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A Christmas Thankyou from Kenya December 17, 2010

Filed under: Grace Cosmetics,Thoughts — Admin @ 2:55 pm

On behalf of the board, the staff and the children at Bethlehem Community Centre, we would like to extend our appreciation to your organisation for the continual support you have shown our home over the years. Without your support we would not have been able to successfully maintain and address the needs of our children here in the home. Your support has played a significant role in fostering an environment where children have been educated, cared for and supported. As we come to the end of this year, we send our appreciation and gratitude to you for your continued assistance to the Bethlehem children’s home. This year we have seen many accomplishments. *Maintaining strong health and care for each of our children

*Two students graduating from medical school

*A visiting volunteer team from Australia

*Small construction upgrades of both homes which include; a new roof for the kitchen in the Soweto home, roof repairs for both the girls and boys hostels in Mwea, a new water tank and a fresh coat of paint for bathrooms and classroom blackboards.

*School fees paid for 30 high school students

*The library now resourced with 2 laptop computers

*16 students graduating from bible and theology school

*8 students graduating their secondary education

*A new project launch, whereby women are given micro loans for small businesses

*Teacher training and equipping for 11 teachers

*New beds and lockers in Mwea

*19 students sitting for Kenya Certificate of Primary Education exams

*Training for workers and children about child protection and rights

This year has been a huge success and we would like to share these achievements with you. Nonetheless, we have faced a few challenges, especially in the areas of communication, sponsorship and transport departments. With your assistance we believe that next year will bring new success and solutions to these challenges. Bethlehem thanks you in your precious support and we look forward to continuing our affiliation with you in the years to come. We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

God Bless you,

mary

Founder of the Bethlehem Community Centre, Kenya

This fantastic Community Centre and orphanage in Kenya was built, run and continues to be supported by the purchase of Grace Cosmetics and Grace Jewellery products.

Thankyou and a Merry Merry Christmas to you and your family

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“Total Woman” Day Out in Ararat – coming November October 11, 2010

Filed under: Retreats & workshops — Admin @ 7:07 pm

A Ladies day out

of  fun, activity and discussion
at Ararat West Primary School

Saturday, November 6.

10am – 4pm.

Including:

Healthy Mind

Experience the art of Meditation & Tai Chi,
Learn breathing techniques for stress management.

Healthy Body

Diet, Fitness & Health facts broken down into easy to understand blocks.
Learn the Skincare basics, Enjoy a Mini-facial.

Happy Heart

Release your inner Dancing Queen with some Bollywood Boogie.
Defining balance in your life.
Finding the laughter in life.
$85 per person
Space is limited so Book now with your friends!
Lisa Guglielmino
PH: 03 93187786
0421 872 664
E: lisagugs@aapt.net.au
Web: https://lisagugs.wordpress.com
 

Lose kilos in seconds. August 28, 2010

Filed under: 10 Years Younger ??? — Admin @ 8:00 pm

Here’s a bit of motivation for you!

Click on the “WeightMirror” logo and play with your own photo to see the shapely, taut and terrific YOU.

 

What’s so special about Aloe Vera?? July 30, 2010

Filed under: Your Health — Admin @ 3:42 pm

click here for video   –   Why does Aloe Vera work?

 

A day trip of tranquility

Filed under: photos,Retreats & workshops — Admin @ 2:37 pm

To view a slide show of our day out,

click here – WuLin Retreat 2010

To view and order photos, click here –

http://www.snapfish.com.au/snapfishau/…..

 

How to speed up your metabolism July 4, 2010

Filed under: Your Health — Admin @ 2:43 pm

speed up your metabolismDon’t skip breakfast.  You will lose weight more quickly if you have a bite to eat in the morning.

Drink hot water with lemon.

Eat hot meals rather than cold.  Your metabolism speeds up very slightly when you eat and again if the food is hot.

Do at least thirty minutes of cardiovascular exercise, five days a week.  This will condition you to burn fat more efficiently.

Don’t deprive your body of carbohydrates, no matter what they say. You need carbs for energy and will feel terrible without them.

Wear a pedometer and see that you take 10,000 steps every day.
If you have a sit-down job, get up every hour and walk around for five minutes or so.

Dedicate two hours a week to weight training, concentrating on the larger muscles.  Every other day is optimal.

Have 5 small meals each day, instead of 2 or 3 meals. This keeps your metabolism firing (and tells your body it doesn’t need to store fat for the next 12 hour drought).

 

I dangled my toes into Budhism. June 22, 2010

Filed under: Thoughts — Admin @ 9:41 pm
Tibetan Buddhist Society

The temple and residence

After much negotiation, procrastination and finally some self preservation, I attended a weekend meditation reteat, staying in the residence of the Tibetan Buddhist Temple here in Melbourne.

It was one of those experiences that you aren’t quite sure you are enjoying, until you get home 3 days later and reflect on the wonderful peace and insight you have had.

The residential home was an education in itself. Meeting people who have tossed aside the traditional notions of one house, one family, fences and “mine and yours”. 20 people live at the the temples residence. They go to work, live their lives, assist and serve their extended communal family and teacher,  and keep the temple and gardens running.

We spent 6 hours of each day listening to buddhist teachings and meditating. Those of you who know me know silence is a challenge. And to take that silence and turn it into a silent reflection of your own thoughts, worries and perceptions is confronting, confusing and eventually enlightening.

My perception of Budhist teachings(so far)?? It’s all the beautiful, positive teachings we all learnt as children. Love, respect, careing for others, working together for the greater good, patience, compassion, don’t judge a book by it’s cover. But packaged into a really pretty box of reflection. It also promotes all the basic principles and mechanics of modern psychology. – How you percieve things differently to other people, how you react to those perceptions, how you can control those reactions for a better outcome.

I did enjoy my stay at the Tibetan Budhist Society and would definitely do it again in the future. I think “meditation with meaning” is important in our fast paced modern world.

My family coped just fine without me for one weekend too. Though, they were a bit bewildered by my calm demeaner and regular chant of -“patience” -for a few days.


The gardens are open to the community four times each year – at the Tibetan New Year festival, the Buddhist Spring festival and the two Rose Garden Open Day weekends. The next Open Day Weekend will be on November 21st and 22nd 2010. 

the Society holds a variety of classes including instruction on how to meditate, Buddhist philosophy and advanced Vajrayana practices. The Society’s main centre is the Peaceful Land of Joy Meditation Centre in Melbourne.