Developing Enquiry Skills for Level 3
Developing Enquiry Skills weekend + Level 3 CBLC Retreat including manual for the weekend and the retreat which can be paid in five monthly installments of £116.00.
If you cancel the retreat less than eight weeks before the start date your retreat fee will not be refunded. However it may be possible to transfer to a subsequent retreat for an administrative fee of £100.00.
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Developing Enquiry Skills for Level 3 CBLC retreat
Tutors: Heather Regan-Addis and Jan Mayor
Dates: 14-16 February 2020 and 21-26 April 2020
Times: The weekend begins 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. The retreat begins at 7pm (evening meal at 6pm) on Tuesday 21 April and ends after lunch on Sunday 26 April 2020.
Location: Purelands at Samye Ling Tibetan Centre, Eskdalemuir (nr Lockerbie). Please visit the Samye Ling website to book your accommodation and meals. Please ensure you book your accommodation for both the weekend and the retreat at Purelands and not Samye Ling.
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One key focus of the weekend is ‘doing’ less and ‘being’ more in our enquiry practice. We will do this by exploring how to hold the space for a participant to explore their experience of a practice without imposing our interpretation on their experience. If a participant is able to come to their own understanding about their experience of a practice, the learning is deeper and the participant is more empowered. This requires us to let go of being the expert, listen deeply and teach through our embodied presence and way of being, rather than through intellectual concepts.
Another key focus is the additional holding of our participant’s difficulty required when teaching compassion. Can we really be there, open and curious, in the mud with our participants, without trying to ‘fix’ their experience. We will do this by prioritising the first psychology of compassion of turning towards and ‘being’ with the difficulty with courage in our enquiry practice. We will be learning to trust that our holding presence is enough. At the same time we can learn to be sensitive to when we need to bring in the second psychology of ‘doing’ something to build our participants’ capacity to be with the difficulty, but without ‘fixing’.