Yoga Nidra & Exploration of the Buddha's Teachings
"Thus you should train yourselves: 'We will listen when discourses that are words of the Tathagata — deep, deep in their meaning, transcendent, connected with emptiness — are being recited. We will lend ear, will set our hearts on knowing them, will regard these teachings as worth grasping & mastering.' That's how you should train yourselves."— SN 20.7
The Buddha's teachings from the Pali Cannon, are read and explored both from both Buddhist and Psychotherapeutic perspectives.
"Yoga Nidra induces complete physical, mental & emotional relaxation... It is a state of consciousness, which is, neither sleep nor awaken, neither is it concentration or hypnotism, it can be defined as an altered state of consciousness." (Kumar 2012)
- time: 6:00pm - 7:50pm
- day: six thursday evenings
- dates: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 March / 6 April 2017
- cost: £90 for the 6 sessions - if you are are one a low wage or no wage at all please contact me about reduced cost places.
- location: new road psychotherapy centre, 28 new road, brighton, bn1 1ug
- teacher: rory singer
- booking: 8 places, contact:- firstname.lastname@example.org / 07739556438
The aim is to create a non-dogmatic, safe, deeply relaxing space.
A space that engenders enquiry about our lives and how we live them in a free, open and non-judgemental environment.
The teachings come from the Pali cannon, a compilation of thousands of teachings of the Buddha and his monks and nuns of the time.
Most of the translations we use come from http://www.accesstoinsight.org
Who is it for?
It is suitable for beginners through to those well established in their practise.
Anyone interested in learning or developing yoga-nidra meditation.
Anyone wishing to deepen their understanding of Buddhist teachings.
Anyone interested in looking at the Buddha's teaching through the lens of Psychotherapeutic language.
Reflections on Loving-Kindness
Yoga nidra meditation - 20 - 30 minutes
Contemplation of the Buddha's teachings
Brief Closing Meditation