With the New Year approaching, it is the perfect time to ask ourselves, ‘What are our self improvement goals for 2013? At New Life, we strongly believe that old habits and patterns can be broken, and new paths and lives can be built. Our mission is to provide the support and environment to facilitate this.
A day of wonderful celebrations for the community on December 21st. We focused on the potential for a universal shift into a new era of positivity, of spiritual growth and sustainable development of humanity. Yoga dance, meditation, choir singing, bonfire, delicious meal and film. What a wonderful day!
As New Year is approaching we wanted to talk with our beloved Kruu Kade about the changes that the New Life program has been going through and also about the future goals. Life is changing and the same applies for the New Life program – nothing is static.
Nell, 23, from Toronto has been at New Life for over 2 months. She first came as a volunteer, but quickly switched to being a resident as she wanted to work on her own self development through the enneagram and workshops.
‘Why meditate?’ and ‘What are the beneficial aspects of it?’
The questions addressed in this post gives you get a better understanding of the importance of such practice to reach inner peace and happiness within ourselves. Meditation practice is a key part of our recovery and self development program here at New Life.
At New Life Foundation we often hold self development retreats for the benefits of our residents and volunteers. Retreats are also open to the general public. Led by wise, engaging and humorous teachers from different schools and traditions of Buddhism, yoga, sustainability and mindfulness, these retreats cover a variety of topics, from vipassana meditation, to Ashtanga yoga and mud building.
One of our residents shares about the activities we do at New Life Foundation for self awareness, inner balance – and fun! Trying new activities and getting regular exercise is said to be vital to recovery, for people (like me) suffering from addictions and also for the residents here battling depression and burnout. Ecstatic Dance, Acro Yoga, Yoga Dance, Chi Gong, Ashtanga Yoga, Belly Dancing, Tai Chi. so many to choose from!
Every one or two months New Life Foundation holds a mindfulness retreat or workshop, where we invite guests to come and practice meditation and mindfulness within our community. Last week, a group of New Lifers headed out to stunning Chiang Dao to join the Plum Village Thailand ‘Wake Up to Life!’ mindfulness retreat, which was held 5-9 December
With Kim Roberts, 13 – 17 February 2013: Being fully present is the key to manifesting transformation. In this mindful yoga retreat, you will learn practices that train you to do just that. We will explore the foundations of Ashtanga yoga– asana, pranayama, dristi and bandha — preparing a solid foundation for settling more and more deeply into meditation.