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MSc Mindfulness Online Open Evening 7pm

Master’s Degree in Mindfulness online open evening Join us! Have you been thinking about the part time Master’s degree MSc Studies in Mindfulness? We are holding an open evening on 11 July at 7pm for anyone who is interested in learning more about the ‘Studies in Mindfulness’ Masters degree at the University of Aberdeen. People…

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Last Echo – Poem by Navin Arora

Felt really quite excited as I headed to Samye Ling for the Mindfulness Association reunion weekend. Even the jarring potholes didn’t dampen my spirits!But I struggled…Unable to get into the practices. The inner critic was on full volume. By the Saturday morning coffee break I was ready to give up and go home. So I…

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Secular Mindfulness

Secular mindfulness began in the clinical realm with Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), which was developed in the early 1980s by John Kabat-Zinn in the US for people experiencing chronic health conditions. This inspired the development of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) in the mid-1990s by Mark Williams and others within the UK as an…

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Living Without Regret

I did the members teaching this week on this topic of living without regret. To prepare for it I looked at some research on this topic. Research by Gilovich et al (1995) looks into what people regret most in their lives and why, and indicates that mistaken actions generate more regret in the short term,…

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Mindfulness, Qigong & Yoga Retreat Weekend

How participants feel they have benefited from this course Mindfulness, Qigong & Yoga Retreat Weekend at Samye Ling or Online. As we get older many of us can get stuck in old habits, such as neglecting self-care, not getting enough good quality sleep and forgetting to move in ways that maintain our strength, balance and…

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Which Path of Meditation?

Here at the Mindfulness Association we offer a long term systematic training in meditation that moves through practices for cultivating mindfulness, compassion, insight and wisdom. As we do this we don’t leave the previous practices behind but they form a foundation for future practices and also provide a rich collection of practices to revisit whenever…