Mindfulness Frame by Frame

A two-day workshop for mindfulness teachers/trainers led by Mark Williams & Antonia Sumbundu. August 30.-September 1., 2022 at Strandgården Retreat Center

This retreat is coordinated by Karunaworkshop.dk

Mindfulness Frame by Frame Mark Williams A two-day workshop for mindfulness teachers/trainers

During the two-day workshop Mark Williams and Antonia Sumbundu will offer new insights based on the recently developed course “Mindfulness Frame by Frame”, an eight-week programme exploring feeling tone (vedana) and designed as a follow-on for those who are familiar with mindfulness practice through having done a course of MBSR, MBCT or related programmes/retreats.

Buddhist traditions see feeling tone (vedana) as a fundamental element of every moment of experience and a foundational aspect of mindfulness and its practice. Feeling tone is implicit throughout any MBSR or MBCT progamme, and this course makes it explicit. Learning specific practices to help us become aware of feeling tone allows us to move in close and see clearly the very instant where we are at risk of becoming caught up in pursuing or rejecting something and are likely to become entangled in emotional distress.

The workshop, designed for mindfulness teacher/ trainers provides an opportunity to see how the awareness of feeling tone reveals and then unlocks the habits of conditioning that would usually keep us trapped. It is a journey of discovery on many levels, and in order to support meditative awareness and the possible significant learning that can arise as we practice together and explore teachings the program will be conducted in a semi-retreat atmosphere with periods of noble silence.

During these two and a half days you will have the chance

  • to learn about the new psychological science that shows the significance of feeling tone in perception, interpretation and action;
  • to experience the whole course as it takes you through specific meditations to prepare for, then help tune in to feeling tone ‘frame by frame’;
  • to engage in enquiry to help discern the patterns of mind/body and the effects of increased awareness of the tonality of moment-to-moment experience in making wise choices.

The Teachers

Mark Williams is Emeritus Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Oxford. His research focuses on understanding how best to build resilience and mental fitness in order to prevent depression and suicide. Professor Williams has held posts at the Medical Research Council’s Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit at Cambridge and the University of Wales, Bangor and was Founding Director of the University of Oxford’s Mindfulness Centre that works to prevent depression and enhance human potential through the therapeutic use of mindfulness across the lifespan. He is author of many research articles and books, including The Mindful Way through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness (with John Teasdale, Zindel Segal and Jon Kabat-Zinn) and Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World (with Danny Penman).

ANTONIA DORTHEA SUMBUNDU has been practicing meditation for more than 30 years and has had the good fortune to practice and study with a number of great teachers. She is an instructor for the Tergar Meditation Community where she is leading retreats and supporting practice groups internationally. Originally trained as clinical psychologist, Antonia has had a long term interest in clinical applications of meditation. She has been teaching and lecturing on MBCT internationally for many yearsas a trainer and supervisor for Oxford Mindfulness Centre. In 2010, she was awarded a Master of Studies in MBCT by the University of Oxford and in 2022 she completed the Bodhi College Dharma Teacher Training program.

Location

Strandgården Retreat Center,  Esby Strandvej 8, 8420 Knebel, Denmark

Time

The course starts 30th of August at 4 PM (16 hrs.)

Price

Generosity/Dana
The teachings are offered by the teachers out of generosity. Generosity is one of the foundations on which the continuity of the Buddha’s teachings has depended down the centuries and generosity is also the foundation for Karuna Workshops.By the end of the retreat participants are invited to offer the teachers a donation. IMPORTANT: Please bring cash for donation, as it is no longer possible to get cash in Gomde/Strandgaarden.

Meals (organic & vegetarian) are included in the rates below.

Bed in a single room: DKK 4.500
Bed in a double room: DKK 3.500
Dormitory: DKK 2.700

Deadline for registration is August 15th, 2022.

This retreat is coordinated by Karuna Workshop. For more information please write to contact@karunaworkshops.dk

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