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RETREAT: Deepening the Compassionate Heart
15 June, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 18 June, 2023 @ 2:00 pm UTC+2
This long-weekend Winter Compassion Retreat is held in ennobling silence at the beautiful and nurturing venue of Mont Fleur, nestled in the mountains near Stellenbosch. We will explore and cultivate ways to deepen the compassionate heart, so that we can create a safe and gentle home within, an inner refuge which we can draw on during times of turmoil and uncertainty. This allows us to discover the meaning of true self-care and the deep nourishment of practicing in silence with others in a very contained, transformative space of psychological and spiritual healing. Beginners as well as experienced practitioners are welcome.
The wisdom teachings and practices inspired by Buddhist psychology and particularly the first two divine abodes of loving-kindness (metta) and compassion (karuna), will help heal the fragmentation, disconnection, fear and despair which have resulted from a long history of self-abandonment and deeply entrenched patterns of searching outwardly for happiness and inner peace.
This retreat includes teachings, guided meditations in all postures and a short, individual session during the weekend. The ancient practice of qigong movement meditation, as well as an optional yoga/mindful movement class and 60 min aromatherapy massages, will enhance our embodied experience. There will be time to rest, walk and enjoy time in nature.
A few overnight places might be offered to regular retreatants who are unable to stay for the full duration.
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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a time.
CPD accreditation for psychologists and other HPCSA registered professionals: Confirmed
Please Note: To receive CPD points and your certificate(s), there is an annual admin fee - thank you.
Single En-suite Accommodation & Food: R5650
Teacher's Fee: R4000
Shared en-suite Accommodation & Food (available to couples/friends only): R4450 per person
Teacher's Fee: R4000 per person
Total: R8450 per person
As always, further reductions on Sue's fee and payment plans are available on request.
A deposit of R1500 to R2500 (R1500 of which is non-refundable) confirms your place. You are welcome to pay in installments and the full balance is due before the retreat unless you have a pre-arranged payment plan with Sue.
Massage @ R650
Yoga/Embodied Movement: rates tbc
Account Name: Stillmind Retreats
Cheque Account: 62506345637
First National Bank, Rondebosch
Branch Code: 201509
Reference: Your name & 15 June
Please email proof of payment as well as confirmation of your booking including your contact number to email@example.com.
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 prior to retreat:
If your place is filled, there will be a refund less R1500.
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 R2000, 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, and the retreat is fully booked, there will be a refund less R2500 (non-refundable deposit).
If your place is filled, and the retreat is not fully booked, then the accommodation and food only will be refunded, but individual circumstances will be taken into account.
If your place is not filled, then no refund is possible, but individual circumstances will be taken into account.