Retreats & Programme
Rooted in the the buddhist teachings, especially the Forest meditation tradition of Ajahn Chah, we are inspired by nature, inner and outer. We offer meditation and eco retreats with many ways to explore and open.
Our retreats are holistic, helping us to be present and connected in body and mind. Re-minding us of our intimate links with the natural world, they are nourished also by sustainable living.
* Retreat Schedule 2020 *
If you have a question or to book contact:
Please note: during the time of the coronavirus and beyond we will be offering an online meditation every tuesday at Noon French time
link to join : https://us04web.zoom.us/j/885573144
Meeting ID: 885 573 144
As we have so much open space and a large meditation hall with no walls, we have been delighted to be able to offer some retreats in 2020 with retreatants here at Ekuthuleni as well as online options.
The next retreat 30 Dec - 3 Jan 2021 will be online, and then in spring we fully hope to be able to offer some more retreats in the beautiful nature here at Ekuthuleni...with an online possibility as well for those who wish.
We are updating the site regularly to offer what and how we can.....please keep checking!
"If it isn't good let it die. If it doesn't die, make it good."
Retreats are offered in English or in French with translation on certain retreats
Also, rooted as we are in buddhist teachings, we are inspired by many different paths and invite participation from people of all faiths and spiritual leanings
Throughout the season
solitary practice: we can co- create a structure that works for you and for us, with more or less silence/ engagement
activity retreats for individuals: living and participating in the daily rhythm of life, including daily sittings and regular guided meditations. This year we wish to finish the renovation of the meditation hall and dining shelter. You are most welcome to come and give a hand from May to October, learning rustic and eco building skills, helping with the garden.
locals: you are welcome to come and join our morning and evening meditations. From May to October on Wednesdays we offer a guided meditation - you can also contact us about retreat days or weekends.
Scheduled guided retreats
Our retreats are silent apart from the activity retreats where there are times of speaking.
contemplative walking retreats
group activity retreats
TYPES OF RETREATS
Guided retreats are facilitated by Noon and Sumedha or by teachers who inspire and resonate with the vision of Ekuthuleni. In the last few years this has included especially nuns (and ex nuns) of the forest tradition and teachers from Nirodha in Finland, as well as Jaya from Open Dharma.
TEACHERS AT EKUTHULENI
TUESDAY GUIDED MEDITATIONS
Every Tuesday at 12noon French time with Sumedha and Noon.