2017 Programme

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All Programmes:

Mindfulness Meditation WEEKEND RESIDENTIAL

Description:

Mindfulness is the practice of moment to moment non judgemental awareness. It is a particular way of paying attention to what’s happening in our bodies, hearts and minds, and in the world around us with friendliness, interest and curiosity. Based on ancient Buddhist teachings, today the wisdom of mindfulness can be applied to enrich and enliven all aspects of our lives, and to all ages.  It is the art of paying attention and engaging with our lives in meaningful, compassionate and non-judgmental ways. Its practice and training develops our innate capacity to find peace and contentment in a busy, ever changing world. It teaches how to pay attention, be more present and respond rather than react to life. In learning to live more fully in the present moment we cultivate greater attention, concentration and clarity of mind. We also develop beautiful qualities of heart such as peace, contentment and appreciation.  The art of mindfulness supports us in developing both self awareness and compassion. We learn to respond rather than react to the challenges of our lives. Mindfulness is an embodied and empowering practice of reconnecting to our own innate resources and wisdom.

This weekend will draw from the teachings of western insight meditation, the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh and the embodied mindful movement practice of Open floor.

Participants will be guided through formal practices of sitting, walking and movement meditation. With the support of silence, throughout the weekend you are invited to bring an attentive and friendly wakefulness to each moment of your experience, both on and off the cushion. No previous experience is required, just bring a curiosity snd willingness to taste and explore the practice. There will be opportunity throughout for questions, reflection and enquiry with Paula.

Discover techniques that will help you find greater focus, efficiency and precision in what you do. When your attention is steady, your mind is also. Learn effective relaxation and meditative practices that will support your ability to be more present, more awake. Some of the benefits of these simple practices help bring about deeper connection with others, increased enjoyment in the wonder and richness of life and a renewed openness to the spiritual dimension of life. Learn how mindfulness helps us become more aware that kindness, empathy and joy are available within our own being.

Participants will be guided through formal practices of sitting, walking and movement meditation. With the support of silence, throughout the weekend you are invited to bring an attentive and friendly wakefulness to each moment of your experience, both on and off the cushion. No previous experience is required, just bring a curiosity snd willingness to taste and explore the practice. There will be opportunity throughout for questions, reflection and enquiry with the facilitator.  This weekend is suitable for both beginners and those wanting to deepen their practice.

 

Based on ancient Buddhist teachings, today the wisdom of mindfulness can be applied to enrich and enliven all aspects of our lives, and to all ages.

In learning to live more fully in the present moment we cultivate greater attention, concentration and clarity of mind. We also develop beautiful qualities of heart such as peace, contentment and appreciation.

The art of mindfulness supports us in developing both self awareness and compassion. We learn to respond rather than react to the challenges of our lives. Mindfulness is an embodied and empowering practice of reconnecting to our own innate resources and wisdom.

During this retreat Paula will draw from the teachings of western insight meditation, the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh and the embodied mindful movement practice of Open floor. This weekend retreat will largely be held in silence with opportunity with questions throughout and reflections before closing.

Retreat ends at 2.30pm. Please bring a yoga mats, cushion for meditation and blanket.

Facilitator:

Dr. 
Paula
 Martin 
is
 a
 qualified
 General
 Practitioner
 and
 mindfulness 
facilitator.
  Paula
 has 
trained 
in 
Mindfulness
 Based
 Stress 
Reduction 
at
 the 
Centre 
for 
Mindfulness
in
 Medicine,
 Healthcare 
and
 Society,
 at
 the
 University 
of
 Massachusetts.
  Paula 
also
 completed
 a 
one
 year
 post 
graduate 
training 
in
 Mindfulness
 Based
 Approaches 
at
 the
 Centre
 for
 Mindfulness
 Research 
and 
Practice,
 University 
of
 Bangor,
 Wales.
  Paula
 is 
a
 qualified 
yoga
 instructor and 
has
been 
teaching
 mindfulness 
in 
 hospitals
 and 
medical 
education
 for 
the
 past 
5
years.
  Some
recent
projects
include
: working
 with 
the 
Irish 
College 
of
 Psychiatry 
and
 teaching
 mindfulness 
in
 the
 Medical 
Faculty 
at 
Trinity
 College 
Dublin.

LocationWilderness Lodge, Glenmalure, Co. Wicklow.

Timing: Workshop runs from Friday evening, including dinner and evening session, until Sunday late afternoon.

Lodging: Rooms are shared accommodation as double (2 person) and quad (4 person) occupancy. A few single rooms are also available on a first come first served basis. Rooms are self catering with ensuite toilet w/shower and private entrance.

Cost: € 345 Single, € 295 Double shared, € 275 Quad shared. Payments accepted via PayPal (includes service charge, bank transfer (inquire for bank details) or cheque (mailed to Chrysalis, P.O. Box 28, Greystones, Co. Wicklow).  Please note: As space is limited at our residential events, payment is required to confirm registration.

Food: Vegetarian food prepared by The Happy Pear


Start Date:

October 13, 2017

End Date:
October 15, 2017

If payment is by cash, cheque or money order please ignore the booking fee of EUR3.50

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