The OMC is offering free weekly online mindfulness sessions facilitated by Willem Kuyken. The weekly practice sessions are intended for people who have an established mindfulness practice and wish to develop their practice further. Each week, there will be practices, talks and an opportunity to explore different themes in small groups.
In addition, on the first Wednesday of the month we host a guest speaker, a mindfulness teacher and / or researcher from around the world. The monthly guest talks are free to join, and are open to all those who feel they would benefit, meaning you do not need prior mindfulness experience or practice to take part.
The monthly guest talks will be available as a free podcast shortly after for anyone who missed the live session or wishes to practice again.
These mindfulness sessions are completely free and open to the general public who have an established practice.
The first eleven sessions were recorded during the COVID-19 lockdown and offered practical guidance and support to help people manage these challenging times. They provided a space for people to experience grounding and connection at a time when solidarity was most needed.
We are continuing these sessions as a resource beyond these challenging times, offering practical tools and knowledge for participants to develop a sustainable mindfulness practice into their lives.
The Oxford Mindfulness Centre is a registered charity (number 1122517) and requires donations to support our current work and future projects to increase accessibility to mindfulness. All donations, big or small, one-off or recurring are welcomed and easy to process via the below donate button. Thank you to all who donate and make this work possible.
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Meeting ID – 508 185 186
Think back to 1st of January 2020 – what were your hopes, fears and expectations for 2020? I suspect this year has not panned out as you’d expected. This session will take a step back to reflect on the year. Drawing on his book Mindfulness co-authored with Christina Feldman, Willem will outline some the latest developments and research in psychology alongside the contemplative traditions to help us make sense of our experiences this year. With a compass of our values, a map of the mind and body and the ability to respond wisely, we can find meaning, love and joy in the midst of all that has happened. Like a skillful artisan shaping a piece of clay on a potter’s wheel we can shape our minds and lives. Using the words of Henry James ‘It’s time to start living the life you’ve imagined’
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Each session will be held by ZOOM Video Conferencing, which is completely free to register and use.
For details on how to join and use ZOOM please visit their website at: https://zoom.us/resources
Please note: there is a 500 participant limit for each session.