Mindfulness Level One: Being Present Weekend One
7:00pm 24 March 2017 - 3:30pm 26 March 2017
Venue: Samye Ling
The course tutors will be Heather Regan-Addis, Ian Rigg and Tina Gibert
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The weekend begins at 7pm (evening meal at¬†6pm) on the¬†Friday¬†evening, between¬†8am and 8pm¬†on Saturday and between¬†8am and 3.30pm¬†on a Sunday. It is expected that course participants will stay until the end of the training (3.30pm) on the¬†Sunday.
Mindfulness is defined as knowing what is happening, while it is happening, without preference. In the beginning we notice how our attention is like a butterfly flitting from one thought to the next. So we start by slowing down and settling our mind through regulating our breathing and counting. We then introduce practices that ground us allowing our attention to drop out of our heads and into the sensory awareness of the body. We then learn to rest in the present moment getting used to disengaging from our habits of compulsive doing. And then, when we notice our attention drifting away into thinking, we learn to work with the mindfulness support of sound.
We are initiated into this graduated process through the core practices of settling, grounding, resting and mindfulness support. We also practice bodyscan and walking meditation as a way of developing connection between the mind and the body and we introduce simple practices for integrating mindfulness into daily life.¬†
If you have any enquiries about this course please write to¬†info@mindfulnessassociation.