When I arrived, I had nearly 30 years of coping mechanisms under my belt (…). On a quest for better physical health, I resolved to reconnect with my body and my deeper ‘self’, absorbing while I was here as much information for self-development as possible, and you know what I found?
One must-do Sunday excursion at New Life is the White Temple, Black House, and waterfall trip, which fifteen volunteers and residents enjoyed recently. The day was a jam-packed affair that also incorporated a visit to Pong Phrabat Hot Springs.
With Josh Korda and Kathy Cherry, 21 February – 26 February, 2016: This retreat welcomes both new and seasoned practitioners. It will offer step-by-step instructions in both traditional awareness meditations and meditative interactions. This retreat will be held in a container of noble silence with time dedicated to dialogue practices and interviews with teachers.
With Dave Smith, 30 January – 6 February, 2016: During this 7 day Insight Meditation retreat we will focus our attention on our breath, body, heart and mind. The instructions will be based upon the Four Foundations of Mindfulness in combination with exercises in loving-kindness and compassion.
Double-Workshop with Robert Quinlan: “Befriending Your True Nature – A Playshop”, 30 November – 2 December, 2015. Participants will be encouraged to align with aspects of their uniqueness and creativity. “Solution-Oriented Questioning and Trance Workshop”, 4 – 5 December, 2015. Participants will learn and practice the solution oriented style of coaching and counselling for positive change.
with Jason Murphy, 15 – 20 November, 2015: This retreat is designed to help participants calm the mind, gain clarity, and rejuvenate the body, mind and heart through guided meditation, silent reflection and mindful movement. These age old practices will be presented in a simple yet deep way to help participants begin to see the habitual patterns that cause suffering in all its forms.
A lot of people that come to New Life notice a separation between their body and mind. The Western world’s ‘mind over matter’ perspective sees the body, its limitations and inevitable sickness as a burden and a hindrance to the workings of the mind. But Chinese tradition sees them as one entity…