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The Fantastic Four Minds with Alistair Appleton (Mindsprings)
Alistair is returning to Cardiff to lead a workshop exploring the "four immeasurables" or Brahma Viharas.
Central to almost all Buddhist schools, these four mind states are said to be the perfect 'atmosphere' of the mind for humans negotiating the ups and downs of life. Drawing on his experience as a meditator and as a therapist, Alistair encourages to us to make these mind states come alive in a very vivid, somatic way.
The course will first look at the habitual frames that we put onto life and which typically make us suffer and then look at the somatic practices of 'heart training' that can help us free up our mind to receive the world with love, joy, compassion and equanimity.
It's a course suitable for people with no experience of meditation or Buddhist and for those wanting to revisit these core teachings in a fresh way.
The weekend begins at 10am and finishes at 5pm on both days.
Please bring a small, vegetarian lunch to share.
Led by: Alistair Appleton
Date: 18th & 19th February 2017
Time: 10am - 5pm each day
Venue: Samye Foundation Wales 250 Cowbridge Road East, Canton, Cardiff CF5 1GZ
Cost: £85 (Concessions £50)
It was in 2000, alongside his successful career in television, that Alistair Appleton began his serious involvement in meditation. Trained mainly in the Buddhist tradition, Alistair took refuge with Lama Yeshe Rinpoche, the abbot of Samye Ling Monastery in 2000 and sat several retreats at this extraordinary monastery in the Scottish borders and in the meditation hermitage on Holy Island near Arran.
Read more: http://www.mind-springs.org/teachers/alistair-appleton
“Therapy and/or Meditation: How do these things work together?” on Friday 17th February with Alistair Appleton
“Therapy and/or Meditation: How do these things work together?”
Alistair has provided the following description of the talk:
"This is a rich subject and a friend recently asked about the cross-over between mindfulness and psychotherapy. While there's a lot of research into the therapeutic impact of mindfulness, there are only a few books/studies into how mindfulness works within the therapy room.
This talk looks to explore that fruitful seam with examples from therapy and some theoretical considerations. It's open to everyone - therapist and laypeople, but perhaps particularly interesting if you're in a caring profession or, indeed, are in therapy."
Alistair Appleton gives generously of his time to run these fundraising events and we can only continue to run them if they are supported by donations.
We suggest a donation of £20. No-one will be turned away for lack of funds but places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.
Suggested Donation £20
Cardiff centre (address above).
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place.