Tig-Le House Newsletter 18th September 2020

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Hi friends of Tig-Le,

We are coming to the end of another term and want to say thanks to everyone who joined us for practice, shared their experiences and observations, and for your continued interest and engagement. Mindfulness requires all our interest and our practice. Along with a growing number of places to share these wonderful practices, there are others willing and able to hold space and facilitate teaching creating opportunities for people to join in, have a go, and experience the benefits for themselves. Thanks to a collective effort mindfulness can continue, constantly evolving and adapting to suit the varied needs. It is always rewarding to see someone’s face light up when they get it and understanding arises into awareness.

I have just had the opportunity to share mindfulness practices under our own curriculum model called ‘Zone 00 – Designing Human Ecologies’, along with ecological principles, forest ecologies, and regenerative bushland management on the Permaculture Design Certificate course at Fair Harvest.  It is always fun to write mindfulness curriculum for use in other contexts and adapt ancient meditative trainings as a tool for ecological understanding, thought, and activity. Mindfulness can flow anywhere; the students found it a wonderful inclusion in the course.

Weekly sessions finish up this coming week. Tuesday workshop at Fair Harvest, Wednesday traditional mindfulness at Tig-Le and Sacred dharma Thursday 24th September at Tig-Le.

Before then we have the Compassionate Engagement workshop Tuesday 22nd September 9:15am arrival for a 9:30am start. We have a good number attending so we will get to share this practice widely!! Bring your notebook, we will have paper and pencils available. You are welcomed to bring a small plate of simple food to share for morning tea. We finish at 11:30am.

Mindfulness and nature retreat newsletter

The Mindfulness and nature weekend centered on strengthening connection is coming up at Fair Harvest on the 16th – 18th October. We are hopeful to get enough bookings to run this retreat. If you would like to join us, please book soon.

Friends of Tig-Le who are familiar with our approach are welcome to attend any of the teaching sessions by Dana donation. We do need to know you’re coming, please contact Ian at Tig-Le

Information and booking for our other retreats including the Metta meditation weekend, Mindfulness foundations weekend, and Mindful breath retreat can be found on the website at  https://tiglehouse.org/product-category/events/

The Mandala art and mindfulness series next term will be a wonderful exploration of mandala meditation, beginning with mindfulness foundations, and integrated art for healing. We move from establishing a practice, into word mandalas, structures, creativity, symbol, colour, finishing with the Worldly mandala and collective efforts, encouraging our good human qualities. Runs each Monday 1 – 3pm from 19th October to 23rd November.

Cost: $240 pp Includes tuition, Art journal, materials and resources, afternoon tea weekly. Bookings are required, contact Tania on 0437 486 730 https://fb.me/e/3IqhTsSDC

We will take on a new structure and teaching schedule for sharing mindfulness and dharma next term. The new structure will allow us to share deeper teachings and practices with breaks in between, details will come out in the next newsletter.

This October will see us celebrate the completion of our 8th year running. We are planning to celebrate with a Wongkur, and a family friendly Sangha get together.

Mindful Mondays at CrossFit MR continues. Each Monday at 7.15pm Ben runs a regular 45-minute session on the current Mindfulness of the Day (MOD). Each month Ian launches the new MOD. Open to CFMR members and non-members.

Regular Mindful Art with Debbie at Ferart studio on Wednesdays 10.30am-1.00pm (during school terms) BYO lunch. Starts with a cuppa, small and relaxed, mindful art practice at 34 Wilderness Rd, Margaret River, set in a private & supportive environment, facilitated by Debbie Chambers, Accredited Mental Health Occupational Therapist. BYO art projects, & various art skills taught. Details –  Debbie 0409 108950 debbie@ferart.com & see Ferart Studio FB page & www.ferartstudio.com 

Thanks, and well wishes everyone, we look forward to seeing you for sharing practice. Metta, Tig-Le House.

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