Sat, Jan 23|
Building our Enquiry Skills: Entering the Heart of Mindfulness
An online CPD workshop for mindfulness teachers, by Ratnadevi
Time & Location
Jan 23, 2021, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
About the Event
***Please note that tickets are available on a sliding scale. Please select the appropriate ticket price for your circumstances.
In your mindfulness teacher training you will have been introduced to a rationale behind the method
of enquiry, perhaps learned about the structure of three layers, or circles, and the importance of
asking open questions. But even after years of teaching, we can still be quite mystified by it (as may
be our students!). That could be a good thing. It means we can have a fresh look at it: what are we
really trying to do? Get certain points related to the curriculum across? Help our participants to have
deeper insights into how they create their own suffering? Prove to the students that we know our
My understanding is that we use enquiry to guide the class, incl. ourselves into the heart of the
mindfulness experience. What that is, exactly, can be hard to put into words, even if we have our
definitions. But we do our best to embody it, because that is how the message will get across.
The workshop will offer encouragement to open into kind-hearted and open-minded presence. We
bring the same curious and courageous attitude to both, our own experience and that of our
students. We have a go at relaxing more into the process, taking our time, trusting that it is okay not
knowing where the shared exploration will lead us. There is room for playfulness and
The day will include some guided mindfulness practice of various kinds, exploration of principles
related to enquiry, exercises in mindful listening, and plenty of opportunities to practice enquiry. The
workshop can count towards your CPD requirements.
Please note tickets are available on a sliding scale. The suggested donation amount for this course is: between £60 (unwaged)- £100 (higher earner). Higher amounts support inclusion of all regardless of means. Please consider donating as much as you are able.