International Conference on Mindfulness 2024

Workshops, Retreat and training

ICM:2024 workshops, retreat, and training

conference workshops

Delve deeper into mindfulness with in-person workshops before and after the conference, set for Friday, August 2, and Tuesday, August 6, in Bangor. These workshops focus on specific aspects of mindfulness, adding depth to your overall conference experience. Each session offers a unique opportunity to gain valuable insights from experienced facilitators. With multiple workshops occurring simultaneously, you can tailor your time at ICM:2024, selecting the topics that resonate most with you. Access to workshops is included in the conference pass—buy yours now.

When grief is a collective and shared path it becomes more manageable. We realise as practitioners the importance and sacredness of grief, without fearing it or judging our healing pathway; and while grief is personal and happens in its own time and in its own way, every journey is different. Sometimes we simply don’t have the space to grieve, and we can find ourselves suffering years later but not recognise it as unresolved grief.

There are many situations that cause us serious pain and sorrow: life changing losses; the death of a loved one; a relationship ends; a pet dies, a job ends; divorce. Then there is everyday grief: a friend lets us down; our children struggle; we feel the loss of our roots and community. Our culture seems to encourage the ‘stiff upper lip’ and ‘moving on’. But it doesn’t have to be this way. There is no timeline for, or solution to ‘getting over’ or ‘moving on’ from grief. But we can learn to grow around our painful wounds and begin to come to a place of peace and remember with more love than pain. Grief isn’t something you simply “fix”; instead, it’s a process that you learn to navigate with time, patience, and self-compassion. Develop the skills and mindset needed to effectively cope with the inevitable ups and downs of grief, allowing you to find healing, growth and, ultimately, a renewed sense of purpose and meaning in your life.

 

Enquiry questions:

1. How do we work with our attachment and aversion to power to deepen our collective and nuanced understanding of grief as a tool of liberation?

2. How can we call forth embodied spiritual teachings within our lineages to help guide us in wielding personal and collective power with precision in the face of loss and in service of global change?

3. How do we best integrate after love and loss while simultaneously attuning to the need for protection of ourselves–and ultimately all others–on this path?

 

Join us for this beautiful opening ceremony and shared exploration and please bring some flowers or an object to build a communal shrine,

Interior of PJ Hall
Interior of PJ Hall
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