This silent Open the Heart and Still the Mind Compassion retreat will draw on the wisdom of Buddhist psychology and the inspiring teachings and practices of Kuan Yin, the bodhisattva of compassion, who “Listens to the cries of the world at ease." After establishing a calm and grounded body, heart and mind, we will focus on the practice of
loving-kindness (metta) meditation and the deepening of compassionate wisdom. These practices strengthen our boundaries and provide us with a secure foundation of courage and trust.
In a contained and nurturing atmosphere of contemplative silence, we will learn how to transform the self-critical and judgmental inner voices, so that we can end the habitual cycle of self-abandonment. As we discover how to internalise the archetypal good-enough mother, represented by Kuan Yin, we will develop the courage and trust which
allow us to honour our vulnerability without fear or shame. When we can embrace our humanness with kindness and compassion, we can live more authentically, so that healing and awakening can occur.
This retreat includes guided sitting and walking meditations, short individual sessions with Sue and daily sessions of qigong (chi kung) movement meditation to enhance the integration of body, heart and mind.
A pre-retreat individual session is recommended for newcomers or if you have not attended one of Sue’s residential retreats before. If you would like to book an individual session before this retreat, in person (if you are in Cape Town) or via Skype/Whatsapp, the fee of R850 is fully covered by medical aid. Please contact Sue on firstname.lastname@example.org
Pricing: to be confirmed.
CPD accreditation for psychologists and other HPCSA registered professionals: to be confiirmed.