In my weekly blog, Heather’s Musings, I write about what has been happening in my life and how I am applying my mindfulness, compassion and insight practice to it. The process of writing the blog is often an opportunity for me to gain more clarity and recognise what is happening and I find it highly beneficial. My wish is that it is also helps other meditation practitioners who are on a similar journey.

The opinions and beliefs that I express in this blog are my own and do not represent the opinion of the Mindfulness Association.

Mindfulness For Life

Since we set up the MA, we have been trying to support our course participants in their Mindfulness practice, recognising that only by practicing will we become less neurotic and more able to flourish in our lives. This was our motivation for the membership and I think that particularly the online sits are helping with…

Just Rest

A few weeks ago, I came across some teachings by an ancient Indian Buddhist teacher called Tilopa. It ‘s a very brief teaching about Mindfulness and quite secular, so I want to share it with you. Tilopa’s 6 words of advice: Don’t recall– let go of what has passed Don’t imagine– let go of the…

MSc Happenings

I have had a happy weekend at Samye Ling with our year 2 MSc students who happen to be beginning their Insight module. Coming back together after the summer break feels like a reunion of old and valued friends that are a bit more chilled and happy than when we first met together one year…

September’s New Beginnings

I spent this last weekend at Samye Ling with Fay, Kristine, Jane and staff from the University of Aberdeen and our new cohort of MSc students. They are a friendly group  who are committed to developing their Mindfulness and Compassion practice with whom we explored the core sitting practice of intention & motivation, settling, grounding,…