Super Responsibility Week
Dec01

Super Responsibility Week

Being responsible in the lockdown       Day 1     Day 2     Day 3   Download Super Responsibility Week worksheet...

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Super Freedom Week
Dec01

Super Freedom Week

Finding freedom within limitations     Day 1     Day 2     Day 3     Download Super Freedom Week worksheet here Image copyright Mahabodhi Burton...

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Super Relaxation Week
Dec01

Super Relaxation Week

3 Principles behind relaxation Following on from the series of YouTube sessions on stimulation – featuring the ideas of Wim Hof, I taught a series on its’ opposite – relaxation, called ‘Super Relaxation Week,’ exploring three principles behind relaxation. The sessions are available here: Day 1 Session contains a led semi-supine relaxation from the Alexander Technique. For more about the Alexander Technique see https://alexandertechnique.com/   Day 2 Nishpara, yoga teacher and volunteer teacher from the Manchester Buddhist Centre, leading a detailed body relaxation and breath meditation. Day 3 In this session I review the three principles of relaxation and introduce how to use the Super Relaxation Week worksheet, which can be downloaded...

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Super Stimulation Week
Dec01

Super Stimulation Week

Are we stimulated enough? When the subject of meditation is brought up, most people think of relaxation, but this is only a half of the picture. Equally important to meditation, and to mental and physical health in general is stimulation. Wim Hof, also known as The Iceman, is a Dutch extreme athlete noted for his ability to withstand freezing temperatures. He has set Guinness world records for swimming under ice and prolonged full-body contact with ice, and still holds the record for a barefoot half-marathon on ice and snow.(Wikipedia) In a series of sessions on YouTube called ‘Super Stimulation Week’ I focused on the ideas of Wim Hof and of stimulation in general in order to encourage my viewers to ‘take the plunge’ and have a cold shower. The sessions are available here: Day 1   Day 2   Day 3, part 1   Day 3, part 2       Wim Hof image courtesy of djandywdotcom at...

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Compassionate overwhelm
Nov30

Compassionate overwhelm

Compassion and its overwhelming ‘near-enemy,’ Horrified Anxiety   In this short video I explain what the Buddhist tradition says about wanting to respond compassionately to the world but feeling that we can’t, because it is all too much     Image courtesy of Christian...

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