Face to face: Day of Practice Cultivating Awareness of Awareness: Saturday 21 March 10.00 am - 3.00 pm

Lovely People,

I am offering  a face 2 face Retreat Day on Saturday 21 August 10.00 am – 3.00 pm.

Queens Hall Hall Row Charlestown Dunfermline Fife KY11 3EG . 

The venue is a very large, spacious, airy, open, light and quiet room.

There is a lot of space for safe social distancing during the day, with the sea and woods directly outside to walk

The invitation will be to rest in awareness so that we might become familiar with the qualities of awareness, and cultivate kindness for the phenomenon that passes through the mind.

“We have this pristine, clear, luminous awareness when we are happy and when we are sad, when we are angry or depressed, or when we are joyful and energetic.  Awareness is not tied to emotions or thoughts. It’s not contingent on circumstances or conditions. Connecting with this awareness is essential for understanding what we mean by our ‘basic goodness’. This awareness has no solidity, no fixity, and no measurement, yet it remains the ground of our being. We have this awareness no matter how chaotic or preoccupied our mind is, no matter how much the monkey mind controls the show. This is why we say we do not need to get rid of our negative thoughts or push them away. If we bring conscious awareness to the forefront of mental activities, the monkey mind automatically loses its power” (Mingyur Rinpoche 2014)


We will have two tea breaks and 45 minutes for lunch.

The cost would be £30.00.

Compassion Support Group

Meeting what arises with compassion is a skill, if not an art. For may of us it requires training and
continued practice to learn how to hold our experience with compassion.
For me working with compassion will be a lifelong learning.
The purpose of this group is to create a supportive space for participants to continue to explore,
deepen learning and work with compassion.
The sessions are open to anyone that has completed a mindfulness training and a compassion training.
Whilst this normally means completing the MBLC and CBLC or the Mindfulness Associations Level 1: Being Present and Level 2: Compassion, it does not excluded other forms of mindfulness and compassion training.
If in doubt get in touch – I’d be delighted to speak with you.
We meet the first Thursday of every month Via Zoom until further wee Nicola says so (see dates below)
Cost £10.00 per session

To book contact bill@bemindfulfife.co.uk

4 February 2021
 4 March
 1 April
6 May
3 June
1 July
5 August
2 September
7 October
4 November
 2 December

Awake and Aware with Kindness Retreat 

on the Banks of Loch Tay, Scotland.

Bill Paterson

A recognised Teacher by the Mindfulness Association and UK Network of Mindfulness-Based Teachers

Awake and Aware with Kindness 

A Mindfulness Retreat to Explore the Journey

Bill Paterson

Bill will guide you through gentle practices each day on the above themes. The weekend will be a journey, deep into awareness, stillness and meeting nature.
Experience of mindfulness practise or any other form of meditation would be helpful but not essential, as what we will be sharing is accessible to all.
There will be plenty of time for creative socialising – walking and exploring the vibrant nature which will be exploding with vitality at this time.
We’ll prepare fresh and nourishing vegetarian meals together.
The Big Shed is a modern eco building, with a spacious hall and a fully equipped kitchen.
We’ll be camping on the lawn outside the venue, and we have access to modern toilets and a shower. If you prefer more comfort then there are B & B’s nearby which you can book into.
We only ask for £80.00 to cover the cost of the weekend.
  • Indoor – Big Shed and outdoor 180 acres of beautiful landscape
    • Price includes camping area for your tent and access to toilet and shower
    • Alternative accomodation at your cost B&B nearby
  • Bring yer own vegetarian food – collective cooking
  • Drug and alcohol free zone
  • Booking contact bill@bemindfulfife.co.uk