We can make our minds so like still water that beings gather about us to see their own images, and so live for a moment with a clearer, perhaps even with a fiercer life because of our silence. (Yeats)
discover the writer / artist inside you
Join Dorian Haarhoff and Buster Petersen in this picturesque village. Temenos (a spiritual oasis) provides a tranquil setting for introspective and soulful discovery to find its way to the canvass and sketchpad. Time to write, or paint, circle the garden of the beloved … the labyrinth… communicate with peacocks and peahens … meditate amidst blue glass… breathe… be…. come and source your bliss. An idyllic in-depth artistic discovery. Beginners are welcome.
We facilitate parallel sessions with one session a swop-over when writer’s paint and artists write. Joint evening sessions.
The cost includes:
Temenos Garden cottage ensuite abode – 3 nights
2 brunches and 3 suppers … top of the taste buds cuisine
retreat experiences galore
a surprise gift related to painting / writing
a story evening - living a larger life
tea coffee (drinks own account)
hire of venue
R4970 pp / R4770 pp sharing (50% deposit secures*)
(book early - limited space) pay to *Dr R D Haarhoff Standard Bank Current acc. 0828 59 248
Universal code 051 001
The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.
Don’t go back to sleep….
People are moving across the doorsill
where the two worlds meet. The door is round and open.
Don’t go back to sleep. (Rumi)
Dorian Haarhoff is a story-teller, poet,
and writing mentor. A former Prof of
English Literature (Namibia) he has also
taught in a Canadian faculty. Dorian
now facilitates writing/ story-telling
experiences (his 8th Temenos retreat)
He is passionate about developing
innate creativity and imagination. He
believes in the power of stories and images to build our belonging. His wordshops are based on his workbook The Writer’s Voice.
Your far reaching and profound knowledge and your generosity and calm clarity of spirit make you a superb teacher. Not only do you share your rich knowledge and
insights. You emanate a field of creativity in which we are inspired and gladly participate. (the late Evette Weyers, sculptor)
Buster Petersen (aka Roy Bermeister) will facilitate a weekend of creative painting and sketching. Oils. Acrylics. Water Colours. Buster has been painting and sketching most of his life. Has works in the
USA (Chicago exhibition in 2012), Australia, Canada and South Africa. Although an expert in photo luminescence and cosmic
landscapes, Buster doesn’t teach. He facilitates to encourage and extract the finest creative artist in you. 082 450 7858
He will advise the artist group on what materials to bring.