Meditation and Mindfulness

Ref: C2340886

A wide range of perspectives will be experienced during the practice of Meditation and Mindfulness in class and for you to explore in daily life. These will include Western Buddhism, Zen Buddhism plus aspects from teachers such as Eckhart Tolle, Julian of Norwich and Paul Gilbert. There will be natural elements considered and their relevance to Meditation.

Course aim

To provide practical steps to Meditation and mindfulness practice which will be viewed from many perspectives.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • Students need a Level 1 qualification in English to join this course
  • A willingness to listen respectfully to different views. An openness to to explore different beliefs and ways of seeing people, relationships and life.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Describe some natural elements that you enjoy in Meditations.
  • Produce a Personal Journal of your progress.
  • Explore Mindfulness in particular aspects of my daily life.
  • Apply regular observation of the breath to your daily life.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning
  • You will be expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time
  • A creative Journal is part of this course. This can include writing, poetry, postcards, photographs, drawings, handouts etc. The purpose is to keep a record of your personal journey and can include what feels good to you.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • In class you will have the opportunity to discuss your Personal Journal as an indication of your progress.

What else do I need to know?

  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • Students usually like to make notes ... A pen and notebook is required. A Notebook that will become your Personal Journal.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next
  • Employment or Voluntary Work. This course has the potential to provide you with skills that increase your confidence. Students find that Meditation & Mindfulness techniques help them to remain calm with employers.

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Meditation and Mindfulness

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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