Mindfulness City Retreat

with Ken Lunn

Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 July, 10:30 to 16:30

Discover mindfulness practice on a non-residential city weekend retreat. Mindfulness has become a contemporary, secular expression of Dharma (Buddhist philosophy, psychology and meditation practices) which compliments more traditional Buddhist teachings at Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds. 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. There will be opportunities to try mindfulness meditations and practices and learn more about mindfulness, through guided practices, taught sessions and discussions.

Saturday 

Mindfulness: meditation, practice or way of life. This session will introduce 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.

Sunday 

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.

The weekend is open to all, either those just starting out or those with mature mindfulness or meditation practice. Suggested donation £25 per day. Email smile@jamyangleeds.co.uk to book or use the Book button above. Please note this weekend is not a drop in event and pre-booking is required.

About the Retreat Leader

Ken Lunn is a mindfulness teacher on the UK Listing of Mindfulness Teachers. He has taught mindfulness and meditation at Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds for many years, and runs Mindfulness Wakefield. He is trained in the delivery of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living. He is also a Trustee of JBCL and The Mindfulness Network.

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Mindfulness City Retreat

with Ken Lunn

Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 July, 10:30 to 16:30

Discover mindfulness practice on a non-residential city weekend retreat. Mindfulness has become a contemporary, secular expression of Dharma (Buddhist philosophy, psychology and meditation practices) which compliments more traditional Buddhist teachings at Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds. 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. There will be opportunities to try mindfulness meditations and practices and learn more about mindfulness, through guided practices, taught sessions and discussions.

Saturday 

Mindfulness: meditation, practice or way of life. This session will introduce 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.

Sunday 

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.

The weekend is open to all, either those just starting out or those with mature mindfulness or meditation practice. Suggested donation £25 per day. Email smile@jamyangleeds.co.uk to book or use the Book button above. Please note this weekend is not a drop in event and pre-booking is required.

About the Retreat Leader

Ken Lunn is a mindfulness teacher on the UK Listing of Mindfulness Teachers. He has taught mindfulness and meditation at Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds for many years, and runs Mindfulness Wakefield. He is trained in the delivery of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living. He is also a Trustee of JBCL and The Mindfulness Network.

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Mindfulness City Retreat

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.

Saturday 

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.

Sunday

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

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Cancelled – Mindfulness for Daily Life

with Ken Lunn & Lynne Dowson

Thursdays: 18:30 – 20:00 from 19 April to 21 June

*Due to unforeseen circumstances this class is cancelled on Thursday 7 June, but resumes on the 14 June*

Mindfulness is a skill and practice that helps develop present-minded attention. It enables us to work with the way we think and feel so we can meet life’s challenges with less reactivity and tension, and more responsiveness and care. As a mind-body approach, it can increase our ability to manage difficult situations and make wise choices to reduce stress and anxiety. Research shows the positive effects mindfulness has on several aspects of whole-person health, including the mind, body and behaviour, as well as our relationships with others. These classes are suitable for people new to the practice of mindfulness, and for those with some experience looking to refresh their practice in a group setting.

Each session includes guided mindfulness meditations (sitting and movement based) and group discussions to deepen your understanding of what mindfulness is and how you can benefit from the practice. The sessions are facilitated by Ken Lunn and Lynne Dowson. 

Please wear comfortable clothing for ease of movement and relaxation.

These mindfulness sessions are drop in so no need to book. Suggested donation £6

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. You can donate at the start of a class or online by clicking the link on the right.

Become a Friend of Jamyang Leeds (Level B) and enjoy all classes Mon-Thur without making a donation, plus other great benefits too. To find out more about our Friends scheme click here.

About the teachers:

Ken Lunn has an MA in Mindfulness-Based Approaches from Bangor University and is a qualified Mindfulness teacher with over 20 years of practice. 

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Mindfulness for Daily Life

with Ken Lunn & Lynne Dowson

Thursdays: 18:30 – 20:00 from 19 April to 21 June

Mindfulness is a skill and practice that helps develop present-minded attention. It enables us to work with the way we think and feel so we can meet life’s challenges with less reactivity and tension, and more responsiveness and care. As a mind-body approach, it can increase our ability to manage difficult situations and make wise choices to reduce stress and anxiety. Research shows the positive effects mindfulness has on several aspects of whole-person health, including the mind, body and behaviour, as well as our relationships with others. These classes are suitable for people new to the practice of mindfulness, and for those with some experience looking to refresh their practice in a group setting.

Each session includes guided mindfulness meditations (sitting and movement based) and group discussions to deepen your understanding of what mindfulness is and how you can benefit from the practice. The sessions are facilitated by Ken Lunn and Lynne Dowson. 

Please wear comfortable clothing for ease of movement and relaxation.

These mindfulness sessions are drop in so no need to book. Suggested donation £6

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. You can donate at the start of a class or online by clicking the link on the right.

Become a Friend of Jamyang Leeds (Level B) and enjoy all classes Mon-Thur without making a donation, plus other great benefits too. To find out more about our Friends scheme click here.

About the teachers:

Ken Lunn has an MA in Mindfulness-Based Approaches from Bangor University and is a qualified Mindfulness teacher with over 20 years of practice. 

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Introduction to Mindfulness

with Danny Ford

Thursdays, 11 January to 8 February

Mindfulness is a gentle and embodied presence of mind.  Cultivating mindfulness through meditation nurtures our innate capacity for presence. We develop our kindness, care and curiosity; turning towards whatever is here right now, in body, heart and mind.
In this 5 week series, which you can take as a course or drop in for individual sessions when you can, you will learn the art of mindfulness.
In each session you will be invited to establish a personal meditation practice that fits to your life and needs. This will be supported by mindfulness teachings and practices, meditation instruction and discussion suitable for beginners, as well as to experienced practitioners who wish to support their practice.
During the class we will practice mindfulness sitting, standing and walking. Please wear comfortable clothing for ease of movement and relaxation.

Suggested donation £6 per session.

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 supporting the work we do. You can donate at the start of a class or online by clicking the link on the right.

About the teacher:

Danny Ford is an Integrative Psychotherapist and Mindfulness Teacher who specialises in supporting people with complex or relational trauma. Danny works one-to-one with clients in Leeds and online with clients across the UK.  He also leads a lunchtime meditation class at Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds and curates his own popular Mindfulness Meditation Podcast that has been downloaded more than 120,000 times.
Danny came to dharma in 2008 and qualified as a Psychotherapist in 2016 . He supports his own practice with regular meditation retreats and graduated from the first year long UK mindfulness teacher training offered by the Mindfulness Training Institute (mindfulnesstraininginstitute.com) in January 2015. Danny is also currently training as a Community Dharma Leader (https://gaiahouse.co.uk/retreats/about-the-teachers/community-dharma-leaders-training-programme/) in the Insight Meditation tradition.
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Mindfulness in Daily Life workshop

Mindfulness in Daily Life workshop

with Ken Lunn 

This one-day workshop covers key meditation and mindfulness techniques to help bring more ease and balance into your daily life.

Based on the world-famous Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programme developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, MBSR uses a combination of mindfulness meditation and awareness to help people become more present, relaxed and at ease with the ups and downs that daily life presents.

Whether you are new to mindfulness or have a regular practice this is an opportunity to explore techniques to enhance your experience of daily life in a peaceful meditation space.

Over the course of the day there will be a mixture of guided meditations, relaxation, movement and readings and a chance to discuss how mindfulness practices can benefit you.

Suggested donation £25 for the workshop

There is a small kitchen area at Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds so you are welcome to bring your own vegetarian food for lunch. Tea and coffee is available throughout the day. There is also a park nearby and plenty of local shops and cafes.

About the teacher:

Ken Lunn is an experienced meditator and qualified mindfulness teacher with over 20 years of practice that has supported a successful career in business and the public with raising a family. Mindfulness meditation helped Ken recover from a long period of acute stress, to manage difficult personal circumstances and later to re-engage with a high-profile career managing large, complex programmes of work. The application of mindfulness in a real world context informs Ken’s practice and teaching on both a personal and professional level. He has a MA in Mindfulness-Based Approaches from Bangor University Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice.

“It was always my aspiration to teach some form of meditation, and the emergence of mindfulness as a health and well being intervention is exciting; the opportunity to teach techniques that I have found supportive is very fulfilling.”

 

 

About the teacher:

Ken Lunn is an experienced meditator and qualified mindfulness teacher with over 20 years of practice that has supported a successful career in business and the public sector (in research and development, IT consultancy, senior management and university teaching) with raising a family. Meditation helped Ken recover from a long period of acute stress, to manage difficult personal circumstances over a number of years, and later to re-engage with a high-profile career managing large teams, complex technical services and programmes of work. The application of mindfulness in a real world context informs Ken’s practice and teaching on both a personal and professional level. He has a MA in Mindfulness-Based Approaches from Bangor University Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice.

“It was always my aspiration to teach some form of meditation, and the emergence of mindfulness as a health and well being intervention is exciting; the opportunity to teach techniques that I have found supportive is very fulfilling.”

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Mindfulness: Embodied Attention and Wholehearted Living

Wednesday – 7, 14, 21, 28 June
with Danny Ford
Mindfulness means paying attention to present moment experiences with openness, curiosity and a willingness to be with what is. These drop-in classes will explore the art of Mindfulness Meditation as an invitation to give ourselves the gift of simple presence, to connect with our mental and somatic experience, to rest into an intimate relationship with the depth of our being. We will explore how mindful presence, or intimacy with our human experience, supports us to meet life more fully, more fluidly and more freely.
During each session there will be guided meditations and discussion. Each session is stand alone or can be taken as a group.
Drop in or reserve a place below. Suggested donation £6 per class.
About the teacher: 
Danny Ford 
Danny Ford is an experienced meditation teacher (accredited by the Mindfulness Training Institute) and psychotherapist (UKCP Registered). Danny offers mindfulness coaching to clients worldwide and psychotherapy online throughout the UK and in-person in Leeds. To find out more visit Danny’s website here.
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Mindfulness in Daily Life

with Ken Lunn

18:30 – 20:00, 26 April to 31 May

These mindfulness sessions are about training the mind to be more present and attentive and bringing a more mindful approach to daily life, where the real benefits of the practise arise. Drawing on the well-established Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programme, each session will explore different tools and techniques you can use to build your mindfulness skills and develop a more attentive and balanced perspective on life. These drop-in classes are open to all, whether you have an established meditation or mindfulness practice, or you just want to dip your toes in and find out more.

Suggested donation per class £6.

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

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Mindfulness Practice Day

Join us at Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds on Saturday 4 March 10:30- 17:00 for a peaceful day of guided mindfulness meditation practice.

The workshop, led by qualified mindfulness teacher Ken Lunn will cover the key techniques covered in the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programme at JBCL.

It is not necessary to have attended those sessions to participate in this workshop and all are welcome if you have some basic experience of meditation and are looking to develop or refresh your practice.

Over the course of the day there will be a mixture of guided meditations, relaxation, movement and readings. The day will consist of two sessions, each for 2 and a half hours and lunch will be held in silence. Please bring your own vegetarian food for lunch.

Please email smile@jamyangleeds.co.uk to confirm a place. Suggested donation £25

About the teacher:

Ken Lunn is an experienced meditator and qualified mindfulness teacher with over 20 years of practice that has supported a successful career in business and the public sector (in research and development, IT consultancy, senior management and university teaching) with raising a family. Meditation helped Ken recover from a long period of acute stress, to manage difficult personal circumstances over a number of years, and later to re-engage with a high-profile career managing large teams, complex technical services and programmes of work. The application of mindfulness in a real world context informs Ken’s practice and teaching on both a personal and professional level. He has a MA in Mindfulness-Based Approaches from Bangor University Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice.

“It was always my aspiration to teach some form of meditation, and the emergence of mindfulness as a health and well being intervention is exciting; the opportunity to teach techniques that I have found supportive is very fulfilling.”

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