“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi
Several decades in, the ‘Mindfulness Revolution’ (Time magazine) is well underway and we might do well take stock.
The Mindful Nation Report (UK Government, 2015), has called for an across-the-board introduction of Mindfulness in the healthcare system, education, the workplace and the criminal justice system.
As Mindfulness becomes more mainstream it is triggering a critical backlash in the media. Simultaneously it is being practised by everyone – from the armed forces, the UK Parliament, single parents and golfers, to school children and those managing their mental health.
Keynote speakers include Sharon Salzberg, Rick Hanson, Vidyamala Burch, Paul Gilbert and Lama Yeshe Rinpoche, and will pick up on these themes in order to explore the frontiers of Mindfulness and the unique dilemmas that are being thrown up at this tipping point moment in history.
They will be joined by students who have graduated from the MSc that Aberdeen University run in partnership with the MA (with it’s USP as Mindfulness in diverse contexts as well as clinical settings) and teachers from the Mindfulness Association who will create platforms for inquiry into the themes of the conference.
We will also have some research results to present on the MA’s Everyone Project that is making the eight week MBLC course available to groups who could otherwise not access a Mindfulness course. Plus some of the MA trained MBLC teachers will be taking part in a poster presentation showcasing the many and diverse areas in which the MBLC is delivered and the benefits that come from that.
The conference begins at 7pm (evening meal at 6pm) on the Thursday evening and will run between 8am and 8.30pm on Friday and Saturday. The conference will finish at 3pm on Sunday afternoon.
The cost is £140.00 for all MA Membership members.
The cost of the conference for non MA members is £250.00 (paid in two monthly installments of £125.00)
Register or find out more, here.