23 – 25 March: Meditation for a Calm and Happy Mind

pier-407252_640There are many benefits to meditation, including more focus, pleasant physical states, and a calmer basis for emotions. Applied correctly, mindfulness is practiced as a basis for developing positive states of mind like loving kindness and compassion as well as living an ethical life. In this weekend course, learn different ways of practicing mindfulness both on the cushion and in daily life. The sessions will be instruction, discussion, and meditations specifically for beginners. Meals and breaks will be spent in silent practice – a chance tosarah-nz-headshot turn inward and be in the moment.

Beginning level course led by Sarah Brooks.

Click here to view and download the weekend schedule.

To Register

Pre-registration essential by 16 March. The course runs from 7:30pm on Friday night through 2:30pm on Sunday. $150 includes course facility and materials fee and homemade vegetarian meals from breakfast Saturday through lunch on Sunday. Accommodation available – see the cabin and room or camping options and prices.

To register and enquire about accommodation, please fill out our online booking form or call us at (0)7 866 6851.

If you are arriving outside of our office hours (9:30am – 5:00pm) please tell us your plans so we can make arrangements to check you in. If you’re coming from out of town, we find guests have the best experience when arriving before dark. Arrivals on Friday evening can pre-order dinner, served at 6:00pm, for an additional $7.50 (please give at least 24 hours notice).

What past participants said about this course:

“I found it very interesting to gain insight into meditation, mindfulness, and Buddhism. It made me realise that meditation is not easy and it takes a lot of practice but you can achieve so much through it. Even if not everyone will be able to keep practising, it is good to know about it and start to become mindful in everyday life. I could describe the content of the course as inspirational, beautiful, peaceful and powerful.”

“A very informative course providing practical ways to use mindfulness in everyday life. (Ideal for curious beginners like me!)”