New Year, New Beginnings with Clive Holmes
WhoTeacher: Clive Holmes
Anyone is welcome to attend this event!
“Changing habits of a lifetime!”
At this time around the Tibetan New year, it could be useful to reawaken our commitment to meditate and have a better quality of life. We often begin with the best intentions but end up losing our way. To be successful in the ways of transformation, we need to know how our minds work and the helpful guidance of the meditation teachings.
This course will be about exploring new horizons within our minds to help us accept and transform those habits that limit our freedom. Along the way we will realise that a lot of our habits are “not our fault.” We can forgive, take responsibility and look forward to the future rather than being stuck in the past. There is great value in “taming the mind”. This we do with kindness like being a “mind-whisperer” rather than using a "whip" or too much force. “The doorway to serenity cannot be forced open.” Some simple exercises to develop will-power and helping the mind become stronger will be shared.
About Clive Holmes
Clive Holmes has been teaching meditation for the last twenty years all over the UK, as well as in Samye Dzong centres overseas. He has completed over a year in intensive retreat and has studied in Europe and India with teachers from Burma, South East Asia, Japan and Tibet.
He is co-editor of the books "Taming the Tiger" and "Restoring the Balance" by Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche. He has a degree in western philosophy, an honorary appointment as Teaching Fellow in the School of Education at Aberdeen University and is involved in teaching MSc Mindfulness.
You can find out more about Clive and his activites on his website "http://www.cliveholmes.net"
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