New Life wants to help a severely mentally and physically handicapped woman living in a hilltribe village about an hour away from the Foundation and improve her quality of life. We aim to raise 100,000 baht (approx. US$3500) to pay for the new hut, and fund ongoing rehabilitation.
In the following interview, Leesa talks about her experience in the resident program at New Life, how much she benefited from the combination of Western therapies, mindfulness and meditation practice, and how much fun it was to join a workshop with the artist Strawalde.
In this video, Melissa from Canada talks about her experience as a volunteer at New Life. With a passion for sustainability and international development, Melissa currently works as a consultant/educator in the field of sustainable food systems, sustainable agriculture and the Global Food Network.
The New Life Foundation would like to thank S.P.P. Ceramics in Lampang for their generous donation of 100 coffee mugs. The ‘mindful’ mugs are printed with a reminder to ‘Enjoy The Present Moment’. We’ll sell the mugs for 100 baht each and the funds raised will go back into projects around our community.
Merynel from the Netherlands was working as a massage therapist and entrepreneur. She is also a Reiki master. Her troubles started around two years ago, when she began to suffer from various physical problems from which she struggled to recuperate. An interview:
We’re sure our forest meditation hall is full of positive energy – there’s all the goodwill of the volunteers and residents who built it; its gentle-on-the-earth construction methods and materials (…). Nevertheless, just to make sure, New Life Foundation volunteer Lindsay performed an official Feng Shui audit.
Lucas, 34, from Brazil, stayed at New Life Foundation for six weeks as a volunteer. He left Brazil in 2005 and travelled around the world. In December 2012, his desire to learn about alternative ways of living brought him to New Life Foundation in Thailand. An interview:
Richard runs a successful stress management practice in New York, where he provides Asian healing arts services for the employees of a large global corporation. So what is he doing at New Life Foundation? Offering acupuncture for free for example.
Ever wondered what it’s like to join one of the self development retreats at New Life? In the fifth and final installment of a series of posts on the recent Insight Dialogue meditation retreat, we interview the leader of the retreat, Sukhacitto Bikkhu.