Mindfulness Level 1 - Being Present - Weekend One
7:00pm 08 March 2019 - 3:30pm 10 March 2019
Venue: Samye Ling
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The tutors will be Choden, Heather Grace Bond and Kati Simpson
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:Â 8-10 March 2019, 28-30 June 2019, 13-15 September 2019 and 29 November- 1 December 2019
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.