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RETREAT: The Joy of Compassionate Presence in Stillness
28 August, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm UTC+2
This early Spring daylong "Open the Heart and Still the Mind" silent retreat will be held in the very nurturing and beautiful environment of Mont Fleur, nestled in the mountains near Stellenbosch. It is suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners and provides an opportunity for self-care, inner healing and joyful discovery. The retreat begins at 9 for 9:30am and ends at 4pm.
Drawing on the wisdom of Buddhist and Western psychology and through various meditation practices, including sitting and walking meditations and qigong movement meditation, we will learn how to connect more deeply with our authentic presence in silence and stillness. Through an awareness of how a distracted, perfectionistic and fear-driven mind leads to fragmentation, anxiety and disconnection, we will explore ways to facilitate healing through joyful and brave, compassionate presence. This allows us to develop the courage and the trust to live more consciously and sensitively with greater kindness towards ourselves and others. Through embracing and befriending our experience with a gentle, yet brave and compassionate heart and mind, we will heal our fractured sense of self and discover the joy of slowing down and allowing ourselves more moments of rest and stillness.
In addition to inner healing and transformation, these practices and teachings will strengthen our capacity for more appropriate boundaries, resulting in clearer communication and healthier relationships.
Numbers will be limited to provide covid safety and full protocols will be adhered to, including masks worn in all indoor shared spaces. Weather permitting, more sessions will take place outdoors.
Total Cost (venue plus teacher’s fee): R1900
Venue Fee: R650
Teacher's Fee: R1250
A non-refundable deposit of R750 confirms your place, and the balance is due on the day or by the end of the month if necessary.