Our Dana Forest

Today we launch our Reforestation Initiative. After a long, deep winter of consideration and reflection, we are committing to responding to our environmental crisis with meaningful action. We are pleased to announce a partnership with our neighbours and land stewards of Platbos Forest to reforest and rehabilitate the original indigenous forest that once existed at Bodhi Khaya. 

The land of Bodhi Khaya Retreat is the link between the old growth stands of the Platbos Reserve and Grootbos Reserve. We intend to do our part in expanding and reconnecting the small remaining remnants of indigenous forest to these reserves. 

Our Reforestation Initiative plan is to plant 10,000 trees per year for the next 30 years - 300,000 plus trees, and remove all obstacles, threats and limitations to the natural expansion of the existing small forest clusters. 

A single tree can absorb as much as 48 pounds of carbon dioxide per year and can sequester 1 ton of carbon dioxide by the time it reaches 40 years old. You can help sequester over 300,000 tons of carbon!

Join the Bodhi Khaya family and plant trees. Join a retreat and plant a tree. Come for a visit and plant a tree. Become a Fellow and plant more trees. Tell a friend, share the gift, and lets grow a forest together! Join the Bodhi Khaya Fellowship (BKF).

100 percent of your donation will go directly toward reforestation. Bodhi Khaya Retreat will gift you appreciations for partnering in this important collaboration:

  • R150 - THE BODHI: plants one tree (we plant for you)

  • R300 - DHARMA BUDDIES: plants two trees (we plant for you)

  • R500 - TOUCH THE EARTH: plants 4 trees (we plant for you)

  • R1 000 - THE MORNING STAR: plants 10 trees plus an annual Bodhi Khaya Fellowship (BKF)

  • R5 000 - NIRVANA FOREST- plants 50 trees, BK Fellowship, a catered two-night stay in one of our cloister rooms

  • R10 000 - THE BUDDHA’S MALA- plants 108 trees, BK Fellowship, a catered 2-for-2 (two nights for two) in one of our courtyard rooms, plus a special set of Bodhi Khaya Dana Forest mala beads

Please click REFOREST and select your gift or participation level.