Emoyeni – Cultivating Wisdom & Compassion

How to make a booking?

ONLINE MEDITATION SESSIONS

Our online meditation sessions are a great way to keep your practice alive.  We offer four online sessions a week. For a monthly cost of R200 you can join any or all sessions during the month.

We are often asked  how  to go about keeping up your meditation practice  after a retreat. Our Online mediation sessions — one of the good things to come out of the Covid pandemic– is a great way to do this.  Emoyeni offers  4 half-hour meditation sessions each week using Zoom. To try and accommodate the differing lifestyles we offer a mix of morning and evening sessions:

Monday evening:  19.30 – 20.00
Tuesday morning:  07.00 – 07.30
Wednesday evening:  19.30 – 20.30  (extra 30 mins for questions/discussion)
Thursday morning:  07.00 – 07.30

WORK RETREAT

Weekend ~ Jan 14 – 16

Work Retreats are a great way to see the reciprocal nature of service and Dana in practice. On a Work Retreat Emoyeni offers you free board and lodging at our beautiful centre in exchange for 10 hours of service spread over the weekend. The work will mostly be physical, outdoor work, a chance to get out there and get your hands in the soil…

EXPLORING YIN & YANG - TAI CHI AND BAGUAZHANG

 From inner harmony to self-defence

 Nayashen Naidoo

Weekend ~ January 28 – 30

Standard rate: R2100 – R2500 (en-suite);
Generous Rate:
R2600 – R3100(en-suite);
plus suggested
Teachers Dana: R400 – R2000

On this retreat we explore and combine two of the three Internal Martial Arts of China, specifically the Yang Family style of Tai Chi, and the internal art of Yin Style Baguazhang …

We will also explore the Tai Chi Straight Sword form as well as some techniques that can be used in self-defence.

No prior Tai Chi or martial arts experience necessary.

RADICAL ACCEPTANCE

 Exploring the first fetter in the Buddha’s teaching: Personality or Identity view

Chadasara 

Weekend ~ February 11 – 13   

Standard rate: R2300 – R2700 (en-suite);
Generous Rate:
R2800 – R3300(en-suite);
plus suggested
Teachers Dana: R400 – R2000

The less personality you carry, the more presence you have.
All practice is towards this – to dissolve the personality and enhance the presence of life in you
Sadhguru

In this meditation retreat, we will explore some of the ways that we identify with various facets of our experience… our feelings, our perceptions, our thoughts to be who we are… what happens when we drop this identification and let go of these constructions of our self?…

YOGA MIND BODY SPIRIT

 Explore the joy and healing of coming home to your body

Mari-Louise van der Walt  and Candice Janks

Weekend ~ February 25 – 27   

Standard rate: R2300 – R2700 (en-suite);
Generous Rate:
R2800 – R3300(en-suite);
plus suggested
Teachers Dana: R400 – R2000

…Our bodies are our home base, our intelligent centre of gravity, connected both to the present moment and the outside world. Meditation and yoga are thousands of years old practices based around this understanding of joining mind, body and spirit…

CULTIVATING COMPASSION FOR PEOPLE & THE PLANET

An Ecological-Buddhist vision to transform apathy and despair into constructive action

Mari-Louise van der Walt  and Mervyn Croft

Weekend ~ March 4 – 6    

Standard rate: R2300 – R2700 (en-suite);
Generous Rate:
R2800 – R3300(en-suite);
plus suggested
Teachers Dana: R400 – R2000

The deepening ecological crisis is finally awakening the hard truth that we as human beings are part of this planet and, that we will rise and fall as one. The reality of our responsibility for causing-  and now needing to tend to the crisis can be overwhelming…

This retreat is an invitation to explore the practices and principals rooted in our inter-beingness that are embedded in Buddhist teachings… It is an invitation to find nourishment and inspiration in nature, meditation and community. To not give into despair and to not let go.

OPEN THE HEART & STILL THE MIND

 Listening with a kind and compassionate heart

 Sue Cooper

3-Days ~ March  18 -21   

Standard rate: R3300 – R3700 (en-suite);
Generous Rate:
R4050 – R4800(en-suite);
plus suggested
Teachers Dana: R750 – R3 500

This long-weekend silent Open the Heart and Still the Mind Compassion retreat will draw on the wisdom of Buddhist psychology and the inspiring teachings and practices of Kuan Yin, the bodhisattva of compassion… we will learn how to transform the self-critical and judgmental inner voices, so that we can end the habitual cycle of self-abandonment…

A pre-retreat individual session via Zoom is recommended for newcomers or if you have not attended one of Sue’s residential retreats before…

BEAN TO BAR

A weekend of tasting, making and learning about real chocolate

Ana Maria Panait

Weekend ~ April 1 – 3  

Standard rate: R2100 – R2500 (en-suite);
Generous Rate:
R2600 – R3100(en-suite);
plus suggested
Teachers Dana: R400 – R2000

Did you know that chocolate offers the same complexity as wine, beer and coffee? Did you know that 70% of the world’s cacao comes from four countries in West Africa?

Join Ana Maria, chocolate maker and founder of Rrraw chocolate company, on a bean-to-bar chocolate making retreat…

RELAXING INTO STILNESS

 A time for mediation, yoga, sound journey and walking in nature

Mervyn Croft   
and  Paul Carlos

(Easter 4-Days) ~ April 14 – 18 

Standard rate: R4100 – R4800 (en-suite);
Generous Rate:
R5100 – R6100(en-suite);
plus suggested
Teachers Dana: R400 – R2000

Take time during the Easter long-weekend to enjoy some contemplative space and give yourself the opportunity to relax and deepen your practice… 

VIPASSANA MEDITION RETREAT

 Meditation with calmness, mindfulness and insight

Mervyn Croft

5-Days ~ April  27 – 2 May

Standard rate: R5100 – R6100 (en-suite);
Generous Rate:
R6350 – R7600(en-suite);
plus suggested
Teachers Dana: R400 – R2000

A five-day Vipassana or Insight Meditation retreat gives us the opportunity to develop and deepen our practice…   We will investigate the question “Who am I” and see how this inquiry provides the key to freeing ourselves from a narrow, self-centered way of living in the world…

WESAK & WALKING THE BUDDHIST PATH

 An introduction to the Buddha’s teachings

 Mervyn Croft

Weekend ~   13 – 15 May

Standard rate: R2000 – R2400 (en-suite);
Generous Rate:
R2500 – R3000(en-suite);
plus suggested
Teachers Dana: R400 – R2000

This is our annual ‘introduction to Buddhism retreat’ that happily coincides with the Wesak weekend. The Buddha’s teachings are extraordinary in that he was able to convey the most profound insights in a way that are so straightforward and direct and easily understood…

HEALING THE FAMILY TREE

An Ancestor and Us writing retreat 

Dorian Haarhoff

Weekend ~ June 3 – 5  

Standard rate: R2300 – R2700 (en-suite);
Generous Rate:
R2800 – R3300(en-suite);
plus suggested
Teachers Dana: R400 – R2000

    The songs of our ancestors are also the songs of our children

Our stories are gifts we give each other and gifts we leave behind us. For one day we too will be ancestors. In this retreat we write our stories…

BETWEEN FIRST IN-BREATH & LAST OUT-BREATH

The  Art of Story Telling

Dorian Haarhoff

Weekend ~ June 5 – 7 

Standard rate: R2300 – R2700 (en-suite);
Generous Rate:
R2800 – R3300(en-suite);
plus suggested
Teachers Dana: R400 – R2000

   Ever since I heard my first love story I have been looking for you for you
(Rumi)

… Rediscover the lost art of story-telling. Experience the joy, presence, mindfulness and transformation that arrive when we engage with a tale, learn how to craft it and inhabit it…

How to make a booking?

Find Us

Google Earth: 25 deg 47′ 41.90″ S; 27 deg 33′ 22.21″ E
GPS decimal: lat -25.794800 long: 27.556224.

Emoyeni is reached by a dirt road, please drive slowly over the last 2 km.

Office Hours

Office hours for bookings:
Weekdays 8 am – 4:30 pm.

Please email, rather than call, us over the weekends.
We run retreats over weekends (sometimes in silence) so phone calls are problematic.

Contact Details

Emoyeni Retreat Centre, A65 Buffelshoek Farm,
Mooinooi, North-West, 0325

Email: retreat@emoyeni.org.za

Telephone: +27 (0)82 308 1533

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