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Mindfulness in Everyday Life

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This talk is on how to apply mindfulness in everyday life beyond formal meditation. Ven. Rewatha Thero will introduce Buddhist teachings on dealing with stress and mental suffering and making practical use of one’s senses while avoiding addiction to sensual pleasures. He will also talk about how to extend mindfulness beyond mundane level to reach the enlightenment.

The talk is part of a special “Mindfulness Workshop” that starts at 9:00 am. You are welcome to join the whole workshop, a part of it, or just the talk. The whole event is free and open to all.

The Mindfulness Workshop will be an opportunity to learn mindfulness from an experienced teacher. Ven. Kamburawala Rewatha Thero has been teaching in the UK since 2002, and also acts as a Chaplain in the Glasgow University.

The program of the day is:

  • 09:15 Introductions and a brief orientation to mindfulness and format of the session
  • 09:30 Raisin exercise followed by discussion and mindfulness information
  • 10:15 Short body scan meditation followed by discussion
  • 11:00 Lunch (Please feel free to bring a food item to share. Alternatively, you can buy your own from the city)
  • 12:30 Mindful movement (walking meditation) followed by discussion
  • 13:30 Short sitting practice followed by discussion
  • 14:15 Discussion on general mindfulness practice (plus 3 minute breathing space) and final comments
  • 15:00 Evaluations and end of the workshop
  • 15:30 Tea
  • 16:00 Talk on “Mindfulness in Everyday Life” – How to apply mindfulness beyond the sitting meditation
  • 16:45 Questions and answers
  • 17:00 End

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