Solace and Sangha in this time of Uncertainty
6 week on-line “Open the Heart and Still the Mind” course
“Open the Heart and Still the Mind” courses are an integration of the wisdom of Buddhist psychology and meditation, a powerful practice for deepening our awareness of the present moment and developing a more compassionate relationship to ourselves and others.
This 6 week on-line course, created during COVID-19, consists of 6 Saturday afternoon retreats via Zoom. The intention is that we will find solace and support through practising together over this time, creating a sangha (community) of like-minded people, wherever we are.
Each afternoon will conclude with an optional grounding and relaxing Mindful Movement Meditation class from 4:30 - 5:30pm with Dominique Beaumont, which can be booked separately here.
During these 6 half-day retreats and within a context of containing silence, we will use meditation, Buddhist wisdom and compassion practices to explore different ways to find inner calm and to cultivate trust and compassion during this time of uncertainty. Each session will include a teaching, guided meditations and a movement meditation (qigong or a walking meditation) to strengthen our embodied presence and to enhance our experience of the integration of body, heart and mind. There will also be an opportunity for reflection, to deepen our understanding of psychological and meditative approaches to inner healing and transformation.
This course is open to newcomers as well as experienced practitioners. You are welcome to attend the 1st session on Sat 25 April before committing to the rest of the course. Details for 25 April are here and you are welcome to offer a donation below the sliding scale if necessary.
The dates outlined may be subject to change, due to unforeseen circumstances and any sessions cancelled by Sue will be rescheduled.
Please download the Zoom app and the link will be emailed to you before the day.
6 Saturday afternoon Zoom retreats:
Dates: 25 April; 2, 9, 16, 23 and either 30 May or 6 June.
Tiime: 1 for 1:15pm - 4:15pm
Cost: R3000/2500/2000/1500/1000 or dana (a donation)
This course is offered on a sliding scale, with the understanding that if you are unable to manage an amount from the outlined range, you are welcome to offer whatever donation is possible for you. No-one will be excluded, and your fee can be paid off as and when you can do so.
Deposit: A deposit of R150 - 500 confirms your place and will be deducted from the course fee.
Account Name: Stillmind Retreats
Cheque Account: 62506345637
First National Bank, Rondebosch
Branch Code: 201509
Reference: Your name & Course
For international participants, we suggest payments via Xoom (a Paypal service) and any additional info will be sent to you upon booking.