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AUTUMN DAY-LONG RETREAT: Embodied Presence

16 April, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Autumn Day Long Retreat

Autumn Day-long Retreat

This day-long retreat offers a brief overview of the Buddha’s teachings on embodied awareness, with particular reference to the Buddha's radical understanding that  transcendence is paradoxically linked to grounded presence. We will draw on the teaching of the first foundation of Mindfulness of the Body to discover that a relaxed, grounded body creates the conditions for a peaceful heart and mind. We will also

briefly reflect on the ethical framework of these teachings, particularly the Buddhist guidelines around living a life of non-harming, to provide a context for mindfulness practice.

The essence of this approach is to deepen our awareness of the present moment through the sensory (‘felt’) experience of our bodies. We will explore the psychological impact of bringing our attention to the body in all the postures, thereby experiencing the healing and therapeutic benefits of this practice.

The day will be held in contemplative silence and will include sitting, walking and reclining meditation, as well as qigong (Chi Kung) movement meditation, which will enhance our awareness of the body through connecting with the elements. A delicious 2 course vegetarian/vegan lunch, as well as teas, will be savoured in silence.

 

CPD accreditation for health, mental health and allied health professionals: 6 (3 general and 3 ethics CEUs)

Pricing

 

Cost:
Sliding scale R800/850/900/950 - please choose an amount that you would like to offer (R1500 per couple.

Deposit:
R350 non–refundable deposit to confirm your place, balance payable by the 16th or at end of April if necessary

Accreditation for CPD points for mental health and allied health professionals (3 General & 3 Ethics CEUs) has been applied for and is pending approval.

 

Banking Details:

Account Name: Stillmind Retreats

Cheque Account: 62506345637

First National Bank, Rondebosch

Branch Code: 201509

Reference: Your name and Sept19

Details

Date:
16 April, 2016
Time:
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Mont Fleur Conference Centre
Upper Blaauwklippen Road
Stellenbosch , Western Cape 7600 South Africa
Phone:
021 880 1112
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