Practice – Connection – Community

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About
Our Community

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Centre for Mindful Living Community

International Practice Community with heart and integrity

Practice – Connection – Community

This community is open to everyone who would like to practice with us
and exists because people turn up to practice together week after week.

Our shared practice forms the heart of our international community,
and each and every person who turns up to practice with us keeps the heart of this community beating.

This community is open to everyone who would like to practice with us and exists because people turn up to practice together week after week.

Our shared practice forms the heart of our international community, and each and every person who turns up to practice with us keeps the heart of this community beating.

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Voice

“I have loved being a part of the community sitting for the past few months and this has brought many positive benefits to my life.

Most importantly it has allowed me to feel a part of something larger than just me on my own on this path.

Somewhere I feel at home and comfortable speaking honestly and openly about my experiences.”

Barbara a IC.CML Community member

Barbara

“I am delighted to have the benefit of having a sitting group in the comfort of my own home. 

It was with some trepidation that I joined, as the concept of online meditation was something my head was struggling with. I am delighted to say it’s now an integral part of my home practice and I feel totally connected to the community when I log on. 

When I see familiar faces and those who will soon become familiar I get a sense of coming home. This service gives me a framework and a forum that feels effortless. Thank you IC.CML.”

Virginia a IC.CML Community member

Virginia

“I’m so happy to have found this online meditation community. The flexible nature of it being online has been incredibly valuable for me as a mother, being able to join with just a click of my mousepad, not having to commute and be away from my son for long.

I genuinely feel a connection Susann and the other practitioners as if we’re in one room meditating together. I’m thankful for this group and always look forward to our sits.”

Arjun a IC.CML Community member

Arjun

“Being part of our community provides regular & well-organised pillars in the week for meditation practice, already this has permeated into the rest of my week.

I really value the impact that meditating with a group has, with regular opportunities to share what is arising for each of us in the present moment.”

Voice

“Joining the online sitting group has deepened and refreshed my mindfulness practice.

I really enjoy sitting with others and sharing experiences, and Susann’s talks strengthen my motivation to practice by helping me connect with the benefits mindfulness brings to my life.”

Dania a IC.CML Community member

Dania

“I must admit, I was doubtful regarding the online group but I am happy to say it really does work in many ways. The group has given me the discipline I sometimes lack.

The knowledge and guidance from Susann is engaging and to the point. It feels similar to those times when one sometimes finds excuses not to exercise, but then never regrets it afterwards having felt better for it.”

Tina a IC.CML Community member

Tina

“Joining the online sitting group has allowed me to practice regularly with likeminded people. Sitting with others provides a caring, nurturing and supportive community environment, even online!

This has deepened my practice and motivates me each time I sit. Any opportunity is an opportunity to practice and this platform provides that mindfulness connection to myself most mornings of the week and there is just something beautiful in that.”

Anna a IC.CML Community member

Anna

“I’ve been meditating for 10 years but find that my practice often gets rusty. Whenever this happens, I take one of Susann’s courses and undergo a transformation!

The online community group provides a structure to my practice, I feel incredibly supported and I’m enjoying getting to know the other participants.”

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“I really enjoy meditating with the online community because it adds structure to my weeks and inspires me to further practice.

Everyone Everywhere Together & Nowhere Alone breaking the morning in beneficent silence, pausing at the foot of the chaos of days before pushing on into the howling Tao.
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Voice

“My Brazilian daughter in law and my son practice and she told me about meditation. I have tried to meditate but lacked concentration or needed the support of a friendly group.

With the help of the internet I found Susann and Albert, for which I am grateful. They did not come alone but introduced me to a kindly supportive sitting group.

Helen a IC.CML Community member

Helen

“Being a part of the Online Practice Community fits in beautifully with my busy work schedule and keeps my practice very much alive with like-minded people from many different backgrounds.

Susann leads the sessions with an honesty and integrity, touching the arising thoughts and feelings of each moment.”

Liz a IC.CML Community member

Liz

“Giving myself time to stop for meditations with Susann, as part of her ‘practice community’ allows me to take a break and relax from my busy life and work and know that I will be supported, given space and meet likeminded people who understand what this connection means.

We are all committed to practice where ever we live, in the UK or abroad. This means so much to me as I am now a part of a growing community and can join fellow meditators and practice together which makes the meditation experience stronger.”

Paula a IC.CML Community member

Paula

“Our online community makes me feel connected and part of a growing movement towards self-compassion and compassion for others.”

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Voice

“One of the benefits of being part of our practice community is seeing myself reflected in the words of others – realising that much of my own experience is universal and shared. That there is one-ness rather than other-ness in being human.”

Community Voices
Greater than myself…
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“I love being part of this community as it means being a part of something greater than myself. It is about sharing, growing and opening up to who I am. It is about nurturing myself and my connection to other people in a loving and caring way.”

Supportive group...
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I look forward to the discipline of Sunday sitting group, to recognise friendly faces and enjoy being part of a supportive group. Susann knows thoughtful pieces, sometimes a poem or a quote which we all enjoy, it lifts our spirits and every week I wish I could remember.”

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"I love joining the online practice, it has an intimacy and spaciousness that is unique. Whether we are sitting together in silence, listening to Susann or sharing in breakout rooms, there is a strong sense of being part of a community, that we are supporting each other to build our awareness individually and internationally."

Intimacy and spaciousness...
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“Meditation is a journey of self-discovery in which we are inevitable on our own. However, we are not alone in it. A community of fellow practitioners provides that feeling of connection and support which is necessary to make this journey become truly alive.”

Journey of self-discovery...
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"I am so grateful for this amazing experience of being connected to people from other places. I love to see them on the screen, ready to meditate together, ready to share a moment for ourselves."

Being connected…
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“The online community helps me maintain my practice by coming together with like-minded people to share experience and stories on our shared path.”

Share experience…
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“By being part of this group, I have felt a sense of encouragement and belonging and that in turn has reinforced my own individual practice. When I went on holiday recently I was able to take the group ‘with me’.”

Encouragement and belonging...
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"I feel blessed to have found this lovely, supportive community, when I was suffering with chronic stress and anxiety. Through this MBSR course and Community Sits, I am more aware of my own needs and focus more on self-care, resulting in life-changing career decisions and being much happier."

Being much happier…
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“For me, community is a sense of belonging - a group of people in a certain setting to return to regularly, regardless of what is going on around us in our individual lives. Together, we hold space for each other and bring acceptance towards whatever may be shared or felt.”

Sense of belonging…
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Come Practice with Us!

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A DAY OF PRACTICE
on & off the cushion

Saturday 15 May, 10am – 5pm BST 

Details  >>

OnlineLIVE
Mindfulness-based Sress Reduction (MBSR)

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