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RETREAT: Welcoming the New Year with Compassion and Joy

28 December, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 1 January, 2020 @ 1:00 pm UTC+2

In this 4 night Open the Heart and Still the Mind silent retreat we will reflect with kindness and compassion on the year which is ending, creating a space of possibility for new beginnings and joyful discovery, as we welcome the new year with an open and generous heart and mind at the beautiful BRC.

In a contained and nurturing atmosphere of contemplative (Noble) silence, we will transform the self-critical, judgmental inner voices which keep us stuck in the past, so that we can discover that each breath offers the possibility of a new beginning and greater freedom. As we enter the new year with compassionate simplicity, inspired by Buddhist wisdom teachings and embodied and calming meditation practices which open the heart, we will remember what really matters on this wondrous path of awakening.

This retreat includes guided sitting and walking meditations, short individual sessions with Sue and daily sessions of qigong movement meditation to enhance the healing and integration of body, heart and mind. We will welcome the New Year with a ceremony which includes chanting and a lantern-lit perambulation around the Buddha, and we will usher out the old year with an ancient Chinese temple gong.

Please kindly be aware that as there is no teacher's fee charged at this centre, your dana for this retreat replaces a teacher's fee, which is usually R2500-4000 for a non dana-based retreat of this length of time. Dana is a practice of open-hearted generosity which comes from the ancient monastic Buddhist tradition. Your generosity is very greatly appreciated and enables me to continue to offer retreats at the Buddhist centres. All dana offerings are gratefully received and no-one is turned away if there are financial constraints. Dana can also be offered in installments to the following account:

Banking Details:
Name: Stillmind Retreats
Cheque Account: 62506345637
First National Bank, Rondebosch
Branch Code: 201509
Reference: your name and date of retreat

A pre-retreat individual session Iin person in Cape Town or via Skype/Whatsapp if elsewhere) is recommended for newcomers or if you have not attended one of Sue’s residential retreats before. The fee for this is R850 for 50 mins, fully covered by medical aid and can be reduced if necessary.
Please contact Sue on sue.stillmind@gmail.com to arrange a time.

CPD accreditation for psychologists and other HPCSA registered professionals: 30 General CEUs have been granted.

Please Note: To receive CPD points and your certificate(s) this year, there is an annual admin fee of R175 - thank you.

Bookings: bookings@brcixopo.co.za and please see here for pricing information.

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28 December, 2019 @ 5:30 pm UTC+2
1 January, 2020 @ 1:00 pm UTC+2
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Buddhist Retreat Centre
Ixopo KwaZulu-Natal South Africa
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