We don’t really get seasons here in Thailand: there’s hot and wet, or hotter and wetter. Noah and his ark come to mind right now as deluge hits the streets of Bangkok.
I’m just back from an amazing 4 days at New Life Foundation in Chiang Rai, northern Thailand, where I shared tools and practices for maintaining emotional balance when the going gets tough. Believe me, I’ve had enough opportunity to practice this in my own life recently! So it makes me feel good that all that senseless suffering really was for my own good, and for the benefit of others as well.
The lovely Tavy at New Life interviewed me after the retreat for their website. The gist of the 4 day program was on using the practices of yoga and meditation, and also writing practice to work with difficult emotions, which is the fundamental premise of this mindufulness-based treatment center.
Thanks to all the lovely people–retreatants and staff– who made this weekend so rich and wonderful!