Would you like to be less critical towards yourself and grow your self-compassion, be more open and compassionate to others, and deepen your mindfulness practice? This course offers tried and tested ways and practices for integrating compassion in all that we do. Developed by the Mindfulness Association, this experiential and secular course offers a continuing pathway after a training in mindfulness and draws on insights from Neuroscience, Evolutionary Psychology and Mahayana Buddhism.
Through mindful self-compassion and compassionate imagery, we cultivate positive emotions as a way of building up an inner resource, from which we can approach the difficulties that are part and parcel of being alive. We then approach the self-critic: that persistent inner voice that is harsh and condemning, and always finding fault in what we do. What it would be like to cultivate an inner voice that is kind and supportive, and to live life from this place, rather than from a place of self-criticism?
As there is a strong emphasis on the experiential nature of the course, there are home practice suggestions between the sessions that include regular mindfulness and compassion practice and daily life exercises.
Dates: Wednesday 20, 27 Sept, 4, 11, 25 Oct, 1, 8, 15 Nov – 18.45-20.45
Location: Salisbury centre, 2 Salisbury Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5AB
To book: http://www.earthymindfulness.com/contact
For: anyone with some (mindfulness) meditation experience. If in doubt, just get in touch!
As the autumn sun brings sweetness into the fruits, we can gather the goodness that is in and around us and begin to move towards the quiet of winter. The practice of gratitude and appreciation for what is, can invite the mind into a space of resting deeply. This kind of resting doesn’t depend on everything being hunky dory. It can arise in the midst of trouble and turmoil, or in those quiet in-between moments that are easily overlooked as plain or boring. It can arise at any time—but a moment of gratitude often precedes it. So let’s spend a day taking in the good and resting the mind in the midst of whatever is present, and see how this might replenish the store-house of our being.
You’re warmly invited to join the practice day in the bright studio and peaceful garden of the Salisbury Centre in Edinburgh. We will start at 10am with taking a moment to hear how you are doing, and then ease into silence and practice, until returning outward again at 4pm. The day will be spaciously filled with various moving and still practices, mostly guided but also leaving space for deepening into your own kind of silence. We will also have times to breathe in the fresh air of the garden around us, nourished by a vegetarian shared lunch in silence and replenishing tea breaks.
Date and location:
30 September in the Salisbury Centre – 2 Salisbury Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5AB
Times: 10am (doors open from 9.30am) till 4pm.
Please book by contacting me at email@example.com (or 07587 186024).
Please don’t let the costs get in the way of coming, if they’re a problem just get in touch!
Payments can be made by bank transfer to CM Janson, account 00744146, 30-98-28, or by cheques payable to CM Janson, address 58 Thirlestane Road, Edinburgh, EH9 1AR.
Things to bring: some vegetarian food for lunch to share, a shawl or blanket to be comfy during any lying down practices, warm clothes for practising outside and your favourite cushion/stool if you like.