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Follow up day/ Taster Day and Mindfulness Catch Up - Sat 29 Feb 2020

Practice session for those who have completed an MBCT or CMBT course and an introduction for those who wish to find out more about this approach.

Pippa O'Connor is a psychotherapist (BSc, MSc: CERT Dip) and senior lecturer in the Mindfulness Based Clinical Applications at the North London Hospital Southgate. She is a Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness teacher at Tavistock Hospital and has a BSC in Cognitive Behavior, Addiction and Trauma / DIP Trauma / EMDR.

Sat 29 Feb 2020
13.30-17.30
With: Pippa O'Connor
By donation
Open to All
No booking required

Are you curious about Buddhism and Meditation? (start Sat 14 Mar)

This 4 week course will introduce the Buddha, his teaching (Dharma) and the followers of his teaching (Sangha). We will focus on the historical Buddha including key stories about his life and enlightenment as well as exploring Buddhist practice - the Buddhist path laid out in his teaching.

The course is open to all and will include space for questions and discussion.

We will also explore the 'Mindfulness of Breathing' and the 'Metta Bhavana' meditation practices.

4 mornings
Sat 14 Mar - Sat 4 Apr 2020
10.00-12.30
With: Ratnaprabha, Maitrisambhava
Costs,
£64
£32 concession

Introductory
Booking required

CMBT (Mindfulness & Compassionate Mind Behaviour Training)
Wed eve start 25 Mar 2020

Without compassion we can not be aware, nor transform our intimate, personal and impersonal relationships. The need is greater than ever before, to be able to be present with our compassionate self by stabilizing, managing these challenging, frantic and difficult times.

Compassionate Mindfulness Behaviour Training (CMBT); is for anyone wanting to let go of difficult emotions using evidenced based CMBT techniques to train and transform our negative thoughts and feelings.(e.g. depression, stress, anxiety, sadness, anger, loneliness)

Instead of fighting difficult emotions, critical and judgemental thinking of self and other with CMBT we will learn to accept and lessen reactivity and find new helpful and skilful ways to be with ourselves and others by cultivating kindly awareness.

CMBT includes the MBCT Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy Training for depression, anxiety and worry. The CMBT training is the added component to integrate change, wisdom, joy, equanimity and compassion for transformation in our life.

Suitable for newcomers and for anyone who wishes to enhance their skills.

Pippa O'Connor is a psychotherapist (BSc, MSc: PGCE & Dip) and senior lecturer in the Mindfulness Based Clinical Applications at the North London Hospital Southgate. She is a Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness Consultant at Tavistock Hospital and has a BSC in Cognitive Behaviour, Addiction and Trauma/ DIP Trauma/ EMDR.

Wed 25 Mar - Wed 13 May 2020 (8 weeks)
19.00-21.00
Practice day: Sun 17 May 2020
13.30-17.30
With: Pippa O'Connor
Costs,
£265
£215 low income
£155 on benefits

Prices include materials.
Open to All
Booking required (14 places left)

Buddhism and Meditation - PART 2 (start Wed 25 Mar)

This 6 week course is suited for everyone who has attended one of our introductory courses and who knows our 2 meditation practices.

The Buddha suggests we become familiar with how the mind works- How it creates and shapes our perceptions - of ourselves and the world

Using both the Tibetan Wheel of Life and Meditation as a bases for our study, the course will look at how we shape our lives, how we can practise to let go of ways of acting which limit us, and the Buddhist teachings which lead toward living a more positive and responsive life.

6 evenings
Wed 25 Mar - Wed 29 Apr 2020
19.30-21.45
With: Vajramitra
Costs,
£90
£45 concession

Going Deeper
Booking required

Doorway to the Deep (start Thu 26 Mar 2020)

An intensive meditation course for those with at least 6 months experience and a daily meditation practice.

If we dive deep enough into the sea, we reach a depth where the body is no longer buoyant enough to float nor heavy enough to sink. We remain suspended, hanging in deep blue space, able to move in any direction without the least bit of friction. This place is called the doorway to the deep and it promises to open us to our true nature, our deepest potential when freed from afflictive mental states that bind us to suffering, by either taking us back to the surface or pulling us under. From this place we discover a more creative response to life, full of awareness, love and transformation.

This course includes a day retreat on Sunday the 19th of April.

5 evenings
Thu 26 Mar - Thu 23 Apr 2020
19.00-21.30
incl. a day retreat Sun 19 Apr 10.00-17.00
With: Singhashri
Costs,
£90
£45 concession

Going Deeper
Booking required

The Technology of Change - An Introduction to Buddhism and meditation

Can we really find happiness in more and more distraction, and having ever more stuff? Buddhism tells us that this won’t work – but that there is a real happiness to be found, if we look in the right place.

On this course you will learn the two most important Buddhist meditation practices, and try out some powerful Buddhist wisdom teachings that can change the way we see the world.

Using a combination of team-teaching, small-group discussion, meditation, and practical exercises, this course gives us the tools to become more like the person we want to be.

6 mornings
Sat 25 April - Sat 30 May 2020
10.15-12.45
With: Anandavajra
Costs,
£90
£45 concession

Open to All
Booking required (18 places left)

Are you curious about Buddhism and Meditation? (start Thur 30 Apr)

This 4 week course will introduce the Buddha, his teaching (Dharma) and the followers of his teaching (Sangha). We will focus on the historical Buddha including key stories about his life and enlightenment as well as exploring Buddhist practice - the Buddhist path laid out in his teaching.

The course is open to all and will include space for questions and discussion.

We will also explore the 'Mindfulness of Breathing' and the 'Metta Bhavana' meditation practices.

4 Thu evenings
Thu 30 Apr - Thu 21 May 2020;
19.00-21.30
With:
Costs,
£60
£28 concession

Open to All
Booking required

Follow up day/ Taster Day and Mindfulness Catch Up - Sun 17 May 2020

Practice session for those who have completed an MBCT or CMBT course and an introduction for those who wish to find out more about this approach.

Pippa O'Connor is a psychotherapist (BSc, MSc: CERT Dip) and senior lecturer in the Mindfulness Based Clinical Applications at the North London Hospital Southgate. She is a Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness teacher at Tavistock Hospital and has a BSC in Cognitive Behavior, Addiction and Trauma / DIP Trauma / EMDR.

Sun 17 May 2020
13.30-17.30
With: Pippa O'Connor
By donation
Open to All
No booking required

Gentle Transformation: Introduction to Buddhist Meditation (start Wed 27 May 2020)

Meditation helps us to develop awareness and mindfulness as well as positive emotions. It helps us to get to know and change our mind and live a more mindful and richer life. Over time meditation can bring about a gentle but radical transformation.

The course will introduce traditional meditation practices and help you to develop skills in listening and connecting with your body and mind.

Suitable for complete beginners and those in their early stages of their meditation practice.

4 evenings
Wed 27 May - Wed 17 June 2020
19.00-21.30
With:
Costs,
£64 waged
£32 concession

Introductory
Booking required