The Buddhist Retreat Centre, Ixopo

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The Buddhist Retreat Centre, Ixopo is hosting a retreat: Yogis Live Longer: Hatha yoga for health & resilience. 18 – 20 August 2017.

The Buddhist Retreat Centre, Ixopo

Retreat:  Yogis Live Longer: Hatha yoga for health and resilience
Dates: Friday 18 August 2017 – Sunday 20 August 2017

Yoga asanas (postures) massage the internal organs, nerves as well as glands, improving their performance. They enhance energy levels as well as stamina, flexibility and agility of the body and mind; enabling you to lead a more active as well as creative life. Sleep as well as digestion are improved. Yoga’s focus on the body and correct breathing improve energy levels and the immune system. As you let go of resistance and allow the muscles and tendons to release into the postures; you learn to let go of resistance in other areas of life, accepting what is and what cannot be changed, helping you to make better choices.

  • Wear comfortable clothes.
  • Bring a yoga mat.

Perched on a ridge at the head of a valley in the Umkomaas river system in KwaZulu-Natal, the Buddhist retreat Centre looks out on a vista of indigenous valleys, forests and rolling hills receding like waves in the blue distance. Here, for more than twenty years people of all religions have come to experience peace as well as tranquillity. It is a gentle, sympathetic space where one can be still and get in touch with oneself and reflect on the things that crowd one’s life. CNN featured the BRC as one of the 10 finest Meditation centres in the world.

Paths threading the 300 acre property each bring their own revelation: follow the pine-scented path to the dam; walk past ancient cycads to the tracks of early Voortrekker wagons; discover an assegai-sharpening stone on a hillside; or point your feet towards the rocky outcrop that provides a perfect seat for contemplating the valley below. Nearby are the breeding sites of the exquisite; but rare Blue Swallow of which the Endangered Wildlife Trust has appointed the BRC a custodian. Their presence, together with the BRC’s commitment to encouraging the indigenous biodiversity of the area, has led to the Centre being declared a Natural Heritage Site by former President Nelson Mandela. The BRC is a birder’s paradise, with more than 160 species recorded.

Integrated into this setting are the Centre’s buildings; accommodation lodges and cottages, the dining room and office, a shop, a lecture and art studio, a library, and the meditation hall. The labyrinth, the Zen gardens, the deer park as well as the Buddha Boma invite one in for reflection and contemplation.

The Buddhist Retreat Centre, Ixopo

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  • 2 Nights’ accommodation at the Buddhist Retreat Centre in a Single in room lodge accommodation
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