"The notion of meditation is very simple. We slow down and begin to look at the pattern of our life."
By simply learning to pay attention to one's breath and come back to our body, we can tune into what is happening both in ourselves, and in the situation as a whole. Thus as well as healing ourselves we can also bring more overall intelligence to the work situation. This can improve decision-making, relationships and the working atmosphere. For example many meetings are rushed as the agenda is so full and decisions poorly made. By slowing down it is possible to address the deeper underlying issues which are creating the surface events.
Teaching Mindfulness to Groups
I have 20 years experience of teaching mindfulness/awareness meditation to individuals and groups. I have introduced mindfulness practice to civil service staff and managers as part of a reducing stress and building resilience package.
When appropriate I have also taught mindfulness to psychotherapy clients.
Running with the Mind of Meditation
I have been leading these weekends, Running with the Mind of Meditation based on the book by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, for the past few years. Next course is June 23-25, 2017 at Hawkwood College, near Stroud,
"Meditation is like giving a huge pasture to a restless cow."