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Changing Habits of a Lifetime with Clive Holmes


22 Apr 2017 to 23 Apr 2017
10:00am to 4:00pm

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


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This course will be about exploring new horizons within our minds to help us accept and transform those habits that limit our freedom. Along the way we will realise that a lot of our habits are “not our fault.” We can forgive, take responsibility and look forward to a better quality of life rather than being stuck in the past. We do this through developing helpful rather than harmful habits. The Buddha emphasised again and again the value of “taming the mind”. This we do with kindness like being a “mind-whisperer” rather than using a whip or too much force. “The doorway to serenity cannot be forced open.” Some simple exercises to develop will-power and help the mind become stronger will be shared.

This course is suitable for anyone with an interest in meditation and mindfulness, whether beginner or more experienced, whether Buddhist or Non-Buddhist.

 Clive Holmes has been teaching meditation for the last 20 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 the MSc Mindfulness.

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

Course donations

 From January 2015 all our Dharma and meditation courses will be offered without a suggested course fee.

In the Buddhist tradition one practices generosity, or Dana, by making monetary offerings for the teachings. This generosity is not payment for goods or services rendered; it is an offering given freely from the heart in appreciation of the Dharma.

Please read Lama Zangmo's letter for further information.