Mindfulness is a way more that just being aware, it’s about being kind to yourself, releasing judgements and self criticism, so that you can notice with a clear and open mind, any sensations, emotions, thoughts or tensions in the body and begin to accept yourself just the way you are.
The aim with zen mindfulness is to bring our meditation practice into our daily lives, so that we can cope better with stress, be more aware of our needs and begin to make positive changes, so we can feel more at ease.
Zenways – 8 week courses
An 8 week mindfulness course offered by a Zenways accredited teacher is unique. These practices are rooted in the Rinzai Zen tradition, which has a long history of teaching meditation methods that help boost physical and mental health as well as develop insight and personal understanding.
During a Zen Meditation and Mindfulness 8-week course you will learn about stress, physical and emotional pain along with traditional Zen meditation and mindfulness practices that help you to improve your wellbeing and develop a deeper understanding of yourself.
The courses available use centuries old Zen Buddhist practices, which are proven to work, not only by the length of time these practices have been around but by Oxford University, who are doing a study into the “Influence of Mindfulness and Meditation on overall life satisfaction.”
There are two kinds of 8-week courses you can try:
Zen Meditation and Mindfulness for Wellbeing
This course takes a looks at stress, pain and anxiety along with traditional Zen meditations to help improve your whole wellbeing. You will discover more about mindfulness and how to approach your life with kindness and awareness, bringing these practices into your daily life.
Zen Meditation and Mindfulness for Insight
This course allows you to create or deepen your practice, learn more about Zen, energy and grounding. We will look at the stages of insight and moving meditations, so that we can take our practice into our everyday life. The meditations allow you to journey inwards to discover your true nature and gain personal insights allowing you to feel happier within yourself.
Find out more about Meditation and Mindfulness classes and workshops here: http://createharmony.co.uk/workshops/