Mindful Living: The practice of mindfulness is an ancient Buddhist practice. If used correctly, it has the power to make our lives happier and more satisfying; reduce stress and improve mental health. The common practice of mindfulness includes learning to be more aware of our thoughts and feelings so that we can prevent negativity building up in our lives. Less understood, but equally beneficial, is learning to transform everything we encounter into something meaningful and positive. Our lives are not meaningless from their own side. If we want to experience inner peace and inspiration throughout the day we need to change the way we perceive things and events so that our mind is always peaceful.

Benefits of course: chance to try simple meditations to improve mindfulness and concentration; increase positive and peaceful feelings in normal daily life; improve relationships; protect the mind from daily negativity and stress; nurture the growth of positive qualities in the mind.

Please book and pay in advance either on-line using Paypal/Card or by cash/cheque (payable to ‘Heart Jewel Buddhist Centre’). If you cancel up to the day before the course is scheduled to begin we will refund all but 25% non-refundable deposit. If cancelled on the day or after the event no refund will be given.

Audio about Mindful Living

by Kelsang Chodor

Press Release

Kelsang Chodor – Heart Jewel Centre, Matlock Bath Tel 07940849207 Email: rt.heartjewelcentre@gmail.com

Details: Saturday 3 February 10-1 pm £15 at Heart Jewel Centre, Holme Road, Matlock Bath DE4 3NU

Teacher: Kelsang Chodor, ordained Buddhist monk with over 23 years of experience of meditation and mindfulness practice. Resident teacher, at Heart Jewel Centre since 2012.

Book on-line at http://heartjewel.org.uk/mindful-living/ Outline of course: The practice of mindfulness is an ancient Buddhist practice. If used correctly, it has the power to make our lives happier and more satisfying; reduce stress and improve mental health. The common practice of mindfulness includes learning to be more aware of our thoughts and feelings so that we can prevent negativity building up in our lives. Less understood, but equally beneficial, is learning to transform everything we encounter into something meaningful and positive. Our lives are not meaningless from their own side. If we want to experience inner peace and inspiration throughout the day we need to change the way we perceive things and events so that our mind is always peaceful. Who for: open to everyone including beginners Benefits of course: chance to try simple meditations to improve mindfulness and concentration; increase positive and peaceful feelings in normal daily life; improve relationships; protect the mind from daily negativity and stress; nurture the growth of positive qualities in the mind. Context: Mental health in Derbyshire. One in twenty of the respondents in Derbyshire reported low satisfaction with their life, one in ten reported low happiness and one in five reported high levels of anxiety. If the Derbyshire sample were representative of the adult population, this would mean that Mindful Living – Give Your Life a Boost in 2018.
approximately 22,000 adults have a low worthwhile score, and 128,000 have a high anxiety score. (Derbyshire County Council – The State of Mental Health in Derbyshire 2015). Mindfulness is recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) as a way to prevent depression in people who have had three or more bouts of depression in the past. Mindfulness is recommended in the NHS Choices Website to improve mental health. Paying more attention to the present moment – to your own thoughts and feelings, and to the world around you – can improve your mental wellbeing. Some people call this awareness “mindfulness”. Mindfulness can help us enjoy life more and understand ourselves better. You can take steps to develop it in your own life https://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/Pages/ mindfulness.aspx

About Us: Heart Jewel Kadampa Buddhist Centre was established in November 2007 by the fully qualified meditation master, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. It is a registered charity (1124913) aiming to promote meditation and other Buddhist practices in modern society in order to increase happiness and well-being. Located in the heart of the beautiful Derbyshire Dales, the Centre provides a peaceful and inspiring environment dedicated to inner and outer peace where anyone can visit, relax and learn about meditation and Buddhism. We also run out-reach classes in Ashbourne, Belper, Wirksworth and Chesterfield

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