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April 2018

April 22 @ 6:30 am
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April 2017

Vipassana Meditation Retreat

April 26, 2017 - May 1, 2017

Vipassana Meditation Retreat Meditation with calmness, mindfulness and insight Mervyn Croft A five-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 2017

The Pen and the Sword

May 12, 2017 - May 14, 2017

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 and yang.

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June 2017

Quiet Mountain, Clear Sky

June 15, 2017 - June 18, 2017

Quiet Mountain, 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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Pause, Reflect, Create & Unfold

June 23, 2017 - June 25, 2017

Pause, Reflect, Create & Unfold Healing and Transformation through Meditation Creativity & self-expression: Exploring with art materials, poetry and time out Sharon Benatar “water drops fall Into a stone bowl. All the dust of your mind washes away” Sen-No Rikyu We will explore how essential it is to slow down, pause, reflect, and then allow the natural unfolding process to take place, learning to see its value and gifts. Allowing the mind to settle. This can be experienced through meditation,…

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August 2017

Riding The Ox Home

August 4, 2017 - August 9, 2017

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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Sacred Spiral Yoga

August 25, 2017 - August 27, 2017

Sacred Spiral Yoga Finding our own Inner Sacred Sound Paul Carlos Our world is filled with sound. From the incessant daily wash of city traffic, the seemingly ubiquitous din of music, ambient sound, also the calm and beautiful sound of birds and the natural world to even the sound of our own heartbeat, heard at times when we are very quiet and still. Over this Sacred Spiral Yoga retreat we will be exploring sound and silence as a powerful tool…

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September 2017

Nourishing Body, Nourishing Mind: Spring

September 8, 2017 - September 10, 2017

Nourishing Body, Nourishing Mind: Spring Improving your wellbeing by living in harmony with the seasons Daniel Jardim Spring is the season that sees us preparing the body for the warmer months ahead. It is time to clean out the old and start afresh with lighter and visually striking meals. The spring diet sees us introducing an assortment of green, young and sprouted foods to the kitchen to create meals that support the needs of the body as we move into…

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NIA: Letting Mindfulness Flow Into Movement

September 15, 2017 - September 17, 2017

NIA: Letting Mindfulness Flow Into Movement Meditation through the power of sound, silence, movement and stillness. Anthea Hardwick Alive with sensation, Nia is movement medicine for the mind, body and especially for the heart.  Nia creatively integrates the mindfulness and meditative techniques of the martial arts, the grace and fluidity of dance techniques and the awareness and alignment of integrative body therapies.  It can best be described as a celebration of life through joyful, mindful movement of the body to…

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Meditation in Nature

September 22, 2017 - September 25, 2017

Meditation in Nature Birds, Rocks, Stars, Yoga & Meditation in the Magaliesberg Mervyn Croft, Dave Kershaw, Graham Stansell & 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 long weekend exploring the beauty of the Magaliesberg.  We will be combining meditation practice (Mervyn) and Yoga classes (Mari-Louise) with journeys into the natural world.  Going on birding walks (Graham & Mari-Louise) to observe the…

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October 2017

Boundless Life

October 6, 2017 - October 8, 2017

Boundless Life Awakening the qualities of Friendliness, Compassion, Joy and Equanimity Dhammamegha This is what should be done By one who is skilled in goodness And who knows the path of peace                                                                     Karaniya metta sutta   To help cultivate insight and liberate the heart, the Buddha taught the practices known as the Brahma Viharas or divine abodes. They allow us to awaken to the qualities of friendliness, compassion, joy and equanimity. During this weekend we will have the chance to…

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A Red Wheelbarrow in the Rain

October 20, 2017 - October 22, 2017

A Red Wheelbarrow in the Rain  A Creative Writing Workshop Maren Bodenstein Writing is a wonderful way to connect and be intimate with life.  In this retreat we will play with the short form of flash fiction and haiku. The emphasis will be on developing clarity and vividness. We will write, walk, draw, eat, meditate and listen. So if you feel like (re)connecting with your creativity, honing your writing skills or just playing around with words, this retreat is for…

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April 2018

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