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Silent Music: A meditation retreat

Teacher: Stephen Coan
Cost: 4 days accommodation + R150 surcharge
Dates: Sunday 12 November 2017 - Thursday 16 November 2017

stephen coanMy beloved is the mountains, the solitary wooded valleys…the tranquil night, at the approaches of dawn, the silent music, the murmuring solitude… St. John of the Cross

This will be a simple no-frills, “bare-bones” Zen-style retreat consisting of sitting and walking meditation, including a morning and evening dharma reading, as well as time to experience the beautiful grounds and surroundings of the centre and a chance to listen to silent music. The retreat presents an ideal opportunity to extend and deepen your meditation practice. Please note that the retreat will be held in Noble Silence, apart from an opening talk and a discussion/feedback session at the end.

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Stephen Coan is a writer. He has been involved with Buddhism for three decades and in his retreats explores the interface between poetry and silence and the profound benefits of doing nothing, seriously.