This 4-night 'Open the Heart and Still the Mind' retreat offers an integration of body, heart and mind and is held in a contained and nurturing atmosphere of contemplative (Noble) silence. Inspired by the wisdom of Buddhist psychology, with its profound understanding of the truth of Impermanence, we will explore ways to integrate change and loss in our lives, so that we can learn to bear the unbearable. Through sitting and walking meditations, compassion practices, daily qigong movement meditation and short individual sessions, we will strengthen our capacity for courageous presence. This allows us to embrace life and death with an open and compassionate heart, one which can rediscover joy and lightness of being, in the midst of life's challenges. There will be time for restorative rest, as well as for silent walks in the beautiful gardens of the BRC. Beginners as well as experienced meditators are very welcome.
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:
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 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.
CPD accreditation for psychologists and other HPCSA registered professionals: 30 General CEUs to be confirmed.
Please Note: To receive CPD points and your certificate(s) this year, there is an annual admin fee of R175, payable upfront on booking to Stillmind Retreats: Banking details above- thank you.