The Hanuman Yoga Retreat held recently at New Life was a refreshing combination of yoga, Thai massage, and JourneyDance. The facilitators were Tammy Hayano and Justin Green. In this interview, we chat with Tammy about the concept behind the Hanuman Yoga Retreat and what attracts and surprises students about it.
With Phillip Moffitt, Jan 29 – Feb 4, 2013: In the Second Noble Truth, the Buddha shows us that it is the reactivity of the mind as it manifests in various forms of wanting that causes most of our suffering. During this five-day retreat based on his book Emotional Chaos to Clarity, Phillip Moffitt will guide us through a set of Buddhist teachings and practices that can help us develop a set of life skills such as developing mindfulness and identifying core values and intentions.
With Jeff Oliver, 21 – 25 November 2013: Jeff Oliver will be leading a 4 day Vipassana meditation retreat at New Life in November. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn and practice with an engaging and skillful meditation instructor who shares Dhamma in a way that is profoundly relevant to daily life. Jeff’s teaching style is universal, practical, and accessible to anyone, from any culture.
Our special guest post today is an original poem from life coach Samina Khan. Putting into practice what she always coaches our residents to do – which is to step out of their comfort zones – she bravely read the poem out aloud during our morning community meeting.
It’s been a big week for New Life’s family of dairy cows. In case you’ve been wondering what all that moo-ing has been about, New Life volunteer Doreen, who helps take care of the lovely ladies, gives us an update: