‘Clear Mind, Good Heart’ Away Retreat end Jan 2019


January 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – January 27, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Bodhi Khaya Retreat Centre
South Africa
021 447 1650

Get away from it all with a weekend away in the beautiful setting of Bodhi Khaya Retreat Centre. DIRECTIONS

The retreat starts Friday evening. These teachings are very suitable for those new to Buddhism as well as those who are already familiar with Buddhist teachings.

We all have a tremendous capacity for happiness and for giving happiness to others. On this retreat Gen Pagpa will share practical teachings and meditations for daily life that show us how we can make positive changes in our lives that will enable us to experience deep and lasting happiness and how we can truly benefit our friends, family and society.

This retreat is a perfect opportunity to take deep into our hearts the nectar of Venerable Geshe-la’s book “The New Eight Steps to Happiness”. Everybody is welcome to attend this relaxing getaway retreat weekend. Day passes also available.

Please note we will be keeping contemplative silence until lunchtime and after the last session on each day.

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. In keeping with the new community ethos at Bodhi Khaya we have been asked for each retreat participant to contribute one hour of light work on the estate after breakfast on Saturday.

We have held many meditation retreats at Bodhi Khaya Retreat Centre. These give a precious opportunity for many people to switch off from their busy lives and get fully immersed in the incredibly scenic and peaceful setting. Bodhi Khaya is a rare haven of tranquility and the perfect environment to relax and journey into our mind on retreat.

Pictures from the previous retreat in September.
TO BOOK please click here and follow the instructions on the Bodhi Khaya page.

Feedback from a previous retreat:

‘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.

‘I just want to thank the Centre for such an amazing retreat.  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. I felt welcomed & not judged. I am so at peace,  I am not angry.  I am just me. I cannot wait to have many more interactions of this nature with the Centre.’

The Teacher:

Gen Pagpa is the National Spiritual Director for the New Kadampa Tradition in South Africa and the Resident Teacher of Tushita Centre in Cape Town.
His heartfelt and practical teachings are presented with warmth and humor, making them accessible to everyone.





6.30-7.15pm – Registration (or after the introduction)
7.15-8.15pm – Supper
8.30-9.00pm – Introduction


7.30-8.00am – Meditation
8.00-9.00am – Breakfast
9.15-10.15am – Community Work
11.00am-12.45pm – Teaching & Meditation
1.00pm – Lunch
4.00-6.00pm – Teaching, Meditation & Discussion
6.00-7.30pm – Supper
7.45-8.30pm – Heart Jewel prayers

7.30-8.00am – Meditation
8.00-9.00am – Breakfast
9.15-9.45am – Labyrinth Walk
10.00am-12.00pm – Teaching, Meditation, Q & A
12.30pm – Lunch




Author: Sheila Selfe