We are delighted that Paul has offered to lead a four week Mindfulness course as part of our Art and Craft of Meditation series.
Each session will contain guided mindfulness practice, practical hints and tips from original Buddhist teachings, as well as discussion and reflection. Sessions will be recorded and available on our website for home practice as well.
The course is suitable for those simply wishing to learn and experience a bit more about Mindfulness and its origins. It will be equally valuable for beginners who want to start a practice, or for more experienced practitioners who wish to enhance or deepen their practice.
Paul is basing his course on the Sattipatana Sutta – there’s an introduction here. And find the recordings of his teachings here (download by 20/03/19). And here is the 40 minute guidance of the first Satipatthana Sutta (foundation) by Joseph Goldstein .
“We have the power to look into our own minds, to recognise what harms us, and out of enormous self respect, we can learn to change the poison; we can learn to get rid of the neuroses.”
Ven Robina Courtin
Find out more about how Mindfulness practice sits within the various Buddhist traditions here
Paul has been a meditation teacher, facilitator and coach for over 25 years. In his earlier years he completed a 7 year foundation programme in Tibetan Buddhism. He is mbsr (Mindfulness Based stress reduction ) trained through Bangor University, is a teacher of Basic Buddhism, and is currently is studying Secular Mindfulness with Stephen Bachelor at the Bodhi College. Find out more
It will be more useful if you attend the whole course, as it follows a structure, but we appreciate that people may not be able to attend each session. Come when you can. Read more about meditation here
Paul will also be leading a retreat, related to this course in his group in Somerset. Details here
"It's not spectacular. It's not lights, music and bliss. But it will transform your life"
Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo