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      Thursday Evening Mastering Meditation Classes in Orpington in Enfield


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      April 25, 2019

      Thursday   8:00 PM (on various days)

      39 London Road
      Enfield, Enfield EN2 6DS

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      Thursday Evening Mastering Meditation Classes in Orpington

      Join us for our Mastering Meditation programme at venues in Bromley, Beckenham and Orpington in January and February of 2019. The series will be run at all venues each week so if you miss one you can attend at another venue. If you miss them all then you can catch up by listening to a recording of one of the previous week's classes free of charge on our 'more than just mindfulness' podcast.The focus is on practical experience backed up with all the information you need to understand the why and how of meditation, and not just the what.***Training Classes****Week commencing*7th Jan - Meditation. What is it, why would I want it and how do I get it?14th Jan - Meditation and the busy mind21st Jan - Meditation and stress28th Jan - Meditation and mindfulness4th Feb - Meditation and focus11th Feb - Too busy to meditate18th Feb - Meditation and relaxation25th Feb - Meditation and fatigue***Content***The mini-series introduces the most effective meditation training techniques. The classes are packed with real-life examples. There is personal guidance and support, combined with the latest tools and techniques. The training will equip you with the tools and techniques you need to build a sustainable meditation practice.About the Mastering Meditation ProgrammeThe 8 classes are run in conjunction with the 8 Easy Steps to Mastering Meditation Day-Retreat held on January 13 at The Mansion in Beckenham Place Park. The Day-Retreat can be attended separately or while attending the classes. For details of the day-retreat, see the 8 steps to Mastering meditation Day-Retreat event.***Robert on Meditation***Meditation is officially hard. Every article in the press on meditation says this. If you’ve tried to meditate, you will have experienced the busy mind that meditators call the Monkey Mind. For most new meditators, the monkey mind becomes a frustrating experience as our modern expectations arise as we learn these ancient techniques.I have personally experienced this. When I first learned to meditate, I was taught in the traditional way which actually makes meditation an unsatisfactory experience for many new meditators. It soon just becomes yet another chore that we ‘must do’ because it will be good for us. We can then struggle to fit in our meditation classes alongside, work, commuting, family, exercise, socialising, time off and so-on. Meditation rarely wins this competition for our time and attention. It just becomes yet another thing to do.My 30 years of experience meditating and my five years of experience teaching meditation in person to over 5,000 students in 600 courses and over a thousand classes has helped me to discover how people can learn to meditate most easily.I can teach you how to avoid all of the usual distractions, dead ends and pitfalls. They are all things that I, and most meditators, experienced not because that is how meditation is, but because that is how it is taught and that is how our modern minds try to interpret it..My goal is for you to build and maintain a sustainable practice.You can learn, by attending this mini-series, how to find and build a sustainable practice which will help you learn how to cope with the challenges of our increasingly frantic and overwhelming lives.You’ll learn the skills to:- Reduce unhelpful thoughts and uncomfortable emotions- Increase your well-being and happiness- Intervene in your personal stress- Regulate your emotions so they are proportional to your experience.- Learn how to reduce the impact of difficult experiencesWhat you will get from the training- A weekly free podcast to listen to- Intensive in-person training- Key meditation and mindfulness practices- Stress management skills- Emotional resilience techniques- Supporting information- References to online video clips- Book recommendations- Access to guided online meditation MP3s- Supported homework for a month after the retreat- References to e-book recommendations, scientific papers, news articles, literature and references- A springboard for your personal development or further study- Membership of the Bromley Mindfulness student community which is an active community of engaged students that meets after most of our events and runs social events of all sorts over the course of the year.

      Categories: Religion & Spirituality

      This event repeats on various days: May 23, May 30, Jun 6

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.