8 Week Mindfulness Meditation Course 2017-12-01T12:57:25+00:00

Event Details

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Dates: 14th January to 4th March 2018 (8 sessions, one every Sunday)

Fees: Rs.11,500/- per person (inclusive of 18% GST)

Time: 10.30 am to 1 pm ( Every Sunday for 8 weeks)

Venue: Palm Court Club House, Palm Court Complex, Near D Mart, Link Road, Malad West, Mumbai

Introduction to The 8 Week Mindfulness Meditation Course

Mindfulness meditation is essentially a practice of awareness. Awareness is available to all of us in the present, all the time. Yet we rarely choose awareness as our focus of attention.

Instead we often are lured into our thoughts ruminating over some past experiences, or compulsively planning something or trying to fix a problem to avoid a painful future.

Meditation and mindfulness is not only meant for the saints. Neither is mindfulness only for people who can sit still and concentrate. It is not a relaxation technique. These are very superficial labels we give to mindfulness and meditation (You can read some common myths about meditation here). Mindfulness meditation simply put, is a way to observe our mind.

Mindfulness practice is about developing the ability to work with our true nature, our deep inner core, to understand it and make connection with it, so we are living more meaningful, connected and complete lives. It is not to achieve a goal of de-stressing and relaxation but to know what lies under the stress, to understand our own inner workings and what thought, emotion and behaviour patterns are getting formed as a result.

Just like river water that is not still does not let us see the river bed, so a mind that is full of thoughts and distractions cannot let us see what feelings, emotional patterns, fears or anxieties truly lie beneath it. Meditation is the process by which we help our mind to gradually settle down so we can truly start looking at what is our true nature.

Why an 8 Week Mindfulness Meditation Course?

Neuroscience research has shown that 8 weeks of mindfulness and meditation practice can change the neurological wiring of the brain in healthy ways.

8 weeks of meditation practice is known to change the structure and function of the brain. A number of studies have been done to test this out. Here is an article by the Harvard Gazette that highlights some of the important studies on the effects of mindfulness and their findings.

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The 8 Week Mindfulness Meditation Course: Course Content

This 8 week mindfulness and meditation course is a practical and experiential course aimed at clarifying the basic concepts of mindfulness and learning the practice of meditation.

This course combines the understanding of evolutionary psychology, neuroscience, Indian philosophy and mindfulness meditation to help you make sense of why you are meditating. it highlights how mindfulness meditation scientifically affects your mind and body and how insight and understanding from your learning throughout the course can be applied into your everyday life.

The course is designed to be completely experiential and to align with daily life as we experience it.

The 8 Week Mindfulness Meditation Course will cover the following areas:

  • What is mindfulness

  • Understanding of evolutionary psychology, supportive of why the brain works as it does

  • The neuroscience of mindfulness

  • Learning to apply mindfulness in everyday life

  • Working with the body mindfully- learning body meditation
  • Learning Breathing Meditation
  • Learning how to work with emotions mindfully

  • Learning how to work with thoughts mindfully

  • Dealing with thoughts and emotions in everyday life- personal application

  • Mindfulness and Indian philosophy: Deepening practice through understanding of basic philosophical principles

About the Facilitator

The 8 week Mindfulness Meditation Course will be facilitated by Sadia Saeed Raval.

Sadia Saeed

Sadia is the founder and chief psychologist of Inner Space – a counseling and psychotherapy center in Mumbai and the founder of Mindful Spring – an online platform dedicated to mindful living and meditation.

In her 17 years of practice as a clinical psychologist she has extensively worked with various individuals and organizations helping incorporate mindfulness practices in order to aid emotional resilience, personal growth and mental health.

Her expertise is in blending the eastern and western approaches- integrating the study of Buddhist Suttas and yogic practices with neuroscience, evolutionary psychology and principles of somatic healing to present mindfulness in a way that is applicable to challenges of the present day.

She has conceptualized the ‘Integrated Mindfulness Program’, aiding people to learn mindfulness gradually which includes workshops and retreats. For organizations, she has developed ‘The Mindful Leader’ and ‘The Mindful Organization’ programs which are aimed at increasing emotional resilience and collaboration in the work culture.

She has spoken about the relevance of mindfulness in schools, organizations and
in homes at several conferences including TEDx. She is in the process of completing her ebook, “The First Few Steps to Mindfulness”.

Course Details

Commences on: 14th January, 2018

Duration: 8 weeks

Ending on: 4th March

Course Type: Weekly; Sundays 

Timings: 10.30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Age requirement: Minimum 18 years of age

No. of seats: Up to 20 people

Fees: INR 11,500 (inclusive of 18% GST)

Note: We abide by a zero-refund cancellation policy

Watch what some of our participants had to say about their experience with the 8 Week Mindfulness Meditation Course:

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Some Background into Mindfulness

Watch Sadia’s TedX Talk on the Mindfulness of Emotions: Staying in the Eye of the Storm

An exclusive snippet from the recent 8 Week Course: Mindfulness of Body Sensations

Meditate now, with live guided body scan meditation by Sadia:

What some of our participants have to say about our mindfulness workshops:

It was a great learning experience and a sort of turning point in my life where I gained insight into a lot of aspect about myself.Mindfulness helped me see the path in my life.All of us must experience this for once in life. Sadia is an amazing facilitator and i thank her from the bottom of my heart for leading me through this 8 weeks of mindful joy.

NV

These 8 weeks have been life altering . Something within has shifted. My knowledge of my self and the world around has expanded. I am more calm and centered and this course has been much more than I expected it to be. Thank you Sadia and team,you really have impacted my life deeply.

RU

The experience has been inspiring. I have been skeptical of meditation and spirituality all my life. But mindfulness is something beyond that. It is simultaneously wonderful yet ordinarily reachable. It makes you love yourself.

RV

As a resistant person who tried this class with an open mind,this has been a shifting my approach and perception. This is all thanks to Sadia and her practical and compassionate approach to everyone. I am leaving with abundant knowledge and I ant to learn more. This class changed my life. You have to experience it to understand it.

NC

In the world of thinkers, this is a workshop that beautifully integrated the science and the actual practice of mindfulness. It has taught me to feel “okay” rather than just thinking it.

SM

‘Slow is fast’ made complete experiential sense in these 8 weeks, despite knowing it as information since long .”Just being ” got even deeper along with compassion for self and others. A different sense of energy and felt empowerment. Shall miss the group energy.

SD

The overall experience of this 8 week mindfulness has helped me grow and connect well with myself.I think having it for 8 weeks helps you to go deep in mindfulness and overall awareness is far more stronger. I am happy and working more on insight.

ZJ

The course has helped me deepen my understanding and practice of mindfulness, which has helped me to “be” more and also be calm.

SK

Calming, peaceful, meaningful. Awareness has increased tremendously. Learnt techniques to manage, handle my emotions and feelings. I no longer find it difficult when emotions come up. I now know how to handle them. There is no fear when they and if they surface. Learnt to be compassionate and accepting of myself and the space I am in. It has been a wonderful experience. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Truly, a life altering workshop. Thank you.

AM

Deeper understanding of self, without getting attached made me understand myself better. Staying with emotions and feelings that I was avoiding or trying to run away from made me come to a state of equilibrium.’The state of being ‘. I cannot fully explain the shift and changes in words, the experiences felt is very different. It is eye opening. It is like seeing myself as one by own sight and not by someone else’s eyes. I feel deeply filled with gratitude to be able to attend this course. Thank you to everyone who helped and could plan the course. Deep gratitude. 🙂

JS

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Explore some video resources:

Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction:

A video by Eckhart Tolle, a Mindfulness Expert and Spiritual Teacher:

A short, interesting video of Mingyur Rinpoche, a Tibetan Buddhist Master: