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November 2018

A Meditative Approach to Anxiety in Edinburgh

November 24 - November 25
Edinburgh Samye Dzong, Kagyu Samye Dzong Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Centre, 25 Bernard Street
Edinburgh, EH6 6SH United Kingdom
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£50 – £90 Sold out

What this course is about This November we're exploring the meditative approach to anxiety in Edinburgh. Anxiety is a ubiquitous human experience. And part of the reason it's so problematic is that we demonise it and don't know what to do with it. It helps if we understand how anxiety works in our bodies and develop embodied tools to tolerate it. And embodied meditation gives us exactly that framework. We can learn to have a different relationship with anxiety.  The…

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March 2019

PUBLIC TALK: Can you be a Buddhist and have a Self?

March 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+0
Cardiff Tibetan Buddhist Centre, 250 Cowbridge Road East
Cardiff, CF5 1GZ United Kingdom
Free 1 ticket left

A fund-raising public talk at the Cardiff Buddhist Centre Alistair is back in 2019 to give a public lecture at the Cardiff Centre on Cowbridge Road. And he's tackling one of the most fascinating and mind-boggling issues of Buddhism. If there is no self what is existing in the here-and-now? Buddhist "no-self" and the neural magnificence of the brain Alistair works as a psychotherapist and is especially interested in the physiological underpinnings of our emotions and behaviours. The great explosion…

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Cardiff Meditation Weekend – Mindful Togetherness

March 9, 2019 - March 10, 2019
Cardiff Tibetan Buddhist Centre, 250 Cowbridge Road East
Cardiff, CF5 1GZ United Kingdom
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£55 – £95 19 tickets left

Alistair is back for a Cardiff Meditation Weekend looking at relationships.  At the end of each Winter, Alistair Appleton comes to Wales to teach a Cardiff meditation weekend. These popular courses look at how we can use meditation to impact our every day life. And this year Alistair is exploring relationships.  Often Buddhist theory can focus on the solitary aspects of existence. This is a relic of meditation's origins in solitary practice or monastic settings. But as a therapist and…

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March 27, 2019 - March 30, 2019
Scarborough Samye Dzong, Londesborough Lodge, The Crescent
Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO11 2PW United Kingdom
£95 – £150 17 tickets left

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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July 2019

Summer Meditation Retreat 2019: The Body is the Ground

July 6, 2019 - July 13, 2019
Holy Island, Lamlash Bay KA27 8GB United Kingdom + Google Map
£250 28 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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October 2019

Maitri: Holy Island Compassion Retreat 2019

October 5, 2019 - October 12, 2019
Holy Island, Lamlash Bay KA27 8GB United Kingdom + Google Map
£250 29 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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