There are lots of good things out there on the internet.
Open Path Meditation, operated by Kathryn Shain and Bill Genat, is based in central Melbourne, Australia and has a small centre in Auburn Road, Hawthorn where BIll and Kathryn teach regular meditation classes for beginners onwards as well as classes at the University of Melbourne. They also host a number of visiting teachers including Tarchin Hearn from New Zealand.
Self Growth Online is the most complete guide to information about Self Improvement, Personal Growth and Self Help on the Network. It is designed to be an organized directory referencing information in other Web Sites on the World Wide Web.
Sophia College provides holistic education that cultivates body, mind and spirit. Courses include Buddhist psychotherapy, artistic therapies – including sand play – and holistic counselling, the latter based on the Anthroposophical model of humanity and healing. I teach two (and sometimes three) of their units in the Buddhist psychotherapy training.
Green Dharma Treasury is an archive of Tarchin Hearn’s writings. It is offered to all beings with the aspiration that some of these ideas will inspire healthy engagement in this vast living world of which we are all part.
Wangapeka Study and retreat centre is located in the foothills of the Southern Alps overlooking the Wangapeka River, about an hour and a half drive SW of Nelson, New Zealand.Wangapeka is a place to study and deepen the process of Buddhadharma, the teaching of Compassion and Awareness. Our Centre is available for individual healing and meditation retreats. Group activities cover topics such as Meditation, Healing, Therapy, Art and Craft work and various types of Body work. Courses range from weekends to courses five months in length.
At Bayside Psychotherapy in Melbourne, Adam Szmerling blends Eastern Buddhist psychotherapy and Mindfulness Therapy with counselling and hypnotherapy to help people through the ups and downs of life.
Cancer Support Association – Perth – The Cancer Support Association offers an integrated wellness and evidence-based holistic approach for individuals with cancer, their families and the wider community. CSA supports individuals who are living with cancer through the holistic and counselling services they provide from their premises in Cottesloe, Western Australia, as well as through their ‘Wellness’ publications and unique cancer information website.
Insight Health Services – Insight Health Services (IHS) primarily produces and assists in the distribution of the CD’s and DVD’s that Drs. Ian and Ruth Gawler create. You will see that they have produced some excellent meditation CDs and a variety of self-help material. They are both committed to supporting the spiritual dimension of health and wellbeing, as well as raising awareness of holistic and integrative medicine. As well as this, IHS sponsors and supports the public talks and workshops that Ian hosts around Australia. While Ian and Ruth have both worked at The Gawler Foundation (Ian retired in 2010 while Ruth continues to be employed there as a therapist), the Gawler Foundation is a separate not-for-profit charity that manages the residential and non-residential programs related to healing and wellbeing based on the principles that Ian and other staff members evolved. For information regarding Ian and Ruth’s work with The Gawler foundation, please visit www.gawler.org