Deepening Mindfulness Course - Cultivating Kindness, Joy, Compassion & Equanimity

Deepening Mindfulness Course

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8-Week Mindfulness Courses are the most common starting point for people learning to practice mindfulness, and for most participants the course results in life-changing learning that will serve them long after the eight weeks are complete. On these courses we learn to steady our bodies and minds, gather our attention, and connect with the body and breath to calm and ground ourselves. We begin to turn towards what we're experiencing with curiosity and kindness and in this way, we can begin to relate to ourselves and the world around us with greater ease.

But what happens when the course ends? It can be so easy for the momentum of our habits to take over again and for the lessons we have learned to fade into the background without the structure and support of a group. Developed at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre, this course has been designed as a way for people to reconnect with and deepen their practice, and benefit from the guidance of a teacher and connection with fellow meditators.

Over twelve weekly sessions we will revisit learning from the introductory programs and extend it through the intentional cultivation of kindness, joy, compassion and equanimity. These are the qualities of mindfulness which allow us to respond to whatever we are facing with care and understanding. 

Throughout the course we’ll also explore how to move practice beyond meditation so that we can embody our strengths in our lives, extending mindfulness beyond an individual, isolated activity to a way of relating to and engaging with the people and the world around us.

Course Format

  • There will be 12, 2-hr weekly sessions, which will be a combination of guided meditations, personal reflection, and group discussion, with practices to do at home in between the sessions.
  • The course will be held online, via Zoom.

 Key Themes

  • Using mindfulness to look after ourselves and respond to stress and difficulty.
  • Bringing compassion and kindness into daily life.
  • Cultivating joy through everyday experiences.
  • Finding a sense of balance and equanimity.
  • Extending mindfulness to our relationships and the wider world.
  • How we can live and respond to times of challenge in alignment with our values.
  • How to develop a sustainable approach to mindfulness for life.

Notes:

  • This course is designed for people who have attended an 8-Week Mindfulness Course (either at The Mindfulness Project or somewhere else). If you have learned meditation in other ways please contact us to check whether this course is a good fit for you.