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S.O.S: Awakening to self, other and sisterhood with all life. A retreat for women

Teacher: Rene Stevenson
Cost: 2 days’ accommodation + R150 surcharge
Dates: Friday 03 November 2017 - Sunday 05 November 2017

rene stevensonTo awaken is to be intimate with all life   Dogen

In this experiential retreat we explore what it means - as women - to pay radical attention to all our relationships: with ourselves, others, the world.  We will enquire into the question: what does it take to engage life fully and open-heartedly; to cultivate what C. G. Jung called a “kinship with all life”?  We will spend time in silence, walking in nature, meditating, story-telling and reading poetry, alone and in conversation, dancing and creating, through which we will cultivate an attitude of befriending our experiences - whatever these happen to be.  Inspiration and guidance are drawn from Buddhist wisdom and meditation practices, psychology (particularly Jungian) and images of the archetypal feminine, to cultivate loving-kindness to ourselves and others, and to be truly present, and awake in our lives.

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Rene Stevenson is a clinical psychologist in private practice in KwaZulu-Natal, a long-term Buddhist practitioner and poet. In her work with individuals and groups, she combines creativity, the wisdom of spiritual traditions, especially Buddhism, meditation/mindfulness and Western Psychology (especially Jungian) as well as  dream work in supporting and facilitating healing, transformation, well-being and deepening self-awareness.