This ‘Open the Heart and Still the Mind’ weekend retreat is held in a contained and nurturing atmosphere of contemplative silence and is suitable for beginner as well as experienced meditators.
Drawing on the wisdom of Buddhist psychology, we will discover that when we rest in silence, grounding ourselves with an awareness that is embodied and fully present, we can shift from our habitual tendency of bracing against life to an open-hearted and compassionate embracing of our human experience. This allows for the healing of old wounds and the discovery of inner peace, wholeness and greater joy in our lives.
In addition to sitting, standing and reclining meditations, our embodied awareness will be enhanced by daily sessions of the ancient movement meditation qigong , optional yoga and aromatherapy massages, as well as silent walking meditations through the beautiful gardens of Temenos. There will also be time for restorative rest and short, individual sessions during the weekend. Delicious vegetarian and vegan food will be savoured in silence as part of our integrated practice. This retreat ends with lunch on Sunday 15th and includes free accommodation on Sunday night for those who would like to extend their stay on a self-retreat.
CPD accreditation for psychologists and other HPCSA registered professionals: 15 General CEUs have been applied for.
Please Note: To receive CPD points and your certificate(s) this year, there is an annual admin fee of R150 - thank you.
Single en-suite: R4800 (Accommodation & Food: R2900 and Teacher's Fee: R1900)
Shared en-suite: R4355 per person (Accommodation & Food: R2455 and Teacher's Fee: R1900)
A deposit of R2000 confirms your place, R1500 of which is non-refundable. You are welcome to pay in instalments and the full balance is due by the beginning of April. Payment plans are available on request.
Massage: R500 for 60 minutes
Yoga: Suggested dana (donation) of R100 - R130 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
Cheque Account: 62506345637
First National Bank, Rondebosch
Branch Code: 201509