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Mindfulness Retreat with Bhikkhuni Ani Zamba

July 13, 2011

The New Life Foundation in Chiang Mai is offering a Mindfulness Retreat with Bikkhuni Zamba Chozom  18 – 21 August

New Life Foundation is organizing a retreat with Ani Zamba, one of the world’s well-known Buddhist nuns. The retreat will start on the 18th of August at 19h and end on the 21st at 17h. Thai translation will be available.

Ven. Bikkkuni Zamba Chozom has numerous centers and groups around the world where she has been teaching for the past 37 years. She had the opportunity to study under some of the greatest meditation masters of the last century not only from the Tibetan but also Thai, Burmese, Korean and Chinese traditions of Buddhism. 
Her approach is very scientific, dynamic and interactive- not particularly religious , as she focuses on our “perception” and how it works to condition our experience of life. “If we understand why we see things in certain ways, we’ll understand how we can change our experience of life-we can be our own psychotherapist healing all our neurotic tendencies and so removing the conditions that result in our dissatisfaction, confusion and suffering.”

“Using our confusion as our path to awakening” will be the main topic of the retreat. We are going to examine the way we see life’s changing conditions. Analyzing the way we see things is very revealing and liberating: we see how we can take full responsibility for changing our lives and have the tools needed to do it! Do we really seek freedom? And what is it we seek freedom from? What is it that limits our perception?

Retreatants have a single room each, with shower, bed, sheets, towel and fan. Vegetarian meals are served, with a light meal in the evening for those who need it. The retreat will include teachings and guided meditation practice, yoga with an experienced teacher, swimming pool and herbal steam bath are at everyone’s disposition. Cost is 2000 baht per person. Please spread the word and bring some friends.

For those who don’t know New Life yet: it is an international recovery community, located amidst the hills and lakes of Chiang Rai, Northern Thailand. This community provides an environment for healing body and mind: mindfulness practice, which forms the heart of our recovery program, nature therapy as well as a choice of many different types of group and individual activities.

Ven. Bhikkuni Zamba Chozom has been ordained in the monastic tradition of Buddhism for 40 years. She teaches in Brazil where she has centres and groups  that are based in the Amazon and in almost every major city stretching down to Rio. She has over a 1000 acres of land dedicated to offering retreat facilities for those interested in more intensive forms of practice. She has also initiated many social programs for the local communities wherever she has lived: < >.

If you’re interested in the retreat contact


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  1. July 25, 2011 11:29 am

    We have added a page on the retreat on our website, you’ll find the schedule on there as well.
    Enjoy the moment!

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