with Ani Pema, 12 – 18 June, 2017 Participants in this retreat will learn how to recognise and manage their physical and emotional discomfort. A range of practices for a grounded body, emotional stability and […]
Insight Dialogue is an interpersonal meditation practice that merges mindful concentration with the teachings of the Buddha as well as mindful dialogue to support insight into the nature, causes and liberation from suffering. The retreat […]
Can you feel it? The rhythm of the music as it moves you! Recently we had a fantastic weekend dance retreat here at New Life. The facilitators, Niraj and Katy were incredible and their passion […]
with Vince Cullen, 7 – 11 August, 2017: ‘Everyday Nirvana’ is a 5-day residential retreat expanding ‘Buddhist’ practices that support our waking-up from cravings and aversions, our healing from addictions and compulsions, and our recovery from greed and hatred and confusion.
Hungry Ghost Retreat with Vince Cullen, 24 – 28 March, 2017: This is a 5-day residential retreat exploring ‘Buddhist’ principles and practices that support life after addictions, compulsions, and harmful behaviour.
with Sukhacitto Bikkhu assisted by Rosalie Dores, 7 – 14 January 2017. Based in Vipassana meditation, Insight Dialogue brings the mindfulness and tranquility of traditional silent meditation practice into our interactions with others through dialogue. In this retreat we meditate with each other…
with Jo Cobbett, 21-23 November, 2016. This 5Rhythms® weekend is a dive into our inner landscape with movement, exercises and presence. It is about discovering the transformational power of movement through embodiment: presence inside of vitality. This is a dance of the self within the collective field, and through meeting ourselves in this dynamic moving meditation we can find our centre, our connection, and our community. We will explore: how we follow and receive, meeting the ground with fluid engagement; how we express and shape life, meeting our edge and through form and intention embrace the fire within, and; how we integrate these and discover our own commitment and surrender, becoming the dance.
with Jason Murphy, 5-12 November, 2016. This retreat will be an opportunity to deepen into the practices of mindfulness, concentration and compassion. These age-old techniques will be offered in a practical and pragmatic form designed to help the participants gain insight into the nature of this mind/body experience as well as develop a kind-hearted approach to the struggles of life. Each day will include gentle guided instruction, silent reflection, walking and eating meditation, and mindful movement (Qi Gong). Each evening will feature a dharma talk (teaching of the Buddha) and specific instruction in developing open-heartedness.
with Areerat K. Tri-siddha, 19-21 August, 2016. This retreat is for anyone interested in finding out more about DANCEmandala. Attending the weekend will give you an opportunity to learn about the DANCEmandala ‘Body Pathway Map’ that guides your deeper journey into this movement meditation. Moving mindfully through our body map, we create greater awareness of our true self. The goal is to express ourselves without any judgments; to find joy in simply moving our body and surrendering ourselves to the dance; to immerse in the moment of freedom from any limited beliefs.