Open the Heart and Still the Mind

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Open the Heart and Still the Mind

August 8 - August 11

R2500 - R2950

      Open the Heart and Still the Mind

 Listening with a Kind and Compassionate Heart

 Sue Cooper

This long-weekend silent retreat will draw on the wisdom of Buddhist psychology and the inspiring teachings and practices of Kuan Yin, the bodhisattva of compassion, who “Listens to the cries of the world at ease.” After establishing a calm and grounded body, heart and mind, we will focus on the practice of loving-kindness (metta) meditation and the deepening of compassionate wisdom. These practices strengthen our boundaries and provide us with a secure foundation of courage and trust.

In a contained and nurturing atmosphere of contemplative silence, we will learn how to transform the self-critical and judgmental inner voices, so that we can end the habitual cycle of self-abandonment. As we discover how to internalise the archetypal good-enough mother, represented by Kuan Yin, we will develop the courage and trust which allow us to honour our vulnerability without fear or shame. When we can embrace our humanness with kindness and compassion, we can live more authentically, so that healing and awakening can occur.

This retreat includes guided sitting and walking meditations, short individual sessions with Sue and daily sessions of qigong (chi kung) movement meditation to enhance the integration of body, heart and mind.

20 General CEUs are applicable for anyone registered with the HPCSA.

(If anyone would like to book a 50 minute pre-retreat session with Sue via Skype or Whatsapp please contact her on sue.stillmind@gmail.com ( www. Suecooper.co.za)

Details

Start:
August 8
End:
August 11
Cost:
R2500 - R2950

Details

Start:
August 8
End:
August 11
Cost:
R2500 - R2950