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


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
Buddhist BookClub – Reconciliation healing the inner child
It can be difficult to read a book with new concepts its so helpful to read together as a part of a supportive and interested group.
Tuesday 16 August 7.30-9.30pm
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

Spring Retreat

The theme of this month’s retreat is ‘putting a spring in our step’.

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.

20 March

Dates: Sunday 20 March
Times: 10-12.30pm
Location: Your own space
Cost: £20

Buddhist Book Club – Part 2

It can be difficult to read a book with new concepts its so helpful to read together as a part of a supportive and interested group.

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. (see what participants had to say below).

This is mainly for those who have already studied the first half of the book with Bridgeen. We will be starting at: PART THREE: Other Basic Buddhist Teachings

This is a 6 week course the dates are Tuesday 22 February, Tuesday 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 March.

Please read chapters 17, 18 and 19 in preparation for the first night❣️

Your should already have your own copy (in whatever format suits) of ‘the Heart of Buddha’s teaching’ by Thich Nhat Hanh and have read up to chapter 16.

Payment of the course fee is also accepted via Paypal.

Please email Bridgeen on mindfulmind@outlook.com for more information.

What they said about BBBC 1 part 1 in 2021:

“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.”

 

22 February

Dates: Tuesday 22 February 2022
Times: 7.30-9.30pm
Location: Your own space
Cost: £80

Self-Love Retreat

The theme of this month’s retreat is ‘learning to love ourselves’.

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.

**If there are some issues on apple phones. This the direct link to check out now:  https://www.eventbrite.com/checkout-external?eid=230387123087

Tickets are not refundable or transferable – thank you for your understanding.

13 February

Dates: Sunday 13 February
Times: 10-12.30pm
Location: Your own space
Cost: £20

Bridgeen’s Buddhist Book Club

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. (see what participants had to say below).

Only half the book is covered in the 6 weeks. The second half of the book will be studied from mid-february on for those who wish to join. After that other books by Thich Nhat Hanh will be offered so this is the only chance to study this particular book.

This is a 6 week course the dates are Tuesday 4, 11, 18 and 25 January and Tuesday 1 and 8 February.

Please read the 1st SIX chapters, its only up to page 27 ❣️ in preparation for the first night❣️

Please obtain your own copy (in whatever format suits) of ‘the Heart of Buddha’s teaching’ by Thich Nhat Hanh. Currently £11 on Amazon.

Payment of the course fee is also accepted via Paypal.

Please email Bridgeen on mindfulmind@outlook.com for more information.

**If there are some issues on apple phones. This the direct link to check out now:  https://www.eventbrite.com/checkout-external?eid=230409429807

What they said about BBBC 1:

“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.”

11 January 2022

Dates: Tuesday 11 January
Times: 7.30-9.30pm
Location: Your own space
Cost: £80

Beginning Anew retreat

The theme of this month’s retreat is ‘beginning anew’.

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.

**If there are some issues on apple phones. This the direct link to check out now:  https://www.eventbrite.com/checkout-external?eid=174370084617

16 January

Dates: Sunday 16 January
Times: 10-12.30pm
Location: Your own space
Cost: £20