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6-week Mindfulness Course for Happiness + Day Retreat

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“I have been meditating every day since we met Karuna!” - Suzy Greaves, Editor of Psychologies Magazine.


Akanista Mindfulness in partnership with Chaplaincy Multi-Faith Centre, Imperial College London

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Dates

6-week course dates: Wednesdays 24th May, 31st May, 7th June, 14th June, 21st June & 28th June 2017
Time: 18:30 – 20:00
Day Retreat date: Sunday 9th July 2017
Time: 10:00 – 17:00

Costs

Only for Imperial/RCA/RCM £65 (Staff) and £35 (Student).
* Please email your valid CID number to claim this bursary. You cannot claim/book this place for someone else outside Imperial/RCA/RCM. The place will be rejected.
For general public £265 (included are 6-weekly meetings, full day retreat, 15 mins 1:1 session, recordings, and handouts)

Course Description

Mindfulness is a simple, drug free and self empowering way for you to improve your health, resolve relationship conflicts and enable yourself to discard limiting beliefs that are holding you back. Mindfulness has been shown to reduce anxiety levels by 58% and stress by 40% (Krusche et al, 2013, Oxford University).
The course is developed from the Early Buddhist Meditation by Karuna Priya and Nitima Priya, inspired by the works of Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn of University of Massachusetts Medical School with MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) and Dr Mark Williams of Oxford University with MBCT (Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy).
The 'Day Retreat' will take your meditation practice a step further – with particular emphasis on developing Loving-Kindness for further emotional regulation and resilience.
The course is led by Karuna Priya, Buddhist Chaplain to Imperial College London and Nitima Priya, a Holistic Counsellor and Meditation teacher. Before moving to London, Karuna had spent 15 years as a Buddhist monk in Thailand and Sri Lanka.


How Mindfulness can help you

Foster a feeling of protection and care for individuals
Prevention, intervention and protection from stress and depression
Stimulate creative initiatives
Enhance human potentials
Better project success rates
Increase happiness levels


Things to know

How long is the course: 6 weeks + day retreat
How often we meet?: Weekly on Wednesdays (18:30 to 20:00)
Day Retreat: on Sunday (10:00 - 17:00)
Who is the course for?: General Public (beginners level)
What this is not: Teacher training course
Location?: Imperial College London, Chaplaincy Multi-Faith Centre, 10 Prince's Gardens, London SW7 1NA (10 mins walk from South Kensington Station)
How many people on each course?: Up to 15


Things to bring

An open mind
Wear comfortable and warm clothes (cushions, chair and blankets provided)
Notebook (Optional)
Bottle of water (Optional)

Testimonials

CEO Maia Luxury. “I felt fantastic. So much more grounded and this was a massive lesson in dealing with stressful situations. Karuna has something really special about him.”
Catherine Lambert, Jones Lang LaSalle. “I would highly recommend Karuna and Nitima to people who work with people and in large organizations, dealing with diverse group who are all looking at life from different perspective.”
Laura Simpson, University College London. “I would recommend doing a mindfulness course with Nitima and Karuna in a heartbeat. From the very first moment they inspire calm and well-being and create an atmosphere in which meditation and mindfulness seem to come naturally. I started the 6 week course with insomnia and difficulties in dealing with the stresses of undertaking a challenging masters programme. By only the third week I was sleeping much better and was more relaxed and focused. Thank you Akanista!”
Nikki Chivers, Choices 4 All. “You provided me with an amazing experience of well-being. The provision of tools enable me to develop a coping strategy. This has been so empowering.”
Natalie Nolte, Sothebys.“Karuna’s teachings were profound and his meditation training was a life changer for me.”
Bhargav Dave, MEC Global. “Akanista mindfulness classes have shown me a simple yet highly effective way of becoming calmer and focused in my day to day life. The recordings that are provided at the end of each class are helping me practise the techniqu es on a daily basis. All in all, very useful class and I strongly recommend it to anyone who wishes to bring more calmness in their lives”
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