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ABOUT NATALIE DRACHE
Saffron Lions Director


Natalie Drache is embarking on a personal journey in the development of Saffron Lions Retreat. She is a former professional in the Motion Picture industry and Producer of Dialogue Between Nations, an interactive global communications network focusing on current issues directly affecting the identity, self-determination and presence of Indigenous Peoples in the modern world. Natalie was a member of the Lions Bay Climate Action Task Force and is adapting her lifestyle to reflect and support environmental sustainability in the community.

Looks Like Me - Padmasambhava

Saffron Lions Retreat Director, Natalie rache
with Looks Like Me - Padmasambhava
Tarragona, España 2010


In October, 2010, she was fortunate to attend a five-day retreat held by RIGPA ESPANA in Tarragona, Spain where she received teachings from Sogyal Rinpoche on Video What Meditation Really Is: Getting to know your own mind - The Secret of Meditation and How to Actually Practice It.

Natalie spends part of every year in Mallorca, Spain where she is developing Natalyot, an intimate retreat destination on her ancient Moorish terraces.

Pegola and Natalyot Casita 



In 2011, the RIGPA group in Palma de Mallorca hosted a two day retreat in with Andrew Warr from Dzogchen Beara Tibetan Buddhist Retreat Centre in Ireland.

In the sultry heat of the Mediterranean, facing a vibrant saffron coral wall in front of which Andrew sat, with the sound of horses on the cobblestones clip clop clip clop on the narrow street outside in Palma's old quarter, in the stillness of my heart, in the radiant stillness of everyone's hearts, a quiet peace, something settles:

MAY YOU BE HAPPY - MAY YOU BE WELL
QUE SEAS FELIZ - QUE ESTES BIEN

ABOUT TEKLA FULTON
Saffron Lions Retreat Interim Manager


Tekla (Tekkie) Fulton is a retired Mental Health Nurse now running 7 Sisters Trading, a tiny business importing from Nepal, India, Beijing and Lhasa Tibet. She has co-ordinated Healing Touch trips to Katmandu, Delhi, Dharamsala and Lhasa. She has also facilitated Medicine Buddha teachings in New Westminster.

She met Natalie as a customer while furnishing The Saffron Lions Retreat centre with pieces from Tekkie's shop. She keenly supports Natalie's Saffron Lions vision. Tekkie will be managing Saffron Lions Retreat until the end of June. Please contact her directly during April, May and June 2012.


Tekla Fulton, Retreat Manager

Tekla Fulton
7 Sisters Trading
7 Sisters Trading



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