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July 2020

Holy Island Summer Retreat 2020: Sitting With The Body

July 4 - July 11
Holy Island, Lamlash Bay KA27 8GB United Kingdom

It's with great sadness that we pass on the news that our Summer retreat on Holy Island is being cancelled because of Covid-19. The Island is shut for the foreseeable future until Rokpa (the trustees) decide what is the best path.  It's a great shame and I will be contacting those who have booked to see what happens next.  There are basically two options:  to roll your booking forward to the course next year (it's the same week, 3-11th July…

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August 2020

The Somatic Path through Anxiety and Panic – CANCELLED

August 29 - August 30
London – Kagyu Samye Dzong Buddhist Centre, 15 Spa Rd
London, SE16 3SA United Kingdom
£60 – £120 28 tickets left

Unfortunately, due to the Covid Crisis, the course at Spa Road will not be taking place this August.  However, the material that we would have covered is now available in an expanded form for online study.  The two online courses "Mastering the Monsters of Anxiety" and "Transforming the Trigger Thoughts” are available for immediate access on the the Mindsprings School site.  Apologies for not being there in person in August but I hope that the online material will prove as…

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October 2020

Autumn Retreat: Compassion, the Great Connector

October 3 - October 10
Holy Island, Lamlash Bay KA27 8GB United Kingdom + Google Map
£250 7 tickets left

Our annual Compassion retreat on Holy Island  This autumn’s Mindsprings retreat on Holy Island is again looking at the subject of compassion - this year completing our exploration by moving from maitri (loving self) to karuna or compassion (loving the 'other').  Held by Alistair Appleton, Jenny White and   Kirsty Davidson Every Autumn we create a space for people who have been practising with Mindsprings for a while to come together and go deeper into this heart-opening work. This retreat is a…

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November 2020

Loving from the Open Field – Somatic Compassion

November 14 - November 15
London – Kagyu Samye Dzong Buddhist Centre, 15 Spa Rd
London, SE16 3SA United Kingdom
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£60 – £120 28 tickets left

Somatic Compassion is effortless Many of us, especially Buddhist practitioners, feel that we need to work at being compassionate. Subtly or not a sense of effort and tension creeps into our loving. Shoulds and shouldn't start popping up.  Exploring the Buddhist path of compassion or 'awakening heart', Alistair Appleton reconnected to the effortless quality of truly embodied or 'somatic' loving. He draws on the teaching of Chögyam Trungpa who makes a distinction between 'maitri'  (appreciation of self) and 'karuna /compassion'…

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