Program Details

New Year’s Ninethun Retreat


with Jennifer Woodhull
December 31 / 3:00 PM - January 9 / 1:00 PM

This Precious Life will be directed by Shastri Jennifer Woodhull. Teachings will draw on the book of the same name by Khandro Rinpoche, as well as other sources within and beyond the Shambhala tradition. These inspiring teachings are designed to help us cultivate heartfelt appreciation at all levels of our experience.


The daily schedule will include seven hours of sitting and walking meditation, meditation instruction, individual meditation interviews, contemplative practices and group discussion. This retreat is suitable for complete beginners, experienced meditators, and anyone else interested in exploring a more authentic and meaningful life. Participants will have time each day to rest, walk, or enjoy the pool. Portions of the retreat will be conducted in noble silence.


This Precious Life will be held at the lovely Fynbos Mountain Estate in Malmesbury, an hour’s drive from central Cape Town. This will be our fifth year at Fynbos, whose spacious natural environment and gracious, unpretentious hospitality have made it our favourite retreat venue.


Cost: R 5 625.00 per person for 9 days – includes accommodation, 3 meals per day, teachings and materials


Payment and Cancellation Policy


Registration fees are due seven days before the course begins. Payment to be made via EFT or bank deposit to our bank account. Details as follows:


Bank: Nedbank
Account name: Shambhala Cape Town
Account type: Cheque
Branch: Rondebosch
Branch code: 104809
Account number: 1048090140


If you have to cancel after making payment, you will receive a full refund if the cancellation is made three weeks or more before the course begins.


If you cancel within two weeks of the course, 50% of your payment will be refunded.


Since our costs are based on the venue and a minimum number of people, there will be no refunds for cancellations made the day before or on or after the day the course begins.

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