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RETREAT: Embracing Life with Courageous, Heartfelt Presence (Fully booked, waiting list only)

28 October, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 30 October, 2022 @ 1:00 pm UTC+2

Embracing Change and Loss

Fully booked, waiting list only

On this weekend silent Open the Heart and Still the Mind Compassion retreat we will explore ways in which meditation and silence can provide emotional containment when we find a quiet resting place within ourselves. As we ground ourselves more fully and wholeheartedly in the present moment, we will discover how to live authentically with compassionate simplicity and discerning wisdom.

Through meditation practices which cultivate calm and tranquillity, we will establish an inner refuge, a safe home within, which rests on a foundation of kindness and compassion towards ourselves. This creates the conditions to heal the fragmentation that comes from living with fear, perfectionism and disconnection. This process will be supported externally by the beauty of nature, and internally by embodied awareness practices which integrate body, heart and mind.

This retreat includes guided sitting and walking meditations, short individual sessions with Sue and daily sessions of qigong (chi kung) movement meditation to enhance the integration of body, heart and mind.

A pre-retreat individual session via Zoom is recommended for newcomers or if you have not attended one of Sue’s residential retreats before. The fee for this is R975 for 50 mins or R800 for 30 mins, fully covered by medical aid and can be reduced if necessary.

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

Pricing & Accommodation

Total: Accommodation & Food and Teacher Dana

Accommodation and Food: please email retreat@emoyeni.org.za for details and to book

Standard rate: R2400 – R2800 (en-suite); Generous Rate: R2900 – R3400 (en-suite)

  • Standard Rate – This includes accommodation, food and basic running costs for the centre plus a surcharge to cover travel for the teacher.
  • Generous Rate– This includes the above plus a dana contribution to Emoyeni for upkeep and improvements to the centre and other eventualities.

Teacher's Dana:
Sliding Scale: R3 000 - R850. Please offer what you can from the suggested sliding scale and pay this directly to Sue. While the full fee is always very greatly appreciated, the reduced amounts allow you to choose an amount that you can manage. Further reductions are available on request and a flexible payment plan is offered if needed.

Bank Details for Teacher Dana only

Account Name: Stillmind Retreats
Cheque Account: 62506345637
First National Bank, Rondebosch
Branch Code: 201509
Reference: Your name & 28 Oct Dana

Please email proof of payment as well as confirmation of your booking including your contact number to admin@stillmindretreats.com.


28 October, 2022 @ 5:30 pm UTC+2
30 October, 2022 @ 1:00 pm UTC+2
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Emoyeni Retreat Centre
Magaliesberg Mountains, North West Province, South Africa
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