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One day a donkey was walking along the road carrying a heavy load of baggage. He became very thirsty and finally spotted a little lake but it was way down off the road. So he took the load off his back, and ran to have a drink of water. When he came back the baggage was gone. In shock he exclaimed: “What am I going to carry now?”

Like a donkey in the story, we all feel attached to our baggage. We all have things that we could let go of and be better off, and our journey would be that much lighter! But we are very attached to our grief, pain, disappointments, judgments, attitudes, habits, etc. Those things keep us stuck, and keep us from experiencing being fully at home in our precious lives.

“If you let go a little you’ll find a little peace, if you let go a lot you’ll find a lot of peace. If you let go absolutely you’ll find absolute peace and tranquility.” Ajahn Chah

Letting go enables us to embrace change and new beginnings, and allows us to live in openhearted presence.

During this weekend we’ll be exploring a process of letting go of our attachments. Our days will include meditation, walks in nature, and gentle yoga.

Your Facilitator:

Vera Hey is a mindfulness practitioner and an experienced mindfulness facilitator. She uses the insight and awareness gained from her mindfulness practice in her personal life and in her career as a psychological counselor. She is a student of Rob Nairn, international Mindfulness and Meditation teacher, and has completed his facilitator training course.


The cost of the retreat includes accommodation and all vegetarian meals from Friday supper to Sunday lunch. It includes a facilitation fee and a voluntary environmental levy of R60. It excludes staff tips.

  2 nights
  Camping (own tent)   R1,400
  Dormitory   R1,600
  Twin/double room with shared bathroom (per person):   R1,800
  Twin/double room with en suite bathroom (per person):   R2,000
  Single room with shared bathroom (only 3 available):   R2,200
  Single-use of ensuite room (if space available):   R2,400


To book:

To book, please fill in the online booking form.

A 50% deposit confirms your booking. The deposit is not refundable but is transferrable to another retreat or person, or can be used for up to a year.