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Types of Retreats

Conducted Retreats

The Conducted Retreats are described on this website. Participants are welcome to extend their visit to the Centre beyond the advertised dates by coming a day or so earlier or staying a few days afterwards on a Self Retreat as described below. As most Conducted Retreats are carefully structured as a whole, retreatants are expected to attend the retreat from the first day to the last.

Doing Your Own Thing: Self Retreats

A Self Retreat is unstructured: one does as much (or as little) reading, listening to recorded talks, walking, meditation or resting as one chooses. Enjoy walks and bird watching in 300 acres of beautiful rolling hills, parklands, indigenous valleys and forests. Meditate, learn chi kung and yoga, savour our delicious vegetarian food, browse our well-stocked library and listen to recorded talks by eminent visiting teachers. Visit the stupa and the raked Zen sand gardens; walk the labyrinth; reflect on the 8  trees associated with the Buddha’s life, enlightenment and death in the beautiful Buddha Boma; spend solitary time in our deer forest, stalk the light, cloud- gaze at the dam and tune into just being in the present moment. Self Retreats are an ideal opportunity to be in a gentle, sympathetic space where one can be still and get in touch with oneself and reflect on the things that crowd one’s life.  Self Retreats, Group or Corporate Events are available on weekdays – between Conducted Retreats.

Come for the Day

Day visits to the Centre must be organised by prior arrangement and are not always possible during weekends or over Silent Retreats.  Please call before 10h00. Lunch is available at a charge of R 80.00 (Weekdays) and R 120.00  (Saturday/Sunday). Meals are vegetarian, not vegan.