Perched on a ridge at the head of a valley in the Umkomaas river system in KwaZulu-Natal, the Buddhist retreat Centre looks out on a vista of indigenous valleys, forests and rolling hills receding like waves in the blue distance. Here, for more than twenty years people of all religions have come to experience peace and tranquillity. It’s a gentle, sympathetic space that offers the time to reflect and be rid of the things that crowd life.
Paths thread through the 300 acre property each offering their own unique beauty. Follow the pine-scented path to the dam; walk past ancient cycads to the tracks of early Voortrekker wagons; discover an assegai-sharpening stone on a hillside; or point your feet towards the rocky outcrop that provides a perfect seat for contemplating the valley below. Nearby are the breeding sites of the exquisite and rare Blue Swallow. Integrated into the setting are the Centre's accommodation lodges and cottages, a shop, lecture and art studio, library, and meditation hall.
It’s a gentle, sympathetic space that offers the time to reflect and be rid of the things that crowd life.