New Life Foundation
New Life Foundation is a mindful therapeutic community in northern Thailand. We offer a rich and supportive learning space for anyone interested in gaining a deeper understanding of themselves, or who has struggled with stress, burnout, anxiety, depression, trauma, or addiction. We practice mindfulness, meditation, and yoga, and offer various healing modalities such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), Enneagram, trauma release exercises (TRE), mindfulness-based relapse prevention (MBRP), mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), non-violent communication (NVC), creative and dance therapy, and more.
Benefit from our full mindfulness program, the guidance of our therapists, and the support of our community.
Share your skills and learn new ones, work in agriculture or earth building, and immerse yourself in mindful living.
Take some time to unwind, relax, and re-connect with our flexible guest program.
Get To Know Us
It’s pretty hard to describe the sight of the sun rising over the paddy fields, the fog rolling over the lake, or a flock of friendly ducks blocking your path to the meditation hall (tip – if you proceed slowly, they will let you through). It’s similarly difficult to share the joy of a simple smile, the feeling of relief when someone listens, or the warmth gained from supportive friends. Still, we can try. This series of short films gives you a small glimpse of what life is like here at the foundation.
Explore the scenic surroundings, learn more about our programs, and hear from some of our community members.
Volunteers, residents, and guests describe the support and challenges they experienced during their stay.
Get an idea of what a typical day in the resident program is like at New Life.
Practice kind awareness of thoughts and emotions and learn to relate to yourself with care and acceptance.
Restore inner harmony and renew the connection between body and mind.
Discover a balance between flexibility and strength and harness the energy of mindful movement.
Work on difficult personal issues with the support of our life coaches.
Cultivate mutual support, growth, and change with the wide variety of therapies on offer.
Develop self-awareness and investigate possibilities for growth with Enneagram tools.
Access a deep state of relaxation and release stress with Tension or Trauma Release Exercises.
Explore different ways of dealing with addiction through mindfulness.
Connect with others and face challenges in a playful and creative way with dance therapy.
Share your experiences, struggles, and insights with others in both peer-led and facilitated groups.
Enjoy the tranquility of the beautiful surroundings and participate in community-organised excursions.
Put mindfulness tools into practice whilst caring for our community.