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Mindsprings is dedicated to exploring different ways in which mindfulness can combine with therapy to help people be happier and more at ease in the world.
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mindsprings Sep 11
NEW COURSE: The course this weekend in London working with anxiety and panic was sold out with a long wait list, so I've found a weekend to run it again this year:
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mindsprings Sep 8
FULL VIDEO: Thank you for all your lovely feedback on the first Mindsprings TV trailer. Here now is the full 22' video including the guided meditation - "Sit the Downs"!
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mindsprings Sep 7
NEW GUIDED MEDITATION: To go with the "Sit the Downs" video, I've made an audio-only version of the guided meditation, that you can take on your device out into the landscape and use!
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mindsprings Sep 6
I'm in Dublin for a few days before my course. Saw this on a wall in Temple Bar. I can't find evidence that Epictetus ever said it. But he did say: “Demand not that events should happen as you wish; but wish them to happen as they do happen, and your life will be serene.”
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mindsprings Sep 6
BRIGHTON WINTER COURSE: If you're near Brighton this November / December and would like to learn somatic meditation with me, then check out our St. Mary's weekly class. It's a magical space...
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mindsprings Sep 4
NEW GUIDED MEDITATION: To go with the "Sit the Downs" video, I've made an audio-only version of the guided meditation, that you can take on your device out into the landscape and use!
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mindsprings Sep 1
FULL VIDEO: Thank you for all your lovely feedback on the first Mindsprings TV trailer. Here now is the full 22' video including the guided meditation - "Sit the Downs"!
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mindsprings Sep 1
We had an amazing weekend at Spa Road, London, exploring the complexities and tenderness of human anxiety. And this image from Catherine Lepage's "Thin Slices of Anxiety" jumped out at me as so pertinent.
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mindsprings Aug 31
NEW COURSE: The course this weekend in London working with anxiety and panic was sold out with a long wait list, so I've found a weekend to run it again this year:
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mindsprings Aug 18
NEW BLOG: In a transcribed excerpt from the recent Scarborough Retreat last weekend, Alistair talks about lasagne, Leylandii and the possibility of enlightenment...
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mindsprings Aug 17
NEW COURSE: Whoo-hoo! We're going to SWEDEN. For the first time, Alistair is teaching his Embodied Meditation introduction in Stockholm next year...
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mindsprings Aug 16
ALISTAIR IN BRUSSELS! Really please to announce that I'll be running the Mindsprings Anxiety course in Brussels this November in the lovely Belgium Samye Dzong.
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mindsprings Aug 14
NEW COURSE: Happy to announce a third weekend at the Salisbury Centre in Edinburgh. This is looking to consolidate the somatic practices from the first two weekends and look forward to how they lead into wider practice. This course seems to book up fast!
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mindsprings Aug 10
NEW PODCAST: 5 of 5: In the last extract from Alistair's 2019 talk in Edinburgh, he talks about the here-and-now possibilities opened up by the teachings of Reggie Ray, his teacher. The somatic path allows us to love our bodies and find freedom.
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mindsprings Aug 10
MINI-RETREAT: So happy to be back in Yorkshire teaching a 4-day mini-retreat. Last year at Londesborough Lodge in Scarborough was amazing. So this year we're deepening the compassion work by looking at Maitri: Loving All Our Parts.
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mindsprings Aug 9
HOLY ISLAND 2020! Lots of people have been asking about the Mindsprings summer retreat next year and we've got dates: 4-11 July 2020. We're focusing on embodied sitting practice - blissful!
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mindsprings Aug 7
WEEKLY CLASS: Alistair is backing teaching in Brighton, Sussex this winter. Thursday evenings, 7-9pm. We're looking at the ground practices of somatic meditation. Great for beginners or meditators wanting to refresh...
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mindsprings Aug 7
Polish politicians have declared LGBT+ people "enemies of the state." Pride marches are being attacked. Show your solidarity and sign now.
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mindsprings Aug 5
NEW PODCAST: Part 4 of 5: In this fourth section of his talk in Edinburgh, Alistair explore the alternative history of tantric Buddhism which treats the body as completely sacred and as the pathway to Liberation.
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mindsprings Aug 4
MID-SEASON OVERVIEW: What Mindsprings has been up to and what is to come in the second half of 2019 and into 2020...
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