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: Wednesday 24th of July Length: 6 weeks Time: 10.00 am OR 6.30 pm Teacher: Mataji Location: 6A Main St Blackburn
24th July - 2nd August
25th October - 28th November
Learn Still-Mind Meditation and Mindfulness
Find out ways to keep yourself steady in awareness rather than reaction - learn the methods of still-mind meditation, and mindfulness in every day life. 6 week program. Morning session at 10.00am or evening session at 6.30pm
Learn Resilience Flexibility and Problem solving
A two-part, 8 week program that gives you insight into why we are un-resilient and problem-maintaining, and the means to make a difference. 10.00 am - 12.30 pm or 6.30 pm -9.00 pm
A 3 hour still mind meditation. Easier than you think, and the time flies by! Change position whenever you feel the need. Note Precautions
Stillness Meditation Retreat at Bendigo
Meditation retreat focusing on outcomes of meditation. Friday 6th - Sunday 8th September, at Axedale near Bendigo. Places limited
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