Becoming Bulletproof: Emotional Resilience
Join us in January 2021 for a 5-week course on cultivating Emotional Resilience.
Life has its ups and downs, and for many, even an ordinary day can lead to one emotional rollercoaster after another. Being unable to regulate our emotions and having sudden changes in mood can leave us feeling mentally and physically exhausted and with a desire to escape or run away.
Our emotions are important – they shape our experience of our reality. They can be wonderful, and they can be unbearable. Sometimes we want to hold on to them forever, and other times we want rid of them. Whatever the experience, for most of us, emotions seem beyond our control, as if they happen to us, and we have no say in whether they stay or go.
Our ‘Becoming Bulletproof: Emotional Resilience’ program is all about cultivating a profound sense of mental and emotional balance. It’s not about suppressing negative emotions, but about learning to experience and govern our emotions in a healthy, dynamic way.
During this 5-week course, drawing on practical experience of meditation, psychology, and Buddhist wisdom, we will cultivate the ability of the mind and body to maintain equilibrium and flexibility in the face of challenge and change. Meditation will help us to deepen our understanding of emotions, and discover the ability to regulate our emotional responses. Cultivating this emotional balance will promote physical health, and will be a prerequisite for enhancing personal wellbeing and growth.
Meditation is, very simply put, about developing exceptional mental health and wellbeing and experiencing the genuine wellbeing that comes from having a wonderfully balanced and healthy mind.
– B. Alan Wallace
About the course
This course will consist of 5 x 1.5hr sessions, delivered Live via Google Meet on Tuesdays, 7-8.30pm from Tuesday, 5 January 2021 to Tuesday, 2 February 2021.
We encourage you to attend all sessions live, to get the most out of the course and the discussion sessions.
The sessions are a mixture of dharma talks, guided meditations, meditation tips, and group discussion.
There is no need to prepare anything special – just find a quiet, comfortable place where you will not be disturbed.
✔ 5 sessions with retreat leader, David Johnson
✔ Simple, relaxing guided meditations which are easy to follow and can be practiced at home.
✔ Dharma talks – exploring Buddhist psychology and teachings on emotional resilience.
✔ A chance to discuss with others and ask questions
✔ Access to an exclusive Facebook Group for support and interaction with the Sangha.
✔ Lifetime access to the 5-week course online
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Prices & Booking
Pre-booking is essential.
Standard Rate – Suggested donation is £30 for the full course (£6 per week). All proceeds go towards the development of future programs and our vision for The Samadhi Retreat Centre. Teachers do not receive any payment for leading group retreats at Samadhi.
NHS Workers – We are pleased to offer a £10 discount for NHS workers. Please choose the NHS Workers option below. Please note, we may contact you for evidence of your ID badge.
We believe that no-one should be excluded because of low income. Please contact us here if you would like to apply for a funded place. If you would like to support our vision of making these teachings as accessible as possible, please consider making a donation, supporting future groups, events & retreats. Interested to know why there is a charge for this event and what happens to profits? Read here.
David JohnsonContemplative, Meditator, Founder of SamadhiDavid (also known as Dassetu, in Pali simply meaning ‘one who points out or shows’) is an experienced contemplative and meditator who has studied the mind, meditation, and Buddhism for several years. David has taught classes and workshops internationally. His teachings and retreats are clear and practical, with a warm, pragmatic and humorous approach. Coming from his own experience, he wishes to help people access the meditations and practices which have transformed his and others lives for generations.