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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 24 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 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 47 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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