Introduction to Mindfulness in Nature
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Immerse yourself in the beautiful natural surroundings of Samye Ling in Dumfriesshire, Scotland, where we will spend the weekend learning Mindfulness and movement using nature as a place to become present in the moment. Many of the practices will be by the nearby river, under the trees and around the centre (weather permitting). No previous experience is required for this course.
Often people mention that the place they are most easily mindful is being in nature, whether it’s walking the dog in a nearby woodland, on the beach or on holiday in a beautiful environment. Research shows the connection between being in nature and a reduction in feelings of stress and depression and have a positive effect on general health and ability to focus. It is perhaps not surprising that similar benefits are attributed to mindfulness.
In this weekend, we are using the joy of being in nature and alive on this precious earth as a way into learning to rest the mind in the present moment. Through connecting with nature and the earth beneath and around us, we can reconnect with our inner nature as well, touching in with the ground of our being as we practice mindfulness.
The weekend will invite us to settle the mind and come home to our body through grounding practices such as the bodyscan, mindful walking and Qigong. Throughout all of the Mindfulness Association programs the cultivation of a basic friendliness towards ourselves (and therefore also to others) lies at the heart of our training.
After the first weekend you can choose to continue the course over three further weekends.
Tutor: Jacky Seery
Dates: 3-5 March 2023
Times: 19.00-20.30pm on Friday evening, 8.00am to 20.00pm on Saturday and 8.00am to 15.00pm on Sunday.
Booking: To book the first part of this course please click the booking link. You will be contacted after attending the first part to book the following three weekends, these can be paid for in six monthly instalments of £82.50
Location: Samye Ling
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