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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
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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, 2-10th July…

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August 2020

The Somatic Path through Anxiety and Panic

August 29 - August 30
London – Kagyu Samye Dzong Buddhist Centre, 15 Spa Rd
London, SE16 3SA United Kingdom
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£60 – £120 28 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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October 2020

Autumn Retreat: Compassion, the Great Connector

October 3 - October 10
Holy Island, Lamlash Bay KA27 8GB United Kingdom + Google Map
£250 8 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 30 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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