Whilst learning to understand and embrace the law of Impermanence is a central theme in Budhhist teachings, the heart’s capacity to embrace the joys and the sorrows of life is also deeply understood and appreciated.
This long-weekend 4 night Open the Heart and Still the Mind" retreat, which is suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners, is held in a contained and very nurturing atmosphere of contemplative (Noble) silence at the stunning venue of Mont Fleur, nestled in the mountains near Stellenbosch. We will draw on the inspiring teachings and practices of Buddhist wisdom to discover that it is possible to access joy and lightness of being when we learn to trust our capacity to embrace change and loss without fear. The retreat will include guided meditations, short individual sessions for additional emotional support, as well as daily qigong and mindful movement meditations, to enhance our embodied experience. There will be an opportunity to walk in nature and to rest and relax in front of the fires. Aromatherapy massages to deepen the experience of restorative rest will be an optional extra.
The last afternoon of 15th will include some free time for silent self-retreat practice and the retreat will end with 11:30am tea on the morning of 16th June.
A pre-retreat individual session is required for newcomers or if you have not attended one of Sue’s residential retreats before. The fee for this is R900 for 50 mins, fully covered by medical aid and can be reduced if necessary.
CPD accreditation for psychologists and other HPCSA registered professionals: to be confirmed.
Single en-suite: R10755
(Accommodation and food: R7255 and Teacher's fee: R3500)
Shared en-suite: R9175 per person
(Accommodation and food: R5675 and Teacher's fee: R3500)
A deposit of R2650 confirms your place, R2000 of which is non-refundable. The balance is due by 1 June 2020, unless you have a pre-arranged payment plan with Sue.
Massage: R575 for 60 minutes
Yoga/Mindful Movement: Suggested dana (donation) of R160 for 1 class; R150 per class for 2-4; R650 for 5-6 & R800 for all 7 classes (with further reductions on request).
Account Name: Stillmind Retreats
Cheque Account: 62506345637
First National Bank, Rondebosch
Branch Code: 201509
Reference: Your name & 12-16 June
Please email proof of payment to email@example.com.
Although individual circumstances will be taken into account the following applies to all bookings.
Please note that the refunded amount/percentage is calculated on the full retreat fee.
4 – 6 weeks prior to retreat:
If your place is filled, there will be a refund less the non-refundable deposit, but in the event, your place is not filled there will be a refund less 50%.
2 - 4 weeks prior to retreat:
If your place is filled, there will be a refund less the non-refundable deposit, but in the event, your place is not filled, a refund less 75%.
2 weeks or less prior to the retreat:
If your place is filled, there will be a refund less the non-refundable deposit.
If your place is not filled, then no refund is possible, but individual circumstances will be taken into account.