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Open the Heart and Still the Mind

18 March 2022 - 21 March 2022

R3300 – R4800

OPEN THE HEART and 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

  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.

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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, who “Listens to the cries of the world at ease.” After establishing a calm and grounded body, heart and mind, we will focus on the practice of loving-kindness (metta) meditation and the deepening of compassionate wisdom. These practices strengthen our boundaries and provide us with a secure foundation of courage and trust, that equip us to live with uncertainty and change.

In a contained and nurturing atmosphere of contemplative silence, we will learn how to transform the self-critical and judgmental inner voices, so that we can end the habitual cycle of self-abandonment. As we discover how to internalise the archetypal good-enough mother, represented by Kuan Yin, we will develop the courage and trust which allow us to honour our vulnerability without fear or shame. When we can embrace our humanness with kindness and compassion, we can live more authentically, so that healing and awakening can occur.

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 for newcomers or if you have not attended one of Sue’s residential retreats before. The fee for this is R950 for 50 mins, fully covered by medical aid and can be reduced if necessary.

CPD accreditation for psychologists and other HPCSA registered professionals: To be confirmed

Please Note: To receive CPD points and your certificate(s), there is an annual admin fee tbc – thank you.

Details

Start:
18 March 2022
End:
21 March 2022
Cost:
R3300 – R4800