Suitable for beginners
The course is developed from the Early Buddhist Meditation on Four Foundations of Mindfulness (Satipatthana), inspired by the works of Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn of University of Massachusetts Medical School with MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) and Dr Mark Williams of Oxford University with MBCT (Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy). The ‘Day Retreat’ is added to take your meditation practice a step further – with particular emphasis on developing Loving-Kindness (Metta Bhavana) and Noble Silence for further emotional regulation and resilience. The course is led by Karuna Priya, Buddhist Chaplain to Imperial College and Royal College of Arts and Nitima Priya, a Holistic Counsellor and Meditation teacher based on her Nepalese/Tibetan Buddhist practice.
I have been meditating every day since we met!
Editor of Psychologies Magazine
I felt fantastic. So much more grounded and this was a massive lesson in dealing with stressful situations. Karuna has something really special about him.
CEO Maia Luxury
I would highly recommend Karuna and Nitima to people who work with people and in large organisations, dealing with diverse group who are all looking at life from different perspective.
Head of Retail Property Management, Cushman & Wakefield
You provided me with an amazing experience of well-being. The provision of tools enable me to develop a coping strategy. This has been so empowering.
Choices 4 All
Karuna’s teachings were profound and his meditation training was a life changer for me.
Akanista mindfulness classes have shown me a simple yet highly effective way of becoming calmer and focused in my day to day life. The recordings that are provided at the end of each class are helping me practise the techniques on a daily basis.
I started the 6 week course with insomnia and difficulties in dealing with the stresses of undertaking a challenging masters programme. By only the third week I was sleeping much better and was more relaxed and focused. Thank you Akanista!
MA candidate at UCL