Weekend retreat at Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds (non-residential)
with Ken Lunn
10:30-16:30, Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 July
Mindfulness has become a contemporary, secular expression of Buddhism, which compliments the more traditional Buddhist teachings at the Centre.
On this two day retreat, qualified mindfulness teacher Ken Lunn will lead a two-day exploration of mindfulness as taught on the well-established Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction programme (developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts).
Over the two days there will be opportunities to explore mindfulness meditations and practices and discover more about mindfulness through guided practices, taught sessions and discussion.
Mindfulness: meditation, practice or way of life. This session will introduces some formal and informal mindfulness practices. The group will explore mindfulness experientially, through guidance and discussion.
Mindfulness: the body as a foundation. This session will explore various practices that focus on the body and senses. One of the four foundations of mindfulness, the body is used as a focus to increase our awareness and develop a more responsive and less reactive way of engaging with the world.
Mindfulness: foundational attitudes and compassion. This session will look at our ways of relating to the world and explore ways of cultivating attitudes and compassion that help reduce stress and improve equanimity. Mindfulness: developing a personal practice. The greatest challenge for many is weaving a mindfulness or meditation practice into daily life. This session will be an open sharing of ideas for building our personal practices to support us.
Ken has an MA in Mindfulness-Based Approaches from Bangor University. He is on the UK Listing of Mindfulness Teachers. He is business development manager for The Mindfulness Network Ken has had a personal meditation practice for over 20 years, and has taught many classes at JBCL.
The weekend is open to all, either those just starting out or those with a mature mindfulness or meditation practice.
Suggested donation £50 for the weekend, or £25 per day.
Classes are offered for free at Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds so as many people as possible can benefit. We do not get grants and all donations go towards running the Centre and covering expenses such as teacher travel costs. All donations ensure we can continue to offer Tibetan Buddhism and secular mindfulness teachings and meditation classes to as many people as possible. You can donate at the start of a class or online by clicking the link on the right.
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available throughout the day, but please bring your own vegetarian lunch.
About the teacher:
Ken Lunn is a qualified mindfulness teacher and meditator with a Masters Degree in Mindfulness Based Approaches from the University of Bangor. Ken has many years experience teaching mindfulness alongside the development of his own meditation practice, a demanding career and raising a family. For more information on Ken visit his website at www.kenlunn.com