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Four Foundations of Mindfulness

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When:

  • Sun 28 Jan ’18, 9:00am – 5:00pm

Where:

Kerr Street Artspace, 16 Kerr Street, Devonport

Restrictions:

All Ages

Mindful awareness is about learning to pay attention, in the present moment, and without judgment. This reduces our tendency to work on autopilot, allowing us to choose how we respond & react.​

This workshop is based on the seminal Buddhist text of mindfulness instructions called Satipatthana which covers the four foundations of mindfulness.
The four foundations of mindfulness workshop will be held in Devonport at the foot of Mt Vic. During the lunch break you can enjoy lunch at one of the many Devonport cafes, walk down to the water of up the hill.
During this workshop we will practice the four postures embodied in meditation: walking, sitting, standing and lying down. The focus will be on embodying the four foundations of mindfulness in meditation practice and in everyday life.

1. The first foundation of mindfulness

is our body. Through the practice of mindfulness of breath and the four postures of the body(sitting, walking, standing and lying down) we can gain more awareness of the five senses and our innate capacity to connect with the present moment through breath and the grounding of awareness in the body.

2. The second foundation of mindfulness
is mindfulness of sensations and feeling tones in our body. It is so easy to develop a knee jerk response to the feeling nature of our experience which manifests as the aversion towards the unpleasant feelings, craving towards the pleasant and zoning out and boredom towards the neutral. The second foundation of mindfulness has at it’s heart the development of equanimity.

3. The third foundation of mindfulness
is about awareness itself, the knowing quality of the mind and the exploration of consciousness. Everything that arises in the mind – a thought, an opinion, a memory, a belief, feelings of anger of fear or desire – all these mental objects can be experienced calmly, with awareness and clear perception.

4. The fourth foundation of mindfulness
Is awareness of mental factors. They can be positive or negative, leading away from or towards the suffering. We will look at hindrances as well as the factors of awakening.

Cost $150 contact Maya info@mindbalance.co.nz to book a place or visit my website.

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