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An Online CPD Event

Buddhist Roots of the Breathworks Approach 2


When: Wednesday 26th September, 2-4pm. Bookings for this session is now closed

Where: Online

Led By:Singhashri Gazmuri Singashri Gazmuri

Suitable For: Mindfulness Teachers


Whilst he was lecturing at Harvard in the early 1900's, William James, one of the fathers of modern psychology, spotted a visiting Buddhist Monk in the audience, and invited him to the stage. "You are more qualified to lecture on psychology than I", he said, "This is what everybody will be studying in 25 years".

In 2003, almost a hundred years later, the chair of the psychology department at Harvard, Professor Stephen Kosslyn, began his presentation of the Mind and Life meeting with the sentence "I want to begin with a declaration of humility in the face of the sheer amount of data that contemplatives are bringing to modern psychology." 

While it may have taken a little longer than the 25 years William James predicted, there has, over recent years, been a surge of interest in the methods of mindfulness, compassion, and meditation which have their roots in a Buddhist context. The methodological observation of one's mind which is characteristic of Buddhist practices has given rise to some extraordinary insights, and these insights have found applications ranging from treating stress, anxiety and depression, managing pain and health conditions, and boosting resilience, happiness, and overall quality of life.

Breathworks courses have also taken inspiration from Buddhist prinicples and teachings, and if you have ever wondered about how they have shaped the Breathworks approach, we warmly invite you to attend this online event.

This is a unique opportunity - the first we have run - to learn more about the specific teachings which are behind everything we teach at Breathworks. You will learn about the Buddha’s complete teachings on the Four Noble Truths, the Salattha (or two arrows) Sutta, Satipatthana Sutta, or the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, and the Brahma Viharas or Sublime Abodes. A deeper understanding of these teachings can enhance both your personal practice and your teaching in inspiring and surprising ways!

How to Join:

Joining this event will be incredibly simple; we will be using an easy-to-use online platform called Zoom. We will email you with an invitation to join shortly before the event begins, and you need to simply click the link on your computer, tablet, or any device with an internet connection, to join. There is also the option of joining the audio with a telephone or mobile.

Cost: £25

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