20 October 2010 by Denise Slabbert

Karma-Free Holidays

‘There is a lovely road that runs from Ixopo into the hills’, wrote Alan Paton in his famous book Cry, The Beloved Country. Any one who has been to the Buddhist Retreat Centre (BRC) in Ixopo will tell you that spending time in those hills offers a certain kind of peace and quiet one will never find in the cities or urban spaces.

This retreat centre is based on basic Buddhist principles (love, acceptance, compassion), but anyone of any religion can attend. Regular retreats are on offer and include something a little extra for the creative soul - there are writing workshops, drumming retreats, painting weekends and even retreats where you learn how to cook karma-free food.

The Buddhist Retreat Centre is the one place where you can go on a silent retreat, giving visitors the chance to reflect on the inner stillness and spend time meditating in nature. Walking meditations are also part of the package and you get to spend lots of time in those famous hills that inspired Alan Paton so many years ago.

Category: Health & Wellness

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