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September 16, 2017 – 2:31 am

In this insightful gem, journalist and life coach Wanda Hennig writes wisely, hilariously and sometimes poignantly about sex and food; living for three-and-a-half years at the San Francisco Zen Center; moving solo from one continent to another; meditation; creative mindfulness strategies and more. Cravings: A Zen-inspired memoir about sensual pleasures, freedom from dark places, and living and eating with abandon (Say Yes Press). Edition Two (Mouth Orgasm edition) published August 2017 (ISBN 9780996820523 paperback; ISBN 9780996820523 eBook).

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Buddhist Retreat Centre: flavour and mindfulness

July 9, 2019 – 5:12 am
Zen Garden BRC

Fruitful days and mindful nights at the BRC. Photo Wanda Hennig
Too many chefs. Zen food. Monkey thieves. Ensconced. Sangoma recipes. …

The CBT mouth orgasm scale

June 9, 2019 – 10:19 am
Sunday Indepent article on mouth orgasm scale

Eating mindfully is the key to healthy eating and no-diet weight loss. Zen memoir, Cravings, inspires CBT expert Helen Perry to share her unique and effective ‘conscious eating’ tool: the mouth orgasm scale.

One-night-stands flex memoir muscle

March 11, 2019 – 11:50 am
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What we are focused on for memoir journaling is the magic of what pops unbidden onto the page. Surprises you.

Cravings: A Zen-inspired memoir…

September 16, 2017 – 2:31 am
Wanda Hennig and Cravings

In this insightful gem, journalist and life coach Wanda Hennig writes wisely, hilariously and sometimes poignantly about sex and food; living for three-and-a-half years at the San Francisco Zen Center; moving solo from one continent to another; meditation; creative mindfulness strategies and more. Cravings: A Zen-inspired memoir about sensual pleasures, freedom from dark places, and living and eating with abandon (Say Yes Press). Edition Two (Mouth Orgasm edition) published August 2017 (ISBN 9780996820523 paperback; ISBN 9780996820523 eBook).

Buddhist Retreat Center on CNN top 10 list

December 9, 2013 – 9:01 am
Meditation hall BRC.

The Buddhist Retreat Center in rural Ixopo, South Africa, has been named by CNN as one of the world’s Top 10 meditation retreat centers. Those who know the BRC, which opened in 1980 and attracts mindfulness enthusiasts from around South African and internationally, are not surprised.

Antony Osler’s Zen Dust takes you on the road in South Africa

May 6, 2013 – 2:50 pm
Zen Dust — by Antony Osler.

Poetry, politics, mindfulness, laughter, tears, the story of the Buddha and Zen wisdom weave through Antony Osler’s journey ‘home’ along the …

Zen and The Art of Sheep Farming

April 13, 2013 – 4:41 pm
Antony Osler, author and zen monk

Human Rights lawyer, sheep farmer and Zen Buddhist — Antony Osler is not your average Karoo inhabitant.
Story and pictures by …

South Africa has it all. But — what is this?

July 12, 2010 – 4:52 pm
Early morning bloom.

There’s surf, sunshine, scenery, wildlife — adventure. And when you get tired of the tourist scene, there’s Buddha, dharma and …

Butterfly effect links Buddhist groups in South Africa and San Francisco

May 29, 2009 – 2:37 pm
Two of Mbali Ndlovu's cousins play in the yard.
And a miracle called Woza Moya is born in KwaZulu-Natal

Story and photos by Wanda Hennig
First published in the Sunday Tribune, South Africa
The Ufafa district, near Ixopo in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, is home to around 23,000 people. Families reside in a sprawling muddle of family compounds that stagger up hills and tumble into valleys, forming a jumbled patchwork of mud, thatch, concrete block and tin. The dwellings have no electricity. Water for drinking, washing, cooking and bathing is hand-pumped from underground wells and carried in plastic bucket and barrels. The area could have been forgotten. But — was it serendipity, karma or …