Thank you everyone who supported the Gift Basket for raising funds for Nepal and assume you are loving the wonderful Yak Blankets!! There will be some more arriving in due course. Leah has picked up the Gift Basket and it will be raffled at the fundraising auction at the end of the month.
The above post was on facebook recently and I thought it appropriate for this months’ newsletter as the mantra for your 40 day mantra meditation is: OM MANI PADME OM which according to Thomas Ashley-Farrand (author of Mantra Meditation) when chanted all of humanity are benefitted. So a way to dedicate our meditations to benefit those affected by the recent earthquake in Nepal.
Extract from: http://www.yowangdu.com/tibetan-buddhism/om-mani-padme-hum.html
“This mantra naturally comes to our hearts in any kind of difficult situation.
Many people recite the mantra thousands of times in a day as part of their daily prayer practice. We also print it on prayer flags that blow the prayer to the winds, carve it on stones, and insert papers printed with it inside holy statues and in prayer wheels. Almost all Tibetans recite the prayer, even though many of us don’t know the meaning.”
OM MANI PADME HUM – The Jewel in the Heart of the Lotus
This mantra evokes the heart of the Buddha of Compassion, Chenrezig, and expresses compassions’ universal energy that turns: suffering into bliss, evil to goodness, darkness to light.
Visualise a jewelled wheel spinning in your heart as you extend compassion to all sentient beings.
The lotus flower is a symbol of the compassionate, enlightened mind. Mani means jewel (method). Padme means lotus (wisdom).
By uniting method and wisdom we purify our body, speech and mind.
Chant mantra 108 times a day for 40 days 🙂
HardTail – Yoga Clothing Sale
Saturday 13 June
10.00 – 2.00pm
Laurie is having a big stock clearance at her premises 42c Sackville Street, Ponsonby – with up to 70% off the HardTail Range!!
Don’t miss out!!
Reveal your Inner Gorgeousness
Sunday 21 June
11.00 – 3.00pm
Are you keen to reinvent yourself and what’s possible in your life? Hey gorgeous, it’s time now for YOU!
It’s time to start feeling excited, not exhausted, passionate not passionless and looking after yourself and taking “me time”, not constantly looking after others.
I’m Janelle – The Self-Love and Body Confidence Woman – and I want to help get YOU out of that exhausted, un-self-believing and un-body confident mode and living life far more lit up! That is, passionate, pleasure-filled and doing fabulous stuff you love and leaving some of the hum-drum and same-old behind. I want you to feel “great in the skin you’re in” and really love waking up in the morning feeling energised and excited. http://www.somebodybeautiful.com
Francoise is a beautiful Belgian woman (with a fabulous french accent – ooh la la) who is a personal image consultant and is a great role-model of looking and feeling gorgeous. She has some great tips on helping you dress and accessorize so that you feel awesome. When you really decide to honour yourself with the clothes, colours and accessories that are YOU, then see what the world opens up for you! http://www.a-european-touch.co.nz
So come join us for a beautiful day of fun, laughter, wisdom, connection and pleasure.
Be one of the 20 women (yes only 20 spaces available!) who come to the day which includes a lunch (from my handsome French partner’s cafe Pyrenees) and bubbles, not to mention some gorgeous women to hang out with. So pencil it in your diary now and book your ticket here today. And hey why not share this with a friend or family member and invite them too?
Lunch & bubbles provided. Francoise and I will also be sharing the other fabulous events, retreats and services that can support you on-goingly claim your power as a beautiful woman in this world.
Buy your ticket at http://www.somebodybeautiful.com
for just $97 and don’t forget, you need to be in!
Meeting the Tarot Workshop
Saturday 27 June
Join Annie for an introduction and overview of the Tarot. This session will give you an understanding of the format, wisdom and methodology of tarot cards. Discover your Destiny Card, Soul Card and Personality card – helping you to understand your souls’ journey in this lifetime. Learn how you can use the Tarot to help unlock the keys to achieving your potential.
An opportunity to work with and use a variety of beautiful decks to inspire you on your Tarot Journey.
Bookings essential. Cost: $40.
Yoga Timetable and Yoga Workshops
Queens Birthday Weekend Yoga Classes
Saturday Yin Yoga @ 9.00am
Monday Beginners/General Class @ 9.30am
Please note that for the time being there is no Thursday evening or Sunday morning yoga.
Yin Yoga Workshop with Amber Wilson
Amber presented two great workshops on the weekend and is a lovely teacher and I know a lot of you are keen to participate in more sessions with her. Let me know if you’d like to attend the monthly sessions where Amber will continue the Yin journey through the body over the next 4 months: Hip Series, Liver/Gallbladder, Spleen/Stomach and Heart/Small Intestine with Lung/Large Intestine.
Tuesday Pranayama & Meditation has moved to Wednesday @ 12pm
Enjoy a wonderful long weekend!
Oms n Light