At One with BuddhaKwazulu-natal, South africa
Join the Western world’s fastest growing religion at the Buddhist Retreat Centre near Durban in South Africa.
Perched on a ridge at the head of the picturesque Umkomaas Valley, the centre is testament to Buddhism’s pervasive reach since its birth in the Indian subcontinent more than 2000 years ago.
Choose from a multitude of spiritual retreats led by learned practitioners in their respective fields, whether it be tai chi, chi kung, yoga and Ayurvedic healing, spiritual healing, meditation or writing.
Alternatively, indulge in a ‘self retreat’ and spend solitary time in the meditation forest, visit the stupa and the raked Zen sand gardens or explore 120 hectares of rolling hills, valleys and forests.
There are shuttle services from Durban and Ixopo, details are listed on the website.
- Cottage and chalet style accomodation available
- Dining room serving organic, locally produced vegetarian food
- Meditation hall
- Zen garden
- Bird watching
Accommodation at the retreat costs US$42 to $140 per night. Retreats usually go for two to four days.
Listen, learn and be zen.
There is a big variety of retreats with different focusses, suss them out in advance and pick dates according to what you want to learn.