Mindfulness is an awareness that comes with being in the present moment, neither locked in the past nor anxious about the future, simply happy with where we are at this present moment – as the Buddha taught.
Monthly Practice ‘Sits’: These are held on the Second Sunday of every month from 10.00-11.30 and offer an opportunity to practice within a group that is facilitated by a Mindfulness Association tutor. A donation of 10/15 euro is suggested. (The ‘sit’ time will be 6.00-7.30 pm when there is a course or visiting teacher- check the Events page for updates). 2017 Dates as follows: Feb 12th, Mar 12th, Apr 9th, May 14th, June 11th (no sit July/Aug), Sept 10th, Oct 8th, Nov 12th, Dec 10th
Silent Practice Days: These silent practice days, 10.00-3.30, are held on a regular basis, also on a Second Sunday, continuing on from the ‘monthly sit’ time of 10.00-11.30. (It is possible to attend until 11.30 only). They offer an opportunity to deepen and consolidate your practice within a group setting which is hosted by a Mindfulness Association tutor. Please bring lunch to share. A donation of 25/30 euro is suggested. 2017 Dates as follows: March 12th, June 11th and December 10th.
Mindfulness Based Living Course (MBLC)
‘A Mindfulness Journey’
Mindfulness is an inherent capacity we all have to be aware of our present moment experience in a kind and non-judgmental way. This course will take you on a step by step experiential journey of Mindfulness in a secular context with a view to integrating it into your everyday life. Cultivating the skills of Mindfulness help us live more consciously and lead happier and healthier lives. It enables us to access inner resources to support us with the challenges we all meet as we live our lives. It has been proven to reduce stress, improve mental and physical health, enhance relationships, aid sleep and boost vitality.
This course has been developed by Rob Nairn, a world-renowed Mindfulness teacher and the Mindfulness Association. It provides a map from which to explore our minds with kindness and curiosity. At heart it is about discovering our potential and flourishing in our lives.
The course runs for 8 weeks and also includes a day of practice. Each week builds on the previous week moving through the following themes;
- Start where we are.
- The body as a place to stay present.
- Introducing mindfulness support.
- Working with distraction.
- Exploring the undercurrent and the attitude of the observer.
- Cultivating self-acceptance
- A Mindfulness Based life
A course manual and audios of the practices are included. Email or phone support is available from the tutor and reading is recommended. It is for anyone beginning their journey or for those who wish to deepen their practice. Places are limited.
Course Dates Thursday Sept 28, Oct 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov 2, 9 & 16, Dec 7 from 7.30-9.45
Practice Day-Saturday November 4th from 10.00-3.30
Free Introductory Eve Thursday Sept 12 from 7.30-8.45
Course Cost 275 euro & concessions are available to participants including those who have done the MBSR, MBCT or any other recognised training.
Course Tutor Suzanne Mulqueen holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Mindfulness from the University of Aberdeen and has been certified by and is affiliated to the Mindfulness Association (www. Mindfulnessassociation.org). Suzanne adheres to the good practice guidelines and it is her own experience of the transformational power of Mindfulness which motivates her to teach.
Info & Booking S_Mulqueen@hotmail.com Tel 087 235 8946
The Mindfulness Association is a member of the UK Network of Mindfulness Based Teacher Training Organisations. All the tutors in KSD Dublin adhere to the Good Practice Guidelines for Teachers.
*The Mindfulness Association (MA) (www.mindfulnessassociation.net) is a non-profit making organisation based in the UK whose objective is to offer high quality secular courses in Mindfulness, Compassion and Insight. The MA works with the University of Aberdeen in the delivery of the Masters Programme in Mindfulness Studies, the first of its kind to include and foreground the teaching of compassion in its curriculum.
The MA is a member of the UK Network of Mindfulness Based Teacher Training Organisations (http://mindfulnessteachersuk.org.uk/). All MA tutors adhere to the Good Practice Guidelines for Teachers of Mindfulness Based courses.
***Nairn, R (2002) Diamond Mind: Psychology of Meditation. Shambala Publications