What's in our Name?

... 65,000 years ago homosapien sapiens emerge (the ones who know they know) ...

Now and Then...    Here, on the southern tip of the African Continent, we evolved and became conscious, creating art, symbolism and the mythological. Soon language, mathematics, and the sciences followed. Our 65,000 year old human story began where Bodhi Khaya is located - on Baviaans Fonteyn Farm (lit. Baboon's Spring Farm) - the oldest in the area. In 1791 the farm was granted to Dirk Cloete, son of Hendrick Cloete, owner of Groot Constantia and one of the Cape’s largest landowners at the time. The land has been divided, changed and re-shaped since then, but the present owner, Georgina Hamilton, has carefully created a sanctuary for those who wish to explore the thoroughfares of the heart and mind.

Now and Then...

Here, on the southern tip of the African Continent, we evolved and became conscious, creating art, symbolism and the mythological. Soon language, mathematics, and the sciences followed. Our 65,000 year old human story began where Bodhi Khaya is located - on Baviaans Fonteyn Farm (lit. Baboon's Spring Farm) - the oldest in the area. In 1791 the farm was granted to Dirk Cloete, son of Hendrick Cloete, owner of Groot Constantia and one of the Cape’s largest landowners at the time. The land has been divided, changed and re-shaped since then, but the present owner, Georgina Hamilton, has carefully created a sanctuary for those who wish to explore the thoroughfares of the heart and mind.

Today, Bodhi Khaya Retreat is home for the spiritual aspiration in each of us - as our name implies. Building on the traditions of our physical and spiritual ancestors, Bodhi Khaya Retreat is a spiritual haven for those on their journey to awakening.

Retreating to Bodhi Khaya stimulates a profound re-membering or awakening of our innate knowing. Our ancient branches are rooted in a deep symbiosis between human emergence and the land of Bodhi Khaya Retreat.

Bodhi 

Bodhi traditionally translated into English with the word enlightenment, although its literal meaning is closer to "awakening". The Buddha was enlightened under what came to be known as the Bodhi Tree.

Khaya 

Khaya derives from the African Nguni (Zulu) word “i-khaya”, meaning dwelling, abode, or home.  Kaya is a Sanskrit word which means body in the sense of many qualities gathered together, joined and united as one - the embodiments of loving-kindness, compassion, wisdom and skillfulmeans which appear in the world to help sentient beings.

Retreat 

Retreat is the act of moving back or away, to a place affording peace, quiet, privacy and security for a period of prayer, meditation, or study.