The Mindful Life Program and Teacher Training

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Hi Everyone, I thought I’d take a moment to update you on my movements over the coming month. On Monday I am off to the U.S.A to run a series of Mindful Life Program course with my good friend and MLP Co- founder John Chopel Bruna. John and I will be conducting a MLP course together in Syracuse in New York State on the weekend of 21st and 22nd of June.

More details can be found about the program at The Mindful Life ProgramĀ 

On the 24th of June we commence the MLP Teacher training program which runs for a year, mostly by distance education. We have a week with all the teacher training participants at a beautiful retreat centre called ” Light on the Hill” near Ithica in NY State. I am really looking forward to this time and I will look forward to sharing the experience with you when I return on July 7th.

See you then.

Mark

Why is mindfulness so hard to achieve?

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I came across an interesting article by Gary Wenk that attempts to give the reader insight into why mindfulness meditation is so hard to achieve. His hypothesis is based on how our brains reward external stimulation by the production of Dopamine (a reward neuro-transmitter in our brains. If you would like to know more, please click on the link below to see the article.

Why Mindfulness is so hard to achieve?