During a recent Milkwood Permaculture Retreat here at our valley, we were treated to Adam and Nicks’ awesome Beginners Kombucha Recipe. Brewing this delicious health tonic has never been simpler. Here is the recipe so you can all have a go.
It’s been buzzing at Govinda as we’ve hosted Nick, Adam and the team from Milkwood for their Permaculture Design Retreat. Many people from various walks of life joined this eye opening retreat. When I heard they were teaching about Kombucha, I was a quite excited. Adam’s session about Fermented Foods was fun and enlightening. I’m going to share with you some of what I learnt about this delightful fermented beverage.
The celebration of World Laughter Day is a positive manifestation for world peace and is intended to build up a global consciousness of togetherness and friendship through laughter. It is most often celebrated by gatherings of people in public places with the sole purpose being laughter.
If there was one plant I could take home from Govinda Valley it would be the verbena tree. I've fallen in love with this herb since rediscovering it in the terrace gardens at Govinda Valley and now I can safely say it's a new favourite.
On the 7th of May we will be hosting Vipassana Illawarra Retreat, which is A Day of Mindfulness Meditation Practice. Spending a day mindfully includes meal times, so we thought we would share a few easy tips to help you consume your food with awareness.
Temperatures are dropping low but spirits were running high today amongst our retreat guests and volunteers, as Mexican was on today's lunch menu. Our Mexican theme is one of the most popular of all the meals we make here at Govinda Valley and retreat guests always get extremely excited when they see the spread laid out in our dining hall.
This year Govinda Valley Retreat took part in the national Australian Heritage Festival. More than 1000 events are being presented from April 18 to May 21 throughout the country for the annual festival, which celebrates Australia’s historic, natural, indigenous and multicultural heritage.
The sanskrit word MANTRA comes from a combination of manah (the mind) and trayate (to deliver, to protect). Mantra is a spiritual sound vibration that has the power to deliver us from the influence of the materially conditioned mind, the agency by which we identify with the material world and remain entrapped within material activity.