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May 2018

INTRODUCTION TO BODY-BASED MEDITATION

May 19, 2018 - May 20, 2018
London – Kagyu Samye Dzong Buddhist Centre, 15 Spa Rd
London, SE16 3SA United Kingdom
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£60 – £100
somatic-meditation

In this weekend, Alistair is exploring practices of somatic or body-based meditation which gives us tools to release tension and learn to trust the inner wisdom of our bodies. Modern life and psychological stress leaves our corporeal selves locked in near-constant patterns of holding, contraction and defence. And tackling this with the thinking mind, scrunches things further. Drawing on his experience as a therapist and long-term meditator, Alistair welcomes meditators of any level to experience their practice in a more…

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September 2018

SITTING WITH THE FEELING: Exploring emotions in meditation

September 15, 2018 - September 16, 2018
London – Kagyu Samye Dzong Buddhist Centre, 15 Spa Rd
London, SE16 3SA United Kingdom
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£60 – £100

Drawing on his experience as a long-term practitioner, therapist and Buddhist, Alistair Appleton is leading a 2-day workshop for those interested in working more skilfully with their emotions. Many of us have the tendency to pathologise what we feel and beat ourselves up for the negative emotions that can spring up from nowhere. Working with the body as the safe container for our practice, Alistair is looking at ways of cultivating a more curious, compassionate and embodied dance with the…

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October 2018

THE TOPSY-TURVEY LOGIC OF TONGLEN

October 27, 2018 - October 28, 2018
London – Kagyu Samye Dzong Buddhist Centre, 15 Spa Rd
London, SE16 3SA United Kingdom
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£60 – £100

In this 2-day workshops, Alistair Appleton leads us through a very embodied engagement with this classic Buddhist practice. Most of us live by grabbing hold of what we want and pushing away the nasty bits of life, but tonglen turns this completely on its head: what happens if we welcome the negative and give away the good? Crazy as it sounds, practicing this from a strongly embodied and open-hearted place leads to long-lasting shifts in our experience of the world.…

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June 2019

Tapping into Freedom: Meditation and Energy Psychology

June 1 - June 2
London – Kagyu Samye Dzong Buddhist Centre, 15 Spa Rd
London, SE16 3SA United Kingdom
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£60 – £100

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 Summer, 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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