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11 - 13 May 2018 | Open the Heart and Still the Mind with Sue Cooper

Open the Heart and Still the Mind:

Finding Balance and Stillness through Meditation

with Sue Cooper

11 May 2018 @ 5pm – 13 May @ 2pm

(with optional free accommodation on Sunday 13th)

Venue: Temenos, McGregor

This ‘Open the Heart and Still the Mind’ weekend retreat will be 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 how to rest in silence, using our meditation practice to create balance and stillness in the midst of whatever is arising. As we establish a calm and grounded inner refuge, we will transform our fragmented heart and minds and discover an embodied experience of wholeness and integration. We will deepen this process through compassionately embracing our human experience with kindness and care.

In addition to sitting and walking meditations, our embodied awareness will be enhanced by daily sessions of the ancient movement meditation qigong , optional yoga and aromatherapy massages. There will be time to explore the beautiful gardens of Temenos, as well as time for restorative rest and short, individual sessions will provide additional emotional containment. Delicious vegetarian and vegan food will be savoured in silence as part of our integrated practice. This retreat ends with lunch on Sunday 13th and includes free accommodation on Sunday night for those who would like to extend their stay for an overnight self-retreat.

Pricing & Accommodation:

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.

Optional Extras:

Massage: R500 for 60 minutes

Yoga: Suggested dana (donation) of R100 - R130 per session attended

CPD accreditation: 15 General and 2 Ethics CEUs have been applied for.

Further details and booking:


At Temenos we're always happy to host Retreats and Workshops,

for more details contact Margaret

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