January, 2014

Mindfulness In Daily Life

Peggy and Larry Ward, dhamma teachers in the Plum Village tradition of Zen master Thich Nhat Thanh, visited New Life in December to co-facilitate our Winter Solstice Festival. In this interview, New Life volunteer Susan chats to Peggy and Larry about what brought them to Thailand, how they incorporate mindfulness practice into their daily lives, and how Buddhism transcends the boundaries of religious faith.


Strength Healing & Balance Through Dance

With Areerat K Tri-siddha, 7 – 9 February 2014: This retreat will provide an opportunity for you to explore and experience your own authentic movement expression that is healing and transformational. We will draw from our own body wisdom, mindfulness practice in dance and movement, intention setting and connection to compassionate rhythm and heart vibration as tools to re-awaken our awareness into deeper connection with our true ‘self’.


Mindfully Vegetarian

At New Life we try to live as mindfully and compassionately as possible. It’s a big part of the reason why we are striving to become a learning centre for sustainability and organic farming. And now, we’ve decided that one of the best ways to put the quality of compassion into practice is by becoming a vegetarian community.


Naked – A Poem

A poem by New Life transpersonal counsellor and life coach, Samina, which makes us all feel just a little less alone: “All of us are naked, all of us have been brought to the floor. Pain, fear, grief and rage have left their indelible mark on our tattered bodies on our grief-stricken hearts. And yet, we think we’re alone…”