We still have a few spaces on our July 15th retreat. Read the bulletin for more details or look at our events schedule:
We have now published details of our ALBA day in May and for the remainder of the year. This will be sent to all those on the ALBA Bulletin email group in the next few days.
We have just distributed our latest news to all on the ALBA bulletin list. It can also be read here: ALBA EVENTS mar6-2016
ALBA has a new page at: ALBA facebook page . Please visit the page and ‘like’ it. We plan to gradually use this as our primary group communication system.
The ALBA Committee
ALBA EVENTS IN 2016 – DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
6 Feb DoP – Nick Carroll
5 March DoP – Chris Ward & Annmarie McKay
15-17 April – weekend retreat – Martin Evans & Annmarie McKay
21 May DoP – Symon Price (with Ajahn Sundara after lunch) (note that 22 May – Vesak)
18 June DoP – Nick Carroll
15- 19 July – 5 day retreat – Martin Evans & Symon Price
10 Sept DoP – Chris Ward
7-9 October – weekend retreat – Nick Carroll
5 Nov DoP – Nick Carroll (with Ajahn Amaro after lunch – note that 6 Nov – Kathina)
17 Dec DoP – Chris Ward
DoP means Day of practice. Retreats in bold.
For Days of Practice no booking is required.
Retreats (in bold) require prior booking.
We now have our ALBA programme dates for 2015. Please update your diaries:
ALBA EVENTS IN 2015
Retreats are in bold and leaders and themes will be published in due course
Please enter these dates in your diaries for 2014. Leaders and event titles will be entered when decided.
Jan 11 Day of Practice (DoP)
Feb 8 (DoP)
March 8 (DoP
April 11-13 Retreat
May 17 (DoP)
June 13-15 Retreat
July 5 (DoP)
September 19-23 Retreat
October 18 (DoP)
November 1 (DoP)
December 20 (DoP)
Mindfulness is a key factor in the Buddhist path of awakening. As such all of the ALBA events are firmly based upon mindfulness practice. However, there are also training courses offered by ALBA Teachers – currently Chris Ward.
THE LIFESKILLS MINDFULNESS (LSM) COURSE
The LifeSkills Mindfulness Course (LSM) is derived from Buddhist meditation practices that have been used in a range of training courses over the past 30 years to help alleviate stress, unhappiness and chronic pain.
Mindfulness refers to the ability that we all have to stay present with our immediate experience and to be aware of the context of our experience.
The LSM course is spread over 8 weekly sessions (usually in the evening) and follows a similar structure to Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) courses pioneered by Jon Kabat-zinn and now used in wide range of health, well-being and related areas. LSM also includes instruction on integrating mindfulness practice with life-contexts using a framework that reflects the eightfold path of Buddhism.
If you wish to register your interest in the next course – starting on 6th November – please email Chris Ward at c.ward [ @] btinternet.com (Omitting [ ] and spaces from the email address)
Please visit our triple gem website for more information