Foundations of Mindfulness – 9 week course
February 4, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm
An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until April 8, 2019
(Please note: There is no session on Monday February 25th due to fall break.)
Mondays 18:00 – 20:15 (Tickets and registration at the bottom).
In this course you will learn the basics of mindfulness meditation.The course Foundations of Mindfulness was created by world-renowned meditation teacher Glen Svensson.
In the course you will learn how to cultivate mindfulness, and how to apply mindfulness in your daily life. The program includes stillness or focus meditation (shamatha) and insight meditation (vipashyana). The first five sessions is about cultivating a mind that is focused, relaxed and at easy. This is called focus or shamatha. In a world of crazy distractions and scattered this is more important than ever. The last three sessions is about using the mindfulness we have cultivated to understand our own thoughts, mental habits, reactions and emotions better. In order for us to live happy, peaceful lives where we contribute to our own and other happiness this is necessary. This is called insight or vipashyana.
The program includes nine sessions:
0. Introduction to mindfulness meditation
4. Settling the mind
5. Resting in stillness
Read detailed information about the Foundations of Mindfulness Course.
The teacher, Martin Ström
Martin is the founder and director of Yeshe Norbu Mind Training Centre. He is a licensed CBT Psychologist, a certified CBMT (Corporate Based Mindfulness Training) trainer and has practiced mindfulness meditation for almost 20 years. He is also a graduate of the two-year program Foundations of Buddhist Thought, and has extensive knowledge of Buddhist Psychology and Philosophy. He is also the author of two books on corporate mindfulness (Fokus på jobbet in Swedish, and I’m Sorry You Were Saying in English).
Any money we make immediately goes back into running the centre, teaching mind training and helping people to lead happier lives through our courses and events. Any surplus goes to supporting the various community services of FPMT which we are affiliated with.
Yeshe Norbu is a non-profit organization and we value our place in the community immensely and hope you value our contribution as well.
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