part of Mother Nature?
40:15 – 2-3 minutes of deep, silent meditation. Mother Nature requests you meditate on ‘you’ and your relationship with her.
50:00 – Students share their experience with the meditation.
1:08:00 – An encouragement to go deeper into your own mind and heart.
1:11:19 – When we connect to Mother Nature in our hearts, the heart will deliver the message to all earth.
1:11:50 – An appeal for us to turn to our own life story and see how we are connected to Mother Nature.
1:15:15 – In your personal meditation practice, invite in Mother Nature and ask her to teach you.
1:22:15 – Why we must begin with understanding the subject in deep meditation, all of us.
1:23:20 – As a teacher, what do you understand about this subject and what are you sharing about it with others?
1:24:22 – This work of repairing the relationship to Mother Nature has to be done collectively, by all of us.
1:25:30 – An invitation to go again into silence and think about what you have just heard.
1:26:15 – You are the seed that’s been planted by Mother Nature herself. It must germinate, and it must be watered by you. It is your responsibility to take good care of that seed.
1:29:40 – You are the disciple of Mother Nature. Go and use the wisdom you have acquired so far on her behalf.
1:32:30 – You are not a simple, ordinary person. You are inseparable from Mother Nature.
1:34:45 – You are not a teacher, you are a messenger. The truth must be told.
1:37:14 – When are you going to begin the work?
1:38:22 – Don’t ever point your finger at me (Baba Mandaza) as the teacher, I am also learning just like you.
1:39:00 – The moment you think you know it all, you lose it all. Come before the Mother empty handed and surrender.
1:40:30 – Are the certificates you hold bringing us peace, unity and beauty?
1:42:30 – If you look at humanity with the eyes of humans, you will see division. Look with the eyes of Mother Nature.
1:43:30 – Continue with this subject and you will experience lifelong learning and new revelations.
1:45:00 – Sean expresses gratitude
1:48:45 – From Baba Mandaza to the group, I will remember you in all my prayers at all times, as I have prayed for you in the past.