This weekend retreat is held in a nurturing and containing atmosphere of contemplative (Noble) silence and is suitable for beginners as well as experienced practitioners. Drawing on the wisdom of Buddhist meditation and psychology, we will learn how to still the mind and ground ourselves with kindness and compassion within the silence of the present moment. Through these practices we will learn how to heal the fragmented mind through open-hearted, embodied awareness and we will discover an experience of wholeness, which frees us from suffering and allows us to live with compassionate simplicity and joy.
In addition to sitting, standing and reclining meditations, our embodied awareness will be enhanced by daily sessions of the ancient movement meditation qigong (Chi Kung), optional morning and afternoon yoga and relaxing 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 with Sue during the weekend. Delicious vegetarian/vegan food will be savoured in silence as part of our integrated practice.
Please note: Temenos very generously offers free accommodation on the Sunday night, if you would like to extend your stay. Please let us know on booking.
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 R850 for 50 mins, fully covered by medical aid and can be reduced if necessary.
CPD accreditation for psychologists and other HPCSA registered professionals: 14 General CEUs have been granted.
Please Note: To receive CPD points and your certificate(s) this year, there is an annual admin fee of R175, payable upfront when booking - thank you.
Single en-suite: R5100 (Accommodation & Food: R3200 and Teacher's Fee: R1900)
Shared en-suite: R4700 per person (Accommodation & Food: R2800 and Teacher's Fee: R1900)
A deposit of R2500 confirms your place, R1500 of which is non-refundable. You are welcome to pay in instalments and the full balance is due two weeks before the start of the retreat, unless you have a pre-arranged payment plan with Sue. Payment plans are available on request.
Massage: R550 for 60 minutes
Yoga: Suggested dana (donation) of R120 - R150 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
Account Name: Stillmind Retreats
Cheque Account: 62506345637
First National Bank, Rondebosch
Branch Code: 201509
Reference: Your name & 10-12 May
Please email proof of payment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Although individual circumstances will be taken into account the following applies to all bookings.
Please note that the refunded amount/percentage is calculated based on the full retreat fee.
4 – 6 weeks prior to retreat:
If your place is filled, there will be a refund less R1500.
If it is not filled there will be a refund less 30%.
2 - 4 weeks prior to retreat:
If your place is filled, there will be a refund less R2000, 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, and the retreat is fully booked, there will be a refund less R2500 (non-refundable deposit).
If your place is filled, and the retreat is not fully booked, then the accommodation and food only will be refunded, but individual circumstances will be taken into account.
If your place is not filled, then no refund is possible, but individual circumstances will be taken into account.