Join us as we come together to look at what mindfulness can bring to the table around social inclusion and what an awareness of the social context of mindfulness can bring to our practice. We will explore how our differences can unify us rather than separate us.
As we unpack the habitual patterns, perceptions, projections, assumptions and goals that we use to navigate the world, we will become increasing aware of how much our own ‘reality’ is just that, our own. In this way we will naturally become more adept at relating to others where we encounter difference. This is the vital labour that is needed to ‘widen the circles of compassion’ and create a more inclusive world.
In this way we will journey alongside each other in recognising that which obscures the truth of our interconnectedness, deep kinship, common ground and humanity.
Our intention for the weekend, is to provide a safe space to practice, share, discuss and learn how social mindfulness may facilitate social change in the 21st Century.
This weekend is for anyone who has completed at least foundational Mindfulness. It is for those practicing for personal reasons as well as those who are teaching or training to teach.
If you are a mindfulness teacher this weekend counts as CPD.
Dates and Times: Saturday and Sunday October 16th and 17th from 9.30am- 5pm
**The Sanctuary has a turn no one away for financial reasons. Please email email@example.com to request assistance from our AnCuan fund or to discuss flexible payment options.
About the Facilitators
Dean Francis: Dean is a cofounder of The Urban Mindfulness Foundation in London. Originally, he trained as an environmental scientist and is now teaching Mindfulness Based Inclusivity and mindfulness courses, both in London and throughout the UK. He is a member of the Mindfulness for Social Change Network.
Kristine Mackenzie Janson: Kristine is a Lead Tutor for the Mindfulness Association UK, where she teaches on their mindfulness, compassion, insight and teacher training pathways. She also teaches on the MSc: Studies in Mindfulness with the University of Aberdeen. She is a trustee of BAMBA and a member of Mindfulness for Social Change Network.
Aesha Francis: Aesha is a cofounder of The Urban Mindfulness Foundation in London. She teaches Mindfulness Based Inclusivity and mindfulness courses, both in London and throughout the UK. She is a member of the Mindfulness for Social Change Network.
Fay Adams: Fay Adams trained under the guidance of well-known meditation teacher Rob Nairn. She has been practicing mindfulness for 16 years and has taught secular mindfulness and compassion trainings in the UK and abroad for more than a decade. She teaches for the University of Aberdeen on their Post Graduate Studies in Mindfulness Programme (MSc), is a supervisor, teacher trainer and member of the Mindfulness Association’s management team.