Mindfulness Level One:Being Present Weekend Three
7:00pm 27 April 2018 - 3:30pm 29 April 2018
Venue: Samye Ling
The course tutors will be Vin Harris, Alan HughesÂ and Jane Negrych.
This course will be held over 4 weekends
24-26 November 2017, 26-28 January 2018, 27-29 April 2018 and 1-3 June 2018
To book the first weekend of thisÂ course click here.Â You will be contacted after attending the first weekend to book the further three weekends.Â
Once your course place has been confirmed please book your accommodation at Samye Ling by clickingÂ here.
The weekend begins at 7pm (evening meal atÂ 6pm) on theÂ FridayÂ evening, betweenÂ 8am and 8pmÂ on Saturday and betweenÂ 8am and 3.30pmÂ on a Sunday. It is expected that course participants will stay until the end of the training (3.30pm) on theÂ 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.Â
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