This retreat is currently cancelled due to Covid-19. An online half day or daylong alternative will be announced soon.
This 8 night retreat, held in contemplative (Noble) silence at the beautiful Dharmagiri Sacred Mountain Retreat in the southern Drakensberg, KZN is another of Sue’s training retreats intended for people working with groups and/or interested in integrating Buddhist psychology and wisdom into their work. It is an intensive retreat for those who have previously attended one of Sue's retreats or have an established meditation practice and attended similar silent retreats with other teachers. The retreat offers an opportunity to deepen your meditation practice through extended silence, as well as your understanding of the Dharma through dharma talks which integrate the psychological and spiritual elements of this path. Sue will also offer daily qigong movement meditation for a deeper embodied experience, as well as individual sessions which provide emotional containment, as well as deeper insight. Optional yoga and mindful movement will be offered on some of the days on a dana basis. In addition to Sue’s usual listening and talking meditations, there will be time to reflect on ways to integrate these practices and insights into a work context, with a particular focus on ways to create safe spaces in which healing and transformation can occur. The retreat will allow for silence in solitude in Nature, as well as time to rest, to balance the activities of group practice.
Saturday the 26th is structured as a transitional day for a hike or self-retreat practice and will include meditations, but no teaching or sessions.
A pre-retreat individual session is required for newcomers or if you have not attended one of Sue’s residential retreats before. The fee for this is R900 for 50 mins, fully covered by medical aid and can be reduced if necessary.
CPD accreditation for psychologists and other HPCSA registered professionals: to be confirmed.
COST: Food and Accommodation (8 nights) plus R1500 travel costs (shuttle R1250 return and R250 surcharge) plus Teacher’s Fee on a sliding scale.
Food and Accommodation
Single en-suite: R6000 excl. teacher’s fee
Shared en-suite or single with shared bathroom: R5500 per person excl. teacher’s fee
Twin with shared bathroom: R5200 per person excl. teacher’s fee
This is offered on a sliding scale and while the full fee is greatly appreciated, the reduced amounts allow you to choose an amount that is manageable. Further reductions are available on request and a flexible payment plan is offered if needed.
A deposit of R3000 confirms your place, of which R2600 is non-refundable. This includes the non-refundable deposit for Hadley's shuttle fee as indicated below. Payment in installments for this retreat is recommended and the full balance is due by 5th of September 2020, unless you have a pre-arranged payment plan with Sue.
Transport to Dharmagiri from King Shaka Airport, Durban has been pre-booked by Sue with Mr Hadley Woodroffe's Shuttle Service and is estimated at R1250 per person return if shared. This fee is non-refundable. Please discuss flights and arrival/departure times with Sue before booking, so that we can share the shuttle costs.
Account Name: Stillmind Retreats
Cheque Account: 62506345637
First National Bank, Rondebosch
Branch Code: 201509
Reference: Your name & 19 Sept
Please email proof of payment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To be confirmed.