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13 - 15 Apr 2018 | Open the Heart and Still the Mind with Sue Cooper

Open the Heart and Still the Mind:

Healing and Transformation through Meditation


Sue Cooper

13 April 2018 @ 5pm – 15 April @ 2pm

(with optional free accommodation on Sunday 15th)

Venue: Temenos, MdcGregor

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, grounded by an awareness that is embodied and fully present. This allows us to transform our habitual tendency of bracing against life to an open-hearted and compassionate embracing of our human experience. This process facilitates the healing of old wounds and the emergence of inner peace, wholeness and greater joy in our lives.

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 15th 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

Accommodation Options: (please visit Temenos to view gallery)

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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