From the meditation COURSES and WORKSHOPS:
"I'm more relaxed; can swim more (20 laps now!) and feel there is
more clarity in my life which allows me to be calmer. My concentration has
"I'm more calm and focused; I have better decision-making in
everyday life. I am less anxious."
"I have more understanding of how to deal with my emotions; able to
tolerate physical pain and see it as an impermanent thing."
"I learned heaps about myself and how to deal with things that come
up every day. I'm also learning to be more compassionate!"
"I feel I have gone from a place of believing to knowing. Not sure
exactly what happened to 'flip' me over from one to another
perhaps it is just the cumulative effect. All I know is I love it. I have
never ever had such continuous clear thinking as I have at this present
... and from participants in the RETREATS:
"The program felt open and very well organised. It wasn't
regimented which I liked; however the schedule was maintained
feeling [there were] any time restrictions.
"The whole experience is very nurturing, welcoming
considerate of everyone. The program is a great way to
introduce and experience one's
knowledge and practice
of mindfulness meditation."
"[The retreat facilitation] was sensitive to everyone's feelings.
[There was] lots of variety, lots of space; a very light touch.
"I felt deeply loved and cared for. I also learnt
to be more gentle with myself and to love myself more. The other
were also gentle people. Thank you Mandy."
"The experience became more enriching for me as the retreat proceeded
- a very good sign!
"I felt held safely by the group/Mandy/the retreat
environment. I feel more confident to continue meditation.
"I feel the whole experience has met some deep
needs and given me emotional strength.
A very positive experience."
"[What I particularly liked about the
program were] the ideas for use in everyday life, making the
mandalas, lunch in the garden, the bushwalk in a mindful state - we
just sat in communal silence. I also liked the silent time."