~ Isabel Marques ~
I work as an architect, based in Lisbon, Portugal.
I have previously worked in Urban Planning, especially in the areas concerning regulations and plan management.
Since 2010, I have worked in the area of Best Practices in Architecture for the Lisbon City Council.
I grow my own vegetables at my home in Lisbon, making contact with the soil, and connecting with nature.
I started to practise Ren Xue and Yuan Gong in 2016. It has been an amazing journey.
I see the Ren Xue village as an opportunity to explore new and better urban concepts, and the Retreat Center as the home of Ren Xue culture, a place to learn and grow.
The Aotearoa Retreat Centre Project sits under the umbrella of Ren Xue Australasia, & has links throughout the global Ren Xue community. If you would like to be involved, please get in touch - we'd love to hear from you :-)