Courses

Living and Dying – An Enquiry into the Human Experience of Death

Led by Stephen Archer and Hilary Lovelace

Saturday 11 April 2015

Auckland

This workshop aims to open the door of awareness to the universal reality of death and assist you to approach this reality in a more empowered way. It will broaden your perspective on death and dying and stimulate ongoing enquiry beyond the workshop. This day is ideal as professional development for all who are working with or caring for the living and dying, and is also suitable for anyone who suspects that they themselves might die one day!
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Mindfulness in the Workplace

A One Day Programme led by Stephen Archer and Tim Roberts

Friday 24 April 2015

Wellington

Mindfulness is our natural ability to be fully present. It’s the quality of engagement necessary if we want to bring all of our capabilities to the moment. Mindfulness is a direct expression of authentic being, and is available to us all when we attune ourselves to the emerging life of the present moment. To practice mindfulness means to orientate ourselves through attention and feeling to this primary feature of our experience: that regardless of what is happening, we are simply present.
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The Practice of Mindful Awareness

A Day Long Mindfulness Retreat

Saturday 2 May 2015

Whakatane

Mindfulness is our natural ability to be fully present. It’s not a mental technique, or something we do to arrive somewhere, change or “improve” ourselves. Mindfulness – or a mind full of awareness – arises spontaneously when we relax and pay attention. Its practice teaches us to be at ease with what is occurring in the moment. Instead of paying attention to how we wish things were – or how we fear they might be – we learn to work with the circumstances exactly as they are. Being mindful allows for a clearer understanding of how our attitude and state of mind affects our life. It makes use of the inherent ability of our mind and body to rebalance and sustain well-being, and discover positive new perspectives, responses and solutions.
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Mindful Presence

A Day long Mindfulness Workshop led by Stephen Archer

Sunday 17 May 2015

Wellington

The gift of mindfulness is to be more self-aware so that we stop energising the part of us that resists life. Mindfulness is our natural ability to be fully present. It’s the quality of engagement necessary if we want to bring all of our capabilities to the moment. Mindfulness training strengthens focus and clarity, and increases our overall wellbeing. It teaches us to be at ease with what is occurring in the moment. Instead of paying attention to how we wish things were – or how we fear they might be – we learn to work with the circumstances exactly as they are.
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Being Present

A 7 day silent retreat led by Stephen Archer

Saturday 25 July (6pm) – Saturday 1 August (midday) 2015

Te Moata Sanctuary, Tairua

Mindfulness is an orientation to life though feeling-awareness of our natural state, moment by moment. It is developed through simple meditation practices which involve stilling the restless mind, relaxing the body and opening into the feeling of being. Mindfulness invites us to deepen self-awareness and liberate our attention to be more fully and joyfully in the present moment.
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