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RETREAT: Open the Heart & Still the Mind: The Joy of Compassionate, Heartfelt Presence

10 May, 2024 @ 5:30 pm - 12 May, 2024 @ 1:30 pm UTC+2

This Autumn weekend retreat is suitable for beginners as well as experienced practitioners and is held in a nurturing and containing atmosphere of ennobling silence. As we Open the Heart and Still the Mind, we will deepen our connection to ourselves and to the joys and sorrows of life with compassionate awareness and joyful, heartfelt presence.

In addition to sitting, standing and reclining meditations, our embodied awareness will be enhanced by daily sessions of the ancient movement meditation qigong, optional yoga/mindful movement and aromatherapy massages, as well as silent walking meditations through the beautiful gardens of Temenos. There will also be time for restorative rest and short, individual sessions with Sue during the retreat. Delicious vegetarian/vegan food will be savoured in silence as part of our integrated practice. This retreat ends with lunch on Sunday 12 May and includes free accommodation on Sunday night.

Embrace the season of transition in the magical gardens of Temenos with compassionate self-care and joyful, heartfelt presence.


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. This provides greater containment and enhances and deepens the silent retreat experience for yourself and for the group. 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 sue.stillmind@gmail.com to arrange a time.

CPD accreditation for psychologists and other HPCSA (or equivalent) registered professionals is confirmed, with an annual admin fee of R375 for 2024.

Bookings: admin@stillmindretreats.com


10 May, 2024 @ 5:30 pm UTC+2
12 May, 2024 @ 1:30 pm UTC+2
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Temenos Retreat Centre
Corner of Bree and Voortrekker Streets
McGregor, Western Cape
023 625 1871
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