Graduate Hub

We are excited to launch our new Being Mindful Graduate Hub in autumn 2017.

This is for you if you've done a beginner mindfulness course and would like to continue and deepen your practice, and connect with others. We welcome anyone who has completed the standard 8-week mindfulness course (MBSR/MBCT) or equivalent, whether with Being Mindful or with another teacher.

Don't worry if you've completely lost touch with your mindfulness practice - this is a good opportunity for a fresh start! It's much easier to establish and continue a practice with the support of a community and regular meetings.

We will be holding regular drop-in events at the London Shambhala Meditation Centre in Clapham, with teachers Tessa Watt and Debbie Johnson. We will also continue with our periodic graduate retreat days and 4-week graduate courses for deepening practice and exploring themes in a more structured way with a group - see below.

Launch Event

Friday Sept 15 2017
7pm - 8:15pm - Guided meditation and discussion
Led by Debbie Johnson and Tessa Watt
8:15pm onward - Drinks and socializing. A chance to meet up with others who share an interest in mindfulness.
Location: London Shambhala Meditation Centre, 27 Belmont Close, London SW4 6AY
Map and directions
Cost: £10 (£7 concessions) - pay at venue
(+ donation per glass for drinks)

Monthly evening Drop-ins


These events will be a chance to practice together, share experiences with others, and support you to develop your home practice.

7pm - 8:15 - Guided meditation and discussion
8:15 - 9pm - tea and informal social time
Location: London Shambhala Meditation Centre, 27 Belmont Close, London SW4 6AY
Map and directions
Cost: £10 (£7 concessions) - pay at venue

Thursday Oct 12
- with Tessa Watt
Friday Nov 10
- with Debbie Johnson
Thursday Dec 7
- with Tessa Watt and Debbie Johnson

Fortnightly Wednesday morning Drop-ins

Practice, discussion, and a chance to meet up with others.

10am - 11am - Guided meditation and discussion
11am-11:30 - tea/coffee and informal chat
Location: London Shambhala Meditation Centre, 27 Belmont Close, London SW4 6AY
Map and directions
Cost: £10 (£7 concessions) - pay at venue (please bring correct change if possible)
With Tessa Watt/ Debbie Johnson

20 Sept, 4 Oct, 18 Oct, 1 Nov, 15 Nov, 29 Nov, 13 Dec

Graduate courses

4-week graduate course (+ retreat day)

A chance to develop and refresh your understanding of mindfulness, and to re-connect with your practice. For anyone who has completed the standard 8-week mindfulness course, either with Being Mindful or with another teacher.

Wednesday evenings - Balham:
November to December 2017
Dates: Nov 22, 29; Dec 6, 13
Time: 7pm to 9:15pm
All-day retreat included - Saturday 9 December (10:30am -4:30pm)
Taught by Tessa Watt
Location: St Mark’s Church Hall, 53 Rowfant Road, Balham, SW17 7AP
Location on map
[The Saturday retreat will take place in St George The Martyr, Borough High Street SE1 1JA]

Thursday mornings - Clapham
November to December 2017
Dates: Nov 23, 30; Dec 7, 14
Time: 11am to 1pm
All-day retreat included - Saturday 9 December (10:30am -4:30pm)
Taught by Tessa Watt
Location: The Awareness Centre, 41 Abbeville Road, Clapham, SW4 9JX (Location on map)
[The Saturday retreat will take place in St George The Martyr, Borough High Street SE1 1JA]

The cost of the graduate course is £170 (£130 concessions). To register please fill in our short graduate course questionnaire, and email it back to us at beingmindful@beingmindful.co.uk. We'll be in touch with details on how to make payment to secure your place. Please feel free to contact us if you have questions before registering.

Graduate all-day retreats

This will be a chance to refresh and deepen your practice, with the usual practices of body scan, mindful movement, sitting meditation, mindful walking and so on. For people who have completed the standard 8-week mindfulness course or equivalent (with us or another teacher). Please bring a packed lunch and wear comfortable clothes.

7 October 2017

Join our autumn retreat day to refresh and deepen your practice.

Time: 10:30am to 4:30pm
Taught by Debbie Johnson
Location: St George The Martyr,
Borough High Street, London
SE1 1JA
Location on map

9 December 2017

Nourish yourself with some peace and silence in the run-up to Christmas.

Time: 10:30am to 4:30pm
Taught by Tessa Watt
Location: St George The Martyr,
Borough High Street, London
SE1 1JA
Location on map

The cost for the retreat day is £50 (£35 concessions). To register please contact us and we will send details on how to make payment to secure your place. Please specify when you did your initial mindfulness course (or as close as you can remember) and with which teacher.

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