This overnight weekend retreat is suitable for beginners who are new to the silent retreat experience, as well as for seasoned practitioners, who will have an opportunity to deepen their practice. Held in a nurturing and containing atmosphere of contemplative silence, we will explore the paradox that for spiritual and psychological freedom, we need to develop a secure sense of self based on the true nature of reality, not on illusion and projection.
Through the practice of meditation and the wisdom of Buddhist psychology, we will discover that when we feel contained and grounded, it is possible to let go of our habitual and addictive patterns of thinking and behaviour. The silent space of the retreat allows us to experience this containment, which is a prerequisite for any process of healing and transformation. Teachings will include an understanding of the construction of the self, its transpersonal nature and the emptiness of all phenomena.
In addition to guided sitting, walking and reclining meditations, there will be sessions of qigong movement meditation, as well as optional yoga to enhance the integration of body, heart and mind.
The retreat will include time for restorative, silent walks, swims and short, individual sessions with Sue.
Please note: This retreat can also be attended as part of a 3-week Open the Heart and Still the Mind Course, being offered in November. Please see Courses for full details or email email@example.com.
CPD accreditation for health, mental health and allied health professionals:
1 night: 12 points (9 general and 3 ethics CEUs)
A deposit of R1000 confirms your place, R500 of which is a non-refundable booking fee.
Single en-suite: R3150
Shared en-suite: R2800 per person
(overnight retreat plus Sat 12 Nov & 3 Dec both from 9:15 -12:45)
Single en-suite: R3950
Shared en-suite: R3600 per person
A cancellation fee of R1875 will be due unless your place is filled, in which case only R500 of the deposit will be retained. Individual circumstances will be taken into account as much as possible.
Optional Extras for Retreat:
Yoga: Suggested dana (donation) of R80-100 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.