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

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…

EACH DAY A BLANK CANVAS FILLED WITH POTENTIAL

 Creative Art Journaling and Writing, supported by
meditation and time in nature

 Sharon Benatar

Weekend ~   27 – 29  May

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

Art/visual journalling and writing/poetry together offers endless and exciting ways to explore and express yourself creatively… Join us for a gentle and fun weekend of creativity, kind company, time in nature, meditation, relaxation, and a safe space to learn some new techniques playing with art materials (all supplied), objects found in nature and poetry/writing…

 

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…

SECULAR BUDDHISM AS EXISTENTIAL PHILOSOPY IN PRACTICE

Mindfulness is more than a treatment technique

Jason Ross  and Fiona Brittion

Weekend ~ June 24 – 26 

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

Secular forms of Buddhism have become increasingly popular in the West…  Mindfulness is, however, not just a treatment technique but forms part of a rich philosophy for making sense of our own existence.  This retreat will therefore introduce Buddhism as an existential practice that opens us up to what it means to be alive in a thinking, feeling, breathing body… 

HOMECOMING AND BELONGING - A RETREAT FOR WOMEN

Exploring myths and archetypes of the Feminine

Rene Stevenson

4-days ~ August 5 – 9

Standard rate: R4150 – R4950 (en-suite);
Generous Rate:
R5150 –  R6150(en-suite);
plus suggested
Teachers Dana: R400 – R2000

     “Touch the ground, soften and widen”              Ajahn Sucitto

This woman’s day retreat offers the gift of time and space to breathe out, slow down and return home to ourselves. Our pace will be easy and gentle as we engage silence, time in nature, poetry, movement, meditation and the wisdom of Buddhism and Jungian Psychology as gateways to connect with our bodies, hearts and minds…

IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE BUDDHA

Reflections on a Pilgrimage

Tina Sideris  and Mervyn Croft

Weekend ~ August 19 -21

Standard rate: R2150 – R2550 (en-suite);
Generous Rate:
R2650 – R3150(en-suite);
plus suggested
Teachers Dana: R400 – R2000

… On this retreat Tina  will share photographs taken on her Pilgrimage…
      By revisiting the teaching on four establishments of mindfulness, Tina and Mervyn will explore whether there may be some relief for our practice in the Buddha’s avoidance of extremes – his choice of the middle way.

 

YOGA MANTRA, AND SACRED SOUND

Mantra and Sacred Sound within our practice

Paul Carlos  

Weekend ~ September 2 – 4

Standard rate: R2150 – R2550 (en-suite);
Generous Rate:
R2650 – R3150(en-suite);
plus suggested
Teachers Dana: R400 – R2000

Using mantra and sacred sound in our meditation and yoga practice is a technique to raise our dominant vibrational frequency and this aids us in re-connecting with our-selves on a deep level…

QUIET MOUNTAIN, CLEAR SKY

Meditation with calmness and clarity

Mervyn Croft 

Weekend ~ September 16 – 18

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

This weekend silent 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…

WELCOMING THE UNWELCOME

Embracing uncertainty and change with creativity, nature and meditation

Rene Stevenson

Weekend ~ October 7 -9

Standard rate: R2150 – R2550 (en-suite);
Generous Rate:
R2650 – R3150(en-suite);
plus suggested
Teachers Dana: R400 – R2000

Our tendency when faced with life’s unpredictability, losses and challenges is to resist the ways things are: to shut down, turn away or numb out-(in the countless ways we humans do!).

This retreat offers another, radical path – informed by Buddhism and Jungian psychology – to ‘welcome the unwelcome’, to turn toward and open to what is painful and difficult in ourselves, others and life…

STILLNESS IN MOVEMENT

The way of Tai Chi

Erika Theron

Weekend ~ October 14 – 16

Standard rate: R2150 – R2550 (en-suite);
Generous Rate:
 R2650 – R3150(en-suite);
plus suggested
Teachers Dana: R400 – R2000

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…

WORK RETREAT

November 4 – 6

Work Retreats are a great way to see the reciprocal nature of service and Dana in practice…

WELL-BEING IN STRESSFUL TIMES

How may we be at peace with a sense of belonging

Mandaza Kandemwa  and Moyra Keane

Weekend ~ November 11-13

Standard rate: R2400 – R2800 (en-suite);
Generous Rate:
R2900 – R3400 (en-suite);
plus suggested
Teachers Dana: R400 – R2000

Since time immemorial, traditional healers have served as bridges between humanity and the truths of the natural world.

In this retreat we will explore our connections with nature and with ourselves…

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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