During this series, we will explore the theory and practice of the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, the methods the Buddha called ‘the direct path to enlightenment.’ These simple but powerful ways of utilising mindfulness will allow anyone, regardless of background, to achieve genuine happiness and freedom from suffering.
During this in-depth weekend retreat, we will gain experience of shamatha, vipashyana, and the union of the two – the direct route to overcoming our bad habits of mind and severing the root of suffering, following the Buddha’s own journey in mindfulness. Come and soothe the body, heal the mind, restore balance, and cultivate insight.
During this course, Buddhist teacher, David Johnson, will offer teachings on The Three Poisons–ignorance, attachment, and aversion–the source of our negative mental states and the root from which all unskillful or harmful actions spring.
Join us for our 5-week ‘Becoming Bulletproof: Emotional Resilience’ course – all about cultivating a profound sense of mental and emotional balance and learning to experience and govern our emotions in a healthy, dynamic way.
Free online guided meditation group every Sunday. These sessions include a guided meditation, a short talk on our practice of the week, and some time for group discussion. There is no need to commit to every week, you can drop-in whenever you wish.
During this day retreat we will explore in theory and practice a range of methods for developing meditative quiescence, or shamatha – an extraordinary state of mental and physical balance which unlocks the full power of the mind.
During this day retreat, we will be cultivating our heart and minds through the practices of The Four Immeasurables. These practices open the heart and bring joy into our lives, countering any imbalances in the way we view ourself, and deepening our relationships with others.
Take a break and join us for a refreshing and relaxing day retreat. Whether you are working too hard, dealing with stress, or simply need some time to pause from the pressures of everyday life, this soothing day retreat will help you on your way to developing exceptional mental health and wellbeing and experience the genuine wellbeing that comes from having a wonderfully balanced and healthy mind.
Have you ever wondered whether you were using the words mindfulness or meditation correctly? It’s no surprise as there is a lot of confusion over the terms mindfulness and meditation, with some people using them interchangeably, and some people using the term mindfulness meditation. Because of this, one thing people often ask is: are mindfulness and meditation the same thing?