being-compassion

Being Compassion

This last weekend I have been teaching a weekend for mindfulness teachers on the subject of doing less and being more in enquiry, with my good friend Jan Mayor. It is a stand-alone weekend, but it is also in preparation for the Compassion Based Living Course teaching skills retreat in April. As training in compassion often…

an-act-of-self-kindness

An act of self-kindness

This last week I have been teaching with Choden at Samye Ling. We have been teaching the Mindfulness Based Living Course (MBLC) teaching skills retreat, and so now have a new group of qualified teachers. It is intense work as each student presents sessions from the MBLC and receives feedback and Choden and I assess…

all-change

All Change

I have moved into my new cottage this week. It is a thirty minute walk from Samye Ling and under 10 minutes’ drive. I am warm and comfy in my new home, which has everything I need to live well. The move went as well as could be expected, my two dogs Holly and Nutmeg…

veganuary

Veganuary

I guess you knew it would come at some time. My obligatory January blog advocating the advantages of adopting a more vegan lifestyle. Well here it is – Veganuary! I’ve not been watching much TV or listening to much radio, but vegan friends who have been tell me they are despairing over the mis-information that…

Heather's Musings

In Limbo

Heather’s Musings – In Limbo I am finding it quite hard to write my blog this week. I feel I am in limbo – on a retreat/holiday until the end of the week – and then back to a life full of change, with lots to do, although I can’t do any of it yet.…

Cottage in Wood

Nourishing and Depleting

Heathers Musings Nourishing and Depleting   This morning I took myself through the nourishing and depleting activities exercise (See Chapter 11 of Mindfulness Based Living Course Book). I aspire to do this exercise each New Year as a commitment to looking after myself and to moving my life in the direction of more meaning and…

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Life on Retreat

Life on Retreat This last week I have had five days of glorious retreat. Waking early to practice, breakfast then a walk with the dogs. They can’t walk too far now as they are getting older. A bit more practice, listen to a teaching and then a final practice session, followed by dinner and an…