As a Mindfulness Teacher, I have felt quite blessed. I have been fortunate enough to teach the 8 week MBLC locally, in my home community where I live in Ireland; while at the same time, travelling afar and teaching on the Mindfulness Association’s 4 weekend Practitioner Certificate courses. It has been an incredibly rich experience meeting people from all of walks of life, while sharing the practices and teachings that have come to be such an integral part of my own well-being and happiness.
So, you can imagine my joy at hearing that I was to be posted to teach on the Mindfulness Association’s Mindfulness Practitioner Certificate course in Dublin that is starting this summer. While the course has been running successfully at the Kagyu Samye Dzong Dublin centre for many years, it will be my first time teaching with the talented and intuitive Jennifer Rylands and Suzanne Mulqueen.
One of the components that sets the Dublin Practitioner course approach apart is that the 4 weekends of teachings (with the option of exiting the Practitioner Certificate course after weekend 1) are embedded into a series of monthly sits, and regular silent practice days dispersed throughout. As with all of the Mindfulness Association’s courses, there is also an opportunity for regular email contact/phone calls with the tutors. These key features enable and encourage a sustained and supported personal practice for all of the participants over a full year period and I am so excited to be part of the process.
If you are living in Ireland, or indeed, if you have always wanted to visit and are looking for a reason to go, make sure to check out our course details (Click here). This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about and establish a mindfulness practice, or to deepen your practice if you already have one. (The course is set up to accommodate beginners and more experienced practitioners.) We would love to see you there!
— Jane Negrych
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More on the course tutors…
Jennifer Rylands has been teaching on the Mindfulness Association’s Mindfulness and Compassion trainings, since 2012. She is a clinical psychologist with over 25 years of experience in psychology and psychotherapy and works in the HSE (Irish Health Service). She is currently finishing her MSc in Mindfulness Studies with the University of Aberdeen.
Suzanne Mulqueen has been teaching on the Mindfulness training with the Mindfulness Association since 2013. Suzanne also incorporates mindfulness into her professional setting as a teacher with special needs pupils, and at whole school level, which has progressed to delivering the .b mindfulness programme. She has completed the two-year Post Graduate Diploma in Mindfulness with the University of Aberdeen.
Jane Negrych works for the Mindfulness Association as the Membership Secretary. She also teaches on their Mindfulness and Compassion courses, while delivering the 8-week program at home in Ireland. She is currently finishing her MSc in Mindfulness Studies with the University of Aberdeen.