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Living Well to Die Well

This topic has interested me for some time. How do we live well and in the living well prepare ourselves to die well, support those that we love to die well and navigate our own process of bereavement when we lose a loved one? My own Buddhist practice of reflecting daily on the ‘Four thoughts…

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Membership Practice Weekend

You can join our Membership and our Membership Practice Weekend for just £10 Our Free Membership Practice weekend is coming up soon! on the 10-12th March, Enjoy a weekend with others, with a lovely balance of talks, teachings and guided mindfulness practice, it’s a great opportunity to revisit practices, and share time with our community…

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A Decolonial Approach

Introducing my PhD on Equity Diversity and Inclusion in Mindfulness: A Decolonial Approach By Josetta (they/them) Introduction: what am I doing?! Welcome to my first Mindfulness Association (MA) blog in which I introduce myself and my new PhD on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in Mindfulness. It’s a part-time project alongside my equally soul-satisfying work…

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January Blues

At this time of year, after the festivities of the year end, dark nights and spring being a while away, we can feel a bit low. One way to address this is to spend some time reflecting on activities that raise our mood and activities that lower our mood. Then get a blank piece of…

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In-Depth Mindfulness Level 1: Being Present (Parts 2-4)

This is the second part to our Level 1: Being Present Mindfulness Training. You can attend this if you have completed a first weekend of Mindfulness, or the first module of a Level 1 evening course or an alternative weekend, like Mindfulness in Nature. Location: at Samye Ling, Dumfriesshire, Scotland or online via Zoom If you…

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A New Start?

Often in January we get a sense of a new year, a new start and set some New Years’ resolutions – drink less alcohol, eat more fruit and veg, get more sleep, be more active, etc. Sometimes these resolutions last, but often not. We lapse, relapse and give up. What is becoming clearer from psychological…

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Kindling Contentment

For some reason, I vividly remember a conversation I had with a friend when I was about 16 years old, where we discussed contentment. Tevredenheid in Dutch, and considering that word now, I can still taste the flavour of contempt we had for it. “Who would be satisfied with that?!” we wondered out loud. Wouldn’t it…

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Poetry for Mindfulness and Compassion Weekend

Poetry can reach within us and remind us of our potential to awaken. Mindfulness can clear a space to enable us to receive and digest the wisdom in a poem and poetry has a special power to reach the heart. What a marvellous combination! Receiving poetry into our meditation practice may offer comfort, open the…