This retreat is fully booked - waiting list only
This “Open the Heart and Still the Mind” weekend retreat, held in a nurturing and containing atmosphere of contemplative silence, will focus on strengthening our courageous presence, so that we can move beyond our habitual patterns of fear, judgement and self-doubt. This will release the energy, commitment and trust which are necessary for wise action and new beginnings. This silent retreat is suitable for beginners, as well as experienced practitioners.
In addition to sitting, standing and reclining meditations, our embodied awareness will be enhanced by daily sessions of the ancient movement meditation qigong (Chi Kung), optional yoga and aromatherapy massages, as well as silent walking meditations through the beautiful gardens of Temenos. There will also be time for restorative rest and short, individual sessions with Sue during the weekend. Delicious vegetarian/vegan food will be savoured in silence as part of our integrated practice. This retreat ends with lunch on Sunday 12th and includes free accommodation on Sunday night for those who would like to extend their stay on a self-retreat.
CPD accreditation: 15 General and 2 Ethics CEUs have been granted.
Cost includes accommodation (please see descriptions below), vegetarian/vegan meals, tea and snacks, and the teacher’s fee. Free accommodation is offered on Sunday night as an optional extra for those wanting to extend their stay on a self-retreat.
Single en-suite: R4300 (Fri pm - Sunday lunch)
Shared en-suite: R3900 per person (Fri pm - Sunday lunch)
Accommodation is allocated on a first come first serve basis, so please indicate your preference (see further down for options) when booking.
A deposit of R1000 confirms your place, R500 of which is a non-refundable booking fee. Half of the balance is due by the end of October (or sooner if possible) and the remainder by the start of the retreat or by the end of November if necessary. Longer payment plans and subsidised places are available on request.
Optional Extras for Retreat:
Aromatherapy massage: R475 for 60 mins and as there are limited slots, please request this along with your initial booking.
Yoga: Suggested dana (donation) of R85-120 per session attended
Accommodation Options: (please visit Temenos to view gallery)
Avila - Georgian cottage, twin beds, shower, fireplace, private braai patio
Jamil - Georgian cottage, twin beds, shower, fireplace, private braai patio
Iona - Georgian cottage, double bed, bath, fireplace, private braai patio
Lisieux - Georgian cottage, twin beds, bath, fireplace, private patio
Assisi - Thatch roof, twin beds, shower, fireplace, private braai patio
Subiaco - Thatch roof, twin beds, shower, fireplace, private braai patio
Carmel - Thatch roof, double bed, shower, fireplace, private patio, braai area
Chiara - Thatch roof, double bed, shower, fireplace, verandah
Athena - Twin beds, fireplace, shower and bath. Braai facilities
Beulah - Twin beds, fireplace, shower and bath. Braai facilities
Veritas - The House with 2 rooms: 1 double bed, bath & shower & 1 twin beds, separate
shower & a spacious kitchen, lounge and dining room and a large secluded patio with braai.
Beni Abbes - A private & contemplative cottage with a double bed, separate
lounge, shower, fireplace, thatch roof
Account Name: Stillmind Retreats
Cheque Account: 62506345637
First National Bank, Rondebosch
Branch Code: 201509
Reference: Your name & Temenos
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.