Classes, trainings, workshops & retreats

You’ve come to the right place to book Bridgeen’s classes. For more information or to book a place outside of Eventbrite, email Bridgeen: mindfulmind@outlook.com or use the online contact form.

Click the Buy Tickets link to pay directly for the class you want or visit the Eventbrite page.  It is possible to pay in other ways. 

If you can’t afford a class I have 13 free meditations on the FREE app Insight Timer, available on android, iPhone or web browser. 

I appreciate your interest in my mindful training. x


April 2024

Event Day and Date Time Book
The Heroic Heart: 12 week Buddhist Bookclub
Join us for a12 week online enlightening journey exploring the thirty seven verses on the practice of a Bodhisattva x
Tuesday 9 April 2024 7.30-9.30pm
Spring Silent Retreat @Drumalis
Retreats are the BEST way to deepen your spiritual practice of meditation, mindfulness and self-care. Give your head peace.
Fri 12 - Sun 14 April 2024 4.30 Fri - 4pm Sun

May 2024

Event Day and Date Time Book
Nourishing Spring Day Retreat
Join us for a rejuvenating day of self-care and relaxation at our Nourishing Spring Day Retreat on 18 May x
Saturday 18 May 2024 9.30 - 4.00pm

June 2024

Event Day and Date Time Book
Mindful Summer Solstice
Join us for a beautiful online gathering to welcome the summer solstice with mindfulness and intention!
Thursday 21 June 8.30 - 10pm

August 2024

Event Day and Date Time Book
Nourishing Summer Day Retreat
Join us for a relaxing day retreat filled with nourishing activities to revitalise your mind, body, and soul this summer!
Saturday 17 August 9.30 - 4.00pm

September 2024

Event Day and Date Time Book
Buddhist Book Club: Thich Nhat Hanh’s ‘Anger: Buddhist Wisdom for Cooling the Flames’
Let's dive into Thich Nhat Hanh's 'Anger: Buddhist Wisdom for Cooling the flames' together in our 11 week book club.
Tuesday 10 September 2024 7.30-9.30pm
8-week Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) course via zoom
More than ever we need to practice mindfulness, self-compassion and self-care. I look forward to sharing this special course with you.
Wednesday 11 September 2024 6.30pm - 9.30pm

October 2024

Event Day and Date Time Book
Fifty days of meditation
I'm turning 50 on 8 July 2024, so I'm offering 50 days of meditation for £50 - come meditate with me xx
Tuesday 8 October 2024 7.30am

November 2024

Event Day and Date Time Book
Silent Retreat @Drumalis
A retreat is the best way to deepen your mindfulness practice and give your self a wee break xx
Friday 15 - Sunday 17 November 4.30 Fri - 4pm Sun

The Heroic Heart: 12 week Buddhist Bookclub

The Heroic Heart: Awakening Unbound Compassion by Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo: a 12-Week Buddhist Book Club by Immeasurable Minds

Join us for an exciting online journey as we explore the depths of Buddhist teachings together! In this 12-week book club, we’ll dive into modern commentary on an ancient text that illuminates the heroic nature of the heart of compassion.

Through lively discussions and shared insights, we’ll uncover the wisdom that can empower us in our daily lives. Whether you’re a seasoned practitioner or new to Buddhism, all are welcome to embark on this transformative adventure. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals and expand your understanding of the heroic heart!

Speaking about this new book club offering, Bridgeen said:

“This is the first time we will delve into a book outside the Plum Village Tradition, and I am thrilled to engage with this remarkable book that I believe will provoke and inspire our Buddhist Book Club community. A prior book detailing Tenzin Palmo’s life, ‘A Cave in the Snow,’ was the first book about Buddhism I ever read, back in 2003 during my solo travels around Australia. It left a profound impression. Tenzin Palmo is an impressive and exceptional teacher. I consider myself incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity to explore her latest book.”

This is a 12-week course every Tuesday from 9 April to Tuesday 25 June via zoom.

You need to purchase your own copy of the book (in any format).

There are some prerequisites.

1. You must already be familiar with basic mindfulness and meditation practices and ideally have completed a 6 or 8-week mindfulness course with a teacher.

2. You must be able to use Zoom and ‘Whats App’. All course communication is via a group ‘Whats App’.

Please read to the end of Chapter 1, in preparation for the first night. We will read a couple of chapters a week. A timetable of reading will be issued via the What’s App group. Please note that there is a commitment to read the book each week.

Payment of the course fee is also accepted via Paypal.

This is a 3-month course; you can pay in installments until the start of the course on April 9. A full course fee is required by the first night. Thank you.

Please email Bridgeen at mindfulmind@outlook.com if you have any questions.

This is what the cohort who completed the Inner Child book Club said about it:

“The fact that this is a zoom class does not take away from the feeling of connection with others. It has really improved my mental well-being- I’d highly recommend it to anyone.”

“Bridgeen in her bookclub’s creates a space for people to learn experientially what cannot be taught.”

“The book club isn’t just an opportunity to explore the teachings from the book but it is an opportunity to connect with like minded people who you can call your friends!”

“Being part of Bridgeen’s Buddhist Bookclub has been a truly wonderful experience, I have found it to be a very supportive environment for learning and sharing. The teachings within are truly transformative and it’s been amazing to have the opportunity to study some of the Buddhist teachings in greater depth. Have met some wonderful human beings along the way!”

“The support and insights of the group members are what transform the reading of these books into an invaluable life lesson.”

“..gr8 group and gr8 teacher..”

The Buddhist Bookclub had been one of the most life changing experiences I’ve ever had. Both books reviewed have not only helped me to change my perspective on life but they’ve also helped me to live a calmer, peaceful life, which has helped me to exude presence. That is the best gift that anyone could give you. Thank you Bridgeen.”

“Wonderful, relaxed way access Buddhist teachings maintain your meditation practice.”

“I really recommend this book club. It’s great to share views about the book which I may not have thought of myself. It’s good to connect with people who want to work on themselves and I really enjoyed the meditation every week.”

“The bookclub has given me the structure I need to read the book, and I have learnt so much from sharing within the group. It has helped me understand the many benefits of mindfulness, not just for me but for everyone I interact with.”

“Sharing and developing a new insight is a unique approach to self development.”

“The bookclubs are an amazing, safe environment to read, listen, share and discuss all aspects of the book and feel and know the wisdom, support, energy and wisdom of the group. An amazing experience for nurturing the practice and inner contentment, compassion, joy and growth.”

Exceptionally professional, experienced, present and kind, Bridgeen’s leading of the group creates an oasis with nourishment for my personal development. Thank you 😊.”

“I have found the book club to be an absolute brilliant experience. I have learnt so much and gained great healing. I can’t thank you enough xx”

Bridgeen’s first Buddhist book club started last November 2021 with ‘the heart of the Buddha’s teaching’. It was a great success with 14 attendees who really enjoyed the opportunity to study the book together. This is what they said:

“BBBC was a transformative experience which has helped me to become more mindful in so many unexpected ways. Bridgeen holds such a loving space for you to explore the inner workings of your mind and improve your mindful practices. This is such a worthy club which truly enriches your life experience. I would recommend it to everyone.”

“A wonderful way to come to these teachings.”

“Bridgeen is an amazing person with a wealth of information which I am so lucky to have shared with her since beginning of lockdown. Much Gratitude to you Bridgeen x”

“A perfect book to start with, wonderful open and insightful online community, feel good factor. Bridgeen is an uplifting’ fun and wise facilitator/leader :)”

“Learning, meditation, discussion connecting with others. What is not to love.”

“Bridgeen’s Buddhist bookclub is a truly wonderful thing! An opportunity to delve a little deeper into the Buddhist teachings. Having the opportunity to share thoughts and experiences with a group of like minded practitioners has been both enlightening and uplifting and I am looking forward to the next chapter! Namaste🙏”

“An opportunity to learn with like minded people.”

“Expand your dharma with like minded people, its all good. :-)”

“There is nothing like active shared learning to transform our emotions.”

“Very helpful to read as a group. Being read sections also helped make points clearer. Sometimes hearing it read made it just click in my understanding. I also was comfortable not fully understanding, my need for learning and understanding became clear. I never felt this was a negative in fact the group supported me to accept that and enjoy the process of learning. Smaller groups also a nice way to get to know each other and to hear each other. It gave an opportunity to deepen the discussion and I felt it lead to an even deeper discussion afterward. The meditations were a great way to start and overall the experience and learning has been a very nice way to spend a winter evening.”

Refunds are not available. Thanks for your understanding.

 

9 April

Dates: Tuesday 9 April 2024
Times: 7.30-9.30pm
Location: Your own cosy space
Cost: £180

Spring Silent Retreat @Drumalis

This retreat is now SOLD OUT (all those from the last retreat rebooked). Please contact us at mindfulmind@outlook.com if you would like to be added to the WAITING LIST. Please detail your mindfulness/retreat experience when requesting a waiting list place. Thank you x

To be the first to hear about our events you can be added to our mindful members ‘What’s App’ group, please email in the first instance. Thank you.

Sometimes we get so busy and caught up that we have no time to reflect on where we are and where we are going, we need to take time out.

Sometimes our spiritual practice that meant so much to us slips.

We need a retreat to recharge and reboot! Preferably in a beautiful, peaceful place, like Drumalis Retreat Centre. 🙂

On this special retreat, there will be lots of practice and space, time and silence. There will be time to read, reflect and ease our way into Spring 2024.

We will start with tea on arrival from 4.30pm on friday and finish with a cup of tea on Sunday afternoon between 3-4pm.

It’s a real chance to deepen your practice. The schedule includes meditation, outdoor mindful walks, and deep relaxation practices incorporating self-compassion and mindfulness throughout.

Some experience of meditation, mindfulness, and/or yoga is necessary.

The cost includes two evening meals on Friday and Saturday. Two breakfasts and two lunches on Saturday and Sunday plus teas, coffees, and biscuits on the breaks.

All the accommodation is ensuite, warm, and very comfortable. The retreat centre is set in beautiful grounds right on the Antrim coast – a 40-minute drive from Belfast.

All rooms are sole occupancy. You can share a room twin or double, please name the person you want to share with. The cost per person so is the same regardless.

All food is vegetarian. Please let me know if you have other dietary requirements. Also inform me if you have any physical impairments or anything else you think i need to know in order to make your experience as good as possible 🙂

There are only 20 places and they will fill up fast so book your spot with a deposit asap – full payment due March 2024.

If slots sell out I will run a waiting list x just email me at mindfulmind@outlook.comaccommodation

Please get in touch if you have any questions.

What people said about my previous retreats at Drumalis:

“Great experience! Peaceful setting, couldn’t have been better! You really helped me understand mindfulness and ‘come home’. Edith Doran

“It was really lovely, I genuinely enjoyed all of it. It helped me relax completely. I want to explore this way of being more. My room was beautiful. The views over the garden were stunning.” Melissa Joyce

Really appreciated the whole experience which was very calming and meditative. I liked the peaceful room, gardens and staff.” Eric Morrison

“I liked the mixture of different styles of meditation /mindful practice, the permission to opt-out, no pressure, no judgment. Loved the whole program options and choices. Private room, very clean, lovely location. It was wonderful nurturing and supportive, thank you Bridgeen.” Julie

“I loved all of it. It came at a really opportune time in my life, the loving-kindness was especially great. The rooms were well-appointed and comfortable. The surroundings are very beautiful.” Terri

“I liked the space and time to stop and be and to remember who I am and what I have. Beautiful setting, calm and peaceful. It was wonderful, calming, steading, space, time, self-care, lovely group, lots of variety and chance to come home.” Pauline

“I enjoyed the guided meditations as it helped me to ‘switch off’, it has inspired me to get back to this practice. The setting and grounds were beautiful. The rooms were very comfortable.” Clare

“I liked all of the program, loved the time given to walking and private time. I found the silence difficult at the start during meals but felt it was beneficial. I liked the food and the clean tidy room and the peaceful ambiance. Enjoyed the experience, it helped me to relax and taught me to love and be kind to myself so I can do this for others.” Tracey Sproule.

It is possible to pay offline contact me via mindfulmind@outlook.com

As always tickets for Immeasurable Minds events are not refundable or transferable. Thank you.

12-14 April

Dates: Fri 12 - Sun 14 April 2024
Times: 4.30 Fri - 4pm Sun
Location: Drumalis, Larne
Cost: £300

Nourishing Spring Day Retreat

“From time to time, to remind ourselves to relax and be peaceful, we may wish to set aside some time for a retreat, a day of mindfulness, when we can walk slowly, smile, drink tea with a friend, enjoy being together as if we are the happiest people on Earth.” Thich Nhat Hanh

Join us on Saturday 18 May 2024, from 9:30am for tea, coffee and scones for a full day of self-care and self-compassion.

Our retreat will be held in the Dunadry Hotel’s ‘Garden Room’, which, as the name suggests, is in the beautiful gardens of the hotel, which has its own set of peacocks roaming about!

Life can get hectic for all of us, we can get so busy and caught up that we have no time to reflect on where we are, what we’re doing, and where we are going. We need to take time out. Preferably in a peaceful, beautiful place, like the Dunadry Hotel, where all our needs will be catered for.

This will be a true day of rest. We will be served hot sandwiches and wraps (all vegetarian) for lunch. There will be lots of space, time, and silence with guided self-compassion practices to support your restoration. And we will end the day with a nice cup of tea/coffee and some gratitude practice.

Throughout the day, Bridgeen will guide you through various mindfulness and self-compassion practices and exercises that will help you cultivate a deeper sense of self-awareness and self-acceptance. You’ll learn how to be kinder to yourself, and how to let go of negative self-talk.

It’s a real chance to deepen your practice. The schedule includes meditation, mindful sense and savour outdoor walks and deep relaxation practices incorporating self-compassion and mindfulness.

Some experience in meditation, mindfulness, and/or yoga is desirable.

Please get in touch if you have any questions.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to connect with yourself and others in a supportive and nurturing environment. Sign up now to reserve your spot!

What people said about my previous retreats:

“Great experience! Peaceful setting, couldn’t have been better! You really helped me understand mindfulness and ‘come home’. Edith Doran

“It was really lovely, I genuinely enjoyed all of it. It helped me relax completely. I want to explore this way of being more. The views over the garden were stunning.” Melissa Joyce

“Really appreciated the whole experience which was very calming and meditative. I liked the peaceful room, gardens and staff.” Eric Morrison

“I liked the mixture of style of meditaion/mindful practice, the permission to opt out, no pressure, no judgement. Loved the whole programme options and choices. Private room, very clean, lovely location. It was wonderful nuturing and supportive, thank you Bridgeen.” Julie

“I loved all of it. It came at really opportune time in my life, the loving kindess was especially great. The surroundings very beautiful.” Terri

“I liked the space and time to stop and be and to remember who I am and what I have. Beautiful setting, calm and peaceful. It was wonderful, calming, steading, space, time, self-care, lovely group, lots of variety and chance to come home.” Pauline

“I enjoyed the guided meditations as it helped me to ‘switch off’, it has inspired me to get back to this practice. The setting and grounds were beautiful. The rooms were very comfortable.” Clare

“I liked all of the program, loved the time given to walking and private time. I found the silence difficult at the start during meals but felt it was beneficial. I liked the food and the clean tidy room and peaceful ambiance. Enjoyed the experience, it helped me to relax and taught me to love and be kind to myself so I can do this for others.” Tracey Sproule.

It is possible to pay offline Contact me via mindfulmind@outlook.com

As always, tickets for Immeasurable Minds events are not refundable or transferable. Thank you.

18 May

Dates: Saturday 18 May 2024
Times: 9.30 - 4.00pm
Location: Dunadry Hotel, Antrim
Cost: £95

Mindful Summer Solstice

Welcome to our Mindful Summer Solstice Ceremony!

Join us on Thursday 21 June 2024 at 20:30 BST for a virtual gathering to celebrate the longest day of the year.

In summary his event is all about connecting with our true selves, setting intentions, and embracing the energy of the summer solstice. Prepare to relax, meditate, and reflect on the beauty of the season. Whether you’re a seasoned practitioner or new to mindfulness, this ceremony is open to all. Let’s come together to honour the sun and welcome the abundance of summer! See you there!

In 2024 the summer solstice will occur on Thursday 20 June at 21.51 BST (20.51 GMT) so we will be together at the exact moment of the solstice!

In the Northern Hemisphere, the Summer Solstice marks the longest day of the year when the light is at the very peak of its power. Why not use this energy to make the changes necessary to allow for the new growth that wants to live through you. The summer solstice holds the energy for fulfilling your potential, which requires a renewed commitment to yourself.

It is interesting to reflect for a moment on the solstice. The summer solstice marks the moment in time when the sun’s path is at its longest northernmost ascent in the sky. Midsummer (as this season is known) is a time to celebrate light, to give thanks for the clarity and insights that may come to us in this ‘shining’ moment. It’s a time to honour inner power and brightness, and to also just laze about for a bit and daydream, an essential activity that helps us grow and deepen.

People from cultures all over the world have held summer solstice celebrations in celebration of the light of the sun for thousands of years. Summer Solstice is one of the four solar festivals that fall within the Wheel of the Year

The solstice marks the astronomical beginning of summer on the Gregorian calendar, and after a long winter, there’s nothing better to celebrate!

Traditionally, people gather with family and friends to celebrate the return of light, sunlight, life, fertility, and the potential for a good harvest at midsummer. Today, people worldwide still celebrate summer’s arrival with outdoor feasts and festivities, including singing, dancing, musical performances or concerts, bonfires, and enjoying delicious food and drinks.

We may not be doing all these things in our virtual session, but it is really good to mark important points in our year, reflect on where we are now at this year’s midpoint, and re-commit to our goals and values. We will be asking the key self-compassion question: ‘What do I need right now?’

Come and join us for time to connect, reflect, and meditate. We will also be evoking and thanking the helping spirits! You are invited to leave behind your ordinary thoughts and concerns and fully join in, not just observe.

This Zoom gathering includes a short talk and reflection on the natural and cultural significance of this time, a guided meditation, and time to reflect and share. How is your year unfolding? Are there plans or dreams that are coming to fruition, or that you’re leaning into? In what areas of your life would you like to shine more light? If you wish, bring something that ‘enlightens’ you—a candle, a flower, some honey, a piece of jewellery, a piece of sunstone or citrine—whatever resonates with you as a symbol of abundance, hope, and radiance.

Also, please bring a pen and paper or journal with you so you can write your own reflections.

When you purchase a ticket, please text me at 07981 623 566 and I will add you to the special ‘whats app’ group (created just for this particular event) so you can receive the confirmed zoom code and information on how to prepare for the ceremony.

Thank you. I look forward to seeing you!

Bridgeen xx

20 June

Dates: Thursday 21 June
Times: 8.30 - 10pm
Location: Your own space
Cost: £15

Nourishing Summer Day Retreat

“From time to time, to remind ourselves to relax and be peaceful, we may wish to set aside some time for a retreat, a day of mindfulness, when we can walk slowly, smile, drink tea with a friend, enjoy being together as if we are the happiest people on Earth.” Thich Nhat Hanh

Join us on Saturday 17 August from 9:30am for tea, coffee and scones a full day of self-care and self-compassion.

Our retreat will be held in the Dunadry Hotel’s ‘Garden Room’ which, as the name suggests, is in the beautiful gardens of the hotel, which has its own set of peacocks roaming about!

Life can get hectic for all of us, we can all get so busy and caught up that we have no time to reflect on where we are, what we’re doing, and where we are going. We need to take time out. Preferably in a peaceful, beautiful place, like the Dunadry Hotel, where all our needs will be catered for.

This will be a true day of rest. We will be served sandwiches and wraps (all vegetarian) for lunch. There will be lots of space, time, and silence with guided self-compassion practices to support your restoration. And we will end the day with a nice cup of tea/coffee and some gratitude practice.

Throughout the day, Bridgeen will guide you through various mindfulness and self-compassion practices and exercises that will help you cultivate a deeper sense of self-awareness and self-acceptance. You’ll learn how to be kinder to yourself, and how to let go of negative self-talk.

It’s a real chance to deepen your practice. The schedule includes meditation, a mindful sense and savour outdoor walks and deep relaxation practices incorporating self-compassion and mindfulness.

Some experience in meditation, mindfulness, and/or yoga is desirable.

Please get in touch if you have any questions.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to connect with yourself and others in a supportive and nurturing environment. Sign up now to reserve your spot!

What people said about my previous retreats:

“Great experience! Peaceful setting, couldn’t have been better! You really helped me understand mindfulness and ‘come home’. Edith Doran

“It was really lovely, I genuinely enjoyed all of it. It helped me relax completely. I want to explore this way of being more. The views over the garden were stunning.” Melissa Joyce

“Really appreciated the whole experience which was very calming and meditative. I liked the peaceful room, gardens and staff.” Eric Morrison

“I liked the mixture of style of meditaion/mindful practice, the permission to opt out, no pressure, no judgement. Loved the whole programme options and choices. Private room, very clean, lovely location. It was wonderful nuturing and supportive, thank you Bridgeen.” Julie

“I loved all of it. It came at really opportune time in my life, the loving kindess was especially great. The surroundings very beautiful.” Terri

“I liked the space and time to stop and be and to remember who I am and what I have. Beautiful setting, calm and peaceful. It was wonderful, calming, steading, space, time, self-care, lovely group, lots of variety and chance to come home.” Pauline

“I enjoyed the guided meditations as it helped me to ‘switch off’, it has inspired me to get back to this practice. The setting and grounds were beautiful. The rooms were very comfortable.” Clare

“I liked all of the program, loved the time given to walking and private time. I found the silence difficult at the start during meals but felt it was beneficial. I liked the food and the clean tidy room and peaceful ambiance. Enjoyed the experience, it helped me to relax and taught me to love and be kind to myself so I can do this for others.” Tracey Sproule.

It is possible to pay offline Contact me via mindfulmind@outlook.com

As always, tickets for Immeasurable Minds events are not refundable or transferable. Thank you.

17 August

Dates: Saturday 17 August
Times: 9.30 - 4.00pm
Location: Dunadry Hotel, Antrim
Cost: £95