Held in a contained and nurturing atmosphere of contemplative silence, this 7 night silent retreat is offered to those who have previously attended one of my Open the Heart and Still the Mind retreats and can be attended separately or as a continuation of the 4 night retreat at the BRC from 20-24 September (see details here).
Drawing on the inspiring wisdom teachings of the archetypal good-enough Mother Kuan Yin, Bodhisattva of Compassion who “Listens to the Cries of the World at Ease,” we will explore what it means to embrace ourselves and life with a compassionate heart. As we learn to move beyond the curse of perfectionism, we can learn to trust our authenticity and courageously express who we really are, free from the constraints of our fear-based and shaming conditioning. We will discover that when we rest in the embrace of Kuan Yin, so powerfully felt on this exquisite sacred mountain, we can find joy in our human experience and solace in the strength of our vulnerability.
This retreat ends after breakfast on Tuesday 2nd October, after which there will be an optional hike into the Garden Castle Nature Reserve. Those flying home will need to book flights from Durban after midday on Wed 3rd October.
CPD accreditation for psychologists and other HPCSA registered professionals: 51 General CEUs have been granted.
Please Note: To receive CPD points and your certificate(s) this year, there is an annual admin fee of R150 - thank you.
For those attending both retreats i.e. 20th -24th Sept and 25th Sept – 2nd Oct, transport from the BRC to Dharmagiri can be booked through firstname.lastname@example.org at a cost of approximately R250, depending on numbers. Please let Sue know if you require the shuttle with Jane on the 24th.