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Better Health through Meditation - Ancient Wisdom for Modern Living, with Clive Holmes


Teacher: Clive Holmes
Anyone is welcome to attend this event!

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Meditation can help us both care for our health and improve our quality of life. The teachings will be based on the Tibetan forms of therapy ("tso-wa” meaning to heal wounds already there and trying to prevent future wounds occurring). The weekend will incorporate visualisation, breathing methods and meditation exercises.

One secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment, wisely and earnestly. So, we will learn how “to bring a kind and precise attention to all of our experience.” We will learn skills on how to respond directly to our inner and outer “weather” and not be slaves to moods or feelings that come and go like clouds. Cultivating such awareness could have a direct benefit to our health.

The  “Four Healing Powers” will also be shared – these are helpful and healing images, words, feelings and encouraging confidence. They have been taught successfully for hundreds of years in Tibet but are not so well known in the west.

Using visualisations we can cultivate our ability to relax and gain internal access to support, especially to help when times are difficult. Self-compassion can also help us overcome shame and low self-esteem.

About Clive Holmes

Clive Holmes has been teaching meditation for the last twenty years all over the UK, as well as in Samye Dzong centres overseas. He has completed over a year in intensive retreat and has studied in Europe and India with teachers from Burma, South East Asia, Japan and Tibet.

He is co-editor of the books "Taming the Tiger" and "Restoring the Balance" by Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche. He has a degree in western philosophy, an honorary appointment as Teaching Fellow in the School of Education at Aberdeen University and is involved in teaching MSc Mindfulness.

You can find out more about Clive and his activites on his website ""


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