Looking Deeply is a 6-week follow on course from Be Calm Be Happy in which we will build on the learning from this foundation.
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The benefits of Looking Deeply are to ground ourselves more fully in Thay’s teachings, giving deep, strong roots to our peace and contentment.
We can do this most beneficially as a Sangha, a group of people coming together to practise and support one another on the journey.
Looking Deeply develops the themes and learnings from Be Calm Be Happy and takes us deeper into Thay’s teachings, exploring topics of helping us to become more aware of our ’territory’, which is – body, feelings, mind, and consciousness. Together we will discover how to develop our mindfulness further into our experiences and life.
What to expect
The course is held online via zoom, enabling you to participate from wherever you are geographically based.
In each session we will
- meditate together
- consider a topic relating to the weekly theme
- undertake a short reflection exercise to help us look at how this is relevant to my life
- have time for feedback and discussion.
We will recommend meditations from the Plum Village App for you to use during the week. If you do not already use it, you can access it here https://plumvillage.app/
You will get most out of this course by making the time to regularly practise the meditations and reflecting on the weekly theme to deepen your mindfulness during the week between each session. The Plum Village App will be a very valuable resource to support your practices.
Themes for the sessions
- Arriving Home
- Mindfulness of the Body
- Mindfulness of Feelings
- Mindfulness of the Mind
Course Dates 2023
Choose the course dates that are best for you:
Tuesday evenings, 7 – 9 pm UK time, from 28th March to 2nd May, guided by Vari McLuskie and Ian Sneath
Tuesday evenings, 7 – 9 pm UK time, from 4th July to 8th August, guided by Lauri Bower & Clare Carlile
Wednesday evenings, 7 – 9 pm UK time, 27th September – 1st November, guided by Lauri Bower and Clare Carlile
Tuesday evenings, 7 – 9 pm UK time, 7th November – 12th December, guided by Ian Sneath and Vari McLuskie
Who can attend?
Our expectation for this course is either that you have already attended a Be Calm Be Happy course or that you have considerable experience of practising in the Plum Village tradition with a Sangha, and have participated in other Plum Village UK retreats, courses, or events. It is suitable for those of all faiths and none. Our course participants come from a wide range of backgrounds.
Please note, this course is not suitable for beginners, and we recommend Be Calm Be Happy if you are looking for an introduction to the Plum Village practises, or a means of re-establishing a regular practice.
We recommend that everyone signing up for this course becomes a member of the Community of Interbeing (see our website at Join Us ).
How to attend
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