Today our latest interview with UK Health Radio was released. We spoke about the introduction of the new Buddhist Ayurvedic well-being course, being introduced for the first time in February this year at the London Buddhist Vihara.
NEW Manasa Ayurveda Well-being Course
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?
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.
Session 1: Detoxing & eating well (ama pachana & ahara)
How to remove toxins (ama) and improve your digestive strength (agnibala)
How to eat well according to your own mind and body (ahara)
How to select and blend your own personal herbal teas (phanta kalpana)
How to practice mindfulness of breathing (anapanasati)
Session 2: Exercise & sleeping well (vyayama & nidra)
How to look after your wellbeing using exercise (vyayama)
How to sleep better using an Ayurvedic approach (nidra)
How to apply Ayurvedic self-massage for the feet (padaabhyanga)
Session 3: Strengthening & controlling the senses (indriyabala & indriyabhigraha)
How to strengthen and control your senses
How to practice the four foundations of mindfulness (satipatthanas)
How to embrace the reality of impermanence (anicca)
How to apply Ayurvedic nasal drops (nasya/sirovirecana)
Session 4: Taking care with actions & developing loving-kindness (sila & mettabavana)
How to clarify and commit to what you want your life to stand for (vrata)
How to act in the ways you value most - in body, speech and mind (sila)
How to develop loving-kindness towards self and others (mettabhavana)
How to practice mindfulness in everyday actions (sampajanakarin)
How to keep a merit book (puñña-potthaka)
How to apply Ayurvedic self-massage for the hands (hastaabhyanga)
Session 5: Developing compassion & generosity (karunabhavana & dana)
How to practice the perfection of giving (dana parami)
How to develop compassion for self and others (karunabhavana)
How to practice mindfulness meditation on the four body postures (iriyapatha)
How to apply Ayurvedic self-massage for the head (shiroabhyanga)
Session 6: Practicing mindfulness & experiencing joyfulness (ittanupassana & muditabhavana)
How to practice helpful activity (veyyavacca)
How to develop empathic joy (muditabhavana)
How to practice mindfulness of mental states (cittanupassana)
How to deal with the reality of unsatisfactoriness and suffering (dukkha)
Session 7: Developing equanimity & working with hindrances (upekkhabhavana & pancanivaranani)
How to develop equanimity (upekkhabhavana)
How to practice mindfulness of mental activity (dhammanupassana)
How to deal with mental obstacles and hinderances (pañcanivaranani)
How to embrace the reality of non-self (anatto)
How to apply Ayurvedic herbal oil compress for the head (shiropicu)
Session 8: Developing wisdom (paññabhavana)
How to practice breath-mindfulness (anapanasati)
How to see impermanence, unsatisfactoriness, and non-self as characteristics in all our lives (anicca, dukkha & anatta)