Mindfulness and Insight: A training in being present and being well

Weekend Meditation Workshop with Lynne Bousfield

Dates: 24, 25 & 26 September 2010

Insight meditation is the development of understanding or “insight” through the cultivation of mindfulness. The understanding we develop equips us to help ourselves with our lives, to find happiness by knowing where to look. Mindfulness transforms confusion and painful emotions into mental stillness, composure and clarity. It equips us with capacities like resilience, self-reliance and discernment for understanding and responding to our lives with greater meaning and potential. In short, it trains us to treat our own minds.

A growing body of scientific research supports both the clinical applications and the everyday benefits of the skill of mindfulness and it underpins many current psychological treatment approaches.

Who should attend: For those new to meditation, begin to learn the benefits of living with mindfulness over a series of practice sessions that provide a coherent, systematic training in meditative technique supported by structured teaching sessions and interviews.
For those with previous experience with practices that develop mindfulness, continue to refine and deepen your understanding of the meditation practice and its integration into daily life.

Fees: $450.00
Course limited to 20 participants.
Please bring your own lunch on Saturday. Oasis will provide tea.

24 Sep 2010 (Friday) 7.00pm – 8.30pm
introduction; orientation; describing mindfulness; initial instructions

25 Sep 2010 (Saturday) 9.30am – 4.00pm
practice sessions developing mindfulness of the mind and body; difficulties with practice; group and/or individual interviews

26 Sep 2010 (Sunday) 8.00am – 1.00pm
practice sessions and application to daily life

Registration: Registration is required, please fill in this online form.

Location: Oasis Yoga, Block 10 Selegie Road #01-50, Selegie House, Singapore 180010

Phone: +65 6442 2881

About Lynne Bousfield: In 1975 Lynne began practising Insight meditation in India and continued her study in Burma, when it became possible to undertake long-term practice there in 1980. She returns to Burma regularly for intensive practice and to develop her understanding of meditation. She helped establish Insight Meditation in Australia and was co-founder of the Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre (BMIMC). She teaches meditation retreats and courses regularly in Australia and Asia.

Lynne began working as a clinical psychologist in Sydney in 1992 and has developed a unique and special combination of skills from her meditation and clinical training. Lynne was a pioneer in the introduction of mindfulness meditation into clinical psychological practice in Sydney and introduced it in 1992 to Pain Clinic patients at a major Sydney teaching hospital where it continues to be taught. Her meditation understanding has allowed her to teach clients to apply mindfulness to loosen the grip of distressing emotions and thereby transform daily suffering into a happier, engaged life.