Here I go into my third meditation retreat, and the first one in complete silence. Gulp. No talking for a week? No eye contact, no hugs, wait, what??? Why this form of tortuous depravation? Instead […]
Josh Korda and Kathy Cherry facilitated a “360 Degree Mindfulness Retreat” in February. We took that chance to sit down with them for an interview. In Part I they talk about DharmaPunx, recovery, and what Buddhism has to do with cookbooks.
In Part II of the interview, Josh Korda and Kathy Cherry talk about why there is no real healing without connection, the importance of community, how both Buddhism and psychology can benefit each other and the meanings of their tattoos.
We are excited to welcome again Dave Smith, a Buddhist meditation teacher and addiction treatment specialist. This is his second annual retreat at New Life and it is great to have him back! After the huge success of last year’s retreat, we wanted to catch up with him and ask him some questions.
by Alyson Hazlewood This week New Life celebrated the annual festival of Loy Krathong under a huge, beautiful full moon. In honour of Loy Krathong, our weekly community workshop was facilitated by Nok from our […]
The Buddha taught The Four Noble Truths. It’s interesting to note that similar practices and principles exist in other traditions, and here at New Life sometimes we take the opportunity to apply a mindful, investigative approach to them in workshops.
After five months working within the community as a much loved mindfulness meditation coach and workshop leader, the time has come to bid farewell to John. To mark the occasion we took the opportunity to have a chat with the man of the hour about meditation and his time at New Life.
New Life Foundation recently had the privilege of hosting talks by the Venerable Ajahn Jayasaro and Enrique Colazo. These were both very special events for our community and we hope you enjoy listening to the podcasts on New Life’s SoundCloud channel.