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Beginners - Laying the Foundations

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Sunday Sits - Meditation through the Buddhist Teachings


Laying the Foundations for an effective Practice

Michelle leads students through a variety of guided meditation practices during her classes and presents students with the philosophy behind each practice.
The foundational course has been structured in line with the method taught by the mindfulness association, which is aimed at helping students cultivate an awareness of the tendencies of the thinking mind and as such, setting the ground work for living a life more grounded in the present moment.
Mindfulness practice is not only about developing our awareness however, its also about cultivating kindness towards ourselves when that awareness brings to light the inner workings of mind.
In Buddhism, compassion and loving kindness are the basis for everything, so a core element of the course focuses on developing these qualities.
The beginners term is presented as follows;
Week 1:
Recognising and settling the distracted mind.
Week 2:
Grounding in the body
Week 3:
Resting with support of the breath.
Week 4:
Loving kindness (Metta) part 1
Week 5:
Loving kindness (Metta) part 2
Week 6:
Cultivating the practice.

Cultivating your Practice

Progression from the Foundation Course


As students progress and follow on from the foundational practice, they will continue to develop their practice through:

Calm abiding (Samadhi)

Loving kindness (Metta)

Insight (Vipassana)

Sunday Sits

Meditation through the Buddhist Teachings

Sadhana Yoga Studio offers a space where a Buddhist meditation group could come together, lead by Michelle Howlin. The idea for the Sunday sits emerged. The sits will take place on the last Sunday of every month between 11am-12pm and they are open to anyone. The Sunday practice will include Tibetan Buddhist prayers, Mantra Chanting and Meditation.

Michelle has been practicing mindfulness and meditation since 2011 and continues to study with the Mindfulness Association in Scotland. She also studies locally with a past student of Ringu Tulku Rinpoche, who has beautifully taught that ‘the most important journey we will make in our lives is, from our head to our heart’. We sometimes forget to be kind to ourselves, striving through the busyness of life, in the doing mode of thinking, . Through practice, meditation restores our balance, it restores our inner peace. Find the space to let yourself just be.


Thank you Linda for giving me a life long love of yoga! Linda knows all her yogi's flaws and strengths and ensures we all progress at personal paces. She is the most knowledgeable yoga teacher around and I have enjoyed learning the reasoning and power behind different poses. Linda's yoga is both professional and rewarding. 5 stars!
Maurice Delaney

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