Mindfulness

Mindfulness

Mindfulness has recently been rediscovered by science and medicine as an effective means of reducing stress, managing chronic pain and helping with addictive patterns. Mindfulness has been at the heart of Buddhist meditation practice for over two thousand years and is in essence an easily learnt and applied set of meditational techniques focusing on relaxing and developing awareness. We offer a variety of classes and courses here at the centre, which are entirely secular in nature and delivered by highly experienced and qualified teachers. So if you want to experience the benefits of mindfulness meditation without the Buddhism these are the ideal classes for you.

WLBC & Breathworks

The West London Buddhist Centre and Breathworks have formed a partnership to offer secular mindfulness courses for people with long-term health conditions, chronic pain, and stress. Mindfulness is a way of staying in the moment so we can spend more time aware of ourselves and our surroundings. It’s not about trying to forcibly change things, but instead trying to accept the way things are for better or for worse, and then changing our responses. Our life may still contain a lot of difficulty if we live with pain or illness, for example, but our quality of life can be profoundly transformed.

The Breathworks programme includes simple body awareness, breathing, kindness and compassion meditations. It also incorporates experiential exercises, current scientific evidence, mindful movement, mindfulness in daily life, and led practices followed by enquiry. The course is designed to support participants to better understand their experience and feel empowered to make choices that can improve their day to day lives.