Tag Archives: Spirituality

Hello Vancity Profile: Dr. Sukhi

Dr. Sukhi talks to Hello Vancity Profile about his newly released book, Beyond Body, Beyond Mind… Overcome Uncertainty, Transcend Challenge and Hardships & Fulfill Your Dreams!

Dr. SukhiDr. Sukhi Muker is an award winning doctor, author and ultra-endurance athlete. At 18, he was a high-school dropout immersed in crime, violence and drugs. After hitting rock bottom and almost losing his life, he started a remarkable, life-changing journey. Over the past 20 years Dr. Sukhi has dedicated his life to understanding universal laws as they relate to maximizing human health, happiness and abundance. He bridges science, spirituality and human potential transforming the lives of thousands of people so they can live more authentic, purposeful and powerful lives. He is the author of Beyond Body, Beyond Mind… Overcome Uncertainty, Transcend Challenge and Hardships & Fulfill Your Dreams! drsukhi.com

 

Living an Authentic Life: Maria Sirois Tedx Talk

When we are authentic, all of our parts get to exist (Maria Sirois)

Authenticity, mindfulness, signature strengths, meaning, and passion are explored to add to our ability to address loss, trauma and stress.  Explore practices from the fields of positive psychology and mind/body medicine to build greater happiness, stronger resilience, deeper inner peace and an increased capacity to positively transform your life.

Dr. Maria Sirois speaks about “Living an Authentic Life” at TedxBerkshires

Dr. Maria Sirois is an inspirational speaker, consultant, and licensed clinical psychologist who has worked in the fields of wellness and positive psychology for twenty years. mariasirois.com

Join Maria at Hollyhock for Flourishing No Matter What, July 31 – Aug 4, 2013

Democracy Now Interviews Matthew Fox about the Pope's Resignation

With the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and emergence of Pope Francis we turn to a former Catholic priest Matthew Fox.  In this interview with Democracy Now, Matthew Fox chronicles his story and provides sage advice in his most recent book, The Pope’s War.

Matthew Fox is an activist, theologian and Episcopal priest.  His 30 books have been translated into 43 languages and have received numerous awards. matthewfox.org
Matthew Fox is Matthew Fox is an activist, theologian and Episcopal priest.  His 30 books have been translated into 43 languages and have received numerous awards. matthewfox.organ activist, theologian and Episcopal priest.  His 30 books have been translated into 43 languages and have received numerous awards. matthewfox
Matthew Fox is an activist, theologian and Episcopal priest.  His 30 books have been translated into 43 languages and have received numerous awards. matthewfox.org
Matthew Fox is an activist, theologian and Episcopal priest.  His 30 books have been translated into 43 languages and
Join Matthew April 26 – 27 at his Vancouver Workshop, Hildegard & The Mystics, illuminate your heart-centred path of transformation and awaken your inner mystic

Thich Nhat Hanh Retreat for Educators

Hollyhock is honoured to support this upcoming Mindfulness Retreat for Educators
led by Thich Nhat Hanh
, August 11 – 16, 2013
Brock University, St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada

Thich Nhat Hanh is a world-renowned Zen master and peace activist. He grew up in Vietnam, was exiled and settled in France in 1966, and in 1967 was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Martin Luther King Jr. for his efforts to end the Vietnam war. Now 86 years old, he wants to bring mindfulness to teachers and all those involved in education.

The practice of mindfulness has been proven to make a very valuable and efficient contribution to the problems so many of us face in our schools. Studies with K-12 students demonstrate “improvements in working memory, attention, academic skills, social skills, emotional regulation and self-esteem, as well as self-reported improvements in mood and decreases in anxiety, stress and fatigue.” They also show mindfulness training “can increase teachers’ sense of well-being and teaching self-efficacy, as well as their ability to manage classroom behaviour and establish and maintain supportive relationships with students” (Integrating Mindfulness Training into K-12 Education: Fostering the Resilience of Teachers and Students, Meiklejohn et al., Mindfulness, Springer 2012, pages 1-2).

The retreat will be 5 days, from Sunday, August 11 to Friday, August 16, 2013, and will take place at Brock University in St. Catherines, Ontario, located between Niagara Falls and Hamilton, and sitting atop the Niagara Escarpment in a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

The retreat is focused on educators. It will include international guest speakers from the field of mindfulness and education. At least half the spots will be reserved specifically for those in the field of education, including school, university and college teachers, administrators, guidance counselors and social workers, as well as teachers of mindfulness, yoga and related fields.

This is not a silent retreat. No meditation or mindfulness experience is required to attend. The retreat is open to everyone, from beginners to very experienced mindfulness practitioners. If you are a complete beginner, don’t worry! The retreat is not hard work. It is a wonderful opportunity to relax and enjoy the present moment.

Registration is expected to open February 1. For more information, or to sign up for the retreat’s email list and be notified before registration opens, see tnhtoronto.ca.