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RETREAT: From Fear and Shame to Freedom

23 April, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 27 April, 2016 @ 11:00 am UTC+2

Meditation Retreats Sue Cooper

***Revised Rates and Options!***


Sat 23rd (6pm) – Tuesday 26th (2pm) or Wed 27th (11am) April 2016

Bodhi Khaya, near Standford W. Cape.

To make this retreat more financially accessible, the overall cost has been reduced and there is now the option to attend for 3 or 4 nights!


This retreat, which is suitable for both beginner and experienced meditators, will begin with supper at 6pm on Saturday 23rd April, although you are welcome to arrive after lunch to settle in and enjoy the beauty of Bodhi Khaya before we enter into a nurturing and containing atmosphere of contemplative silence in the evening.

Through the practice of meditation and the wisdom of Buddhist psychology, we will discover ways to move beyond our habitual, fear-based patterns of thinking and behaving. When we embrace our humanness with compassionate awareness, we can move beyond shame and the curse of perfectionism, discovering that the possibility of freedom lies in the next breath!

This silent retreat includes sitting and walking meditations, daily sessions of Qigong movement meditation, as well as yoga and aromatherapy massages, to enhance the integration of body, heart and mind. There will be short, individual sessions with Sue, as well as time for restorative rest and silent walks in the beautiful fynbos and forests of Bodhi Khaya.

Those leaving after 3 nights will have an opportunity to break silence after lunch on Tuesday 26th, whilst the others continue with their silent practice.


CPD accreditation for health, mental health and allied health professionals:

3 nights: 22 points (16 general and 6 ethics CEUs)

4 nights: 30 points (24 general and 6 ethics CEUs)

Pricing & Accommodation Options

Prices are per person for 4 nights and are fully inclusive (accommodation, three vegetarian/vegan meals per day and teacher’s fee):

A deposit of R1500 confirms your place, R500 of which is a non-refundable booking fee.

Optional Extras: Massage: R450 for 60 minutes

Yoga: Suggested dana (donation) of R80-100 per session attended

Accommodation Options

Double en-suite
Pincushion (farmhouse, shower), /Erica (courtyard, shower)/ Rose (above courtyard, bath and shower):

Single: 4 nights: R7750 or 3 nights: R6470

Shared: 4 nights: R6150 or 3 nights: R5270 each

Courtyard single/twin en-suite
(Orchid, Poppy, Fern, Wild Olive and Morning Glory: please state preference if any)

Single: 4 nights: R7470 or 3 nights: R6260
Twin: 4 nights: R6010 or 3 nights: R5170 each

Single/Twin room in farmhouse with shared bathrooms (with communal lounge & kitchen)

Disa (twin room, shared bathrooms)

Single: 4 nights: R7270 or 3 nights: R6110
Shared: 4 nights: R5910 or 3 nights: R5090 each


Single (shared bathrooms) - 4 nights: R6030 or 3 nights: R5180

New Single Cloister rooms with shared bathrooms: 4 nights: R6030 or 3 nights: R5180

Dorms (Multiple with shared bathrooms) - Daisy (3 sharing) and Aloe (5 sharing) - 4 nights: R5610 or 3 nights: R4870

Banking Details

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

Cancellation Policy

Although individual circumstances will be taken into account the following applies to all bookings:

4 – 6 weeks:
If your place is filled, there will be a refund less R500.
If it is not filled there will be a refund less 20%.

2 - 4 weeks prior to retreat:
If your place is filled, there will be a refund less R1000, but in the event your place is not filled a refund less 30%.

1- 2 weeks or less prior to the retreat:
If your place is filled, there will be a refund less R1000, but in the event your place is not filled a refund less 50%.

Less than a 1 week prior to retreat:
If your place is filled accommodation costs will be refunded only. If your place is not filled, no refund is possible.

Additional Sunbird cottage cancellation: If your place is not filled in Sunbird cottage the accommodation is due in all instances as this is paid for in full upfront.


23 April, 2016 @ 6:00 pm UTC+2
27 April, 2016 @ 11:00 am UTC+2
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Bodhi Khaya Retreat Centre
Stanford Western Cape South Africa
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