CPD Weekend: The ‘Compassionate Warrior’ in our Mindfulness Practice and Teaching

7:00pm 22 February 2019 - 3:30pm 24 February 2019

Cost: £150.00

Venue: Samye Ling

The tutors will be Fay Adams and Annick Nevejan.

To book please send an email to info@mindfulnessassociation.net and they will send you the booking link.

Once your course place has been confirmed please book your accommodation at Samye Ling by clicking here.

In this CPD weekend we will explore the two sides of the compassionate warrior; the strong back (wrathful energy) and the soft front (peaceful energy) of unconditional compassion. We will do practices to recognize these qualities in our own experience, exploring how to strengthen them as inner resources for being with the difficulty, challenges and suffering in and around us. We will learn what is needed to balance and integrate these two sides/energies of compassion in ourselves and in our role as a mindfulness teacher.

Mindful movement will be an integral part of this weekend and we will also use visualization practice (in particular Feeding your Demons). Both of these ways of practicing will help us to access the more subtle body energies that underly our experiences of sensations, emotion and thought. If we can come to be more and more at home in this less conceptual level of experience, new possibilities of insight, potency and relatedness can arise in our practice and teaching, empowering our compassionate warrior selves.

During the weekend we will work directly with examples from our own teaching practice. There will be enough time to explore any questions you might have around practice and teaching mindfulness. We will also give some time to enhancing our inquiry skills. The CPD weekend is a great way of connecting with colleagues and friends and an opportunity to enjoy Samye Ling as a place with its beautiful surrounding nature.

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 Sunday

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The Buddhist principle is to be everybody's friend, not to have any enemy.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Meditation means simple acceptance.
Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche
Only the impossible is worth doing.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Whenever we see something which could be done to bring benefit to others, no matter how small, we should do it.
Chamgon Khentin Tai Situ Rinpoche
Freedom is not something you look for outside of yourself. Freedom is within you.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Hasten slowly, you will soon arrive.
Jetsun Milarepa
It doesn’t matter whatever comes, stop judging and it won’t bother you.
Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche
Whatever obstacles arise, if you deal with them through kindness without trying to escape then you have real freedom.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
To tame ourselves is the only way we can change and improve the world.
Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
Strive always to be as kind, gentle and caring as possible towards all forms of sentient life.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Every sentient being is equal to the Buddha.
Chamgon Kentin Tai Situ Rinpoche
Wherever and whenever we can, we should develop compassion at once.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Reminding ourselves of how others suffer and mentally putting ourselves in their place, will help awaken our compassion.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche