Using mindfulness as a tool we can learn to work with thoughts to become more creative and energetic, and better able to face life’s challenges.
Life with Full Attention is a practical course that puts mindfulness back into its Buddhist context. While considering the demands of modern life, the course guides us towards the limitless potential of our mind and reality itself.
For the first time, this course will be accompanied by a Life With Full Attention app that’s been specifically designed to support those taking part. Another special feature this year is that the course will be running simultaneously at Buddhist Centres in Berlin, Barcelona, London, and New York!
Structure of the Course
Mindfulness of the Body and its Movements
Mindfulness of Vedana - feeling-sensation
Mindfulness of Citta - Mind
Mindfulness of Dhammas – Bringing the Teaching to Mind
Mindfulness of Art, Objects and Nature
Mindfulness of Other People
Mindfulness of Reality
The New Life with Full Attention App
Life with Full Attention has been found to be so successful and helpful that we have developed an app to help guide participants through their weekly mindfulness ‘home practice’.
The app includes a brief reminder of each week’s mindfulness theme, followed by led exercises. It will guide you in your ‘mindful walk’, it will take you through your daily meditation, it will lead you in the ‘three-minute breathing space’, and you can listen to a poem to inspire you each week.
We’ll be encouraging you to use the app to get the most out of being on the course.
Book a place
How can I get the most from the course?
Here are some top tips for taking part:
Come every week – whether you feel like it or not. If you look for motivation before you do something, you reverse your motivation; mostly you only want to do something when you’re actually doing it.
Come early – so you can lie down in the shrine room and have a nap, you probably need it and you’ll get more from the class if you do.
Put aside some time to read the book – think of it as an 8-week crash-course in learning and practising mindfulness.
Do your ‘home practice’ every day – then each week you’ll be in a small group to check in about how that went.
How can I connect to the international LWFA community?
This year, the course will be running simultaneously in Berlin, Barcelona, and New York as well as online from the London Buddhist Centre. We really want everyone to feel, wherever they are, that they are taking part in the same course. So we’ll be offering a WhatsApp group that will introduce the leaders, help each participant to stay connected, and help us all to share our experiences.
What if I can’t make every session?
Do sign-up even if you know you can’t make every session, as you will be able to catch-up from the book and weekly emails.
If you are going to miss a class – email the home group leader so we know and can let others know. And do come back the following week. Don’t feel guilty for not having attended, just come back and start again.
How to take part if I bought the online element?
You will receive a welcome email with a zoom link and all the details, including that it will be a 7.45pm start. Part of the evening will include break-out groups – you will be with the same group of people each week.