5-7 July 2024 at Samye Ling, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Please book your accommodation and meals for the weekend directly with Samye Ling by emailing bookings@samyeling.org. They will need to know the dates that you would like to stay, what room you would like (please click here to see the room types and prices), your name, and the…


Naturally Being Meditation Weekend (Samye Ling & Online)

with Jacky Seery and Mike Pratt This weekend can be attended in person at Samye Ling or Online Weekend: Friday 26th April – Sunday 28th April This mindfulness-based meditation weekend is open to anyone with a mindfulness meditation practice who would like to develop confidence in their practice. The weekend will be responsive to the…

ancient practice for modern times

Ancient Practice for Modern Times

Mindfulness in Different Spiritual Traditions Here at the Mindfulness Association, our courses are based on concepts and practices derived from Buddhism. Our courses are experiential and evidence-based,  drawing on psychological evidence and research. They do not require participants to subscribe to any religious or spiritual belief systems. However, some people do find a spiritual aspect…


Mindfulness Level 1 – Parts 2-4

This is the introduction to our Level 1: Being Present Mindfulness Training taught on a Tuesday evening. It can be taken in isolation as a retreat or a refresher for those already with a Mindfulness practice or is a perfect way to begin a Mindfulness journey.  After the first part you can choose to continue to complete the course over three further parts taught weekly.

Mindfulness Meets Mystical Poetry

Mindfulness Meets Mystical Poetry

I’ve been contemplating the question – how does poetry deepen our practice? I want to share with you something a friend said to me recently. She had been reading poetry mindfully and subsequently, when she did the bodyscan, she experienced her body in a very fresh and free way. She, like most of us, had…


The Benefits of Mindfulness

Mindfulness, which is the practice of intentionally bringing one’s attention to the present moment without judgment, has been shown to offer numerous benefits for individuals. Here are some of the key benefits of mindfulness:   Stress reduction: Mindfulness helps to reduce stress by allowing individuals to observe their thoughts and emotions without becoming overwhelmed or…

Mindfulness, Qigong & Yoga Retreat Weekend

Mindfulness, Qigong & Yoga Retreat Weekend

How participants feel they have benefited from this course Mindfulness, Qigong & Yoga Retreat Weekend at Samye Ling or Online. This weekend is now fully booked, to be added to the waiting list please contact info@mindfulnessassociation.net As we get older many of us can get stuck in old habits, such as neglecting self-care, not getting…