Month Long Mindful Giving and Receiving Retreat


This retreat is available to all, regardless of ability to pay. Our new Month Long Deep Retreat began as our very well attended and appreciated Volunteer Program. It’s a special opportunity to serve, to work with the land, to learn (or deepen) the art of meditation practice, and rejuvenate in the clean air and wilderness of Bodhi Khaya. We will explore the boundaries between self and other, between the domesticated and the wild, between the sacred and mundane. We will find and open the gates to wholesome communication, compassion and community. Our newly initiated reforestation project in this beautiful valley will beckon to your hands and hearts, inviting you to reforest earth and self.


Meditation Instruction with spacious opportunity to practice in sanctuary. GUIDED MINDFULNESS TRAINING. Hospitality & Service. INTRO TO PERMACULTURE. Community Living. HEALTH AND WELLNESS RETREATS. Fire-side Talks and Story Telling. COUNCIL TRAINING. Off-Site Community Volunteering. REFORESTATION & NATURE CONSERVATION. Comfortable, Single or Shared Accommodations. 3 VEGETARIAN MEALS PER DAY. And so much more…


The month long retreat is held in the spirit of the buddhist practice of Dana (mindful giving and receiving). To make this opportunity affordable to everyone we invite the reciprocity and dana exchange of 36 hours per week (6 hours per day) of mindful labour in gardening, housekeeping, maintenance, kitchen, landscaping, retreat preparation and hosting. All tasks are simple, easily grasped, and require physical ability as we work the land and perform daily housekeeping functions. 100% Scholarships available on application. Priced below cost at R7000 (R250 p/d) which includes accommodation, all meals, guidance and instruction, and access to the safety and fullness of Bodhi Khaya Retreat.


Self-motivated, alcohol & drug free. A stable couple or single person. Curious. Conscious. Kind. A Good listener and communicator. Socially engaged. Deep interest in land, earth based spirituality, meditation and conscious living. Environmentally ethical. Open to learning new approaches to health and well being. Able to work diligently and follow simple instructions. Willing to tell and create your new story. Bring your songs and a musical instrument if you have one!


2 Hrs from Cape Town and Cape Agulhas. In one of the world's most diverse and species rich floral kingdoms. Wildlife, birds, flowers, reptiles galore! Min from Stanford and Gansbaai, with Hermanus another 20min down the road. Southern Right and Humpback whales just 10 min away. In the heart of the Walker Bay Nature Conservancy. Under billions of stars. With fresh, clean air & an abundance of delicious mountain spring water. Hiking trails. Swimming in ponds, pools, and ocean. And a fully stocked library and best reading/relaxing porch south of the Zambezi!


After completing this retreat you may, depending on availability and alignment, be ...

  • able to engage in an additional month long retreat exchanging your leadership and responsibility with new incoming retreatants

  • invited to join our training intensive through our BORN as the EARTH Mystery School - (a work / study mentorship program) - free and inclusive for Volunteer Program and Month Long Graduates


The retreat can only accommodate an intimate group. We will be living and working and healing in community and therefore ask all applicants to complete a detailed application. Click here to fill out the application form. Once the application is received and reviewed we will be in touch with you for a video interview to confirm that the Month Long Retreat is a good fit for everyone. We look forward to hearing from you.


  • The retreat is for 28 days - attendees start and end their month together.

  • Month long retreats begin on the FIRST OF THE MONTH and end on the 28TH OF THE MONTH.

  • We are accepting applications for 2020 (please select your choice of month).