“What is next?” … “What do I do now?
These are the most common questions I am asked after a teaching a mindfulness course. My answer is the Compassionate Based Living Course (CBLC) is the next step in any mindfulness journey.
Without doubt, I would say the CBLC is the most important class I have completed in my seven years of mindfulness training. It provides the key practices and attitudes that I return to again and again. The reason I do this may resonate with other mindfulness practitioners
During introductory mindfulness courses we often start to learn how to be consciously aware of what is happening, as it is happening without judgement or preference. Whilst kindness is introduced or inferred during MBCT, MBSR and MBLC: Some of us experience difficulty meeting what comes into our awareness (difficulty or joy) with kindness and acceptance.
In this course compassion is explicitly introduced as the central attitude to meet with our experience, such that mindfulness (consciously aware of what is happening, as it is happening) is married to compassion. Practicing these together can enable us to live a more fuller and liberated life
As Tara Brach (2012) points out Mindfulness and Compassion are
“as interdependent as the two wings of a great bird.
Together they enable us to fly and be free.”
The CBLC will be delivered in two-hour session per week for nine weeks, and participants will have access to a manual and sound-files. Starting
at the Sahana Soul Centre
2 King Street
KY4 9DU Cowdenbeath, Fife
There is also the option of a full day of practice,
and access to a monthly Compassionate Support Group
To book a place on the course you only have to make payment. I’m happy for a £80 deposit to be paid to reserve a place, and then to pay the full amount before the course starts (£160.00)
There are two places for individuals experiencing unemployment at £80.00. In these cases I am happy to accept a £40.00 deposit for the course.
You must have completed an introductory mindfulness course before seeking entry onto the CBLC.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for inquires, cost and to book a place.