This long-weekend silent Open the Heart and Still the Mind retreat will explore the awakening of the heart with compassion. Drawing on the wisdom of Buddhist psychology, on the teachings of Kuan Yin, Bodhisattva of Compassion and meditations which cultivate calm and compassionate awareness, we will integrate body, heart and mind through embodied spiritual practices. We will discover ways to integrate our experiences so that we can embrace the joys and sorrows of life with greater loving-kindness, courage and balance.
Suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners, the retreat will be held in a nurturing and contained atmosphere of contemplative (Noble) silence, and will include meditation, qigong, optional yoga and aromatherapy massages, as well as short individual sessions with Sue.
There will also be time for restorative rest and time in Nature and delicious vegetarian and vegan food will be savoured in silence.
CPD accreditation: 24 General and 2 Ethics CEUs have been granted.
Single en-suite: R6525
Shared en-suite: R5865 per person
A deposit of R1500 confirms your place, R500 of which is a non-refundable booking fee. Payment in installments is suggested between now and the retreat date, and longer payment plans are available on request.
Optional Extras: Massage: R475 for 60 minutes
Yoga: Suggested dana (donation) of R85-120 per session attended
Account Name: Stillmind Retreats
Cheque Account: 62506345637
First National Bank, Rondebosch
Branch Code: 201509
Reference: Your name & MF
Although individual circumstances will be taken into account the following applies to all bookings:
Please note that the refunded amount/percentage is calculated based on the full retreat fee.
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 50%.
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 75%.
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.