MEDITATE LIKE A BUDDHA
Saturday 12 - Sunday 13 December
This course is based on The Four Foundations of Mindfulness
- the Buddha’s fundamental teaching on meditation.
The tendency of the modern world is to want everything now,
think more is better and believe you are not good enough as you are.
This simply isn't true. You can be content with what you have and be happy with who you are.
Right now. In this moment.
ABOUT YOUR TEACHER
I’m Crawf Weir, the creator of this course, coach, yoga instructor and meditation teacher. I’ve been practicing physical yoga (asana) for over 15 years but the biggest shift in my life has come through the application of mindfulness and meditation.
My big breakthrough came during my first 10 day silent Vipassana meditation course. The daily regime of getting up at 4am, meditating for up to 8 hours and going to bed at 9pm nearly broke me. The first few days I struggled like crazy to sit still and try to focus. After about 4 days I realised it was going to be a painful slog if I continued like this.
So I started to listen more carefully to the ancient teachings and began applying them. By the end, I was sitting comfortably for hours on end and my mind was at peace for the first time in my life.
What I experienced opened me up to a deeper understanding of myself and the next stage of my journey. Whilst I love my asana practice (and it helps a lot), I have realised that I need to go deeper if I am ever going to free myself from the thoughts and beliefs that control my life. So, for the last 10 years, I have been on a mission to learn as much as I can, by doing regular silent retreats and sitting at the feet of many outstanding teachers.
Of all the meditation techniques I have practiced, I have found the Buddha’s Four Foundations of Mindfulness to be the most practical and reliable.
This meditation practice has helped me to transform anger into compassion; greed into generosity; and ignorance into wisdom. Whilst I still have a lot of work to do, I feel compelled to share what I know from my own ‘direct experience’.
WHAT IS THIS COURSE ABOUT?
This meditation course is based on the Vipassana technique of self-transformation through self-observation. The aim is for you to experience true happiness and inner peace.
The Four Foundations of Mindfulness gives a framework of how to meditate step by step, moving from the coarse to the subtle. It teaches you how to release mental blockages and rediscover what has been there your whole life - YOU!
But not the you that you think you are - the one that has been hidden by the ego for years if not decades. As much as this course is about learning - really it's about unlearning.
Silence, peace and clarity is not something you create. It’s always and already there. Happiness is not outside. It’s inside. You’ve been looking in the wrong place your whole life. If you apply the techniques in this course you will find your way home.
WHAT IF I'M A BEGINNER?
I’m a simple guy and I explain things in a way that is easily understood. I use plain English and give lots of examples. I've made lots of mistakes in my meditation journey and I don’t want you to make the same mistakes I've made. I can save you a lot of time and dispel many myths and misconceptions. After each lesson, there is a Questions and Answers session, so if anything is unclear I can break it down further or explain privately afterwards.
WHAT'S THE FORMAT OF THE COURSE?
With the relaxing of restrictions, I'm now able to host this course in my own home. This means numbers are limited to 8 people, so it will be a small and friendly group.
Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 1:30pm to 5pm, with 2 x 1.5 hour sessions each day.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
How to establish a daily meditation practice
How to focus and clear your mind
How to let go of suffering and ego
How to relax and be truly happy
Saturday 12 December
1:30 - 3pm: Mindfulness of Body
3:30 - 5pm: Mindfulness of Feelings
Sunday 13 December
1:30 - 3pm: Mindfulness of Thoughts
3:30 - 5pm: Mindfulness of True Nature
'I did this meditation course a couple of months ago. It's so fantastic. Crawf is such an excellent teacher, down to earth, genuine, patient, wise and funny. If you've been curious about what meditation is, want to know what it can do for you, I guarantee you'll find it here. It's so accessible, authentic and in its own time, quite profound.
Great introduction/ continuation if ever there was one'
'Crawf’s meditation course was an effective way to inspire my meditation practice. Crawf’s knowledge, compassion and gentleness of spirit is exceptional. I wholeheartedly recommend this course'
'Having taken Crawf's meditation course I find myself more grounded, calm, and better able to appraise situations and respond without engaging in negative and harmful coping mechanisms. I highly recommend this course to anyone who basically wants to just cope with everyday life and be content and mentally stable'.
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