• Mindfulness and Compassion | Migration to Facebook

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    Dear Mindful MeetUp Friends, After a couple of happy years on MeetUp, we've decided to emigrate to Facebook. This wasn't an easy decision, but we feel making this move will improve how we connect and share about mindfulness and compassion events in Brisbane. If you still want to find out about local mindfulness events, you're welcome to migrate with us too! Our new homes will be here, on Facebook: Page and Events: https://www.facebook.com/mindfulnessandcompassioninbrisbane/ Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/202780750104985/?source_id=1035400249881388 For those of you who are not Facebook users, you can stay in touch by subscribing to our website mailing list: https://lyndismith.com We'll send you monthly-ish news and discounts on forthcoming mindfulness events. Hope to meet up with you soon, at a mindfulness event near you! Wishing you all the best in work, life and practice, Lyndi

  • Drop-In Loving Kindness

    Rigpa Brisbane

    All are welcome. A guided meditation to help us get in touch with our inner goodness and enable us to be genuinely loving and compassionate towards ourselves and others. When: First Sunday of the month Time: 9:00am - 9:45am Cost: By donation Location: Rigpa Brisbane, 2/19 Enoggera Terrace, Red Hill, Brisbane

  • Drop-In Meditation

    Rigpa Brisbane

    These weekly drop-in meditation sessions are a good opportunity to practice meditation in a supportive environment. All are welcome and basic guidance is given. When: Every Thursday night Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm Cost: By donation Location: 2/19 Enoggera Terrace, Red Hill, Brisbane

  • Drop-In Meditation

    Rigpa Brisbane

    These weekly drop-in meditation sessions are a good opportunity to practice meditation in a supportive environment. All are welcome and basic guidance is given. When: Every Thursday night Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm Cost: By donation Location: 2/19 Enoggera Terrace, Red Hill, Brisbane

  • Peace, Mindfulness and Awareness

    Rigpa Brisbane

    A drop-in session held once a month from 9.30am to 12 midday. These sessions offer: —authentic instruction in meditation practice —time and space for meditation practice —discussion about how we can bring the benefits of meditation into every aspect of our daily lives —insight into the relevance of peace, mindfulness and awareness for our busy, modern lives —teachings by meditation masters on a different topic each month These classes are for newcomers to meditation, as well as those who already have some experience with meditation and wish to deepen their understanding and practice. This is not a course, so feel free to come along to any session that suits you. When: Saturday, once a month Time: 9:30am - midday Cost: Suggested donation $10 Location: 2/19 Enoggera Terrace, Red Hill, Brisbane Session Topics: 14 April 2018: Transforming loneliness 26 May 2018: Healing depression 9 June 2018: The power of forgiveness 14 July 2018: Truth, love and relationships 11 August 2018: Meditation for your day job 8 September 2018: Overcoming fear and anxiety 13 October 2018: How to deal with physical pain 10 November 2018: Healing low self-esteem 8 December 2018: Transforming uncomfortable situations

  • Drop-In Meditation

    Rigpa Brisbane

    These weekly drop-in meditation sessions are a good opportunity to practice meditation in a supportive environment. All are welcome and basic guidance is given. When: Every Thursday night Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm Cost: By donation Location: 2/19 Enoggera Terrace, Red Hill, Brisbane

  • Drop-In Loving Kindness

    Rigpa Brisbane

    All are welcome. A guided meditation to help us get in touch with our inner goodness and enable us to be genuinely loving and compassionate towards ourselves and others. When: First Sunday of the month Time: 9:00am - 9:45am Cost: By donation Location: Rigpa Brisbane, 2/19 Enoggera Terrace, Red Hill, Brisbane

  • Drop-In Meditation

    Rigpa Brisbane

    These weekly drop-in meditation sessions are a good opportunity to practice meditation in a supportive environment. All are welcome and basic guidance is given. When: Every Thursday night Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm Cost: By donation Location: 2/19 Enoggera Terrace, Red Hill, Brisbane

  • Mindful Self-Compassion

    Community Place, Kalinga

    MORE INFO & TO REGISTER: www.eventbrite.com.au/o/lyndi-smith[masked] Explore... —Slowing down, self-awareness and savouring the present moment —How to become more confident, resilient, joyful and motivated —The science of self-compassion and why most of us ignore this vital skill —Simple practices to transform moments of suffering into moments of love —How to befriend ourselves and nourish our needs —Relating to ourselves and others authentically and wholeheartedly —Moments of connection and shared common humanity —Building courage and appreciating our values and strengths —How to transform the inner critic into an inner coach The Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) programme teaches us how to motivate ourselves and build our inner resources with kindness, compassion and wisdom. The blend of mindfulness and self-compassion allow us insight into our emotions, together with the resources to maintain balance, build resilience and decrease our suffering. Self compassion, simply put, means being a friend to ourselves. The three components of self-compassion are mindfulness, kindness and common humanity. —Mindfulness helps us get in touch with our feelings, with curiosity and open-mindedness. —Kindness brings comfort and warmth, soothing distress and refreshing our motivation. —Connecting with others reminds us that we all have flaws, that we're all human, and that we’re in this together. Rapidly expanding research demonstrates that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional wellbeing, less anxiety, depression and stress, maintaining healthy habits like diet and exercise and satisfying personal relationships. And it’s easier than you think! After participating in this workshop, you’ll know: —how to stop being so hard on yourself —how to handle difficult emotions with greater ease —how to motivate yourself with encouragement rather than criticism —how to transform difficult relationships, both old and new —mindfulness and self-compassion practices for home and everyday life —the theory and research behind mindful self-compassion —how to become your own best teacher "Practice isn't about perfecting ourselves. It's about perfecting our love." (Jack Kornfield) What to expect Program activities include meditation, short talks, experiential exercises, group discussion, and home practices. MSC is a workshop rather than a retreat. The goal is for participants to directly experience self-compassion and learn practices that evoke self-compassion in daily life. Positive change occurs naturally as we develop the capacity to be with ourselves in a kinder, more compassionate way. MSC includes 8 weekly sessions of 3 hours each, in addition to a 4-hour retreat. MORE INFO & TO REGISTER: www.eventbrite.com.au/o/lyndi-smith[masked] Who is running the course? The course will be run by Lyndi Smith and Carmel Herington, both graduates of the Mindful Self-Compassion teacher training and teacher/practitioners of mindfulness and compassion for many years. When does the course run? Monday evenings from 6pm to 9pmfrom Feb 11th to Apr 1st 2019 (8 weeks) plus a half-day retreat on Sat 23rd March 2019, 9.30am until 1.30pm. Please note that we have a policy of not turning anyone away for financial reasons. We offer both concessions and scholarships. Please get in touch if you would like to come but cannot afford it. Feel free to contact Lyndi on[masked] to answer any questions or provide more information where desired. We hope you can join us in this life enriching course. "I got some great insight, thank you Lyndi." —Joe “The breathing exercises helps me in a range of situations – helping me to feel calm, going to sleep, taking time out, etc.” —Steph “Many thanks for a wonderful experience and learning.” —Debbie MORE INFO & TO REGISTER: www.eventbrite.com.au/o/lyndi-smith[masked]

  • Drop-In Meditation

    Rigpa Brisbane

    These weekly drop-in meditation sessions are a good opportunity to practice meditation in a supportive environment. All are welcome and basic guidance is given. When: Every Thursday night Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm Cost: By donation Location: 2/19 Enoggera Terrace, Red Hill, Brisbane