Enhancing school learning, our School vists programme gives local schools the opportunity to visit the City Temple and enjoy meditation, an introductory talk on Buddhism, Q&A. Sessions are lead by qualified Kadampa teachers, usually lasting 1 – 1.5hrs and carry a small fee. If you are unable to visit the Centre, we may be able to visit you.
Community & group visits provide an introductory session on meditation and modern Buddhism followed by refreshments on our cafe space. Sessions are lead by qualified Kadampa teachers, usually last 1 – 1.5hrs and carry a small fee. If you are unable to visit the Centre, we may be able to visit you.
Clear Mind at Work is a mindfulness and meditation program which has been specifically designed to meet the needs of contemporary lifestyles and to be easily integrated into the demands of a busy work and home life. The programme focuses on:
- Creating mental space and perspective
- Improved focus and flexibility
- Developing strength of mind and inner stability
The program consists of an introductory session, followed by a series of short tailored courses.
Why our mindfulness & meditation program?
In a world where stress is recognised as one of the biggest occupational hazards and employee engagement is a company’s greatest asset and competitive advantage, it is no wonder that more and more leading organisations including Apple, Google, Yahoo and Barclays Bank, are integrating meditation and mindfulness programs into their workplaces.
Scientific research has conclusively proven the organisational benefits of meditation and mindfulness programs; leading to improved focus, creativity and physical & emotional well being which reduces harmful stress and develops the whole brain.
Meditation and mindfulness is the most widely practiced, most researched, and most effective method for personal development. All mindfulness practice is inspired directly by Buddhist thought and practice, and in this program you have the benefit of receiving instructions from a Buddhist practitioner with many years of personal training and experience. However the instructions and practices taught are suitable for everyone, of every age and background.
INTRODUCING CLEAR MIND at WORK
This is an initial workshop which explores the benefits of the program for our work and home lives as mentioned above, as well as introducing some key concepts and basic tools of the three core modules mentioned below. Following this introduction are the three core modules of the program, which run over a number of weeks with each session 1.5 hours long. Each module builds upon the previous one. It is possible to tailor the program to suit client needs and successful workshops and programs have been run for organisations such as Gjensidige Forsikring, Grafill Forening, Novartis, NAV, Moer Sykehjem and a major management consultancy group based in Oslo.
1. Mindful living
introduces the full set of Clear Mind at Work tools of meditation and mindfulness. Learn how to bring one’s awareness fully into the present moment, connecting to a natural sense of inner stillness, clarity and positivity.
2. Embracing change
learn how transforming our view of the inevitable changes and challenges we meet within
our organisations, enables us to meet them with an open, accommodating and calm mind. In this way, rather than the high levels of stress that these situations often generate, we cultivate a solution-oriented approach to the challenges we meet and transform the situation into an opportunity for personal growth and development.
3. Authentic leader ship
cultivate a greater self-awareness, let go of limiting perspectives and fears, leading to confidence, authenticity and integrity as a leader. Also, cultivate a more empathic and compassionate approach to leadership.