Mindfulness Level One: Being Present - Part Four
7:00pm 26 April 2019 - 3:30pm 28 April 2019
Venue: Samye Ling
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The tutors will be Angie Ball and Alan Hughes
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
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.
Dates:Â 28-30 September 2018, 7-9 December 2018, 1-3 March 2019 and 26-28 April 2019
Cost: ÂŁ150 per weekend including manual
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