Mindfulness Level One - Being Present - Weekend 3
7:00pm 17 January 2020 - 3:30pm 19 January 2020
Venue: Samye Ling
Once your course place has been confirmed please book your accommodation at Samye Ling by clickingÂ here
To book, please email email@example.com
The tutor will be Graeme Armstrong
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.Â
- It is ideal for beginners, for those who have previous experience of mindfulness andÂ who want to develop their practice and for those who wish to go on to train to teachÂ mindfulness.
- This course takes place over four weekends spread out over a nine month period andÂ aims to enable participants to establish an effective and regular daily mindfulnessÂ practice so as to help our minds to settle and stabilise. You can pay for and attendÂ weekend one before deciding whether to commit to attending all four weekends.Â
Dates: 25-27 October 2019, 22-24 November 2019, 17-19 January 2020 and 27-29 March 2020
Booking info:Â To book the first weekend of this course please click the booking link. You will be contacted after attending the first weekend to book the further three weekends of the Mindfulness course.