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 my Eventbrite page.  It is possible pay in other ways. 

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

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

6 weeks of mindfulness practice and discussion- via zoom

A personal and friendly experience of mindfulness practice. Suitable for new and experienced practitioners.

You will learn:

  • how to practice mindfulness,
  • how to sit in meditation,
  • tips to practice in daily life,
  • how to do walking meditation,
  • mindful movement,
  • gratitude practice,
  • loving kindness practice,
  • mindfulness singing,
  • inspirational stories

You’ll receive just over an hour of peace and tranquility in a virtual group of other local, like-minded people. You will be surprised how lovely and easy it is to connect and build a community online in this way, and for this reason numbers are limited. Group discussion and sharing is a big part of the class so you must be able to connect via video and audio.

Especially at this exceptional time for the whole world we will focus on practices to calm our nervous system and work with fear and anxiety. Also sending compassion to those struggling – including ourselves.

Suitable for all: from beginners to experienced practitioners with a beginners mind.

Come join us for an experience of peace in the midst of your week.

DROP IN IS AVAILABLE FOR £10 PER CLASS PLEASE MESSAGE ME TO BOOK. X

I’ve taught this class since 2008!

You can buy the course as a gift for someone – just ask them to give your name on the first night.

I have lots of free material that you can access via my social media pages.

YES you can save the Eventbrite fee – you can pay via PayPal and bank transfer – just email me on mindfulmind@outlook.com for details. Once payment has been received I will send you the joining instructions.

Thank you.

Please note this is not the same as the 8-week MBSR course which I also teach just not at the moment. Please check out separate listing for this. The cost of the 8-week course online is £330.

18

Dates: Thursday 18 August
Times: 8.00-9.15pm
Location: Your own space
Cost: £54

August 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).

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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.

28 August

Dates: Sunday 28 August
Times: 11am - 12noon
Location: Whiteabbey Glen
Cost: Free

Past Events

Below are previous Immeasurable Minds events

 

Buddhist BookClub – Reconciliation healing the inner child

Following the success of previous bookclubs studying the heart of the Buddha’s teaching we are now moving on to study Thich Nhat Hanh’s book ‘Reconciliation -healing the inner child’

This is a 6 week course the dates are Tuesday 26 April, and Tuesday 3, 10, 17, 24 and Wednesday 1 June.

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

Please read chapter one in preparation for the first night❣️

Payment of the course fee is also accepted via Paypal.

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

 

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 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.”

26 April

Dates: Tuesday 26 April
Times: 7.30-9.30pm
Location: Your own space
Cost: £80

Spring mindfulness experience 6 week class – via zoom

A personal and friendly experience of mindfulness practice. Suitable for new and experienced practitioners.

You will learn:

  • how to practice mindfulness,
  • how to sit in meditation,
  • tips to practice in daily life,
  • how to do walking meditation,
  • mindful movement,
  • gratitude practice,
  • loving kindness practice,
  • mindfulness singing,
  • inspirational stories

You’ll receive just over an hour of peace and tranquility in a virtual group of other local, like-minded people. You will be surprised how lovely and easy it is to connect and build a community online in this way, and for this reason numbers are limited.

Especially at this exceptional time for the whole world we will focus on practices to calm our nervous system and work with fear and anxiety. Also sending compassion to those struggling – including ourselves.

Suitable for all: from beginners to experienced practitioners with a beginners mind.

Come join us for an experience of peace in the midst of your week.

DROP IN IS AVAILABLE FOR £10 PER CLASS PLEASE MESSAGE ME TO BOOK. X

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I’ve taught this class since 2008! but have had a LONG gap since May 2021 as I had a beautiful baby girl on 7 June 2021.

You can buy the course as a gift for someone – just ask them to give your name on the first night.

I have lots of free material that you can access via my social media pages.

 

YES you can save the Eventbrite fee – you can pay via PayPal and bank transfer – just email me on mindfulmind@outlook.com for details. Once payment has been received I will send you the joining instructions.

Thank you.

Please note this is not the same as the 8-week MBSR course which I also teach just not at the moment. Please check out separate listing for this. The cost of the 8-week course online is £280.

24 March

Dates: Thursday 24 March
Times: 8.00-9.15pm
Location: Your own space
Cost: £48