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January 2018

January 20 @ 10:48 am
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You can’t fill the hole in your heart with food

February 23 - February 25

"You can't fill the hole in your heart with Food" Developing a mindful approach to eating, food and the body Xenia Ayiotis  and  RJ Chippindall As a practice, mindful eating can bring us awareness of our actions, habits and thoughts around food, eating and our bodies.  This retreat is based on a combination of Mindfulness Based Eating Awareness and Intuitive Eating Principles.  The focus is on creating a healthy relationship with food using a non-judgmental and compassionate approach to re-learning…

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March 2018

Softening Anger Mindfully

March 2 - March 4

Softening Anger Mindfully Taming and training your inner-knight Tessa Pretorius Anger plays an important role in our lives, however, when it becomes the overriding or default emotion for anything and everything that happens, it is no longer beneficial to us or, to anybody around us.  One of anger’s main functions is to protect us, yet, all too often our “inner-knight” becomes overzealous or misguided about how much protection we actually need. This is why, rather than being combative towards our…

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Open the Heart and Still the Mind

March 17 - March 21

Open the Heart and Still the Mind Embracing change and loss Sue Cooper Inspired by the wisdom of Buddhist psychology, with its profound understanding of the truth of Impermanence, we will explore ways to integrate change and loss in our lives, so that we can learn to bear the unbearable. Through sitting and walking meditations, compassion practices, qigong and short individual sessions we will strengthen our capacity for courageous presence. This allows us to embrace life and death with an…

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Relaxing into Stillness

March 29 - April 2

Relaxing into Stillness  A time for meditation, yoga, reflexology treatments and walking in nature Mervyn Croft, Pete Richer and  Lauren Richer Take time during the Easter long-weekend to enjoy some contemplative space and give yourself the opportunity to relax and deepen your practice. Alongside some solid meditation practice, each day will include yoga sessions with Pete Richer and an opportunity for reflexology treatments from Lauren Richer.  We will also include nature walks in the Magaliesberg – one of these walks…

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April 2018

Resting in Awareness

April 13 - April 15

Resting in Awareness    Explore the hidden realms that lie within Wendy Young   What does it mean to rest in Awareness? We often feel disconnected: from what’s actually going on in our body-mind, disconnected from our authentic feelings and disconnected from Life. When our still centre is overwhelmed by the noise and busyness of life, we need to reconnect to the silent space within. In silence is freedom and joy; peace and aliveness. In silence we discover our Greater identity. The…

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Vipassana Meditation Retreat

April 26 - May 1

Vipassana Meditation Retreat    Meditation with calmness, mindfulness and insight Mervyn Croft  A six-day Vipassana or Insight Meditation retreat gives us the opportunity to develop and deepen our practice.  Within the framework of silence, we will be able to explore the three central practices of Buddhist meditation: calming the mind, training in mindfulness and developing insight through inquiry.  We will investigate the question “Who am I” and see how this inquiry provides the key to freeing ourselves from a narrow, self-centered…

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May 2018

The Pen and the Sword

May 11 - May 13

 The Pen and the Sword   A Tai Chi retreat with calligraphy and sword   Eddie Jardine    Tai Chi Ch'uan is an ancient Chinese system of exercise that helps to bring the mind and body into harmony. Its slow and graceful movements can show us how to live a healthier and more tranquil life.  This workshop combines the short, delicate strokes of the calligraphy brush with the expansive movement of the sword to help us explore the principles of yin…

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Being Peace

May 25 - May 27

 Being Peace   A creative workshop based on Thich Nhat Hahn’s poetry and teachings  Sharon Benatar Nobel Peace Prize winner and author, the great Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh is renowned for his work on peace, compassion and meditation.  His sensitive teachings focus on simplicity and common sense and he often uses poetry to convey his deep wisdom. “Breathing in, I calm my body. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment I know this is a wonderful moment” We invite…

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June 2018

Zen Pen

June 8 - June 10

 Zen Pen   A writing, being & meditation retreat Dorian Haarhoff   Looking at your image in a clear stream, you answer the question by your very presence In this workshop we explore the connection between writing and meditation. We write and meditate on the many changes and transformations we experience as we journey along the river of our lives. We consider how creativity steadies the boat and how writing helps us dip the oars into dark water so we may…

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Outer and Inner Journeys

June 10 - June 12

 Outer and Inner Journeys   A creative journal workshop Dorian Haarhoff You could travel into the inner man, or the inner woman. On a   journey of that sort you find gold. (Rumi) Journals involve both outward (observation) and inward (reflective) journeys. Since journaling is about listening to inner voices, it has the power to unblock and release potential in all spheres of our lives. The journal also cultivates the practice of regular writing which then feeds into other genres – fiction,…

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January 2018

January 20 @ 10:48 am
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