Description of courses:
Mindfulness at the Jewish Museum: A Secular Sabbath
Over two Saturdays we will we introduce mindfulness through interacting with objects from the museum, led by former Buddhist monk Amaranatho.
Just as the museum creates a space to explore heritage, identity and culture from a Jewish perspective, we will explore what they mean personally and collectively through our shared stories.
This is not a course in Judaism or just mindfulness it is a journey into centre of who we are and how we relate to one another. This course will give you an opportunity to create community and reflect on life as well as developing presence, non judgmental awareness and a heart of peace.
Saturday 12 March and 19th March 2016
more details at http://www.amaranatho.com/museum
Mr Amaranatho Robey
What qualifications or training do you hold?
I was Buddhist monk for 15 years and was ordained under Ajahn Sumedho. I have been therapeutic supervision for 10 years. I have taught over 100 retreats and worked with 1000\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s of young people, families and adults.
If you teach MBCT, what professional mental health training do you hold?
I have spoken to many clinicians and had many of them on my retreat. I have taught them how to deal with vicarious trauma, PTSD and using mindfulness. I am informed by TRE - Developed by Dr David Bercelli, as well as 2 years of intensive group therapy with a senior supervisor from the Karuna Institute
How do you continually ensure your knowledge and skills are up-to-date?
I attend conferences, workshops and listen to my fellow mindful teachers.
Do you adhere to appropriate professional and ethical boundaries and frameworks in your work as a mindfulness-based teacher?
Since disrobing as a monk in April of this year I follow the five precepts and have this on my website.