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Retreat with British Tibetan Nun Ani Zamba

September 20, 2011

‘The Cost of Illusion’ 

New Life Retreat with Bikkhuni Zamba Chozom 26 – 30 October 2011

New Life’s retreat with Ani Zamba in August was a huge success, and many people have expressed their interest in a second retreat. She is a brilliant teacher indeed, and the tools and insights she hands us have such strong transformative power.

Needless to say that we are honored that she will pay New Life another visit in October. The retreat will last 1 evening and 4 days, and is open to those who attended her first retreat as well as newbies. ‘The Cost of Illusion’ will be the theme for the retreat; Ani will teach about the components of our ego and how gradually the idea of the “self” is created. There will be a lot of time to practice as well, since without practice there is no ground to understand the path.

For those who don’t know Ani yet: Ven. Bikkkuni Ani 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 but not particularly religious, as she focuses on our “perception” and how it works to condition our experience of life. She explains, “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.”


Retreatants have a single room each, with shower, bed, sheets, towel and fan. Please notify New Life in advance if you would like a double room. Vegetarian meals are served 3 times a day and fruit, tea and coffee will be available all day long. The retreat will include teachings, guided meditation practice and yoga with an experienced teacher. There will be plenty of time to enjoy the swimming pool and our herbal steam bath. The price for the retreat is 3,000 THB. Please help spread the word and bring some friends.

The retreat will take place at the New Life Foundation, an international mindful recovery community located in Chiang Rai province, Northern Thailand. New Life aims to provide a unique learning environment based on mindfulness and sustainable living, where residents can learn to nurture and maintain their recovery. Alongside it daily activities New Life also organize retreats open to everyone interested in mindfulness practice.

If you are interested in the retreat please contact New Life at info@newlifethaifoundation.com

You can find more info about the retreat on New Life’s website: http://www.newlifethaifoundation.com/eng/retreats.php

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Retreat schedule:

Wednesday 26.10 19h30 Introductory talk by Ani Zamba
Thursday 27.10 5h30 – 6h30 Yoga
6h30 – 7h30 Teachings and practice – Ani Zamba
7h30 – 8h30 Silent breakfast
9h30 – 12h00 Practice
12h00 – 13h00 Lunch
14h00 – 16h00 Teachings, practice, time for questions…
16h30 – 17h00 Yoga
17h00 – 18h00 Herbal steam bath and/or nature walk
18h30 – 19h15 Dinner
19h30 – 21h30 Teachings and practice
Friday 28.10 5h30 – 6h30 Yoga
6h30 – 7h30 Teachings and practice – Ani Zamba
7h30 – 8h30 Silent breakfast
9h30 – 12h00 Practice
12h00 – 13h00 Lunch
14h00 – 16h00 Teachings, practice, time for questions…
16h30 – 17h00 Yoga
17h00 – 18h00 Herbal steam bath and/or nature walk
18h30 – 19h15 Dinner
19h30 – 21h30 Teachings and practice
Saturday 29.10 5h30 – 6h30 Yoga
6h30 – 7h30 Teachings and practice – Ani Zamba
7h30 – 8h30 Silent breakfast
9h30 – 12h00 Practice
12h00 – 13h00 Lunch
14h00 – 16h00 Teachings, practice, time for questions…
16h30 – 17h00 Yoga
17h00 – 18h00 Herbal steam bath and/or nature walk
18h30 – 19h15 Dinner
19h30 – 21h30 Teachings and practice
Sunday 30.10 5h30 – 6h30 Yoga
6h30 – 7h30 Teachings and practice – Ani Zamba
7h30 – 8h30 Silent breakfast
9h30 – 10h30 Talk about New Life’s mission
10h30 – 12h00 Practice
12h00 – 13h00 Lunch
14h00 – 16h00 Teachings, practice, time for questions…
16h00 – 16h00 Group picture + Bye bye
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