Articles in Memoir
Love — it don’t come easy
In South African in the early 70s we had women’s lib, people’s lib, gay lib. But few role models to reflect the times. Many of us wed and then we fled. Products of our time?
Buddhist Retreat Centre: flavour and mindfulness
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
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
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…
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
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
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
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?
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