Vince Cullen, himself a recovering alcoholic, has been running workshops and retreats for a number of years. His mindful recovery retreats offer an opportunity to experience a wholly Buddhist approach to recovery and intend to show participants that “there is life after drugs and alcohol and it’s a very good life.” A video:
Travis came to New Life Foundation as a volunteer in January 2012. In this video he talks about his own experiences with drug addiction, how volunteering at New Life was a two-way-street as far as helping goes and what he learned from the residents.
This morning Julien, our co-director, surprised us with a Thai breakfast that included quartered Ka Kai Yeo Ma. Translated that means “horse piss eggs.” But are these cute little pink eggs really cured in horse piss?
With Jon Jandai & Vichak Panich, 2 – 6 May 2012: Opportunity to learn meditation techniques, Buddhist teachings and practices with an experienced instructor. This five-day retreat brings together the state of embodiment in meditation practice and daily activities in a mindfulness-based recovery community.
There’s been a knitting revolution here at New Life with nearly 20 volunteers and residents learning to ‘knit one, purl one’. Find out why knitting can be beneficial for people in recovery and just a great practice to pass your time – especially in Thailand.
“Dear Cru Kede, I don’t even know where to start or how to express my gratitude in words for you and New Life. But the experience as a resident here was a lot more than I expected. It was definitely a life-changing one even though it was such a short stay. (…)”
New Zealander Barry Walls, who owns a steel frame manufacturing business in Belgium, has donated a much-longed-for rice-processing machine. We’re extra thrilled and grateful for several reasons:
With Louise Romaine, 28 – 30 March 2012: The course will cover a basic introduction to Nonviolent Communication with a focus on practice. People experience how moment-to-moment attentiveness shifts interactions from antagonism and conflict to wide connection. We will practice honesty, empathic listening and self-empathy to access our own resources of compassion, curiosity and resilience.