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July 2018

July 16 @ 12:48 pm
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August 2018

Creativity, Stillness and the Spaces between

August 3 - August 5

 Creativity, Stillness and the Spaces between  A journey inwards through art making and story Hayley Berman In this retreat, we will journey to a place of coming closer to the infinite ways in which we can elaborate the self.  With an expanded vocabulary of art materials, found objects, words and silence, we will gently allow the materials and the unconscious to lead the process. Meditation, nature and creativity will be woven together attuning to an inner stillness and abundance of…

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Riding the Ox Home

August 8 - August 12

 Riding the Ox Home An insight meditation retreat based on the 10 Ox-herding pictures Mervyn Croft On this silent retreat we will explore the path to awakening as described in the classic Chinese ‘10 Ox-Herding Pictures’. In meditation we turn our awareness inwards and make contact with the turbulence and struggle that is so often present in our minds and bodies – represented by the unruly ox in these pictures. As our mind begins to relax and soften we learn…

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Nia: Letting Mindfulness Flow into Movement

August 31 - September 2

 NIA: Letting Mindfulness flow into Movement  Meditation through the power of sound, silence, movement and stillness Anthea Hardwick        “In many shamanic societies if you came to a medicine person complaining of being disheartened, dispirited, or           depressed they would ask one of four questions.                                    When did you stop dancing? When did you stop singing? When did you stop…

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September 2018

‘Sacred Awareness’ in our day to day lives

September 7 - September 9

 'Sacred Awareness' in our day to day lives A Sacred Spiral Yoga retreat Paul Carlos Paul will present a retreat using the ancient techniques of yoga meditation and mindfulness in a new distillation this year. His focus will be looking at how, when used during the times and sections of our average day, we can pivot the outcomes of our lives into a healthier, more joyful and harmonious outcome experience. During the retreat we will take the seed elements of…

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Stoep Zen

September 20 - September 24

 Stoep Zen To find the heart in each moment Antony Osler This is a retreat of gentle Zen practice, with talks, walks and meditation as well as time to watch the clouds scudding across the sky.  Beginners and experienced practitioners are all welcome.

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October 2018

Quiet Mountain, Clear Sky

October 5 - October 7

 Quiet Mount, Clear Sky  Meditating with calmness and clarity Mervyn Croft This retreat will provide an opportunity to explore two aspects of Buddhist meditation practice - the gradual development of calmness and peacefulness in our mind; and the practice of awareness, to live with more clarity and more centredness in the present moment.  This foundation of calmness helps us to meet our confused thoughts and emotions with more acceptance and kindness, and leads to a deeper understanding of the nature…

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Stillness in Movement

October 19 - October 21

 Stillness in Movement  The way of Tai Chi Phyllis Jardine This is a beginners’ Tai Chi workshop intertwined with chi kung exercises. Tai Chi Ch'uan is an ancient Chinese system of exercise that helps to bring the mind and body into harmony. We will discover how the five essential qualities of Tai Chi - slowness, lightness, clarity, balance and calmness - are combined in the movements. Tai Chi can be practiced as a way of life, its slow and graceful…

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November 2018

Meditation in Nature

November 2 - November 4

  Meditation in Nature  Meditation, Yoga, Birds & Trees in the Magaliesberg  Mervyn Croft and Mari-Louise van der Walt Like the little stream Flowing through the mossy crevices, May I, too, Turn clear and transparent.          Ryokan  Come and spend this weekend exploring the beauty of the Magaliesberg.  We will be combining meditation practice and Yoga classes with journeys into nature.  Emoyeni boasts a rich array of birding species so we will be going on early-morning birding walks to spot what…

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Finding & Keeping your Centre

November 16 - November 18

    Finding & Keeping your centre Caring for ourselves – the vital step to a peaceful heart     Tessa Pretorius The Buddha’s teachings emphasise the importance of taking care of ourselves in order to be of service to others. Most of us, whether we are professional care-givers or regular people caring for family and friends, miss this vital step.  Even though we are often told to take better care of ourselves but most of us either don’t have the…

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Quiet yet Alert

November 30 - December 2

     Quiet yet Alert What is the Alexander Technique?    Jana Cilliers , Leάn de Wet , Lucia Walker and Sharyn West F.M Alexander (1869-1955), an Australian Actor, developed the educational process around consciously recognizing our fixed, habitual patterns in relation to movement and cognition. With the Alexander Technique we learn how to pay attention and, what to pay attention to. It is a simple method for appreciating the practical implications of thought and its effect on our bodily expression…

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December 2018

Need life be so challenging?

December 14 - December 17

       Need life be so challenging? Exploring this question and how we can respond to it  RJ Chippindall In this retreat we will have the opportunity to examine and become more familiar with our habitual way of being in the world.  The question we ask is whether our usual way of dealing with challenging people and situations is helpful or, does it tend to complicate things further and lead to increased suffering for ourselves and others? If it…

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July 2018

July 16 @ 12:48 pm
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