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Tonglen in the Hospital

Since the middle of December I have been working as a hospital chaplain, visiting patients who are seriously ill. I have never worked in a hospital before and my main worry was that I would be distressed and not know how to cope with some of the suffering I would encounter. It turns out that…

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Mindfulness Level 2 – Responding with COMPASSION

“The practices given are lifelong tools which everyone should be aware of” This course starts with building self-compassion into basic mindfulness practice. Through compassionate imagery and mindful self-compassion, we cultivate positive emotions as a way of building up an inner resource, from which we can approach the difficulties that are part and parcel of being alive. We then approach…

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Compassion in Action course

“You don’t need to do everything. Do what calls your heart; effective action comes from love. It is unstoppable, and it is enough.” Joanna Macy   Is it possible to make a difference in a way that gives inspiration and fulfilment and doesn’t cost us too much? Can we fill rather than drain our batteries,…

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Compassion – The True Path to Happiness

I always remember a quote from the Tibetan Buddhist leader the Dalai Lama, which says that a wise person who wants to be happy learns to practice compassion. In essence he is saying that a compassionate person is a happy person. As you hear this idea, do questions come up? Maybe you have questions that…

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Teaching Level 3 – CBLC Retreat

Please find the details of the prerequisite course called Fundamentals of Inquiry for Teachers of Mindfulness by clicking here. This course must have been completed in 2023 or in previous years before attending the Teaching Level Three CBLC retreat. Please contact info@mindfulnessassociation.net if you have any questions. Tutors: Kristine Janson and Jan Mayor Dates: 22nd- 27th…