The Buddhist Retreat Centre, Ixopo

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  • Having heard a lot about this place we deciced to give it a try whilst in KZN. It turned out to a most wonderful experience and we were just so sorry that we could not stay longer. It is not...  more »
  • The Centre is heaven on earth with scrumptious meals prepared and served by angels. Excellent place to rejuvenate the spirit and be at peace with oneself and the world. The flora including...  more »
  • I have been going to the BRC for years now and I have always come away feeling spacious, nurtured, delighted and deeply connected. I have been with friends and on my own, have participated in...  more »
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  • What an incredible gem in rural KZN. I have attended and taught at retreat centers around the world and this is a truly special place to go inward. The jungle grounds are a stunning example of reforestation, the accommodation is cozy and the “quiet food” food is fresh and incredible. They also host a variety of teachers from around the world, something for everyone.
  • I hesitate to put a rating on Google or any other website since it's not about the typical standards you rate against. This place is made for people who are into mindfulness, who are seeking questions to their answers without someone providing them but themselves. It's not a hotel where you can expect services like room service or room cleaning. Your coming here to become a part of it. The BRC is very special, it's a paradise where to calm down, to find yourself. The staff throughout is lovely, the environment or surroundings is phenomenal, everything has been put in place with great love. I stayed in one of the Chalets and what should I say other than - thank you, one or probably the best views combined with the energy out there I've ever had. The zendo is very special too, meditating in it is a gift. The walks on the property, which is huge, are fantastic, the nature whether plants or wildlife (birds) too. The food? I thinkt it's the best vegetarian food you would find anywhere, full stop. I certainly will come back to stay for longer and I can't wait to be back sooner than later.
  • Such a peaceful place highly recommend this place! Even if it's a day visit remember to book lunch in advance!
  • Unique and a must. Friendly staff, incredible scenery (forest, lake/dam, meditation hill, vegetable farm), several footpaths, decent library, and very interesting workshops (check their website). Accommodation is simple but comfortable, the vegetarian food is delicious. Perfect to find yourself and reflect on life.
  • The BRC exceeds all expectations. Superb lectures and meditations in an outstandingly special environment. Excellent food and accommodation make your stay memorable.

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