Establishing a regular practice of meditation, with Clive Holmes
WhoTeacher: Clive Holmes
Anyone is welcome to attend this event!
Many people want to meditate and relax but good intentions often falter. It is all very well to talk about the benefits of meditation but unless we actually do it, it is like counting other people’s money and calling it our own. The benefits of meditation will not arise without effort and establishing some sense of regularity and prioritisation.
We will develop the kind of motivation to lift our spirits when we are down and also overcome obstacles to our regular practice of meditation. There will be an emphasis on the development of emotional resilience and how to “ride the waves” of whatever weather is presenting itself at the time. Olympic athletes have to train so hard but if we train even a little in awareness, then we can have every day a chance to anchor our wandering mind and restless emotions.
We need to give something in order to receive something. Investment in our daily practice could help us “stand on our own two feet”, and face our life situations with courage without being overwhelmed or losing our focus.
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 "http://www.cliveholmes.net"
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