Marisha describes her powerful first Hungry Ghost retreat experience and shares how it feels to be back, one year later.
From the shy and confused ‘Debbie’ to grounded and confident ‘Deb’ – our newest life coach opens up about overcoming her struggles with self-doubt and addiction through the Dharma and meditation practice.
We want to introduce Ani Pema, a Buddhist nun, who joined New Life Foundation in April 2016. She is offering her services as a meditation teacher, yoga therapist particularly working with conditions of anxiety and depression, and as a life coach.
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.
Aly Hazlewood describes her journey from a somewhat anti-authoritarian person and committed rule-breaker to somebody, who found comfort in the structured schedule that all community members have to commit themselves to at New Life.
Gary joined the New Life team mid 2015 as a Volunteer Meditation Teacher. Gary has been a student of Thich Nhat Hanh and the Plum Village community in France, since 2002. He brings a deep interest and belief in the power of mindful living to help transform our difficulties.
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.
This is our third Hungry Ghost retreat with Vince Cullen. The Realm of the Hungry Ghost refers to “the condition of insatiable craving as experienced by alcoholics and drug addicts”. This is summed up by Vince as a craving for life to be other than the way that it is.