With Vince Cullen, 24 – 28 March, 2014: This mindful recovery retreat offers the opportunity to experience a wholly Buddhist approach to recovery from all forms of addiction. This retreat is open to those new to recovery as well as those who have been on the path of recovery for a longer time. All are welcome to sit together to discover and explore alternative and complementary approaches to recovery that support our aspiration of total-abstinence.
Random acts of kindness are essential to our well-being. This is why we’ve created a new working meditation activity called “Metta Duty”. There is a new person on “Metta Duty” every day and their special job is to spread kindness throughout our community.
At New Life we are often joined by travellers who are looking to incorporate some meditation and mindfulness into their trip, or who want to reflect on their journey and learn tools for healthy living to bring back to their everyday lives. Here’s what they thought of their New Life experience.
The road to self realisation can be filled with surprises. Quite often here at New Life Foundation people come for one reason and end up staying for another. For Jack the twist was changing from the volunteer to the resident program.
Researchers found recently that using mindfulness exercises gave people control over depression and anxiety levels, and perception of chronic pain. While this has been treated as an important scientific ‘breakthrough’, a similar theory of the benefits of meditation was advanced some 2,500 years ago…
Husband and wife Eoin and Gillian from Ireland touched us with their courage, honesty and determination and enriched us with their humour and openness. Their dedication to honouring themselves as individuals and each other as a couple by embracing personal growth was powerful proof that true love really is the answer. An interview:
We need your help! Jack is a beloved member of the New Life family with a touching and courageous story. As much as we love Jack, the foundation is no longer a suitable home for him. We are looking for a dedicated person, family, or shelter that will give him the love and discipline he needs.
New Life volunteer Karol is the man with the magic hands. His love of good conversation, willingness to share and his impish sense of humour have seen him become part of the fabric of the community. This is his New Life story.
Our steam bath has been out of commission for a while but thanks to the generosity of our founder and president, Johan Hansen, it has been fixed and we are now enjoying its healing benefits several times a week.