26th October 2019
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Again and again I hear people say that they find it difficult to maintain a regular formal meditation practice – but what if that wasn’t all there was to it? for most people, their Dharma practice will ebb and flow and change shape over time, adapting to changing life circumstances. The Buddha did not lay out specific guidelines for how we should practice, instead he was much more general about what we should pay attention to – our bodies, sensations and mental events. We can do this in daily life too and as that forms the vast majority of our time, this is where real transformation is possible. How would it be to be present and interested in all the moments of our daily lives, both the pleasant and the unpleasant, the routine and the unexpected? When we are not present we are far more likely to fall into reactive patterns – with presence of mind and investigation into what’s happening, we get the chance to free ourselves.
The day will include some guided meditation practice on this theme, small group discussions and a short talk and of course Tea.
Jiva has been practising since 1997 in the Western Insight and Thai Forest traditions and has completed 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.
Venue: Community Base, Brighton