Meditation for anti-aging…forget the botox!

When we meditate we loose our “fight or flight” response. In meditation we are in a state of restful awareness, our mind is quiet and our body is resting deeply. Research has found that people who regularly meditate are less likely to develop heart disease, anxiety, and depression. They also find it easier to give up life-damaging addictions to cigarettes, drugs, and alcohol. Regular meditation can also aid in the reversal of many of the biomarkers of aging. So forget the botox, fillers, surgeries… meditate your way to a healthy, anti-aging life….

Rest in natural great peace
This exhausted mind
Beaten helpless by karma and neurotic thought
Like the relentless fury of the pounding waves
In the infinite ocean of Samsara.
Rest in natural great peace.
Nyoshul Khenpo

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“Learn to Meditate”

This is a 4 week beginner course….for more information please go to

Finding Your Authentic Self – Event

“You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in your joints and very shabby.

But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.”

― Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit

Join us at tomorrow evenings event at 6.15 pm on Tuesday March 27  for a meditation, cup of tea and discussion on “Finding your Authentic Self”. All welcome but please email India at india_wallace@bigpond.com if you would like to attend so we can set up a space for you.

For details go toFB : faithhopeandhealing.india.wallace

LEARN TO MEDITATE – For beginners – 4 week course

Have you always wanted to Learn to Meditate? Learning to Meditate is not difficult, but like any learning experience requires teaching and some effort.

This course focuses on obtaining the correct posture, practicing various types of meditation and assists in setting up a daily practice.

The course is quite extensive. We cover posture, 9 round breathing exercise, motivations and dedications, candle exercise, body scanning and mindfulness, visualisation and walking meditation.

India Wallace has a “Meditation Teachers” certificate from The Gawler Foundation and currently teaches “Learn to Meditate” at Buddha House. As a practicing Buddhist she has been meditating for many years and offers practical advice to motivate you and begin your own Meditation Journey.

Numbers are limited so please book asap to ascertain your space.

COURSE DATES, LOCATIONS AND TIME

Tuesday  July 25, August 1, 8 & 15   –  7.45 pm to 8.45 pm
Location : 1A Le’Strange St, Glenside

To secure your place email india_wallace@bigpond.com or call 0400 401 028

Cost: $120 inclusive. (includes course notes in folder, audio’s for home practice and special gift)

MEDITATION SESSION- “Loving Kindness”

Monday November 28    –    6.15pm till 7.30 pm

All welcome – no need to book – $15 casual session

76 Edmund Ave, Unley SA (at the Cancer Care Centre but not specifically for people with cancer )

for more details go to www.faithhopeandhealing.com.au

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INDIA FINDS A LIFE IN BALANCE- The Courier Wednesday, July 13, 2016

By Judy Richards-Norris

IT TOOK a brush with a life- threatening illness to convince India Wallace to change her journey in life.

Now with insight from the experience, the Forest Range resident uses her compassion and understanding to help others who find themselves in the same position.

In 2003 at the age of 42, the single mother was diagnosed with an aggressive breast cancer and feared for the future of herself and her 14-year- old daughter Ruby.

Prior to diagnosis, she was working in a fast-paced media career with long hours, stress and an unhealthy diet and was pushing her body to the limits.

When diagnosed with cancer, she was shocked and scared, but her strong spirit ignited a determination to cure herself by any means she could.
“This was the worst day of my life, but I knew I had to survive as my daughter was still in my care,” she said.
The approach to heal herself was simple – she changed just about everything in her daily life.
After procedures of a lumpectomy, chemotherapy and radiation, she decided to take a holistic approach to her treatment.
Starting with diet, she reduced her workload and began daily meditation and sought out a professional healer to heal her emotional state. “This changed my life in a way I had never imagined,” she said. “It made me open up and address some old wounds and helped me accept myself and what was happening in my life.
“I studied Buddhism and began practicing its teachings – something that has continually given me great meaning in my life.
“Living a holistic life has given me the faith to let go of expectations and help me live each day in the present moment.
“I was able to overcome my fear and move forward.”

Ms Wallace gained valuable experience by training with the Gawler Foundation which led her to volunteering at Buddha House and The Cancer Care Centre.

As a qualified counselor, she continues to support others and facilitates a Young Women’s Cancer Support Group. To further increase her knowledge

She travelled to India on a pilgrimage, gaining valuable insight and experience.

Her personal meditation and teaching practices in compassionate care are much in demand, including Learn to Meditate courses for beginners and weekly sessions for those with some experience, based in Piccadilly, McLaren Vale and Goodwood.

“I am now 13 years in remission from the cancer, but above that and best of all, I have found peace in my life,” she said.

“For me, the outcome of living or dying is not the issue and the important goal is to live without the effects of stress. “At this time in my life, I am doing what I really love as nothing makes me happier than helping others.

“I know how important it is to have people who care around when dealing with a life-threatening situation.

“My sister Bronny and my workmate Margie Budich at my workplace Rip It Up publishing gave me the support that I needed when I was diagnosed with cancer.

“Good support is very important to all people in crisis and I feel privileged to be able to give that support to others. “I am a ‘middle way’ person, not extreme in any form.

“I listen to my body, eat healthy food and even though my life is still a busy one, I manage because I am content within.”

In 2012/13 Ms Wallace developed and co-ordinated the SA Patient Village Paver Appeal for the Leukaemia Foundation and is currently a tour guide for the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute in Adelaide.

At the institute, she manages and conducts group tours and engages with the public to ensure information about the research of the organisation is presented in an informative manner.

“It’s such an exciting field,” she said. “I find it stimulating to work there.”

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with Ruby, family and friends. “Life has to be balanced,” she said.

“There is no need to be insular or always resting to be peaceful – that comes from within.
“Daily meditation and prayers keep me grounded so I can live life to the fullest.

Forest Range

“I still have a busy career and love being with people, but at the end of the day I can go home to my partner Tim and all our animals on our beautiful, rural and restful property at Forest Range and feel calm.

“Our home is on 9ha with horses, cattle, dogs, cats and many native animal visitors as well as a forest nearby that we walk through regularly to find peace at the end of a busy day. “It is only 25 minutes to the bottom of the hill and after leaving the rush of the city, all our cares and worries are left behind.

“My work is in the middle of the city, on the Fleurieu and in the Adelaide Hills and my home is ‘very country’ and wonderfully secluded.

“You can’t get much more balanced than that.”

PAGE 14 – The Courier Wednesday, July 13, 2016
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final bookings now for “Learn to Meditate” course at Eternal Spirit

last chance to book!

Tuesday  July 5, 12, 19 & 26   –  6.30 pm to 7.30 pm.
Perfect for after work.
Location : Eternal Spirit
100 Goodwood Rd, Goodwood (cnr Railway Tce)

To secure your place email india_wallace@bigpond.com or call 0400 401 028

Cost: $120 inclusive.
(includes course notes in folder, audio’s for home practice and special gift)

www.faithhopeandhealing.com.au (under courses and workshops for further details and testimonials)

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LEARN TO MEDITATE for beginners – 4 week course

Course Dates, Locations & Times

4 week “Learn to Meditate” courses – 2 locations

McLaren Vale
Tuesday  July 5, 12, 19 & 26   –  9.30 am to 10.30 am.
Perfect for after school drop off.
Location : The Russell Smith Ayurvedic & Remedial Centre
1 Kangarilla Rd, McLaren Vale

Goodwood
Tuesday  July 5, 12, 19 & 26   –  6.30 pm to 7.30 pm.
Perfect for after work.
Location : Eternal Spirit
100 Goodwood Rd, Goodwood (cnr Railway Tce)To secure your place email india_wallace@bigpond.com or call 0400 401 028

Cost: $120 inclusive.
(includes course notes in folder, audio’s for home practice and special gift)

Have you always wanted to Learn to Meditate? Learning to Meditate is not difficult, but like any learning experience requires teaching and some effort.

This course focuses on obtaining the correct posture, practicing various types of meditation and assists in setting up a daily practice.

The course is quite extensive. We cover posture, 9 round breathing exercise, motivations and dedications, candle exercise, body scanning and mindfulness, visualisation and walking meditation.

India Wallace has a “Meditation Teachers” certificate from The Gawler Foundation and currently teaches “Learn to Meditate” at Buddha House. As a practicing Buddhist she has been meditating for many years and offers practical advice to motivate you and begin your own Meditation Journey.

Numbers are limited so please book asap to ascertain your space.

Testimonials

The course was a wonderful experience. Apart from finally being able to meditate (after trying
for years on & off and failing), the whole experience was more enjoyable, relaxing & positive

than I expected.
India is a natural! She is warm, calm and so beautiful in her approach, enabling you to relax,

learn & develop in your practice. She gives off such a compassionate, gentle vibe that you can’t help being positively affected by it!
The room is welcoming, comfy and relaxing- you’re greeted by herbal tea, notes & a calm, safe environment . It was a pleasure to attend each week and I’ll miss our little group. I would encourage anyone who wants more peace in their life to try this course.

Leigh Ann Hayne

 

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Weekly Meditation Sessions

Drawing on Buddhist wisdom and techniques India’s sessions combine ‘Calm Abiding”, “Mindfulness” and “Analytical “meditations to benefit all. Some meditation experience is required for these sessions, as we do go a little deeper.

India Wallace has a “Meditation Teachers” certificate from The Gawler Foundation and currently teaches at Buddha House. As a practicing Buddhist she has been meditating for many years and offers practical advice to motivate you and begin your own Meditation Journey.

Location & times

The Russell Smith Ayurvedic & Remedial Centre
1 Kangarilla Rd, McLaren Vale
Casual Sessions, no booking required but please call India prior to your first attendance.
Tuesday mornings 11.00 am to 12.15 am.
Cost $15 per session. (cash only)

The Eternal Spirit
100 Goodwood Rd. Goodwood  / cnr of Railway Tce
Please enter through the back entrance, carpark provided.

Casual Sessions, no booking required but please call India prior to your first attendance.
Please arrive at 7.45 promptly, the previous class will finish around 6.30 pm so please wait to enter.

Tuesday evenings (except public holidays) 7.45 pm to 9.00 pm.
Cost $15 per session. (cash only)

The Piccadilly Community Hall
171 Piccadilly Rd, Piccadilly
Casual Sessions, no booking required but please call India prior to your first attendance.
Thursday mornings (except public holidays) 9.30 am to 10.45 am.
Cost $15 per session. (cash only)

Magic Lotus flower

Magic Lotus flower