"We stand at a critical moment in Earth's history; a time when humanity must choose its future." - The Earth Charter, 2001
Personalised, 1-on-1 mindful communication sessions are offered to anyone who feels the need for extra support in sustaining, broadening and deepening mindfulness in daily life, and especially in social contexts.
Training in basic mindfulness
Mindfulness is usually taught as a technique. Here, it is taught as a system of principles (dhammas) to observe and apply according to conditions. This is called dhammanupassana.
Training in applied mindfulness
By learning how to observe thoughts as valid objects of mindfulness (not as 'distractions'), we can more easily sustain mindfulness in activities that involve thinking, speaking & listening, reading & writing or using phones and computers.
Training in mindful communication
These sessions involve setting up, sustaining and developing mindfulness through the act of communicating during the session itself. They are then tailored to meet specific needs.
Community consultations are offered to community groups, community organizations or residential commu- nities, to help them to collectively identify and address shared concerns, needs and aspirations.
Group members will first learn & establish mindful communication in a regular workshop. They can then engage in a group process that is tailored to meet their specific needs. Such a process may combine any or all of the following elements:
Follow-up Meeting Facilitation is available on request, to support the sustainability of groupwork outcomes.
Social Dhamma Retreats
Social Dhamma residential retreats cover the same material as the two workshop series but in more depth.
A retreat offers the best way to immerse ourselves in the continuous practice of Social Dhamma. Here, we practice silent meditation and mindful communication alternately, learning to see the same principles at play in both the inner and outer worlds.
In a retreat, we have more opportunities to experience states of deep communion and to access collective insight into the ways we co-create our shared social realities.
For more information about the principles & practices of Social Dhamma, see the ABOUT page. For information about up-coming events, see the EVENTS page.
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