How to Develop an Attitude of Gratitude, with Clive Holmes
WhoTeacher: Clive Holmes
Anyone is welcome to attend this event!
Attitude is more important than events, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day, but few of us exercise the muscle of this choice and consequently are thrown about like feathers in the wind.
We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is take charge of our Attitudes. Every moment is an opportunity to wake up from our negativities, assumptions, prejudices and habits. Gratitude can be fun too. Not some “heavy duty” thing to add to our to-do list.
The heart of the weekend will be to look at four progressive levels of cultivating gratitude based on the seven points of mind training - a deep text from the Tibetan tradition.
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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