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Further Development courses:

A. Insights IN Mindfulness from the Buddhist Tradition

Led by Derek Goodman

Thursdays, 7-9pm, 28th Feb -21st Mar '19

Life Care Centre, Stockbridge

Cost £95

Jon Kabat-Zinn's successful mindfulness programme has roots in several different traditional Buddhist schools. In this four week course, Derek will explain how the practice of mindfulness has been developed over the different phases of Buddhism, highlighting along the way, a number of insights which could be applied in a contemporary secular context.

Week 1.  Calm and Insight

Week 2. The Compassionate Imagination

Week 3. The Mind's Inherent luminosity

Week 4.  Opening Onto Wholeness

The idea that we are 'already whole,' is a recurrent theme in Kabat-Zinn's work and can be seen as an expression of his own training in Zen. We will look at ways in which we can make this principle more conscious in our lives.

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This ten-week follow-on course is offered to those who are at an early stage in cultivating mindfulness and kindness based approaches in their life and work, but it is also appropriate for those who want to support their ongoing development in mindfulness and take their practice and experience further. This follow-on training programme is intended for the participants who: 

  1. have participated and engaged in any standard 8-week mindfulness course, 

  2. have a fairly regular personal mindfulness practice, 

  3. wish to develop their understanding and skills in applying mindfulness skills, 

This ten-week course will help you to systematically and deeply develop the skills of being present with your experience. It aims to assist you in taking your understanding deeper through mindfulness and kindness, helps you to take better care of yourself and get the most out of your life. The aim is to engage fully in your experience so as to gain insight and compassion.  The course will be a highly interactive, collaborative and participatory learning experience. Our intention is to create a group process that feels safe and trustworthy and an open, spacious learning environment, which will encourage spontaneity and creativity. 



​“Come, come, Whoever you are. 

Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving. It doesn't matter. 

Ours is not a caravan of despair. 

Come, even if you have broken your vows a thousand times. 

​Come, yet again, 

Come, Come.” ​

Rumi​ (Sufi Poet)

Mindfulness-Based Training for Well-being  AND INNER PEACE