Teaching Level 3 – CBLC

CBLC  Compassion Teacher Training Retreat

This is an in-depth compassion teacher training taught over one weekend and a five day retreat  exploring each of the stages of the CBLC 8-week course. There will be strong focus on participants getting ‘hands on’ experience of delivering the course.


Developing Enquiry Skills for Teaching Compassion weekend 14-16 February 2020 and Level 3 CBLC Teaching Skills Retreat 21-26 April 2020 with Heather Regan-Addis and Jan Mayor.

The weekend (14-16 February 2020) is now a pre-requisite for those who wish to train to teach the Compassion Based Living Course (CBLC) by attending our Level 3 CBLC teaching skills retreat. It is also available as a stand alone CPD weekend for those who are already teaching the CBLC. It is also suitable for MBLC teachers who wish to develop their enquiry skills for when course participants experience emotional difficulties.

To book the weekend as a CPD weekend the cost is £180.00, please contact info@mindfulnessassociation.net for the booking link.

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’.

Purelands at Samye Ling

Start date: 14 February 2020
Tutors: Heather Regan-Addis and Jan Mayor
Dates: 14-16 February 2020 and 21-26 April 2020
Booking info: Please contact info@mindfulnessassociation.net for the booking link
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.
For more information about this venue, please click here.
Cost: £580.00 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

Further course information and to book, please email info@mindfulnessassociation.net | PDF Flyer