A.W.A.R.E THE PATH TO MINDUFULNESS
An 8-part course to build a complete understanding of Mindfulness and the unique A.W.A.R.E practice. You will be offered a tool box of daily mindfulness practices, as well as therapeutic methods for distress management, emotional regulation, and how to bring solutions to help navigate during turbulent times..
WHAT IS MINDFULNESS AND ITS BENEFITS?
Mindfulness is about sustaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and the surrounding environment. This is achieved by paying attention to whatever is occurring in the present moment in a compassionate and supportive way. Not trying to add or take anything away, just experiencing whatever is happening, be it good or not so good. The A.W.A.R.E practice is what you do once you are in the present moment. It has been specially devised for this course by the facilitator.
It is impossible to remain mindful 24/7, so we need to learn skills that allow us to keep returning to the here and now. This course will give you those skills. Each week you will learn new mindful skills to add to your mindful toolboxes, such as helping you deal with strong emotions, pain, forgiveness, thoughts, and much more. You will also learn mindful meditations and short practices that you can use anywhere, anytime. Some of the benefits of mindfulness are:
*Reduces worry, stress, and anxiety
*Helps you be less reactive and more responsive
*Improves emotional and psychological health
*Helps build focus and better concentration
*Improves our relationships and leaves us more fulfilled
I WOULD LOVE TO TEACH YOU MINDFULNESS AND A.W.A.R.E
I am a Buddhist Monk from England. I teach Mindfulness, Buddhist philosophy, meditation, and Sound Therapy in many countries around the world. I am a Monk in the Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. I took my ordination vows from H.E. Tai Situ Rinpoche in Sherabling Monastery, Northern India and studied with H.H. Dalai Lama. As of September 2021, my podcasts have been listened to over three million times, blogs have been read over 850,000 times and guided meditations have been practiced over one million times. I have also travelled extensively across Canada, India, Bhutan, Nepal and UK teaching Meditation, Buddhist Philosophy, and mindfulness in schools to administrators, teachers, students and parents. I wish to sincerely help as many people as possible through my teachings, meditation, mindfulness, and emotional counselling sessions.
Kamal Malhi is the founder of Bodhicitta Centre For Mindful Awareness, Chandigarh, India, and is a certified teacher of mindfulness based meditation techniques for the past 25 years. She is an experienced instructor in mindfulness-based therapy (MBSR, MBCT, MBRP) which is combined uniquely with for CBT, DBT, REBT techniques for trauma recovery, de- addiction and family counselling. Kamal conducts courses and retreats, online training and is a visiting guest lecturer at the Panjab University, Chandigarh India.
THE COURSE OUTLINE
ESTABLISHING AN A.W.A.R.E MINDFULNESS DAILY PRACTICE
This session introduces you to what mindfulness and A.W.A.R.E are, how they work and the benefits. You will learn how to establish a daily Breathing Awareness practice. It will also familiarise you with how to do a daily reflection practice.
ENGAGING WITH OUR BODIES
The Triangle of Awareness has three parts, this session covers our bodies. We spend so much time in our heads these days we tend to forget about our bodies. This session will put you back in touch with your body. It will also introduce you to a meditation practice to help down-size pain.
LEARNING TO LET YOUR THOUGHTS GO
The second part of the Triangle of Awareness covers thoughts. Thoughts can lead us into great discoveries but can also take us down negative pathways. This session explains the power of thought and how you can mindfully let them go. It also explains mindful communication and teaches you the importance of a daily reflective practice.
FACING YOUR EMOTIONS
The third part of the Triangle of Awareness covers emotions. You will learn how to acknowledge, accept and help yourself through your troubling emotions by doing a simple six steps practice.
This session shows us how to cultivate compassion for ourselves and others. When we think of compassion we tend to think of others, but self-compassion is essential if we want to have compassion for others. You will learn how to foster self-compassion and then how we can use that compassion for the wellbeing of others.
COPING WITH ANXIETY
Stress, worry, tension and anxiety cause us a lot of problems these days. In this session, you will learn how to cope with them by doing various mindfulness practices. You will be trained in how to acknowledge that you have this moment of anxiety, how to accept, and then investigate the cause so you can find a way to help yourself through it. You will also learn how to deal with anger.
HOW TO FIND FORGIVENESS
People tend to see forgiveness as a weakness, but it is actually a strength. You will learn that forgiveness is for you and not for the person who wronged you. You will be taught a mindfulness practice to help forgive yourself and others. You will also have an opportunity to look back over the course.
The last session is an opportunity for you do go through the core meditation practices again. It will give you chance to reflect and clear up any doubts you may have. The session lasts for 2 hours and is mostly silent. It is a perfect ending to a wonderfully informative and life changing course.
Everyone should try and do this course. It’s very eye opening and gives one practical suggestions. Very worth it!
I would like to express here my gratitude to Lama Yeshe and Kamal ji for their patience, helpfulness, and guidance for all of my questions. Their calm aura was exactly what we needed in these times. The course is a must-take for all ages. In fact, the younger you are when you take it, the better your life will be in the long run, if you imbibe your learnings. It defiantly gave you a plethora of information and coping mechanisms to deal with the various problems and issues life throws at you.
This course with Lama Yeshe and practice sessions with Kamal was excellent. It made me look within, a way I have never done before or even know how to. I have come out of this course feeling that much more enlightened and self-equipped to deal with my emotions and health. You helped me see that I can be more. I express gratitude from the bottom of my heart.
The course gave me tools to keep me aware and present and face the less pleasant aspects of my personality and the ways I am responding to challenges. I have had a couple of ‘Epiphanies’ but working with my ego is going to be a long journey. The fruits are starting to ripen though. I have managed to deal better with everyday mishaps. Thank you both for this great course. Namaste.
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The cost of the course, which consists of 8 weeks of 2-hour live teaching sessions with Lama Yeshe on Saturdays, and 8 weeks of 1-hour practice sessions on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays with Kamal Malhi, is only $120
The course starts on 16th October till 4th December at 7.00 p.m. IST (click here to find your local time)
Practice sessions beginning on 18th October at 7.00 p.m. IST
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WHAT IF I CANNOT ATTEND A CLASS?
In order to benefit from the course, and get the certification of completion, attendance is crucial for your own practice and to support the group. We ask that participants make an effort to attend all classes. At the same time, we understand that there will be things in life that will make it impossible to attend. The sessions are developed to build on the previous one, so it is important to have the proper flow. It is suggested that you not take the course if you think you will miss more than one class. Please contact the course facilitators in any case if you are unable to attend a class.
IF I HAVE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS, WHOM DO I CONTACT?
HOW MUCH TIME WILL I NEED TO DEVOTE TO THE COURSE?
The course duration is for 8 weeks with a 2-hour class held once a week. In addition to the 14-hour teaching, you are required to practice daily for 15 -20 mins twice a day at least, or a total of 30 -45 mins in a day. This may be the most difficult hurdle you face in getting started because finding additional time separate from daily chores may be a challenge. However, previous participants tell us that they experience more space and time, even in the middle of a busy day.
WHAT IS THE IMPORTANCE OF PRACTICE?
This course is highly experiential, and the daily practice is perhaps the most important component of the course. Mindfulness is a practice, and like any ability that involves the harmony of body and mind, it needs regular training and exercise to hone the skill. It takes time and practice to use awareness in daily life effectively, for which practice and reflection are important.
WHAT WILL I LEARN FROM THE COURSE?
- Guided mindful meditation
- Breathing awareness techniques
- An exploration of the effects of stress on the body and mind
- Learning tools for applying mindfulness in everyday life
- Opportunities to discuss what has been experienced in the class and in home practice
- And much more
ARE THERE VIDEOS THAT I CAN WATCH?
Please visit https://yesherabgye.com for more details
WHAT IS YOUR REFUND POLICY?
Refunds requested two weeks or more before a course starts will be assessed with a $25 administrative fee. We regret that we cannot give refunds after this date. Refunds should be requested by email to bodhicitta.chd@ gmail.com Credit towards another course can be requested by email till one week before course commences.
WILL I MEDITATE OUTSIDE THE COURSE?
Yes, participants are asked to meditate or reflect 30 minutes or more six days per week. You will be given guided meditations for this purpose. Logs of home practices should be kept and submitted weekly. Participants will also be given “informal meditation” exercises that will assist in integrating mindfulness in everyday life.
WHY IS THE COURSE DURATION 8 WEEKS?
This 8-week AWARE Course is based on a systematic training in mindfulness with a focus on training and experience. Each module has been designed to lead to the next using both analytical and practical skills. The instructions and guidance given weekly to participants must be built upon gradually through daily self-practice, reading, guided meditation and reflection for at least 6 days per session.
IS THE COURSE RELIGIOUS OR RELATED TO BUDDHISM?
The course is based on a secular training program which integrates traditional Buddhist teachings and practices with western science and psychology. The aim is to Increase attention, compassion, self-awareness and personal experience through insight meditation and observation.
HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL THERE BE ON THE COURSE?
There are a maximum of 25 students per class.
DOES THE COURSE HAVE AGE RESTRICTIONS?
The course is open to all adults 16 years and above who wish to practice meditation and are willing to make a commitment to a daily practice. Children and teenagers would be included in separate groups.
DOES IT HAVE ANY NEGATIVE SIDE EFFECTS?
It can. Mindfulness practices often increase clarity and depth of emotions, especially those that have been lingering beneath the surface of consciousness. This can sometimes lead to an increase in certain types of distress. This effect appears to be most common in those who have experienced traumatic stress. Please inform the course facilitators if you have any concerns.
WHO SHOULD NOT DO THIS COURSE?
The course is not appropriate if you are actively suicidal, in addiction or early recovery (first 90 days) or have recently experienced a major life trauma. Please contact the course facilitators if you have any doubts.
I SUFFER FROM ANXIETY; CAN I DO THIS COURSE?
Yes, mindfulness interventions have been shown to alleviate symptoms of anxiety for many individuals. The regular practice with weekly guidance allows teaches us how to respond to stress with awareness of what is happening in the present moment, rather than simply acting instinctively, unaware of what emotions or motives may be driving that decision. By teaching awareness for one’s physical and mental state in the moment, mindfulness allows for more adaptive reactions to difficult situations.
I AM NOT STRESSED/IN PAIN/ HAVE A CHRONIC DISEASE, BUT WOULD LIKE TO LEARN MEDITATION, SHOULD I DO THIS COURSE?
Absolutely. You do not need to have a chronic condition to benefit from this practice. Anyone who would like to learn meditation or practice mindfulness skills is welcome.