The experience of loss is perhaps the most powerful expression of our shared humanity. We are all affected by the truth of Impermanence, one of the central teachings within Buddhist psychology. As we learn to live with and embrace uncertainty, change and loss in our lives, we discover ways to bear the unbearable.
This silent overnight retreat offers a safe, nurturing and contained space in which to explore how to integrate the challenge of living with change and loss, without being defined by it or getting lost in it.
Through the embodied practices of sitting, walking and qigong movement meditations, we will discover that with courageous presence, comes the possibility of finding stillness and moments of joy, in the midst of uncertainty, grief and loss.
This retreat is suitable for anyone negotiating a transition in their lives, and is particularly relevant to those who have experienced loss, either recently or in the past. It is suitable for beginners as well as experienced meditators and integrates meditation and the wisdom of Buddhist psychology.
To enhance the integration of body, heart and mind, there will be optional, relaxing yoga, as well as silent walking meditations beneath the beautiful mountains. There will be time for restorative rest, and nourishing and delicious vegetarian/vegan food will be savoured in silence, as part of our integrated practice.
CPD accreditation: 12 General and 2 Ethics CEUs have been granted.
A deposit of R1000 confirms your place, R500 of which is a non-refundable booking fee.
Single en-suite: R3600
Twin/Double shared: R3100 each
Optional Extras for Retreat:
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 R1000.
If it is not filled there will be a refund less 30%.
2 - 4 weeks prior to retreat:
If your place is filled, there will be a refund less R1500, but in the event, your place is not filled a refund less 75%.
2 weeks or less prior to the retreat:
If your place is filled, there will be a refund of accommodation and food costs only. In the event your place is not filled, no refund is possible.