Graduate meetings are aimed at those who have previously undertaken a course or have learned mindfulness with any qualified teacher. The meetings provide an easy and affordable way to access further teaching and an opportunity to continue to practice with other experienced students.
Who is it for?
Graduate meetings are suitable for people that have attended a course previously and those that have trained with any qualified mindfulness teacher. Meetings are suitable for those that are relatively new to mindfulness as well as those that are returning to practice after some time. They are equally suitable for experienced practitioners who enjoy or are especially motivated by practicing in a group.
What happens at Graduate Meetings?
The programme is semi-structured and has much variety, adapted according to the needs of those attending the meetings.
The teacher will provide instruction on mindfulness techniques which may include breathing, movement, meditation and visualisation and will generally lead at least one longer meditation. The teacher will also lead discussion and participants are able to contribute and share their own experiences. Some students may wish to share their experience in greater depth and offer suggestions and help to other students.
Some of the time is allocated to questions and answers, which the teacher and more experienced students will help to answer.
How much time does it take?
All graduate classes are scheduled for 1.5 hours.
Participants should normally be undertaking formal personal practice of at least 15-30 minutes per day.
How much does it cost?
£15 per class or £100 for a full term of 10 weeks.
Where is it held?
All classes and courses are held at The Quaker Centre, Downhead Park, Milton Keynes, MK15 9BH.
[There are currently no meeting dates scheduled; meetings are expected to be scheduled from Summer 2018, subject to sufficient numbers of graduates wishing to attend]