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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 4 tickets 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 31 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 are 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 7 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 7 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 46 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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November 2019

Reducing Anxiety in Brussels with Somatic Meditation

November 9 - November 10
Brussels Samye Dzong, 33, rue Capouillet
Brussels, 1060 Belgium
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£60 – £100 25 tickets left

Reducing anxiety with somatic meditation in Brussels.  Alistair is coming to Brussels to teach his powerful weekend for reducing anxiety using somatic meditation 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 are at the root of a whole host of mental disturbances.…

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December 2019

Introduction to Somatic Meditation in the Netherlands

December 7 - December 8
Cordium, De Ruyterstraat 65
Nijmegen, 6512 GB Netherlands
£80 – £130 21 tickets left
River-view-Nijemegen

  Alistair is teaching somatic meditation in the Netherlands.  Alistair Appleton is delighted to be teaching for the first time in Nijmegen this December, running a weekend exploring Somatic Meditation in the Netherlands. 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…

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February 2020

Introduction to Embodied Meditation in Stockholm, Sweden

February 29, 2020 @ 10:00 am - March 1, 2020 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0
Halsans Hus, Stockholm, Fjällgatan 23 B
Stockholm, 116 28 Sweden
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£80 – £145 18 tickets left

Alistair is teaching embodied meditation in Stockholm, Sweden. For the first time, Alistair Appleton is coming to teach his popular course in embodied meditation in Stockholm, Sweden. 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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