NEW Holistic Wellbeing Course

8-Week Programme

COURSE DETAILS

How often do we meet? 2 ½ hours per week for 8 weeks (plus personal consultation - online and face-to-face)

Who is the course for? General public (over 18s)

Where is the course? This course will be at the London Buddhist Vihara

How many people on each course? 6-8

COURSE BACKGROUND & SUMMARY

In a safe, friendly and respectful space with a small group of six to eight people, you'll learn how to look after your well-being using a personally tailored Buddhist Ayurvedic approach. 

Starting with an online consultation, and a face-to-face consultation on the first session, you'll develop well-being through physical self-care, behaviour change, meditation and mindfulness.

1.    Eating well & improving digestion (āhāra & agnibala)

o   How to remove toxins (ama) and improve your digestive strength (agnibala)

o   How to eat well according to our own mind and body (āhāra)

o   How to practice mindfulness of breathing (ānāpānasati)

o   How to select and blend our own personal herbal teas (phanta kalpana)

o   How to apply Ayurvedic self-massage for the hands (hastaabhyanga udvartana)

2.    Exercise & sleeping well (vyayama nidrā)

o   How to remove toxins (ama) and improve your digestive strength (agnibala)

o   How to look after our well-being using exercise (vyayama)

o   How to sleep better using an Ayurvedic approach (nidrā)

o   How to develop loving-kindness towards self and others(mettābhāvanā)

o   How to select and blend our own personal herbal teas (phanta kalpana)

o   How to apply Ayurvedic self-massage for the feet (padaabhyanga)

 

3.    Strengthening & controlling the senses (indriyabala indriyabhigraha)

o   How to remove toxins (ama) and improve our digestive strength (agnibala)

o   How to strengthen and control our senses (indriyabala indriyabhigraha)

o   How to practice mindfulness of feelings (vedanānupassana)

o   How to select and blend our own personal herbal teas (phanta kalpana)

o   How to apply Ayurvedic face massage (mukhabyanga) & nasal drops (nasya/sirovirecana)

 

4.    Taking care with actions & developing compassion (sīla karuṇābhāvanā)

o   How to remove toxins (ama) and improve our digestive strength (agnibala)

o   How to clarify and commit to what we want our lives to stand for (vrāta)

o   How to act in the ways we value most - in body, speech and mind (sīla

o   How to practice mindfulness in everyday actions (sampajānakārin)

o   How to keep a merit book (puñña-potthaka)

o   How to develop compassion towards self and others (karuṇābhāvanā)

o   How to select and blend our own personal herbal teas (phanta kalpana)

o   How to apply Ayurvedic self-massage for the face (mukhabyanga) & nasal drops (nasya/sirovirecana)*

 

5.    Getting back on our feet (vuṭṭhāna-vidhī)

o   How to remove toxins (ama) and improve our digestive strength (agnibala)

o   How to get back on our feet when we feel like we’ve messed things up (vuṭṭhāna-vidhī)

o   How to develop empathic joy (muditābhāvanā)

o   How to select and blend our own personal herbal teas (phanta kalpana)

o   How to apply Ayurvedic self-massage for the head (shiroabhyanga)

 

6.    Understanding and developing our character (carita)

o   How to remove toxins (ama) and improve our digestive strength (agnibala)

o   How to understand our own character (carita)

o   How to practice mindfulness of mental states (cittanupassana

o   How to select and blend our own personal herbal teas (phanta kalpana)

o   How to apply Ayurvedic self-massage for the head (shiroabhyanga)

 

7.   Developing wisdom (paññābhāvanā)

o   How to remove toxins (ama) and improve your digestive strength (agnibala)

o   How to see impermanence, unsatisfactoriness, and non-self (aniccādukkhaanattā) in our lives

o   How to develop equanimity (upekkhābhāvanā)

o   How to select and blend our own personal herbal teas (phanta kalpana)

o   How to apply Ayurvedic herbal oil compressfor the head (shiropicu)

 

8.   Working with hindrances (pañcanīvaraṇāni)

o   How to remove toxins (ama) and improve our digestive strength (agnibala)

o   How to deal with mental obstacles and hinderances (pañcanīvaraṇāni)

o   How to practice mindfulness of mental activity(dhammanupassana)

o   How to select and blend our own personal herbal teas (phanta kalpana)

o   How to apply Ayurvedic herbal oil compressfor the head (shiropicu)

Learn about available concessions and payment plans HERE