Seeing Deeply- Level 3

Course Overview

  • This Seeing Deeply course builds on the Level 1 and Level 2 trainings that preceded it. In the insight training we deepen our understanding of psychological mental processes by exploring the roots of our experience, and what drives us.
  • It is ideal for those who have completed the Level 2 mindfulness training and who wish to continue to develop their mindfulness practice.
  • It meets the annual continuing professional development (CPD) requirements of the UK Good Practice Guidelines (GPGs) for mindfulness teachers.
  • The Insight course takes place over three weekends, or over one weekend and a 5 day retreat and is spread out over a six month period and aims to enable participants to develop their mindfulness practice by developing psychological insight into the mental processes that drive our thoughts, emotions and behaviour.
  • Normally the Mindfulness Association requires practitioners to firstly attend their Mindfulness and Compassion trainings before enrolling on Insight. However we now offer an Access to Insight five day Retreat which allows those who are suitably qualified to go straight to the Insight training. This retreat is open to experienced Mindfulness/Buddhist meditation practitioners and/or teachers of MBSR, MBCT and Breathworks 8 week courses. The retreat takes place at Samye Ling on Tuesday 3rd December till Sunday 8th December 2019 and costs £400.00 payable over four months. To book your place please contact

Mindfulness Level 3: Seeing Deeply/ Vin Harris

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The themes of the three weekends are:

  • How thought becomes thinking
  • Exploring destructive emotions
  • Resting the mind

Where the course is taught as one weekend and a retreat, the first weekend is on how thought becomes thinking and the retreat covers exploring destructive emotions and resting the mind.

Some encouraging words:

“Feels like everything has fallen into place. Excellent teaching and supportive environment.”
“Useful to understand my mind by untangling the mechanics of habitual patterns.”
“Choden and Alan really brought life and meaning to the expansive subject of insight.”
“Clarity of teaching is excellent and how it follows on from other courses – building on what we have learned and practiced. Plenty of time for practice and discussions and space to take things in.”
“Bringing the theory into practice is excellent.”
“An interesting and clear introduction to insight with plenty of time to practice and experience. All delivered in an engaging way and with humour. Like the linking it with Buddhism (theory).”

Courses Available:

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Samye Ling

Start date: 07 June 2019
Tutors: Vin Harris and Ian Rigg (ongoing course)
Dates: 7-9 June 2019, 26-28 July and 30 August- 1 September 2019
Booking info: Please contact for the booking link
Times: The weekends begin at 7pm (evening meal at 6pm) on the Friday evening, between 8am and 8pm on Saturday and between 8am and 3.30pm on a Sunday.
Location: Samye Ling Tibetan Centre, Eskdalemuir (nr Lockerbie). Please visit the Samye Ling website to book your accommodation and meals.
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Dates: 7-9 June 2019, 26-28 July and 30 August- 1 September 2019
Cost: £150 per weekend including manuals payable in three monthly installments of £150

Completing this course qualifies you to attend: