Friday, April 25, 2008

Back from South Africa

I'm back from my three week trip to South Africa. It was an intense trip and I'm still trying to process everything I saw and experienced. Sometimes I find I need to withdraw from an experience for a while afterwards before I can see it in the right perspective. So I'll share more about my experiences at a later date.
I did stay at the Buddhist Retreat Center in Ixopo while I was spending time with Woza Moya, and it was the perfect place to be as it allowed me to regroup every day in a peaceful and meditative space.
This was the early morning view from my bedroom ... the mist rising from the valley ....























The last week of my trip was spent in an area I was unfamiliar with and it was an intense experience. My surroundings were quite different, and this is where I slept!





3 comments:

Joanne Huffman said...

You obviously had an incredible experience. I love the photos of the retreat and am intrigued by the hut you stayed in your last week. I look forward to more pictures.

Joanne

Robyn said...

The Buddhist Retreat is one of my favourite places in KwaZulu-Naral. I've stayed there many times to do retreats with Louis van Loon.

Kim Rae Nugent said...

The hut looks like a beautiful work of craftmanship!