Connect with the peace & joy in your heart
Bodhi Khaya Retreat Centre near Hermanus – 2.5 hours from Cape Town
Gen Pagpa will give practical and inspiring advice on how to gain physical and mental relaxation, develop peaceful and positive states of mind, and experience inner calm.
This weekend group retreat will introduce simple meditation techniques that will help you become more focused, centered and happy. Over three days there will be the wonderful opportunity to settle in to the beautiful and serene environment of the Bodhi Khaya Retreat Centre with like-minded people and to develop calm and clear minds through receiving practical and accessible teachings and guided meditation.
Leaving behind the hectic pace and distractions of everyday life, it is easy to discover a deep happiness that arises naturally from within.
The retreat schedule will allow lots of time for quiet relaxation and community, enjoying delicious meals, and exploring the beautiful countryside in the nature reserve.
Single room, shared accommodation and camping are available.
The retreat begins on Thursday (Freedom Day) evening with supper from 6.30pm and the intro. is at 8.00-9.00pm. We conclude at lunchtime on Sunday. Please note we will be keeping silence until lunchtime and after the last sessions of each day on this retreat.
The Retreat Programme includes:
- practical talks and spiritual advice for busy people
- gentle guided meditations in the meditation room
- stimulating group discussion
- question and answer opportunities with Gen Pagpa, the retreat teacher
- personal time to share with new friends, take walks in the nature reserve or just be still & introspective
- delicious, hearty vegetarian meals
Gen Kelsang Pagpa is the National Spiritual Director for the New Kadampa Tradition in South Africa. He is also the Resident Teacher of Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Centre in Cape Town and gives meditation classes, half-day courses, day and away retreats throughout the year. Gen Pagpa was ordained in 1996 by his Spiritual Guide Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.
He is well known for teaching in a light and practical way and shows us how to solve our problems and find true happiness.
Feedback from previous retreats: ’Thanks again for a superb weekend retreat. It was amazing and has definitely opened my eyes and mind to a whole host of new ways to see and think about things.’
‘We were given practical tools to manage our daily lives through teachings and meditation. Words cannot express how this retreat has changed & is changing my life. This retreat is one of those journeys that I needed to walk alone. Quiet mornings were so profound to me because I was able to reflect.’
All inclusive cost for 3 nights and all meals (Thurs supper – Sun lunch)
Single room with en-suite bathroom (fully booked-waiting list on request) – R3400
Single room with shared bathroom – R2600
Double/twin room with ensuite bathroom (fully booked-waiting list on request) – R2600 per person
Double/twin room with shared bathroom – R2500 per person
Female Dorm – R2250
Male Dorm – R2250
Camping – R1700
To book ahead with a 50% deposit: