|Tig-Le House Newsletter 10th July 2022
Hi friends of Tig-Le,
It is good to be back after long retreat and getting prepared to share mindfulness and meditation sessions with you again.
Third term at Tig-Le House starts up very soon, we have staggered start dates to ease back in and fit in with family commitments. Please see the start dates below.
Tuesday mornings is open house mindfulness, just drop in and share in sitting practice together.
Wednesday mornings we go mindful walking as weather allows. This term we will be in the forest close to the Margaret River, Wooditjup Bilya. The Wadandi / Noongar language Bilya or Beeliar means more than ‘river’. It represents a physical and spiritual network of links and bonds going from one place to another bringing life giving waters that connects and nourishes both the land and its people. Mindful walking supports a deeper direct knowing of this relationship, the living link and bond between earth and people. Mindful walking is common practice amongst all cultures, all ancestries, all traditional peoples of earth. All are welcome to join anytime.
We are keen to have bookings for Wednesday evenings 8-week mindfulness training program. If you or friends are thinking of joining, please book in soon so we can confirm running with the step-by-step training approach. Alternatively, we will make Wednesday evenings an open house drop-in class.
Thursday mornings universalist dharma sessions this term will cover the ‘Seven point mind training’ of classical Tibetan Mahayana Buddhism on the development of compassion (Karuna). This is wonderful meditation technique which produces an open-heartedness, the benefits of genuine love, understanding and care for life and lived experience, for oneself and for others. A transformative and healing practice.
Tig-Le has a solid focus on Ecodharma, the application of mindfulness and meditation trainings and practices that support an ecological ethic and life affirming engagement with the foundations of the world system.
We do this in a variety of ways including our mindfulness and nature retreats Mindfulness, Meditation, Ecodharma, Nature retreats, along with consulting on landcare and bushland regeneration projects.
Ian teaches ecological principles, forest ecologies and more on local permaculture courses. The next Permaculture design certificate is Sunday 4th – Sunday 18th September 2022, placements are available.
Today we held a wonderful group walk on private bushland in Rosa Glen near Margaret River, sharing mindfulness and bushland regeneration techniques with community and local landholders.
Recently volunteering with Activate Tree Planting, supported by Trillion Trees Australia, at a friend’s property in the WA wheatbelt. What a wonderful initiative Activate is!! We supported by running one of the planting teams. If you are interested in future events, I highly recommend it.
The dharma teachings are all about health and peace at every level of experience. Working to understand increasingly the wisdoms of the world, nature and life, and how to embody and applying these wisdoms in our daily lives for the benefit of all species.
We look forward to your company attending Tig-Le House sessions or coming along to one of our walks, retreats or courses. Further details and links are below.
Sabbe Sattā Sukhitā Hontu
May all that lives, be well, be happy.
Tuesday morning – Open House Mindfulness 9am – 10am, 19th July to 20th September 2022
Open house sessions, all welcome, no booking required. Taught as a building practice, there is benefit in attending weekly. Cost is Dana (mutually beneficial exchange). Suggested $10 – $20/session.
Wednesday morning – Mindful walking group 9am – 10am, 20th July to 21st September 2022
Free community walks. Various locations. Instruction on mindful walking followed by silent walking in nature.
To get details of locations please contact: email@example.com or join Tig-Le mindful walking group Facebook
Wednesday evening – Mindfulness 8-week training program 7pm – 8:15pm, 27th July to 14th September 2022
Bookings can be made and prepaid online. Please select the amount that suits you from the various options online. To book please visit Mindfulness 8-week training program (tiglehouse.org)
Week 1 – Introduction to mindfulness
Week 2 – Patterns of engagement
Week 3 – Mindfulness of feel
Week 4 – Mindful breath
Week 5 – The Senses
Week 6 – Mindfulness of Mind
Week 7 – Practices for integration
Week 8 – A living practice
Thursday morning – Universalist dharma studies and practice 9am – 10:30am, 21st July to 22nd September 2022
Open sessions, no booking required. This term we are working on the practices for the development of compassion (Karuna) through the Puja to Chenrezi text and the teachings on the ‘Seven Point Mind Training’ in the spirit of the Universalist Tibetan Mahayana tradition. Cost is Dana (mutually beneficial exchange). Suggested $10 – $20/session. Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
5-day silent meditation retreat 10th – 14th October 2022 @ Fair Harvest.
This is a silent retreat: Engage with traditional and contemporary secular and sacred ancient dharma mindfulness and meditation teachings and practices including visualization, word mandala, mantra, mudra, walking meditation and more. These teachings are a vast treasury for our shared humanity. Bookings at: 5-day silent meditation retreat (tiglehouse.org) As our ‘duty of care’ to your health and wellbeing, for this retreat ALL participants must have attended pervious mindfulness training through Tig-Le House at either one of our weekly community sessions, previous retreats, or through our private training sessions. *If you are unsure as to your attendance, before booking please email us at email@example.com
Mettā meditation weekend: Holding life dear 11th – 13th November 2022 @ Fair Harvest.
Mettā (Pali.) in the context of mindfulness speaks to the ever-present possibility to hold all aspects of this life and our experiences of living dearly in our hearts, as a good friend. An extension of our mindfulness, our Mettā qualities within show us the potential for a deeper friendship, for love and kindness, with ourselves, others, human experience, the World, this life. Practice helps us to find meaningful sources of love and kindness within our own lives, to find the freedom to live filled with greater tenderness and goodwill. Experience with mindfulness is highly recommended. Bookings here at Metta meditation weekend – holding life dear (tiglehouse.org)
Private individual and group mindfulness training and mindful counsel sessions by appointment. Tig-Le supports many individuals, friends, families, professionals, local businesses, Not-for-profits, and community groups offering support through mindfulness training and practices. Contact us to find out how we can assist firstname.lastname@example.org or 0408952151.
For Bushland regeneration projects, land and people nature-based learning and activities with Ian contact us at email@example.com or 0408952151.
Well wishes everyone from the Tig-Le House family.
Thank you for taking the time to read our newsletters.
Tig-Le House is located at: 11 Tingle Avenue, Margaret River, Western Australia, 6285.