Classes, trainings, workshops & retreats

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Thank you. X


May 2022

Event Day and Date Time Book
In Person Mindful Self-Compassion Workshop
An in person mindful self-compassion retreat to calm, connect and create peace of mind.
Sunday 8 May 2 - 4pm
FREE Monthly Mindful Walk ‘in the footsteps of Thay’
A mindful gathering and walk to practice walking meditation as taught by Thich Nhat Hanh started on the event of his passing.
Sunday 29 May 11am - 12noon

June 2022

Event Day and Date Time Book
FREE Monthly Mindful Walk ‘in the footsteps of Thay’
A mindful gathering and walk to practice walking meditation as taught by Thich Nhat Hanh started on the event of his passing.
Sunday 26 June 11am - 12noon

July 2022

Event Day and Date Time Book
July in-person mindful self-compassion retreat
Join us for an encounter with deep relaxation, self-compassion and mindfulness practices.
Sunday 3 July 2 - 4pm
July FREE Monthly Mindful Walk ‘in the footsteps of Thay’
A mindful gathering and walk to practice walking meditation as taught by Thich Nhat Hanh started on the event of his passing.
Sunday 31 July 11am - 12noon

August 2022

Event Day and Date Time Book
6 weeks of mindfulness practice and discussion- via zoom
A mindfulness practice class with group discussion and sharing.
Thursday 18 August 8.00-9.15pm
August FREE monthly mindful walk in the footsteps of Thay
A mindful gathering and walk to practice walking meditation as taught by Thich Nhat Hanh started in January 2022 when he passed away.
Sunday 28 August 11am - 12noon

In Person Mindful Self-Compassion Workshop

My first in person workshop since March 2020! Join us for some deep relaxation, self-compassion and mindfulness practices.
I’m super-excited to announce my first public ‘in-person’ workshop since March 2020. Come join us for some deep relaxation, self-compassion and mindfulness practices.
Take some time out for your wee self. These practices are all about increasing how well we love ourselves and others. PLUS a unique opportunity to connect in person with other local like minded people.
Mindful self-compassion is the foundation of emotional healing—being aware in the present moment when we’re struggling with feelings of inadequacy, despair, confusion, and other forms of stress (mindfulness) and responding with kindness and understanding (self-compassion). Mindful self-compassion also means holding difficult emotions—fear, anger, sadness, shame and self-doubt—and ourselves, in loving awareness, leading to greater ease and well-being in our daily lives.
Mindful self-compassion can be learned by anyone. It’s the practice of repeatedly evoking good will toward ourselves especially when we’re suffering—cultivating the same desire that all living beings have to live happily and free from suffering. And as the Dalai Lama says, self-compassion is the first step toward compassion for others.
This half-day retreat is suitable for everyone from complete beginners to experienced practitioners. It fun, practical and experiential.
It is possible to buy a ticket as a gift, the person just needs to give the name the ticket was booked under when they check in with me on the day.
Thank you, I look forward to seeing you.

8 May

Dates: Sunday 8 May
Times: 2 - 4pm
Location: Namaste Yoga Centre, Belfast
Cost: £25

FREE Monthly Mindful Walk ‘in the footsteps of Thay’

Our monthly mindful walk to practice as Thay (The Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh) taught us will happen on the last sunday of every month in 2022. Mostly lead by Bridgeen Rea-Kaya from Immeasurable Minds though sometimes by other members of the ‘Tall Trees Sangha’

  • Meet 11am at the top of Glenavana Manor, where the ‘big white stones’ lead to the Glen. Not at the bottom where Glenavna Manor turns into the village near the Whiteabbey Presbyterian Church.
  • We will form a circle and sing some Plum Village songs (this is how every mindful walk starts in Plum Village).
  • Do a silent mindful walk through the Glen.
  • Stop for tea at end of practice (bring your own cup/flask).
  • Sharing is optional but encouraged at tea break.
  • Walk back freely not silent. 🥰
  • A short instruction in mindful walking will be given for newcomers. Everyone who would like to practice is welcome.
  • These mindful walks have been inspired by the memorial walk held for Thay on 30 January 2022
  • Dog and children are most welcome but you must take responsibility for them, Immeasurable Minds and the Tall Trees Sangha cannot accept responsibility. Please note that everyone will be practising walking in silence so if your children or dogs won’t like this then they are not suitable. Although if they can adapt both children and animals will profit from the peace generated by the practice, please consider the group when bringing children and animals.

Dates for the FREE monthly mindful walks throughout 2022 are Sunday:

  1. 27 February
  2. 27 March
  3. 24 April
  4. 29 May
  5. 26 June
  6. 31 July
  7. 28 August
  8. 25 September
  9. 30 October
  10. 27 November
  11. 18 December (instead of the last sunday which is Christmas day).

***

I’m SO HUGELY grateful to Thich Nhat Hanh (Thay) I wanted to do something to mark his passing as his only request ever was always just just for us to practice for him, to breathe for him and to walk for him. For example for his 80th birthday he asked people to have a mindful cup of tea every day as a gift for him. So we can do that too. 🫖🍵

Please click here to read the blog I wrote about the impact Thay had on my life, it’s hard to express the magnitude of his influence on me but I’m not the only one. In every county of the world people’s lives and hearts have been enormously affected and changed by Thay, his teachings and his Plum Village community.

This Sunday’s event is in conjunction with my Sangha ‘the tall trees’ (none of us are very tall but the trees Whiteabby Glen are!) a meditation group I started in May 2007 after returning home from a tour of Vietnam with Thay and the international sangha. A sangha is a community that practices together in harmony and awareness. One of Thay’s continually emphasized teachings is on the importance of sangha building. He said ‘the next buddha will be a community’ and ‘happiness is not an individual matter’.

Every time I run a class (even by zoom) we form a temporary sangha, a little community of support for 6-8 weeks. Sometimes those groups continue to meet or meet again at other events. After a while little sangha’s form. You can start your own sangha with like-minded friends anytime as a tribute to Thay. Check out the Community of interbeings website to find out more about sangha and how to start one.

29 May

Dates: Sunday 29 May
Times: 11am - 12noon
Location: Whiteabbey Glen
Cost: Free

FREE Monthly Mindful Walk ‘in the footsteps of Thay’

Our monthly mindful walk to practice as Thay (The Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh) taught us will happen on the last sunday of every month in 2022. Mostly lead by Bridgeen Rea-Kaya from Immeasurable Minds though sometimes by other members of the ‘Tall Trees Sangha’

  • Meet 11am at the top of Glenavana Manor, where the ‘big white stones’ lead to the glen. Not at the bottom where Glenavna Manor turns into the village near the Whiteabbey Presbyterian Church.
  • We will form a circle and sing some Plum Village songs (this is how every mindful walk starts in Plum Village).
  • Do a silent mindful walk through the Glen.
  • Stop for tea at end of practice (bring your own cup/flask).
  • Sharing is optional but encouraged at tea break.
  • Walk back freely not silent. 🥰
  • A short instruction in mindful walking will be given for newcomers. Everyone who would like to practice is welcome.
  • These mindful walks have been inspired by the memorial walk held for Thay on 30 January 2022
  • Dog and children are most welcome but you must take responsibility for them, Immeasurable Minds and the Tall Trees Sangha cannot accept responsibility. Please note that everyone will be practising walking in silence so if your children or dogs won’t like this then they are not suitable. Although if they can adapt both children and animals will profit from the peace generated by the practice, please consider the group when bringing children and animals.

Dates for the FREE monthly mindful walks throughout 2022 are Sunday:

  1. 27 February
  2. 27 March
  3. 24 April
  4. 29 May
  5. 26 June
  6. 31 July
  7. 28 August
  8. 25 September
  9. 30 October
  10. 27 November
  11. 18 December (instead of the last sunday which is Christmas day).

***

I’m SO HUGELY grateful to Thich Nhat Hanh (Thay) I wanted to do something to mark his passing as his only request ever was always just just for us to practice for him, to breathe for him and to walk for him. For example for his 80th birthday he asked people to have a mindful cup of tea every day as a gift for him. So we can do that too. 🫖🍵

Please click here to read the blog I wrote about the impact Thay had on my life, it’s hard to express the magnitude of his influence on me but I’m not the only one. In every county of the world people’s lives and hearts have been enormously affected and changed by Thay, his teachings and his Plum Village community.

This Sunday’s event is in conjunction with my Sangha ‘the tall trees’ (none of us are very tall but the trees Whiteabby Glen are!) a meditation group I started in May 2007 after returning home from a tour of Vietnam with Thay and the international sangha. A sangha is a community that practices together in harmony and awareness. One of Thay’s continually emphasized teachings is on the importance of sangha building. He said ‘the next buddha will be a community’ and ‘happiness is not an individual matter’.

Every time I run a class (even by zoom) we form a temporary sangha, a little community of support for 6-8 weeks. Sometimes those groups continue to meet or meet again at other events. After a while little sangha’s form. You can start your own sangha with like-minded friends anytime as a tribute to Thay. Check out the Community of interbeings website to find out more about sangha and how to start one.

26 June

Dates: Sunday 26 June
Times: 11am - 12noon
Location: Whiteabbey Glen
Cost: Free

July in-person mindful self-compassion retreat

Take some time out for your wee self. These practices I offer are all about increasing how well we love ourselves and others. PLUS a unique opportunity to connect in person with other local like minded people. Sharing in circle is part of the class and part of the healing that can happen in the class.

After the last session in May participants texted me to say things like “thank you so much for yesterday, it ws so nice to meet you and I have to say that my mind is a lot quieter today.” “Great afternoon, my son loved it.” “I loved it! so nice to practice in person again”

Places are limited due to the limited number of chairs available in the centre. So if your interested book asap. Please bring your own yoga mat and blanket for the deep relaxation.

Mindful self-compassion is the foundation of emotional healing—being aware in the present moment when we’re struggling with feelings of inadequacy, despair, confusion, and other forms of stress (mindfulness) and responding with kindness and understanding (self-compassion). Mindful self-compassion also means holding difficult emotions—fear, anger, sadness, shame and self-doubt—and ourselves, in loving awareness, leading to greater ease and well-being in our daily lives.

Mindful self-compassion can be learned by anyone. It’s the practice of repeatedly evoking good will toward ourselves especially when we’re suffering—cultivating the same desire that all living beings have to live happily and free from suffering. And as the Dalai Lama says, self-compassion is the first step toward compassion for others.

This half-day retreat is suitable for everyone from complete beginners to experienced practitioners. It fun, practical and experiential.

It is possible to buy a ticket as a gift, the person just needs to give the name the ticket was booked under when they check in with me on the day.

Thank you, I look forward to seeing you.

Once purchased tickets are not transferable or refundable. Thank you for understanding.

3 July

Dates: Sunday 3 July
Times: 2 - 4pm
Location: Namaste Yoga Centre, Belfast
Cost: £25

July FREE Monthly Mindful Walk ‘in the footsteps of Thay’

Our monthly mindful walk to practice as Thay (The Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh) taught us will happen on the last sunday of every month in 2022. Mostly lead by Bridgeen Rea-Kaya from Immeasurable Minds though sometimes by other members of the ‘Tall Trees Sangha’

  • Meet 11am at the top of Glenavana Manor, where the ‘big white stones’ lead to the Glen. Not at the bottom where Glenavna Manor turns into the village near the Whiteabbey Presbyterian Church.
  • We will form a circle and sing some Plum Village songs (this is how every mindful walk starts in Plum Village).
  • Do a silent mindful walk through the Glen.
  • Stop for tea at end of practice (bring your own cup/flask).
  • Sharing is optional but encouraged at tea break.
  • Walk back freely not silent. 🥰
  • A short instruction in mindful walking will be given for newcomers. Everyone who would like to practice is welcome.
  • These mindful walks have been inspired by the memorial walk held for Thay on 30 January 2022
  • Dog and children are most welcome but you must take responsibility for them, Immeasurable Minds and the Tall Trees Sangha cannot accept responsibility. Please note that everyone will be practising walking in silence so if your children or dogs won’t like this then they are not suitable. Although if they can adapt both children and animals will profit from the peace generated by the practice, please consider the group when bringing children and animals.

Dates for the FREE monthly mindful walks throughout 2022 are Sunday:

  1. 27 February
  2. 27 March
  3. 24 April
  4. 29 May
  5. 26 June
  6. 31 July
  7. 28 August
  8. 25 September
  9. 30 October
  10. 27 November
  11. 18 December (instead of the last sunday which is Christmas day).

***

I’m SO HUGELY grateful to Thich Nhat Hanh (Thay) I wanted to do something to mark his passing as his only request ever was always just just for us to practice for him, to breathe for him and to walk for him. For example for his 80th birthday he asked people to have a mindful cup of tea every day as a gift for him. So we can do that too. 🫖🍵

Please click here to read the blog I wrote about the impact Thay had on my life, it’s hard to express the magnitude of his influence on me but I’m not the only one. In every county of the world people’s lives and hearts have been enormously affected and changed by Thay, his teachings and his Plum Village community.

This Sunday’s event is in conjunction with my Sangha ‘the tall trees’ (none of us are very tall but the trees Whiteabby Glen are!) a meditation group I started in May 2007 after returning home from a tour of Vietnam with Thay and the international sangha. A sangha is a community that practices together in harmony and awareness. One of Thay’s continually emphasized teachings is on the importance of sangha building. He said ‘the next buddha will be a community’ and ‘happiness is not an individual matter’.

Every time I run a class (even by zoom) we form a temporary sangha, a little community of support for 6-8 weeks. Sometimes those groups continue to meet or meet again at other events. After a while little sangha’s form. You can start your own sangha with like-minded friends anytime as a tribute to Thay. Check out the Community of interbeings website to find out more about sangha and how to start one.

31 July

Dates: Sunday 31 July
Times: 11am - 12noon
Location: Whiteabbey Glen
Cost: Free