- Taming the Unruly Mind
27th April 2019
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
We instinctively understand the beneficial effect of a calm and focused mind, and indeed in Buddhist teachings the development of meditative clarity or samadhi is considered an important part of the path towards wisdom and enlightenment. Yet in day to day practice and on retreat, this is often very difficult – our minds are restless and unruly and out of our control.
On this day retreat, we will look at the Buddha’s original teaching on why Samadhi or focus is important as well as the Buddha’s suggestions for working with a mind full of thinking. The day will include some guided meditation practice on this theme, small group discussions and a short talk.
Jiva has been practising since 1997 in the Western Insight and Thai Forest traditions and is coming to the end of the Community Dharma Leader programme run by the Gaia House teacher council. She also has an MSc in Teaching Mindfulness from Exeter University and teaches MBSR/MBCT for her day job.
We’ll be in the basement at Anahata which has level access from St James Avenue – the red door. Please knock if you’d like to come in that way.