Early bird: 95 € until 15th July
Normal Price: 110 € from 16th July on
Karma Price: 55 € (unemployed, pensioners, students) limited spots
WORKSHOP LANGUAGE: English.
Places are limited.
This workshop will explain the practice of mindfulness meditation, particularly how it reduces stress and creates better emotional balance. Sometimes we are too controlled by our emotions, and due to this we suffer or we create problems in the world around us. With increased mindfulness we can learn how to transform our relationship with our minds. The emotions themselves can become a support for our practice.
We can make friends with our own minds.
The first step is to learn how to meditate on the emotions, and the second step is to learn how to transform the emotions into the practice of compassion. We will use several techniques including breathing and visualisation.
We will explore the nature of our emotions, and how they affect our lives. We will look at the process of projection. Through mindfulness practice we are not trying to block or deny the emotions, but we need to learn to be less controlled by them, and in fact we can discover their true beauty if we allow them to teach us compassion and deeper awareness.
The day will consist of one hour sessions with short breaks, a longer break for lunch, and the sessions will contain a balance of theory and practice.This workshop is suitable for people who are new to mindfulness and for meditation practitioners of all levels regardless of any religion or belief system.
Organizer: MindRide & SimplyYoga Berlin
Gelong Thubten is a Buddhist monk, meditation trainer and author. At the age of 21 he abandoned the life of an actor in London and New York and ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist monk, 25 years ago, at Kagyu Samye Ling in Scotland, Europe's oldest and largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery. He has spent over six years in intensive meditation retreats, the longest of which was 4 years, and he has been trained by some of the world’s greatest masters of meditation.
Thubten specialises in teaching mindfulness meditation internationally, in businesses, hospitals, schools, universities, prisons and addiction counselling centres. He works with major clients such as Google, LinkedIn, Lloyds Bank, HSBC, Deutsche Bank, Siemens, Accenture, the NHS and Clifford Chance. His work is often featured in the media, and he is well known for bringing mindfulness into the workplace and teaching people how to integrate it into their busy lives.
The funds from his work go to charity, to build mindfulness training centres and retreats which benefit many people. He is the director of three such centres in the UK.
Thubten was the meditation consultant on the set of Marvel's movie, Dr. Strange, where he trained Benedict Cumberbatch and Tilda Swinton in meditation techniques while they were filming. He has lectured on Buddhism and meditation at the universities of Oxford, Helsinki and Cardiff. He teaches in several primary and secondary schools in the UK.
Thubten has spoken at many large events such as Wisdom 2.0 Europe, and Me-Convention for Mercedes Benz, which was Europe’s first SXSW Festival. He is a speaker at the Fifteen Seconds Festival, as well as an author for Mindvalley.
Thubten designs and delivers mindfulness programmes for 4th year medical students at the National University of Ireland, and he has lectured at Parliament on the Channel Islands. He and the neuroscientist Ash Ranpura have collaborated with Ruby Wax on her latest bestselling book, “How to be Human, the Manual”, and Thubten is now busy writing his second book.
Thubten is the co-founder and trainer at the Samten meditation app.