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What to bring on retreats
NEW Indoor shower
2 outdoor Showers with hot water from New solar heater
Organic veggie Food
from the garden 

Set in the foothills of the French Pyrenees, southwest France, Ekuthuleni is surrounded by hills, forest and wild thyme.


Small and simple can be beautiful and a great support for meditation, for feeling the richness of presence and what is already here. There is delight, care and creativity in what we provide, more comfort than you might imagine for a wild retreat! With a max of about 35 places for each retreat,in summer, & 9 in winter a taste of what is here:


  • tree camping : your own space with a tent on individual forest platforms 

  • large group meditation platform in the trees, covered with roll down walls 

  • Indoor kitchen, dining room and  indoor meditation hall for if the weather turns.. 

  • Four  showers, one indoors , with warm water from a solar water heater & four compost toilets with a forest view. 

  • good plentiful vegetarian food - supporting local, organic and seasonal, and goodies from the garden


Weather & walks


  • A water  bottle,

  • A sun hat,  sun cream,

  • A raincoat,

  • A meditation shawl (for warmth), a warm jumper  

  • A small rucksack for carrying whatever on walks,

  • Good walking shoes !   And sandals are good for hot weather.

hot tea on the terrace
The place & What to bring:



  • A sleeping bag!

  • An alarm clock

  • A good torch!

  • A towel

  • Please bring only organic soaps, shampoos, conditioners, toothpastes!

Pictures of ekuthuleni

For basic equipment we provide individual tents (each on their own wonderful platforms in the forest) and a foam mattress for each person. We also have meditation cushions.


It’s easier to come with a rucksack than a suitcase with wheels!

You'll need to bring common sense things for retreat, camping and different weathers such as:


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Meditation platform
in the trees
Individual tents with foam mattresses on platforms
Outdoor kitchen
Indoor kitchen
New sheltered eating area
New indoor meditation hall

In my travels I spent time with a great yogi. Once he said to me,

“Become so still you hear the blood flowing
   Through your veins.”
One night as I sat in quiet, I seemed on the verge of entering a world inside so vast
  I know it is the source of all of us. Mira

A great Yogi  ( translation Daniel Landinsky)

Surrounding hills
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