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RETREAT: Cultivating a Compassionate and Joyful Heart

8 August, 2024 @ 5:00 pm - 11 August, 2024 @ 2:00 pm UTC+2

This long-weekend Open the Heart & Still the Mind Compassion Retreat is held in containing Noble Silence and is suitable for beginners as well as experienced practitioners.

Inspired by the wisdom teachings of the Dharma and an integration of Buddhist and western psychology, we will cultivate mindfulness and compassion practices which calm the nervous system and help integrate body, heart and mind. As we learn to listen and connect more compassionately with ourselves, finding solace in silence with sangha, we will discover that the containment of ennobling silence allows us to find the courage to honour and embody our authentic, heartfelt presence with greater confidence, clarity and joy.

After establishing some stillness and calm in the body, mind and the heart, we will explore the Brahma viharas (the four divine abodes/ immeasurables) to cultivate greater kindness and compassion for ourselves and others. These compassion practices bring more appreciative joy, equanimity and wisdom into our lives, strengthening our capacity for more open-heartedness and for healthier boundaries in our relationships.

A 30-40 minute pre-retreat individual session via Zoom/Whatsapp is recommended for newcomers or if you have not attended one of Sue’s residential retreats before. This provides greater containment and enhances and deepens the silent retreat experience for yourself and for the group. The fee for this will be the 30-40 minute medical aid rate and will be reduced if you are not on medical aid.
Please contact Sue on sue.stillmind@gmail.com to arrange a time.

CPD accreditation for psychologists and other HPCSA (or equivalent) registered professionals is confirmed, with an annual admin fee of R375 for 2024.

Bookings: retreat@emoyeni.org.za and admin@stillmindretreats.com


8 August, 2024 @ 5:00 pm UTC+2
11 August, 2024 @ 2:00 pm UTC+2
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Emoyeni Retreat Centre
Magaliesberg Mountains, North West Province, South Africa
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