Travel & Outdoors
Genius living at a Buddhist retreat
Graeme Butchart is giving one of his sensational workshops – How to move from habit thinking to genius living to innovate yourself and live with a younger mind – next month, at one of his favourite locations, the The Buddhist Retreat Centre in Ixopo, a venue which creates the perfect setting, environment and overall context in which to explore the recovery of your genius.
‘We are all born genius’, says Graeme, who goes on to explain that we all begin with the full spectrum of intelligence – analytical, operational, emotional and creative. ‘Yet,’ he continues, ‘as our journey through life unfolds, we begin to adjust and conform to societal structures and norms, one of which is the manner in which we acquire the abundant knowledge, that is there for the taking. These standards and conformities ultimately produce a different thinking and behavioural mind from the one we started with, often to our detriment.’
Graeme says much of what we learn is beneficial, and explains that equally, a great deal of our gained knowledge actually ends up getting in our way, limiting our thinking and reducing our experience of life; stunting our growth, defeating self-development and self-awareness.
The Genius Programme helps identify those voices of judgement that have captured our thinking and created unproductive habits. He says it introduces new liberating tools that rebirth the intuitive and creative aspects of ourselves, and provides everyday practical exercises that connect us to the genius within.
Join Graeme for this weekend workshop – from Friday to Sunday September 1 to 3 – at the Buddhist Retreat centre in Ixopo. The cost is R300, which excludes the two night’s accommodation
Booking is essential as space is limited.