Event: 2-Day Retreat: Mindful Way to Your Heart.
Facilitator: Kasia Winiarczyk.
Venue: Skye Room, Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh, EH9 1BB.
Dates: Saturday 21 – Sunday 22 November 2015.
Time: Registration: 9.30am-10am. Retreat Days: 10am-5pm.
Event Description: Join us for this two day nourishing retreat with Mindfulness, meditation, elements of art and creative exercises, sharing, and opportunity for self-exploration and stillness. During the retreat you will learn how to open the heart in order to love the world, others and feel good and fulfilled. Through the practice of Mindfulness you will observe your experience with compassionate awareness and learn how to see the reality more clearly.
Mindfulness helps us to wake up from a trance, and to live our life fully with an open heart. Mindfulness energy seems to have essentially feminine qualities where love, compassion and acceptance are the key ones. Futhermore, the Feminine is often experienced as the embodiment of the heart energy. The liberation of the heart promotes love, respect, inclusion, humility, tenderness, kindness, virtue, sacredness and much more. The realm of the heart, without thoughts, is a gate to a great vastness, peace, and understanding.
The word “citta” in Buddhist Psychology is a word for the mind, but it is actually located in the heart. However, in our modern world, with the strong emphasis on intellectual activity, awareness of the heart has been despised or even not included at all. Thus it seems the mindful living of your heart is essential if you want to be aware, free, and intimate with your life.
Elements of the Retreat:
Therapeutic Use of Art
Loving-kindness and Compassion
Exploration of the Feminine
Opportunity for Sharing and Self-exploration
Kasia Winiarczyk is a practising psychotherapist, Mindfulness teacher and facilitator. She is also a founder of the Blue Morpho Body and Mind Centre in Edinburgh. Kasia holds a degree in Administration Law and a degree in Psychology as well as a Postgraduate Certificate in Buddhist Psychology. Her Postgraduate Diploma was gained having trained on the Postgraduate Counselling and Psychotherapy Programme with Caroline Brazier and David Brazier who are authorities on Buddhist Psychotherapy and Zen Therapy.
Kasia is passionate about Buddhist Psychology, a healing force of Mindfulness and Art, and by her work she is also devoted to women's empowerment. As a psychotherapist Kasia works privately with a variety of clients, and she has specialized in alcohol and drugs addiction while working for a charity organization.
Kasia's spiritual pursuit started 15 years ago after some traumatic life experiences. Since then she has explored different spiritual traditions, travelled to India where she visited many holy places and met her spiritual teacher. Kasia finds the Buddhist spiritual tradition is the closest to her heart and she wants to share her knowledge and experience while facilitating this retreat.
Cost: £60/£50 (Concessions).