Emoyeni – Cultivating Wisdom & Compassion

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Open the heart and Still the Mind

October 28 - October 30

R2400 – R3400


Embracing Life with Courageous, Heartfelt Presence

Sue Cooper

Weekend ~ October 28-30

Standard rate: R2400 – R2800 (en-suite);
Generous Rate:
R2900 – R3400(en-suite);
plus suggested
Teachers Dana: R850 – R3000

  1.  Standard Rate – This includes accommodation, food and basic running costs for the centre plus a surcharge to cover travel for the teacher.
  2. Generous Rate – This includes the above plus a dana contribution to Emoyeni for upkeep and improvements to the centre and other eventualities.
    Plus Suggested rate for Teacher’s dana: (not included in the above rates). This is a sliding scale suggestion as to how much to contribute to the teacher.

On this weekend silent Open the Heart and Still the Mind Compassion retreat we will explore ways in which meditation and silence can provide emotional containment when we find a quiet resting place within ourselves. As we ground ourselves more fully and wholeheartedly in the present moment, we will discover how to live authentically with compassionate simplicity and discerning wisdom.

Through meditation practices which cultivate calm and tranquillity, we will establish an inner refuge, a safe home within, which rests on a foundation of kindness and compassion towards ourselves. This creates the conditions to heal the fragmentation that comes from living with fear, perfectionism and disconnection. This process will be supported externally by the beauty of nature, and internally by embodied awareness practices which integrate body, heart and mind.

This retreat includes guided sitting and walking meditations, short individual sessions with Sue and daily sessions of qigong (chi kung) movement meditation to enhance the integration of body, heart and mind. A pre-retreat, individual session via Zoom is recommended to newcomers or if you have not attended one of Sue’s residential retreats before. The fee for this is R975 for 50 mins, or R800 for 30 mins, fully covered by medical aid and can be reduced if necessary. 

CPD accreditation for psychologists and other HPCSA registered professionals:  To be To be confirmed with a R350 admin fee.


October 28
October 30
R2400 – R3400