Emoyeni – Cultivating Wisdom & Compassion

ONLINE MEDITATION SESSIONS

Our online meditation sessions are a great way to keep your practice alive. 

We offer two online sessions a week. For a monthly cost of R200 you can join any or all sessions during the month. Please contact us to send you the invite for the month. 

Monday evening:  19.30 – 20.00
Wednesday evening:  19.30 – 20.30 (extra 30 mins for questions/discussion)

TAMING THE WILDERNESS WITHIN

Meditation instruction & practice for meaningful daily living

Tsunma Tsondru  

3-days ~ June 14 -17   

Standard rate:
R3770 – R4460 (en-suite);
Generous Rate:
 R4610 – R5420 (en-suite);
plus suggested
Teachers Dana: R400 – R2000    

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Taking time out from the incessant demands and fast pace of daily life is such an important part of our well-being. Being on retreat gives us the space and the time to come home to the quiet, strong refuge which lies at our centre….

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WORK RETREAT

 June 28 -30

Donation: Bag of compost per person
Work Retreats are a great way to see the reciprocal nature of service and Dana in practice…. 

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OPEN THE HEART AND STILL THE MIND

 Cultivating a compassionate and joyful heart

Sue Cooper

3-Days ~ Aug 8 – 11                  

 Standard rate: R3770 – R4460 (en-suite);
 Generous Rate: R4610 – R5420 (en-suite);
plus suggested
Teachers Dana: R1000 – R4500

This long-weekend Open the Heart & Still the Mind Compassion Retreat is held in containing Noble Silence and is suitable for beginners as well as experienced practitioners… A 30-40 minute pre-retreat individual session via Zoom/Whatsapp is recommended for newcomers or if you have not attended one of Sue’s residential retreats before… 

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YOGA AND OVERTONE CHANTING

Mantra and sacred sound in our practice

Paul Carlos  

Weekend ~ Sept 13 – 15 

Standard rate:
R2280 – R2780 (en-suite);
Generous Rate:
 R2840 – R3380 (en-suite);
plus suggested
Teachers Dana: R400 – R2000  

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  … During our sacred retreat time we will move into healing sound immersion, yoga asana and breath-work to connect deeply with our inner source. We will also explore deep relaxation and meditation skills …

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QUIET MOUNTAIN, CLEAR SKY

Meditating with calmness and clarity    

Mervyn Croft  

4 Days ~ Sept 20 -24  

Standard rate:
R4560 – R5480 (en-suite);
Generous Rate:
R5680 – R6760  (en-suite);
plus suggested
Teachers Dana: R400 – R2000  

                              ***
This 4-day silent retreat will provide an opportunity to explore two aspects of Buddhist meditation practice…
Explore the benefits of spending time quietly with ourselves.. in a beautiful mountain environment.

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COOKING AS A WAY OF, AND TO, MINDFULNESS

Realising yourself by realising food   

Wendy Poulton

Weekend ~Sept 27 -20

Standard rate:
R2530 – R2990 (en-suite);
Generous Rate:
 R3090 – R3630 (en-suite);
plus suggested
Teachers Dana: R400 – R2000  

                              ***
In today’s busy world, practicing mindfulness can be difficult. One way of bringing this practice ‘home’ is by being mindful through the preparation of food. This extends beyond the cooking process. It includes the growing or awareness of how food is grown. The avoidance of food waste sharing of food for nourishment and love…

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THE HEALING POWER OF SOUND

Bringing vibrational harmony to mind, body and spirit

Wendy Toner 

Weekend ~Oct 4 – 6

Standard rate:
R2430 – R2890 (en-suite);
Generous Rate:
 R2990 – R3530 (en-suite);
plus suggested
Teachers Dana: R400 – R2000  
                              ***
There are real reasons why singing bowls and gongs have been used for centuries. Their purpose is to restore vibratory frequencies of the mind, body and spirit that are out of harmony or diseased…


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WORK RETREAT -SPRING

October 18 -20

Donation: Garden gloves, plants, compost

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

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IF THE BUDDHA WAS YOUR PSYCHOANALYST...

A Buddhist analysis of the self as the “struggle to exist”.

Jason Ross`and Fiona Brittion

4-Day ~November 8 – 12

Standard rate:
R4910 – R5830 (en-suite);
Generous Rate:
R6030 – R7710 (en-suite);
plus suggested
Teachers Dana: R400 – R2000  

                              ***
.Western Psychology has many diagnostic terms, explanations, and treatment strategies for these struggles.  But can an encounter with Buddhism offer an alternative means for addressing these struggles?
…The retreat will involve some philosophical overview, a variety of sitting and walking practices, basic yoga, written reflection and therapeutic group discussion.

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SELF-CARE & SECRETS TO CENTEREDNESS

Finding and keeping your centre

Tessa Pretorius  

Weekend ~ Nov 29 – 1 Dec 

Standard rate:
R2280 – R2780 (en-suite);
Generous Rate:
 R2840 – R3380 (en-suite);
plus suggested
Teachers Dana: R400 – R2000  
                                                            ***     
The Buddha’s teachings emphasise the importance of taking care of ourselves – the wisdom of this teaching tells us that when we are kind and good to ourselves, we are automatically much more so to others and,  we find and build resilience to manage everyday chaos…

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SAYING YES TO LIFE

How can we live wholeheartedly in a challenging world

RJ Chippindall

3 day ~ December 13 -16

Standard rate:
R3570 – R4260 (en-suite);
Generous Rate:
 R4410 – R5220 (en-suite);
plus suggested
Teachers Dana: R400 – R2000      

                                                              ***
We have a choice in how we meet the difficulties that life presents us with: we can be defensive and erect barriers to pain, or we can chose to approach discomfort with an attitude of friendliness and curiosity… In this 3-day silent retreat we will have the opportunity to say yes to life in all its forms…

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NEW YEAR RETREAT

 Taking time to reflect

Mervyn Croft

5-days ~ Dec 29 – 3 Jan   

 Standard rate: R5700 – R6850 (en-suite);
Generous Rate: 
R7100 – R8450  (en-suite);
plus suggested
Teachers Dana: R 400 – R2000

                                                                   ***
The New Year is a powerful symbol of impermanence, of the cycles in nature and in our own lives.  It is a time to reflect on the past, to open to the present and to question what it is that we are doing with our lives?
… Each day will include walks in the veld and the mountain, opportunity to reflect on these questions…

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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 can be 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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