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RETREAT: Ending the Year with Compassion and Joy (Fully booked – waiting-list only)

16 December, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 20 December, 2017 @ 2:00 pm UTC+2

Bodhi Khaya waterlily dam

Event fully booked - waiting-list only

This 4 night "Open the Heart and Still the Mind' silent retreat, held in a contained and nurturing atmosphere of contemplative silence, is suitable for beginners as well as experienced meditators.

Drawing on the wisdom of Buddhist psychology and meditation, we will end this year developing our capacity for calm and compassionate wisdom. Through the cultivation of an embodied awareness, grounded in practices which integrate body, heart and mind, we will deepen our access to open-hearted joy and a lightness of being which are healing and transformative.

In addition to the sitting and walking meditations, daily sessions of qigong movement meditation, as well as yoga and optional aromatherapy massages will enhance this process of integration. There will also be time for restorative rest and mindful swims, silent walks, runs or bicycle rides through the beautiful fynbos and forests. I will also offer short, individual sessions throughout this retreat, deepening the insights which are revealed in the silence. Delicious vegetarian and vegan food will be savoured in silence.

Please book early for this popular end of year retreat!

CPD accreditation: 32 General and 2 Ethics CEUs have been granted.

Pricing & Accommodation Options

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

Accommodation Options

Double en-suite 
Pincushion (farmhouse, shower), /Erica (courtyard, shower)/ Rose (above courtyard, bath and shower):

Single: R8400
Shared: R6540 each

Courtyard single/twin en-suite
(Orchid, Poppy, Fern, Wild Olive and Morning Glory: please state preference if any)

Single: R8040
Twin: R6360 each

Single/Twin room in farmhouse with shared bathrooms (with communal lounge & kitchen)

Disa (twin room, shared bathrooms)

Single: R7760
Shared: R6220 each


Single (shared bathrooms) - R6380

New Single Cloister rooms with shared bathrooms: R6380

Dorms (Multiple with shared bathrooms) - Daisy (3 sharing) and Aloe (5 sharing) - R5900


Banking Details

Account Name: Stillmind Retreats
Cheque Account: 62506345637
First National Bank, Rondebosch
Branch Code: 201509
Reference: Your name & BK

Cancellation Policy

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.


16 December, 2017 @ 4:00 pm UTC+2
20 December, 2017 @ 2:00 pm UTC+2
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Bodhi Khaya Retreat Centre
Stanford Western Cape South Africa
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