Ulrike, who runs her own Tai Chi school in Rome, volunteered at New Life Foundation for a week. In this interview she talks about how she set out to travel for three months because she was sick of the routine of my life and what advise she would give to future volunteers.
“Today I found myself thinking that it is so easy to take people for granted, to see them as a constant presence in our lives….” We hope you enjoy this guest post from one of our favourite writers, former New Life volunteer Joana.
Candice, a Hypnotherapist and NLP Practitioner from Scotland and now living in Dubai, talks to us about her short stay here as a volunteer, what challenges she encountered and why it was still well worth staying at New Life.
Vince Cullen recently led his second Hungry Ghost retreat at New Life. Residents as well as guests from outside spent 5 days exploring a modern depiction of the Buddhist Six Realms of Existence as a model for addiction and recovery.
Bridget, a middle-aged wife and mother from England, said her good-byes in this morning’s daily community meeting: “I came to New Life because I had been trapped in a highly destructive relationship for many years and, however much I wanted to, I was incapable of getting out. (…)”
All of us here at New Life Foundation would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who supported our fundraising campaign to help Naha get a nice hut to replace the 6 x 8 foot hovel she lives in now. So far, our fundraising tally is at a phenomenal 58.400 Baht.
Awareness of the benefits of mindfulness practice keeps growing, as a recent article from “The Guardian” describes – over three thousand students in the UK are being taught meditation techniques to help them deal with exam pressures and other types of school-related stress.
On Sunday, New Lifers will run, jog and/or walk a 10km trail through the steamy Thai jungle to raise money for Naha, a physically and mentally handicapped woman living in squalor in a hill tribe village.