Level 1 – Being Present

Course Overview

  • This mindfulness training provides an in-depth personal practice experience of our 8-Week Mindfulness Based Living Course (MBLC).
  • It is ideal for beginners, for those who have previous experience of mindfulness and who want to develop their practice and for those who wish to go on to train to teach mindfulness.
  • This course takes place over four weekends spread out over a nine month period and aims to enable participants to establish an effective and regular daily mindfulness practice so as to help our minds to settle and stabilise. You can pay for and attend weekend one before deciding whether to commit to attending all four weekends. 

Mindfulness Level 1: Being Present/ Fay Adams

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There is an alternative weekend 1 available for those interested in fostering creativity. The themes of the four weekends are:

  • Settling the Mind
  • Working with Distraction
  • Self Acceptance
  • The Undercurrent and Observer

Completing this course qualifies you for:

Mindfulness Level 2 – Responding with Compassion 

Teacher Training 


Alternative Weekend 1 – Preparing the Ground for Creativity Through Mindfulness Practice 

An introduction to mindfulness encapsulated within the inner circle of embodied creativity. 

This weekend will integrate the essential components for stepping into mindfulness practice through enhancing our creative potential.  During the weekend we will incorporate both sitting practices as well as taking mindfulness off the cushion, leaning into the nitty gritty reality of our day-to-day lives.

It is suitable for beginners as well as more experienced mindfulness practitioners wishing to extend their mindful creative potential. Mindfulness and creativity can be regarded as a stand-alone training or as a way to join the ‘Mindfulness Level 1 – Being Present’ training for weekends 2-4. The weekend will be taught by Kathy White-Webster, Angie Ball and Ian Rigg.

We will explore what mindfulness means for us and how our mindful awareness enables an increased connectivity with those around us enriching our day to day experience.  The ground to our practice may be prepared through the use of art materials, breath, movement and the resonance of voice.  Through the creative medium and a heightened spatial awareness, each moment of our daily life and mindful practice can be further enhanced through creating the ritual space in which the depth of our intention and motivation can arise.We set out to follow the golden thread of what calls to us to explore our relationship between our life experience and our inner environment.

Level 1 Courses Running

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Level 1 - Being Present
Cardiff starts 14 July 2018

Level 1 - Being Present
County Cavan starts 09 June 2018 (ongoing course)

Level 1 - Being Present
Edinburgh starts 23 June 2018 (ongoing course)

Level 1 - Being Present
Edinburgh starts 27 October 2018

Level 1 - Being Present
Glasgow starts 09 June 2018 (ongoing course)

Level 1 - Being Present
London starts 26 May 2018 (ongoing course)

Level 1 - Being Present
Manchester starts 30 June 2018

Level 1 - Being Present - Online
Online starts 19 October 2018

Level 1 - Being Present
Samye Ling starts 09 March 2018 (ongoing course)

Level 1 - Being Present
Samye Ling starts 28 September 2018

Level 1 - Being Present Mindfulness and Creativity
Samye Ling starts 26 October 2018

Level 1 - Being Present
Scarborough starts 05 May 2018 (ongoing course)