Level One Mindfulness Training: Being Present - Part Two
7:00pm 15 June 2018 - 3:30pm 17 June 2018
Venue: Samye Ling
Once your course place has been confirmed please book your accommodation at Samye Ling by clicking¬†here.
To book please send an email to¬†firstname.lastname@example.org and they will send you the booking link.
The tutors will be Choden, Ian Rigg and Jane Negrych¬†
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.¬†
Dates:¬†9-11 March 2018, 15-17 June 2018, 14-16 September 2018 and 16-18 November 2018¬†
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.
Cost:¬†¬£150 per weekend including manual