Fully booked: waiting-list only. Please see additional retreat on 10-12 November.
This 3 (or 2)-night silent retreat is suitable for beginners as well as experienced practitioners and is held in a nurturing and containing atmosphere of contemplative silence. We will focus on the cultivation of life-affirming qualities of mind and heart which support the development of courage and self-confidence, necessary for growth and discovery. We will draw on the Spring theme of new beginnings to inspire and encourage fearlessness in the face of change and uncertainty.
In addition to sitting, standing and reclining meditations, our embodied awareness will be enhanced by daily sessions of the ancient movement meditation qigong (Chi Kung), optional yoga and aromatherapy massages, as well as silent walking meditations through the beautiful Spring gardens of Temenos. There will also be time for restorative rest and short, individual sessions with Sue during the weekend. Delicious vegetarian/vegan food will be savoured in silence as part of our integrated practice.
This retreat includes free accommodation on Sunday night. If you are unable to stay for the Sunday night, please see the rates for 2 nights only, ending on Sunday afternoon.
Embrace the season of Spring in the magical gardens of Temenos with awareness and silent celebration!
CPD accreditation: 24 General and 2 Ethics CEUs have been granted.
Cost includes accommodation (Sunday night is free, please see descriptions below), vegetarian/vegan meals & snacks throughout the retreat and a teacher’s fee.
Single en-suite: R5100 (Fri pm-Mon noon) or R4700 (Fri pm - Sunday afternoon)
Shared en-suite: R4600 per person (Fri pm-Mon noon) or R4200 (Fri pm - Sunday afternoon).
Accommodation is allocated on a first come first serve basis, so please indicate your preference (see further down for options) when booking.
A deposit of R1000 confirms your place, R500 of which is a non-refundable booking fee. Half of the balance is due by the end of September (or sooner if possible) and the remainder by the start of the retreat or by the end of October if necessary. Payment plans and subsidised places are available on request.
Optional Extras for Retreat:
Aromatherapy massage: R475 for 60 mins and as there are limited slots, please request this along with your initial booking.
Yoga: Suggested dana (donation) of R85-120 per session attended
Accommodation Options: (please visit Temenos to view gallery)
Avila - Georgian cottage, twin beds, shower, fireplace, private braai patio
Jamil - Georgian cottage, twin beds, shower, fireplace, private braai patio
Iona - Georgian cottage, double bed, bath, fireplace, private braai patio
Lisieux - Georgian cottage, twin beds, bath, fireplace, private patio
Assisi - Thatch roof, twin beds, shower, fireplace, private braai patio
Subiaco - Thatch roof, twin beds, shower, fireplace, private braai patio
Carmel - Thatch roof, double bed, shower, fireplace, private patio, braai area
Chiara - Thatch roof, double bed, shower, fireplace, verandah
Athena - Twin beds, fireplace, shower and bath. Braai facilities
Beulah - Twin beds, fireplace, shower and bath. Braai facilities
Veritas - The House with 2 rooms: 1 double bed, bath & shower & 1 twin beds, separate
shower & a spacious kitchen, lounge and dining room and a large secluded patio with braai.
Beni Abbes - A private & contemplative cottage with a double bed, separate
lounge, shower, fireplace, thatch roof
Account Name: Stillmind Retreats
Cheque Account: 62506345637
First National Bank, Rondebosch
Branch Code: 201509
Reference: Your name & Temenos
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:
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, there will be a refund of accommodation and food costs only. In the event your place is not filled, no refund is possible.