Coming up soon: Wisdom and Compassion for testing times online / Zoom
Tutor: Annie Akasati McAuley, Carolyn Drake
Sunday 12 December, 4.30-6.00pm
Stay connected and well in lock-down: All welcome to this 90 minute session.
Join us in a friendly group for guided meditations, shared reflections and practical explorations of how we can cultivate a clear mind and wise heart at this time.
£15 / concessions (free of charge): Bookings are made through Evolution Arts
We offer classes and courses in Mindfulness-based Compassionate Living (MBCL). These are open to people who have done an 8-week mindfulness course (MBCT) or have a regular meditation practice.
We ask all participants in the following courses to buy the MBCL course book:
A practical Guide to Mindfulness-based Compassionate Living: Living with Heart
by Erik van den Brink and Frits Koster.
We do not wish money to be a barrier to attending our courses. Therefore, we can offer a few places on this course at a concessionary rate to anyone with genuine need.
As a guide, this discount can be available for students, those in receipt of state benefits, on a state or other low pension, or on a low wage. If you apply for the concession rate we will not question your circumstances but please bear in mind that our prices are already as low as we can keep them. It is also possible to pay in instalments.
We also have 3 very reduced rate places per course available for people who cannot afford the concession rate.
Please contact us to arrange a booking at the concession rate or discuss options.
POSTPONED DUE TO COVID: dates to be announced
Mindful Compassion Morning
at Shieldsman (houseboat), Shoreham,
for people who have completed an MBCL course
Saturday 21st November, 9.30am-1.30pm £30/20
Join Annie Akasati and Carolyn Drake for a spacious morning of mindful compassion practice in a unique environment. The program includes silent practice + opportunities for shared reflections. Socially distanced; Covid-hygene; limited numbers
Why train in compassion?
In recent years a wave of enthusiasm for mindfulness practice has spread across the globe. Now a second wave of interest is developing from new research showing that training in kindness and compassion can bring us healthier and happier relationships, with ourselves as well as with others.
While anxiety and stress are known to have detrimental effects on our immune systems, it is now being shown that positive emotions can boost our body’s immunity. People with greater compassion, including self-compassion, are less fearful and better able to cope with adversity and take good care of themselves.
What can I expect from a compassion course?
The real value in engaging with the 8-week MBCL course lies in the way we work with experienced teachers and others in the group over time to share experience and build relationships.
On this structured, evidence-based course you will discover how positive emotions enhance mental and physical health. You will learn new practices, drawing on the core qualities of mindfulness and using imagination to develop kindness, compassion, joy, forgiveness and gratitude - and the wisdom that goes hand in hand with these open-hearted emotions.
"an essential follow-on from the
"I loved the more imaginative practices...and looking at the science of our brains: why react as we do to things"
"I appreciated the way the course leaders remained non-judgemental and compassionate throughout"
"The course allowed me to fill
my own cup"