Meditation and Mindfulness are cornerstones of New Life, but what exactly is it and how can it aid us in our daily lives? Scott Rowe, the new resident meditation instructor, offers his take on it […]
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 […]
Here at New Life, mindfulness meditation is our core daily practice and the cornerstone of our recovery community. We begin each day with a group morning meditation and community members have the opportunity to attend […]
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 […]
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…
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.
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.