Living Lightly Away Retreat


April 26, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – April 28, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Off R46 near
Riebeeck Kasteel
South Africa
021 447 1650

Lighten up, get fresh energy and be inspired! On this away retreat, Gen Pagpa will show how, through meditation, you can enjoy more freedom and flexibility in your life. Instead of feeling stuck in difficult situations and unhelpful habits you can learn ways to deal with situations with a more flexible, creative and joyful approach.

The retreat is open to all.

This weekend is a wonderful opportunity to gather together to receive spiritual advice and engage in simple and effective meditation techniques through which we can discover a source of joy within our own hearts. 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 on the farm.

Please note we will be keeping silence until lunchtime and after the last session of each day on this retreat. PLEASE BOOK BY Thursday 25th April at 12pm.

More info & Booking form

Feedback from a recent retreat:
‘Thank you for a wonderful experience – the two of us walked away feeling revived, rejuvenated, calm and positive’
‘Such a wonderful experience! Thank you, all of you, for every part of it.’




6.30-7.00pm – Registration (or after the introduction)
7.00-8.00pm – Supper
8.15-9.00pm – Introduction

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



The Teacher

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 Meditation 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.

Author: Sheila Selfe