Meditation and Mindfulness
 


To find sufficient stillness to see oneself and the nature of life as they

really are......................


Many people say they cannot meditate because they have a fixed

idea of what meditation is - perhaps that one must sit in a lotus

position and strive for an empty mind?    Myths around meditation

are a real hindrance to practice.  It is a natural state that many have lost

touch with in modern society.  It develops calmness, clarity of

thought,  deep self-knowledge and engagement with life in its

broadest sense.  It is not to be “done”, it is to be allowed to happen.


Liz has spent many hours “on her cushion” only to find, after much

searching, that what she was looking for was right under her nose all

the time!    This idea is echoed in spiritual teachings from many traditions.


The greatest gift we can give to ourselves is to spend some regular time in stillness. 

It’s not always easy and it helps to have support in one’s practice. 


Liz offers 1:1 or small group support in practising traditional meditation techniques, structured Mindfulness training or some other way of doing it that works for you!


All the Tai Chi and Qigong practices offered have the fundamental practice of Mindfulness at their core. 



                     

                                                                 





 
What is Meditation?

“Enlightenment is an accident.  
Meditation makes us more accident prone.”
                                                                                                         Suzuki Roshi

“Close your eyes; 
calm your breathing; 
and focus your attention on the centre of consciousness.  
Thus you will master 
the senses, the emotions and the intellect - and thereby free yourself 
from desire and anger.”

The Bhagavad Gita