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RETREAT: Beginning the Year with Calm and Compassion (Fully booked – waiting list only)

24 January, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 26 January, 2020 @ 1:00 pm UTC+2

Embracing Change and Loss

Fully booked - waiting list only

This ‘Open the Heart and Still the Mind’ weekend retreat will be held in a contained and nurturing atmosphere of contemplative (Noble) silence and is suitable for beginners as well as experienced meditators.

Through the practice of meditation and the wisdom of Buddhist psychology we will discover how to create balance and stillness in the midst of whatever is arising. Guided meditations, including mindfulness and compassion practices, as well as daily qigong movement meditation, time in nature and a short session with Sue will help transform the fragmented, self-critical heart and mind to a more integrated experience of embodied presence. We will deepen this process with metta (loving-kindness) meditation, which allows us to embrace our humanness with kindness and care.

A pre-retreat individual session is recommended for newcomers or if you have not attended one of Sue’s residential retreats before. If you would like to book an individual session before this retreat, in person (if you are in Cape Town) or via Skype/Whatsapp, the fee of R850 is fully covered by medical aid.

CPD accreditation might not be available for 2020, but this will be reviewed in the new year.

Bookings: Please email sue.stillmind@gmail.com

Pricing & Accommodation

COST:  Food and Accommodation plus Teacher’s Fee on a sliding scale.

Food and Accommodation:
Single en-suite (one only): R2000
Single and shared rooms with shared bathroom: R1700

Teacher’s Fee: R750/1000/1500/2000

This is offered on a sliding scale and while the full fee is greatly appreciated, the reduced amounts allow you to choose an amount that is manageable. Further reductions are available on request and a flexible payment plan is offered if needed.

A non-refundable deposit of R1000 confirms your place, and the full balance is due by 17 January, unless you have a pre-arranged payment plan with Sue.

Bank Details

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

Please email proof of payment to admin@suecooper.co.za.

Cancellation Policy

To be confirmed.


24 January, 2020 @ 5:30 pm UTC+2
26 January, 2020 @ 1:00 pm UTC+2
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Emoyeni Retreat Centre
Magaliesberg Mountains, North West Province, South Africa
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