This retreat will offer a brew of: quiet times, meditations (guided & silent), dhamma talks, introduction to eco-building with mud, individual sessions with the teachers for sharings the joys & insights of spiritual practice, & receiving help to grow through the knots of life.


The day will start and end with a silent sitting and some chanting. After the morning meditation and breakfast, there will be 45mns time for daily life participation (chopping veg etc). For certain tasks the timing will be different  -  washing up after lunch or supper, for example will be after lunch or supper!  After this moment of participating in the practical life of the retreat,

we will spend the mornings in meditation, silent and guided: there will also be some time for walking contemplatively, & a dhamma talk. 


In the afternoons,coming out of silence, we'll gather to mud together as a team, absorbing into the delights of working our hands through natural textures.  This is also a time for awareness in connection with others & ourselves as we are in activity.


There will be times for showering & more connecting, if desired, before supper....this retreat will be in french & english.  We will then end the day together in silence.


 This retreat will be preceded by a retreat for solitary practice in community, see the page ‘Still Forest Pools’ 13 - 19 August - please let us know if you would like to join both!

Mud & Meditation

With Noon and Sumedha French and English

Sunday 22 - Thursday 26th August


To book contact us on ekuthuleni.retreat@gmail.com

Noon Baldwin

See 'About Us' for more info


See 'About Us' for more info


Booking fee for this retreat: €130 plus €10 membership of Association Ekuthuleni for one year (a legal requirement to take part in our activities)


Please bring clothes suitable for eco building! 

The space of practice that is Ekuthuleni is made available with a heart of practice and integrity.  All of what is here has been offered in one way or another - through, energy, time, in meditation or money.  This is the spirit of dana or generosity.  


There is a non refundable and non transferable booking fee for each retreat. If events are cancelled due to Covid , Ekuthuleni will refund the booking fee entirely.  The booking fee covers basic costs (such as food, insurance, gas and water).  We are a non profit organisation and for all other costs we depend on donations, dana.  It is this way of participation and generosity that really keeps the Dharma rolling, as in dharma centers all over the world!