Mastering Meditation Day-Retreat Beckenham March 3 2019
Join Robert and Bromley Mindfulness for our Mastering Meditation Day-Retreat on Sunday, March 3, 11 am – 4.30 pm at The Mansion at Beckenham Place Park.
The Day-Retreat is being held in conjunction with a series of classes run at the Mansion with the same focus. The classes are zero-commitment no-need-to-book sessions that you can attend without the need to book. Check on our site for details.
The focus of the day is on practical experience backed up with of information you need to understand the why and how of meditation, and not just the what.
The retreat introduces the most effective meditation training techniques and is packed with real-life examples. There is personal guidance and support, combined with the latest tools and techniques. The retreat will equip you with the skills you need to build a sustainable meditation practice.
About 8 easy steps to mastering meditation
This day is being run in conjunction with the ‘8 easy steps to mastering meditation’ mini-series which consists of 8 one-hour meditation classes that run on Saturdays at 10 am and Thursdays at 11 am. The Day-Retreat can be attended separately, or if attending any of all of the sessions in the mini-series. For details of the mini-series, click here: 8steps to Mastering meditation mini-series.
This will all be backed up with recordings of the sessions made available for free on our ‘more than just mindfulness’ podcast.
Meditation is officially hard. All the articles and books about meditation explain this. If you’ve tried to meditate, you will have experienced the busy mind that meditators in the East call the ‘monkey mind’. For most new meditators, the busyness of the ‘monkey mind’ becomes a frustrating experience.
Being taught meditation in the traditional way actually makes meditation an unsatisfactory experience for many new meditators. It soon becomes yet another chore that we ‘must do’ because it will be good for us. We then struggle to fit in our meditation sessions alongside, work, commuting, family, exercise, socialising, time off and so-on. Meditation rarely wins this competition for our time and attention.
Robert’s 30 years of experience meditating and five years of experience teaching meditation to over 5,000 students in 600 courses and over a thousand classes and training sessions has given us the experience to help you to learn how you can build a frictionless meditation practice.
Robert will teach you how to avoid all the usual distractions, dead ends and pitfalls. These occur not because that is how meditation is, but because of how it is taught.
You can learn, in a single day, how to find and build a sustainable practice which will help you learn how to cope with the challenges of our increasingly frantic, and sometimes overwhelming, lives.
You’ll leave the day with the skills to:
Reduce unhelpful thoughts and uncomfortable emotions
Increase your well-being and happiness
Learn how to reduce the impact of difficult experiences
What you will get from the retreat
Intensive in-person training
Key meditation practices
Stress management techniques
Emotional resilience techniques
Supporting handouts for the day
Online video clips
Guided online meditation MP3s
E-book recommendations, scientific papers, news articles, literature and other references
A springboard for your personal development or further study
Membership of the active and engaged Bromley Mindfulness student community with regular meditation classes, retreats and social events
Telephone, text or email support