Mindfulness has also been called “awareness”, or “witness consciousness”. These are traditional ways of describing an aspect of meditation that is about observing the mind while it is active, observing the mind creating its sense of self and others while it is actually doing it. From meditation, we recognise that thoughts are not facts, and so the thought-constructed ideas of who we are, and what others are like, have a fanciful element in them. Through mindfulness we recognise that judgments and reactions based on our thoughts and opinions only spoil our lives and relationships.
Sitting in a Mindfulness and Resilience group is a very safe and supportive place to venture into mindful awareness and mindful exploration of our reactions and judgments. We develop a more flexible, more robust capacity to deal with whatever our situation happens to be. We also become more resilient. If you wish, you may take the Learn Resilience course - Mindfulness and Resilience go hand in hand!
Starts: Monday 12th February or Tuesday 13th February
Length: First term 6 weeks, other terms 8 weeks Time: Evening Group 6.30 pm Mondays, morning group 11.30 amTuesdays Teacher: Mataji Location: Monday 6.30 pm at 6A Main St Blackburn ; Tuesday 11.30 am at 1/6 The Highway Mt Waverley
The program is continuous through the year, though with term breaks
Monday: 12th February - 26th March excluding Easter Monday / Tuesday: 13th February - 20th March
Monday: 16th April - 4th June / Tuesday: 17th April - 5th June
Monday: 23rd July - 10th September / Tuesday: 24th July - 11th September
Monday: 12th October - 10th December Excluding Cup Eve / Tuesday: 13th October - 11th December Excluding Cup Day
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