The Serenity Of The Still Mind and Open Heart
I would most definitely recommend this course. I cannot think of a single soul it would not benefit. The room at first seemed small, but it soon became a haven-a holiday place for our practice. The sounds outside the high bay window were at times anchoring, at times comforting. The course exceeded expectations and I hope to take its rewards onwards.The power and simplicity astonishing at times.Rory has been wonderful, a warm and openhearted facilitator.The group felt very safe and I have felt privileged to be part of eight wonderful weeks.Thank you.
Each meeting felt safe, calm and revitalising-I always felt feeling like a better person.Through practising mindfulness I have felt kinder and less critical of myself. I am more able to accept my failings as part of my humanity- that I am (after all good enough).
It was like opening my eyes in a different country; different smells, sounds, sights, touch, lightness rather than frightening at the thought of so many possible ways of dealing with pre-conceived ideas, habits & conditioned responses – but the mindfulness meditation held everything together.My brain is clearer & I am calmer & happier and proud of at least doing something just for me – what a joy
The course has been very special; I have found the exercises very helpful. It has been a bridge, in the way that I was familiar with some of the theory, but to have the meetings, readings to take home, plus the different types of meditations to experiment with, has brought to me the experiential quality that I was missing & that I was seeking to find.I feel very comfortable now in the world of meditation: in the past I used to wonder whether the practiced I called meditation was right for me & also if I was doing it correctly.I feel confident in my initial journey & hopeful for the future. My intentions are to carry on with the practice as it has left a sweet flavour in my life.
Despite some trepidation, I enjoyed this course immensely.Each meeting felt safe, calm and revitalising-I always felt feeling like a better person.Through practising mindfulness I have felt kinder and less critical of myself. I am more able to accept my failings as part of my humanity- that I am (after all good enough).My thanks to Rory who was a sensitive and wise facilitator.
A very enjoyable course held in a positive environment which felt safe and comfortable. It enabled me to explore aspects of myself with other members of the group. This has helped my progress through a particularly difficult stage in my life. The course has benefited me in a number of ways, such as increased self and special awareness, realization of the habits of negative thoughts and feelings and how to overcome these.The group dynamic was awesome, as were the facilitators.I constantly left feeling rewarded and more content-hence not wanting to finish.