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October 2019

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 20 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

Weekly Somatic Meditation Class in Brighton Sussex

November 7 @ 7:00 pm - December 12 @ 9:00 pm UTC+0
St Mary’s Church, 61 St James Street
Brighton, BN2 1PR United Kingdom
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£60 – £120 16 tickets left
Weekly class in Somatic Meditation in Brighton, Sussex

A weekly somatic meditation class in Brighton Alistair Appleton is back in Brighton this Winter, leading a 6 week introduction (or refresher) in the ground practices of somatic meditation.  This weekly somatic meditation class in Brighton will be on Thursday evenings from 7pm till 9pm for six weeks.  It's open to practitioners of all levels. Beginners are welcome. As are meditators who are intrigued by somatic meditation and would like to explore it.  Somatic Meditation can revolutionise our practice.  'Somatic meditation is…

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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 2 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 14 tickets left
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  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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Worried Minds, Peaceful Bodies: working with anxiety and panic

December 14 - December 15
London – Kagyu Samye Dzong Buddhist Centre, 15 Spa Rd
London, SE16 3SA United Kingdom
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£65 – £110 18 tickets left
Worried Minds, Peaceful Bodies at Spa Road, London, 14-15 December 2019

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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January 2020

Practicing Embodied Meditation in Edinburgh – Part 3

January 25, 2020 - January 26, 2020
Salisbury Centre Edinburgh, 2 Salisbury Road
Edinburgh, EH16 5AB United Kingdom
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£125
Embodied Meditation in Edinburgh January 2020

Alistair is back teaching embodied meditation in Edinburgh.  Following two sold-out courses in 2019,  Alistair Appleton is back in the Scottish capital running a third course on embodied meditation in Edinburgh. This is a consolidation of some of the work we have looked at in parts one and two.  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…

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February 2020

Tapping into Freedom: Meditation and Energy Psychology

February 22, 2020 - February 23, 2020
Cardiff Tibetan Buddhist Centre, 250 Cowbridge Road East
Cardiff, CF5 1GZ United Kingdom
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£65 – £110 18 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 Winter, 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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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 12 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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March 2020

Yorkshire Compassion Retreat – Loving All Our Parts

March 25, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - March 29, 2020 @ 1:00 pm UTC+0
Scarborough Samye Dzong, Londesborough Lodge, The Crescent
Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO11 2PW United Kingdom
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£100 – £190 3 tickets left
Yorkshire Compassion Retreat. March 2020

Alistair is back for a 4-day Yorkshire Compassion retreat Following last years Tender Heart retreat, Alistair is back to lead a 4-day Yorkshire Compassion retreat at Londesborough Lodge in Scarborough. The focus of this retreat is "Loving All Our Parts" - the somatic meditation of 'maitri'. This 4-day intensive practice course is designed to deepen the somatic path of the heart.  This Spring week will be a chance for meditators to experience the somatic path of the heart based on…

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July 2020

Holy Island Summer Retreat 2020: Sitting With The Body

July 4, 2020 - July 11, 2020
Holy Island, Lamlash Bay KA27 8GB United Kingdom
£250 10 tickets left
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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.   Sitting With the Body Meditation practice usually conjures…

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