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RETREAT: The Restorative Power of Silence

19 May, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm UTC+2

Mont Fleur

This daylong retreat, held in a nurturing and containing atmosphere of contemplative silence, is suitable for beginners who are new to the silent retreat experience, as well as for seasoned practitioners, who will have an opportunity to deepen their practice. It is part of a 6 week “Open the Heart and Still the Mind” course, but can also be attended separately.

Through the practice of meditation and the wisdom of Buddhist psychology, we will discover that when we feel contained and grounded, it is possible to let go of our habitual and addictive patterns of thinking and behaviour. The silent space of the retreat allows us to experience this containment, which is a prerequisite for any process of healing and transformation. Teachings will include an understanding of the importance of embodied and compassionate awareness, which facilitate access to the restorative power of silence.

In addition to guided sitting, walking and reclining meditations, there will be a session of qigong movement meditation to enhance the integration of body, heart and mind.

CPD accreditation for psychologists and other HPCSA registered professionals: 5 General CEUs have been granted. 

Please Note: To receive CPD points and your certificate(s) this year, there is an annual admin fee of R150 - thank you.

Pricing & Accommodation

Cost: R1050/R1100/R1200 (Food and Venue: R450 and Teacher’s fee R600/650/750)

Whist the full fee is greatly appreciated, the sliding scale offers you a reduction if you need it. If you are attending the 6 week course, the fee is R1000 (Food and Venue R450 and Teacher’s fee R550).

deposit of R450 confirms your place and is non-refundable if cancelled less than 7 days before the event. The balance is due two weeks before the start of the retreat, unless you have a pre-arranged payment plan with Sue.

Banking Details

Account Name: Stillmind Retreats
Cheque Account: 62506345637
First National Bank, Rondebosch
Branch Code: 201509
Reference: Your name & 19 May

Please email proof of payment to admin@suecooper.co.za.

Cancellation Policy

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 R1000.

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 R1500, 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 R2000 (non-refundable deposit and late cancellation fee).

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.


19 May, 2018
9:30 am - 4:00 pm UTC+2
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Mont Fleur Conference Centre
Upper Blaauwklippen Road
Stellenbosch , Western Cape 7600 South Africa
021 880 1112
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