June, 2012

Karin Bode

Reading Day Dreams

Karin Bode became a psychologist at the age of 51, she is trained in a method called ‘Guided Affective Imagery Therapy’. Karin was kind enough to volunteer her skills to the New Life Foundation residents and volunteers, and she tells us how the process works.

Chester

An unusual volunteer!

Chester took up residence at New Life Foundation a few months ago when she decided she needed a change. “I’m just tired of the rat race,” she meowed. “I liked the idea of the slow pace here.” Living in a community does have its drawbacks – when you are a cat with certain needs.

NLF group

Our volunteers

At the New Life Foundation the volunteers have the unique opportunity to work with, and along side people who have started on their own path to recovery. In this blog post we share the experiences of four more volunteers at New Life – and how the stay here transformed some of them.

Jasper, volunteer

The Volunteer Road

Volunteer work is a popular way for people to travel, to experience the culture of a country, or to give something back. At New Life the volunteers have the unique opportunity to work with, and along side people who have started on their own path to recovery. We’d like to share with you some of the experiences our volunteers have had whilst at New Life.

Lama Rinchen Phuntsok

Shamatha and Vipashyana Retreat

With the Venerable Lama Rinchen Phuntsok, 1 – 5 August, 2012: To celebrate the completion of the brand new earthen meditation hall built by our very own hardworking residents and volunteers, New Life Foundation will be holding a very special meditation retreat this August.

Virtual Mindfulness Coach

Virtual Mindfulness Coach

Mindfulness and meditation is part of the approach to recovery at New Life Foundation. That’s why we want to share our knowledge about the ‘Virtual Mindfulness Coach’ – an online meditation coach, giving people the ability to learn about, and participate in mindful meditation in their own time, and with support.