Hi friends of Tig-Le,
Well wishes to everyone, we hope the year is unfolding well for you. We trust you are enjoying receiving the latest on what is happening through Tig-Le House. Please take a moment to read on through the Newsletter as we have a new model and changes to our regular schedule for the first half of 2021.
Tig-Le: Time-out and Retreats.
After 8 years of sharing mindfulness and Dharma teachings in the local community Tig-Le will be putting regular weekly sessions on-hold taking time-out from teaching for personal practice, study, and retreat.
The last 2 ½ years especially have been an intensive time for community. We have been able to remain open and continue offering mindfulness online and in-person through group sessions, private training, and mindful counsel. We have been blessed and fortunate to be able to do this.
Equally, Mindfulness and the Dharma teachings are treasures we love, and so during this time we shift into a model which allows us to continue offering teaching and practice condensed into a series of retreats. Through ongoing partnership with Fair Harvest Permaculture, we can continue creating retreats that are increasingly accessible, flexible, and inclusive.
Please find below the schedule of teaching retreats for the first half of 2021. Follow the event links to the tiglehouse.org website to see new options for joining retreat. Many thanks.
Mindfulness of the day training manual.
It is with deep gratitude to Ben Robinson co-owner of CrossFit MR whose commitment to bringing a regular mindfulness practice to the CFMR gym in partnership with Tig-Le that has allowed us to produce a comprehensive ‘Mindfulness of the Day’ (MOD’s) training program. Hardcopies and PDF downloads of the training manual will be available soon. The Mindfulness of the day program will re-commence at CFMR with Ben starting Monday 8th February 7.15pm. These sessions are available to CFMR members and the public. Further details contact Ben at firstname.lastname@example.org
Other mindfulness resources are available on the tiglehouse.org website. We have a ‘pay as you feel’ checkout on most resources.
Permaculture and ecological mindfulness.
We have just finished teaching on the January Permaculture Design Certificate course at Fair Harvest. Students from a diverse range of backgrounds continue to be inspired and to find Refuge in our approach to the integration of life-centred ecological mindfulness perspectives incorporated into Permaculture curriculum. There is opportunity here for more mindfulness resources to become available through Tig-Le’s website.
Tig-Le library book recall.
It has been a while since our last book recall, if you have a borrowed book from the Tig-Le library and have finished it or maybe put it down for an extended period, we would be thankful to have these returned so others can use them. You can drop them off at Tig-Le in the letterbox or knock at the door and say hello; alternatively, post them to the Tig-Le House at 11 Tingle Avenue, Margaret River, W.A., 6285.
Early last year we wrote to Joanna Macy in an offer of support, asking if we could send her a copy of our contemporary social-ecological ‘Medicine Buddha Puja’ for her enjoyment. Joanna, who established the ‘Work that Reconnects’ and is a dedicated life-long student of the Dharma sent her deepest thanks and gratitude for the “trove of treasures” the Puja contains. She was very moved to have us thinking of her during these difficult times. Her work continues to be an inspiration for the work we do through Tig-Le House.
Celebrations and Ceremonies.
You may not be aware that Tig-Le does blessing ceremonies for newlyweds and newborns. We use a combination of traditional and contemporary prayers and ceremonial activities. Ceremonies are also personalised with inputs from couples and families involved creating unique, meaningful ceremonies and celebrations. Help us by spreading the word and the protections of compassion.
Retreat and teaching opportunities:
Open integrated week-long mindfulness and meditation retreat: 31st January – 6th February 2021
(Open attendance, day visitors welcomed, registration required)
This retreat is structured to allow for the integration of mindfulness, meditation, dharma teachings and practices in amongst the commitments and routines of daily living.
The retreat is open and integrative by nature. This means you can:
- Attend the whole retreat.
- Join any part of the retreat.
- Attend any of the sessions as you like coming and going from classes throughout the week.
A schedule of classes can be found in the event discussion on the Tig-Le House Facebook page
Please let us know if you are attending.
Mindfulness weekend retreat: 19th March – 21st March 2021
(Open attendance, day visitors welcomed, bookings required)
All lives seek healing: safety, security, peace, and health; mindfulness supports all these.
In the earliest of times mindfulness was secular (non-religious), and sacred (deeply spiritual).
Through Tig-Le House our approach to mindfulness is a global one, acknowledging and encompassing ancient approaches supported by modern evidence-based science. On this retreat we cover the foundations for establishing a mindfulness practice supporting the development of a calm, interested, peaceful, engagement, and response to daily life and living.
Further information: Mindfulness weekend retreat: 19th March – 21st March 2021 – Tig-Le House
Ecodharma weekend retreat: 16th April – 18th April 2021
(Open attendance, day visitors welcomed, bookings required)
On this retreat we discuss and apply ancient mindfulness trainings and meditative practices supporting the union of modern ecological knowledge and ancient Buddhadharma wisdoms from a global secular and sacred cross-cultural Buddhist perspective in a time of ecological and societal challenge, crisis, and change.
Ecodharma: The purposeful development of ecological ethical conduct as an aspect of mature compassionate consciousness.
Further information: Ecodharma weekend retreat: 16th April – 18th April 2021 – Tig-Le House
5-day Mindfulness and Nature retreat: 3rd May – 7th May 2021
(Restricted attendance, no day visitors, silent retreat, bookings required)
This is a silent retreat: Explore the foundations of traditional and contemporary mindfulness through an ecological lens along with easily accessible immersion in nature.
Mindfulness is the practice of seeing, acknowledging, and understanding our experiences with greater friendship, kindness, and care. When we listen deeply and lovingly to our relationship with ourselves, we are remembering and reconnecting with the sacred relationship we have with the natural living world. We are nature living, an inseparable interbeing.
Further information: 5-day Mindfulness and Nature retreat: 3rd May – 7th May 2021 – Tig-Le House
*Event details and booking information through the tiglehouse.org/ website.
Apologies, Ian will not be available for private mindfulness teaching during this time as he will be engaged in personal practice and retreat.
Our warmest regards and best wishes to all for the New Year.
Ian and the Tig-Le family