This 4 night, silent Easter weekend retreat will be held in a contained and nurturing atmosphere of contemplative silence and is suitable for beginners as well as experienced meditators. Integrating the practice of meditation and the wisdom of Buddhist psychology, we will discover that healing only takes place when we learn to relate to ourselves with kindness and compassion. Through the cultivation of calm and tranquillity, our meditation practice creates the conditions to free ourselves from the addictive, habitual patterns within ourselves that cause suffering.
As we learn to embrace our human experience with courage, acceptance and understanding, we begin to integrate body, heart and mind, establishing a foundation of trust that becomes an inner refuge. Drawing on the inspiring teachings of Kuan Yin, the bodhisattva of Compassion, who ‘Listens at Ease to the Cries of the World’, we will discover how to live our lives from a place of compassionate wisdom, rather than from fear, shame and self-criticism.
To enhance the integration of body, heart and mind, daily sessions of Qigong movement meditation will be offered, as well as yoga and optional aromatherapy massages. There will be time for restorative rest, walks, mindful runs or bicycle rides through the beautiful fynbos and forests and I will also offer short, individual sessions throughout this retreat. Delicious vegetarian and vegan food will be savoured in silence.
CPD accreditation: 32 General and 2 Ethics CEUs have been granted.
Prices are per person for 4 nights and are fully inclusive (accommodation, three vegetarian/vegan meals per day and teacher’s fee):
A deposit of R1500 confirms your place, R500 of which is a non-refundable booking fee.
Generous payment plans are available if needed - please discuss with Sue.
Optional Extras: Massage: R475 for 60 minutes
Yoga: Suggested dana (donation) of R85-120 per session attended
Double en-suite (currently fully booked: waiting list only)
Pincushion (farmhouse, shower), /Erica (courtyard, shower)/ Rose (above courtyard, bath and shower):
Shared: R6540 each
Courtyard single/twin en-suite (currently fully booked: waiting list only)
(Orchid, Poppy, Fern, Wild Olive and Morning Glory: please state preference if any)
Twin: R6360 each
Single/Twin room in farmhouse with shared bathrooms (with communal lounge & kitchen)
Disa (twin room, shared bathrooms)
Shared: R6220 each
Single (shared bathrooms) - R6380
New Single Cloister rooms with shared bathrooms: R6380/R5880/R5580 *
Dorms (Multiple with shared bathrooms) - Daisy (3 sharing) and Aloe (5 sharing) - R5900/R5600/R5300 *
* Whilst the full rate is appreciated for the Cloister and Dorm rooms, the reductions are there if needed, so please choose a rate that is manageable.
Account Name: Stillmind Retreats
Cheque Account: 62506345637
First National Bank, Rondebosch
Branch Code: 201509
Reference: Your name & BK
Although individual circumstances will be taken into account the following applies to all bookings:
4 – 6 weeks:
If your place is filled, there will be a refund less R500.
If it is not filled there will be a refund less 20%.
2 - 4 weeks prior to retreat:
If your place is filled, there will be a refund less R1000, but in the event your place is not filled a refund less 30%.
1- 2 weeks or less prior to the retreat:
If your place is filled, there will be a refund less R1000, but in the event your place is not filled a refund less 50%.
Less than a 1 week prior to retreat:
If your place is filled accommodation costs will be refunded only. If your place is not filled, no refund is possible.
Additional Sunbird cottage cancellation: If your place is not filled in Sunbird cottage the accommodation is due in all instances as this is paid for in full upfront.