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Away Weekend Meditation Retreat – Open Heart, Peaceful Mind

October 11 @ 4:00 pm - October 13 @ 12:30 pm

R2250,00 – R2500,00

Join us for this Away Weekend Meditation – Open Heart, Peaceful Mind


Spend a relaxing meditation retreat in the peaceful environment of Thirsty Falls Guest Farm.

Whether you’re a beginner or simply want to enjoy retreat the programme is structured to help you refresh your mind through meditation.

Includes teachings and guided meditation on how to let go of negative emotions, find healing and freedom, and the peace of an open heart.  

During the breaks enjoy meaningful conversation and the beauty of the surroundings.

The Retreat takes place at Thirsty Falls Guest Farm in the Magaliesburg a 90-minute drive from Johannesburg or Pretoria.


About the Venue:

Thirsty Falls offers spectacular views and absolute privacy in a tranquil environment. Thirsty Falls derives its name from the many mountain waterfalls above the cliffs that happen during Highveld thunderstorms the waters vanish into the underground caverns.


About the Teacher

As a student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Gen Kelsang Mila is a modern – day Kadampa Nun and the resident teacher of Vajrapani Kadampa Buddhist Centre. She has been a student of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for 20 years and ordained for fourteen years. Her teachings are always practical and easy to apply to everyday life.




Friday 11 October

16:00 – 17:30 Check in

18:30 – 19:15 Supper

19:30 – 21:00 Introduction

Tea & Coffee

Saturday 12 October

Breakfast 08:00 – 08:45

09:00 – 10:15 Guided Meditation

Tea and Coffee

11:30 – 13:00 Teaching & Guided Meditation

13:00 – 13:45 Lunch

16:30 – 18:00 Teaching & Guided Meditation, with a Q & A 

18:00 – 18:45 Supper

Enjoy the Boma and Fire 

Sunday 13th October

Breakfast 08:00 – 08:45

09:00 – 10:00 Guided Meditation

Tea & Coffee

11:00 – 12:30 Final Session with Prayers for World Peace


During the breaks

Between retreat sessions take time to relax and carry your experience of peace in the following ways:

  • enjoy the tranquility of your surroundings
  • connect and discuss with like-minded people
  • tea and coffee will be served in the break time.
  • explore our bookstore and gift shop


What is Retreat?

Retreat means we stop all forms of business and extraneous activities in order to emphasize a particular spiritual practice. There are three kinds of retreats: physical, verbal, and mental.

We engage in physical retreat when, with a spiritual motivation, we isolate ourselves from other people, activities, and noise, and disengage from extraneous and meaningless actions.

We engage in verbal retreat when, with a spiritual motivation, we refrain from meaningless talk and periodically remain silent.

We engage in mental retreat by preventing distractions and strong delusions such as attachment, anger, and jealousy from arising, and by maintaining mindfulness and conscientiousness.

We’d love to see you.



R2500 – Two nights accommodation, all meals and retreat sessions, single room, bathroom en suite.

R2250 – Two nights accommodation, all meals and retreat sessions, shared room, bathroom en suite.


Refund Policy

Should you need to cancel your booking, 75% will be refunded up until 15th September 2024. Thereafter no refund is possible.



October 11 @ 4:00 pm
October 13 @ 12:30 pm
R2250,00 – R2500,00
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Vajrapani Kadampa Buddhist Centre
073 585 2557


Gen Kelsang Mila


Thirsty Falls Guest Farm
Portion 34 Wagenpadspruit
Magaliesburg, 1791 South Africa
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Single Room with Bathroom- 2 nights, Meals & Retreat Sessions
R 2500,00
10 available
Shared Room with Bathroom- 2 nights, Meals & Retreat Sessions
R 2250,00
10 available