Zen Meditation & Mindfulness
Courses in Tonbridge, Kent
Learn the art of Zen Meditation and Mindfulness to connect more deeply with your life, your relationships and yourself in Tonbridge, Kent.
Come and explore Zen Meditation and Mindfulness, the practices of the ancient Zen Masters, in order to improve your health and wellbeing, cultivate compassion and improve the relationships in your life, including the one you have with yourself.
Elizabeth runs an 8-week Zen Meditation and Mindful Courses for Health and Wellbeing, as well as Zen Meditation to cultivate compassion towards ourselves and others. She teaches secular (non-religious) meditation and mindfulness practices rooted in Zen tradition stretching back to the 9th century. Meditation for the purpose of boosting health and wellbeing.
Mindfulness techniques are scientifically researched approaches which enable us to cultivate clarity, insight, and understanding of our reactions to everyday stresses, as well as allowing us to simply get to know ourselves more deeply. Her hugely popular 8 and 4 week in person courses will provide you with the techniques, tools and encouragement to develop and nurture a meditation and mindfulness practice that can enrich and transform your life.
How are these different to MBSR & MBCT courses?
(MBSR: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction & MBCT: Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy)
Our courses are purely meditation and mindfulness based, with no admixtures of psychotherapy, and the orientation is teacher-student rather than therapist-client. Although our practices are being used in the NHS and other healthcare settings, we take a much wider view of wellbeing, believing that it’s more than simply alleviating psychological distress or stress reduction but also optimising each individual’s life experience and unleashing their maximum potential.
All of our courses are kept to small numbers (usually no more than 10-12 people per course), this enables group members to part-take and to share their experiences more easily during the online weekly sessions. You do not need to have any meditation experience or have an interest in Buddhism to join our courses.
- Eight 90 minute group sessions led by Elizabeth once a week for 4 or 8 consecutive weeks.
- 30 minutes daily practice at home for students.
- Weekly digital handouts
- Four or Eight meditation practice audios to accompany and support your home practice
- Ongoing online support from Elizabeth throughout the duration of the course.
- Resource guide
Elizabeth is an ordained Lay Zen Buddhist who has received teachings in meditation and mindfulness over the course of 22 years. She has formally studied with her two teachers Rev Eliza Atkins, and Zen Master Daizan Roshi. Elizabeth continues to study with Daizan Roshi, the first Englishman to go to Japan and receive dharma transmissions in the Rinzai Zen tradition from his own Zen Master Shinzan Roshi. She qualified as a Zen Meditation and Mindfulness teacher under Daizan’s guidance, and is a recognised Zenways Teacher. She continues to have a dedicated daily meditation practice herself having seen first-hand the profound benefits such a practice brings. Her sincere hope is to pass on the same teachings and wisdom she has been gifted by her own teachers in order to help others discover a calmer, more compassionate happier and peaceful life.
Elizabeth’s next 4 week course in Tonbridge will commence in September 2023 at Tonbridge Castle. Click here to book now, or just drop her a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.