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 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.
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.
Dave Smith, a Buddhist meditation teacher and addiction treatment specialist, held a 7 day silent Retreat at New Life. We spoke with a few of the 32 participants before they entered the retreat and caught up with them afterwards to see the changes the experience had brought them.