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March 2019

YORKSHIRE TENDER HEART RETREAT

March 27 - March 31
Scarborough Samye Dzong, Londesborough Lodge, The Crescent
Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO11 2PW United Kingdom
£95 – £150 Sold out

Alistair is back in Yorkshire for a 4-day Tender Heart retreat Following the wonderful weekend course in March 2017, Alistair is back in Yorkshire to lead a 4-day retreat at Londesborough Lodge. This course is looking to 'tenderise' our hearts- so that we can work skilfully with our own emotions and - most importantly - with the humans and beings we come into contact with in our life.  A deepening retreat exploring the somatic path of the heart This Spring…

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May 2019

Introduction to Embodied Meditation in Edinburgh – Part 2

May 4 - May 5
Salisbury Centre Edinburgh, 2 Salisbury Road
Edinburgh, EH16 5AB United Kingdom
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£55 – £95 Sold out

Alistair is back teaching embodied meditation in Edinburgh.  Following the wonderful energy of our first gathering at the Salisbury Centre in February, Alistair Appleton is back in the Scottish capital running a second course on embodied meditation in Edinburgh.  Based on his work as psychotherapist and his studies with the American Dharma teacher, Reggie Ray, Alistair is leading a further weekend exploring the field of 'embodied meditation'. It will be suitable for all levels: beginners or practitioners wanting to explore…

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June 2019

Tapping into Freedom: Meditation and Energy Psychology

June 1 - June 2
London – Kagyu Samye Dzong Buddhist Centre, 15 Spa Rd
London, SE16 3SA United Kingdom
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£60 – £100 27 tickets left

An introduction to Meditation and Energy Psychology Energy psychology is the name given to therapeutic tapping techniques like EFT, AIT and EMDR. For example, EMDR is a NICE approved treatment for trauma.  This Summer, Alistair Appleton is giving a weekend introduction to how these techniques work together with somatic meditation. For more than 10 years, Alistair has used tapping with his therapy clients to untie the knots of their bodily trauma. On a personal level, he also consistently used tapping…

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July 2019

Summer Meditation Retreat 2019: The Body is the Ground

July 6 - July 13
Holy Island, Lamlash Bay KA27 8GB United Kingdom + Google Map
£250 1 ticket left
HI Mindsprings July Retreat 2019

Our annual Summer retreat on Holy Island for beginners Mindsprings summer meditation retreat on Holy Island is aimed at anyone who is looking to explore practice in a more body-based way. Taught by Alistair Appleton and  Kirsty Davidson. Suitable for practiced meditators and complete beginners alike, the 7 -retreat is a chance to visit meditation afresh in the beautiful natural surrounding of this car-free Scottish island, enjoy delicious food and make new friends.   Connecting with the body, connecting with the World…

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August 2019

Worried Minds, Peaceful Bodies: working with anxiety and panic

August 31 - September 1
London – Kagyu Samye Dzong Buddhist Centre, 15 Spa Rd
London, SE16 3SA United Kingdom
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£60 – £100 24 tickets left

The importance of working with anxiety and panic  So many modern people live in an almost constant state of anxiety. We might be conscious of it: in panic attacks, anxious moods, obsessive worry or phobias. Or we might be unconscious of it: compulsive busyness, addictions, self-criticism or grandiosity. Anxiety and the avoidance of anxiety is at the root of a whole host of mental disturbances. But shockingly, few of us know sensible ways of working with anxiety and panic.  Effective…

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September 2019

An Introduction to Embodied Meditation in Ireland

September 7 - September 8
Sanctuary Dublin, The Sanctuary, Stanhope Street,
Dublin 7, Ireland
£85 – £125 18 tickets left

Alistair is teaching embodied meditation in Ireland.  After a 2 year break, Alistair Appleton is back in Dublin to teach a weekend exploring Embodied Meditation in Ireland. Based on his work as psychotherapist and his studies with the American Dharma teacher, Reggie Ray, Alistair is leading a 2-day introduction to the field of 'embodied meditation'. It will be suitable for all levels: beginners or practitioners wanting to explore this new paradigm of meditation.  The feeling  of bodily well-being can be…

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October 2019

Maitri: Holy Island Compassion Retreat 2019

October 5 - October 12
Holy Island, Lamlash Bay KA27 8GB United Kingdom + Google Map
£250 24 tickets left
compassion retreat on Holy Island Oct 2019

Our annual Compassion retreat on Holy Island  This autumn’s Mindsprings retreat on Holy Island is again looking at the subject of compassion - focusing particularly on the experience of loving our complete Self. Taught by Alistair Appleton and  Kirsty Davidson. This retreat is a more intensive practice opportunity for experienced somatic practitioners. It allows us to go much more deeply into the practices and enjoy longer periods of silence with less need for teaching. You need to have experience of a Mindsprings…

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Maitri: the Buddhist practice of self-acceptance

October 26 - October 27
London – Kagyu Samye Dzong Buddhist Centre, 15 Spa Rd
London, SE16 3SA United Kingdom
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£60 – £100 28 tickets left

What is maitri?  The Buddhist conception of compassion is profound. On one level there is a strong drive to let go of 'self' and put others first. But, before we can truly do that we need profound self-acceptance. Otherwise we might waste our life-energy in self-hatred. Or worse still,  our 'compassion' will be eaten up in unconscious agendas.  This is why the practice of 'maitri' or self-acceptance is central to what Buddhists call bodhicitta or the awakening heart. We have…

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