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We are a friendly, mixed experience group interested in mindfulness meditation. Robert takes the guided meditations that are inspired by Eckhart Tolle. The mindfulness practices and meditation is non-religious but inspiring for spiritual and secular people alike. Everyone is welcome.

Please contact us to find out more or take a look at our website:

http://bromleymindfulness.org.uk

Upcoming events (5+)

8 Easy Steps to Mastering Meditation Mini-Series

The Mansion, Beckenham Place Park

Join us for our ‘8 Easy Steps to Mastering Meditation’ mini-series at venues in Bromley, Beckenham and Orpington in January and February of 2019. The mini-series will be run at all venues each week so if you miss one you may be able to attend at another venue. If you miss all of them then you can listen in to a session recorded at one of the sessions free of charge on our podcast. The focus is on practical experience backed up fully with the information you need to understand the why and how of meditation, and not just the what. Content The mini-series introduces the most effective meditation training techniques. The sessions are packed with real-life examples. There is personal guidance and support, combined with the latest tools and techniques. The training will equip you with the tools and techniques you need to build a sustainable meditation practice. About the 8 Easy Steps to Mastering Meditation Mini-Series These sessions are being run in conjunction with the 8 Easy Steps to Mastering Meditation Day-Retreat held on January 13 at The Mansion in Beckenham Place Park. The Day-Retreat can be attended separately or while attending the mini-series. Meditation is officially hard. Every article on meditation says this. If you’ve tried to meditate, you will have experienced the busy mind that meditators in the East call the Monkey Mind. For most new meditators, the monkey mind becomes a frustrating experience. I have personally experienced this. When I first learned to meditate, I was taught in the traditional way which actually makes meditation an unsatisfactory experience for many new meditators. It soon just becomes yet another chore that we ‘must do’ because it will be good for us. We then struggle to fit in our meditation sessions alongside, work, commuting, family, exercise, socialising, time off and so-on. Meditation rarely wins this competition for our time and attention. My 30 years of experience meditating and my five years of experience teaching meditation in person to over 5,000 students in 600 courses and over a thousand classes and training sessions has helped me learn how people can learn to meditate most easily. I will teach you how to avoid all the usual distractions, dead ends and pitfalls. They are all things that I, and most meditators, experience not because that is how meditation is, but because that is how it is taught. My goal is for you to gain and maintain a sustainable practice. You can learn, by attending this mini-series, how to find and build a sustainable practice which will help you learn how to cope with the challenges of our increasingly frantic and overwhelming lives. You’ll learn the skills to: • Reduce unhelpful thoughts and uncomfortable emotions • Increase your well-being and happiness • Learn how to reduce the impact of difficult experiences What you will get from the training • The ‘more than just mindfulness’ podcast • Intensive in-person training • Key meditation and mindfulness practices • Stress management techniques • Emotional resilience techniques • Supporting information • Online video clips • Guided online meditation MP3s • Supported homework for a month after the retreat • E-book recommendations, scientific papers, news articles, literature and references • A springboard for your personal development or further study • Membership of the Bromley Mindfulness student community which is an active community of engaged students. We run social events of all sorts over the course of the year. • Telephone, text or email support

8 Easy Steps to Mastering Meditation Mini-Series

Orpington Village Hall

Join us for our ‘8 Easy Steps to Mastering Meditation’ mini-series at venues in Bromley, Beckenham and Orpington in January and February of 2019. The mini-series will be run at all venues each week so if you miss one you may be able to attend at another venue. If you miss all of them then you can listen in to a session recorded at one of the sessions free of charge on our podcast. The focus is on practical experience backed up fully with the information you need to understand the why and how of meditation, and not just the what. Content The mini-series introduces the most effective meditation training techniques. The sessions are packed with real-life examples. There is personal guidance and support, combined with the latest tools and techniques. The training will equip you with the tools and techniques you need to build a sustainable meditation practice. About the 8 Easy Steps to Mastering Meditation Mini-Series These sessions are being run in conjunction with the 8 Easy Steps to Mastering Meditation Day-Retreat held on January 13 at The Mansion in Beckenham Place Park. The Day-Retreat can be attended separately or while attending the mini-series. Meditation is officially hard. Every article on meditation says this. If you’ve tried to meditate, you will have experienced the busy mind that meditators in the East call the Monkey Mind. For most new meditators, the monkey mind becomes a frustrating experience. I have personally experienced this. When I first learned to meditate, I was taught in the traditional way which actually makes meditation an unsatisfactory experience for many new meditators. It soon just becomes yet another chore that we ‘must do’ because it will be good for us. We then struggle to fit in our meditation sessions alongside, work, commuting, family, exercise, socialising, time off and so-on. Meditation rarely wins this competition for our time and attention. My 30 years of experience meditating and my five years of experience teaching meditation in person to over 5,000 students in 600 courses and over a thousand classes and training sessions has helped me learn how people can learn to meditate most easily. I will teach you how to avoid all the usual distractions, dead ends and pitfalls. They are all things that I, and most meditators, experience not because that is how meditation is, but because that is how it is taught. My goal is for you to gain and maintain a sustainable practice. You can learn, by attending this mini-series, how to find and build a sustainable practice which will help you learn how to cope with the challenges of our increasingly frantic and overwhelming lives. You’ll learn the skills to: • Reduce unhelpful thoughts and uncomfortable emotions • Increase your well-being and happiness • Learn how to reduce the impact of difficult experiences What you will get from the training • The ‘more than just mindfulness’ podcast • Intensive in-person training • Key meditation and mindfulness practices • Stress management techniques • Emotional resilience techniques • Supporting information • Online video clips • Guided online meditation MP3s • Supported homework for a month after the retreat • E-book recommendations, scientific papers, news articles, literature and references • A springboard for your personal development or further study • Membership of the Bromley Mindfulness student community which is an active community of engaged students. We run social events of all sorts over the course of the year. • Telephone, text or email support

Thursday Evening Mindfulness in Orpington

Orpington Village Hall

Step out of your daily grind and join us at the excellent and modern Orpington Village Hall for a regular meditation class every Thursday for one hour at 8 pm from Thursday 13th September. We have the Frank Whymark room which can hold twenty people in air-conditioned comfort. The room is double-glazed and sound insulated so new meditators don’t need to compete with traffic noise etc. Orpington Village hall is a modern events facility just off the War Memorial roundabout by Tesco’s at the southern end of the high street and is a ten-minute walk from the station which has mainline trains into Bromley, London, Sevenoaks and the coast. The sessions are zero-commitment, no need to book, regular classes where you can just turn up as it suits you for a calming and relaxing meditation and mindfulness experience. Session Fees Single Session £10 Pass – 4 sessions £34 (£8.50 per session) Pass – 8 sessions £56 (£7 per session) ***Parking*** Tesco Car Park, 9 Augustus Lane, Orpington, BR6 0NH – opposite the halls (first two hours free then pay and display) Memorial Car Park, Euro Car Parks, Augustus Lane, Orpington, BR6 0EX – opposite the halls (multi-storey pay and display) Commodore Car Park, Gravel Pit Way, Orpington, London, BR6 0NN – behind the halls (open air pay and display) ***Disabled parking*** There are six ‘pay and display’ parking bays immediately outside Orpington Village Hall together with a loading bay. Additional disabled parking spaces are further north on the High Street, near McDonalds, and on the opposite side of the road towards Knoll Rise, a turning off the High Street on its western side. Blue Badge holders will be able to use any of the pay and display bays free of charge. Numerous buses pass nearby.

8 Easy Steps to Mastering Meditation Mini-Series

The Mansion, Beckenham Place Park

Join us for our ‘8 Easy Steps to Mastering Meditation’ mini-series at venues in Bromley, Beckenham and Orpington in January and February of 2019. The mini-series will be run at all venues each week so if you miss one you may be able to attend at another venue. If you miss all of them then you can listen in to a session recorded at one of the sessions free of charge on our podcast. The focus is on practical experience backed up fully with the information you need to understand the why and how of meditation, and not just the what. Content The mini-series introduces the most effective meditation training techniques. The sessions are packed with real-life examples. There is personal guidance and support, combined with the latest tools and techniques. The training will equip you with the tools and techniques you need to build a sustainable meditation practice. About the 8 Easy Steps to Mastering Meditation Mini-Series These sessions are being run in conjunction with the 8 Easy Steps to Mastering Meditation Day-Retreat held on January 13 at The Mansion in Beckenham Place Park. The Day-Retreat can be attended separately or while attending the mini-series. Meditation is officially hard. Every article on meditation says this. If you’ve tried to meditate, you will have experienced the busy mind that meditators in the East call the Monkey Mind. For most new meditators, the monkey mind becomes a frustrating experience. I have personally experienced this. When I first learned to meditate, I was taught in the traditional way which actually makes meditation an unsatisfactory experience for many new meditators. It soon just becomes yet another chore that we ‘must do’ because it will be good for us. We then struggle to fit in our meditation sessions alongside, work, commuting, family, exercise, socialising, time off and so-on. Meditation rarely wins this competition for our time and attention. My 30 years of experience meditating and my five years of experience teaching meditation in person to over 5,000 students in 600 courses and over a thousand classes and training sessions has helped me learn how people can learn to meditate most easily. I will teach you how to avoid all the usual distractions, dead ends and pitfalls. They are all things that I, and most meditators, experience not because that is how meditation is, but because that is how it is taught. My goal is for you to gain and maintain a sustainable practice. You can learn, by attending this mini-series, how to find and build a sustainable practice which will help you learn how to cope with the challenges of our increasingly frantic and overwhelming lives. You’ll learn the skills to: • Reduce unhelpful thoughts and uncomfortable emotions • Increase your well-being and happiness • Learn how to reduce the impact of difficult experiences What you will get from the training • The ‘more than just mindfulness’ podcast • Intensive in-person training • Key meditation and mindfulness practices • Stress management techniques • Emotional resilience techniques • Supporting information • Online video clips • Guided online meditation MP3s • Supported homework for a month after the retreat • E-book recommendations, scientific papers, news articles, literature and references • A springboard for your personal development or further study • Membership of the Bromley Mindfulness student community which is an active community of engaged students. We run social events of all sorts over the course of the year. • Telephone, text or email support

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