Leadership Embodiment Level 1

This course is now closed

7:00pm 12 May 2023 - 4:00pm 14 May 2023

Cost: £150.00

Venue: Samye Ling


About the workshop…

When we’re ‘bent out of shape’ in these unsettled and unsettling times, we can use Leadership Embodiment practices to support us to navigate the world more skilfully. Whether you’re a leader in your organisation, family or community or simply wish to enhance your self-leadership, this workshop offers an approach that will enable you to cultivate a steadier presence in the push and pull of life.  

Developed by the late Wendy Palmer, Leadership Embodiment is a body of work that draws on principles from martial arts and mindfulness to assist us to develop greater capacity to be present, confident and compassionate when the chips are down. During the workshop, we’ll become more aware of the role of our body and posture as we explore how we lose our composure and clarity in a variety of scenarios. Using a four-part embodied practice, we’ll experience a more resourceful state in which we’re better able to see a bigger picture and act with more agency and impact.  

Over the weekend, you’ll gain insight into the habits and patterns that show up when you face unexpected or demanding situations and you’ll experience how to use Leadership Embodiment practices to change your relationship to adversity.  

In experiencing the power of this approach, a leader from the NHS said:

I truly found a real strength and energy from learning about the connection between mind and body and how to use that energy and focus to cope with everyday situations never mind the stressful ones!’

What to expect and what to bring…

We will be moving around and will be making gentle physical contact with each other on hands, arms and back. You should wear comfortable clothes and flat, comfortable indoor shoes or bare feet.

Our work will be mainly experiential, with brief opportunities to share learning after each activity. The workshop will begin at 7pm on Friday 12 May 2023 and end at 4pm on Sunday 14 May 2023

Mostly…just bring yourself and be ready to explore and have fun!

If you have any questions about the suitability of the course for you, please email Amanda at info@originate.org.uk. Otherwise, to be placed on the waitlisted for any cancellations, please email bookings@samyeling.org.

Tariff and Charges Guest Info
The Buddhist principle is to be everybody's friend, not to have any enemy.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Meditation means simple acceptance.
Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche
Only the impossible is worth doing.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Whenever we see something which could be done to bring benefit to others, no matter how small, we should do it.
Chamgon Khentin Tai Situ Rinpoche
Freedom is not something you look for outside of yourself. Freedom is within you.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Hasten slowly, you will soon arrive.
Jetsun Milarepa
It doesn’t matter whatever comes, stop judging and it won’t bother you.
Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche
Whatever obstacles arise, if you deal with them through kindness without trying to escape then you have real freedom.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
To tame ourselves is the only way we can change and improve the world.
Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
Strive always to be as kind, gentle and caring as possible towards all forms of sentient life.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Every sentient being is equal to the Buddha.
Chamgon Kentin Tai Situ Rinpoche
Wherever and whenever we can, we should develop compassion at once.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Reminding ourselves of how others suffer and mentally putting ourselves in their place, will help awaken our compassion.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche