Online Mindfulness Practices2020-05-26T11:14:31+01:00

Schedule for Free Online Mindfulness Practice Sessions

Facilitating Mindfulness Online

There are certain limitations which arise in the context of online mindfulness. It is almost impossible for the teacher to pick up on subtle cues which might show that you are having a hard time or that you are starting to feel distressed.

As the participant, it is very important for you to listen to your own inner wisdom. If a practice is causing you to feel agitated or distressed, then you should stop.

Our Nominated Charities

We offer all our meditations for free but if you would like to contribute to one of our nominated charities please see links below:

Date

Time

Teacher Profile Link

Session Link

Wednesday 27th May

9 am

Wednesday 27th May

9 pm

More Online Mindfulness Sessions

Parent Support Circle

A free weekly 45 minute session to offer support to parents during the Covid 19 situation. The session will be facilitated by Dominic Cogan, a qualified mindfulness teacher, parenting facilitator and educator. More details on eventbrite. Just click the button.

Weekly Poetry Selection

Useful links for writers: Poetry Ireland’s Opportunities for Writers and Covid-19 Resources & Information for Writers

On the day when the weight deadens on your shoulders and you stumble,
May the clay dance to balance you.

And when your eyes freeze behind the grey window and the ghost of loss gets in to you,
May a flock of colours, indigo, red, green and azure blue come to awaken in you a meadow of delight.

When the canvas frays in the currach of thought and a stain of ocean blackens beneath you,
May there come across the waters a path of yellow moonlight to bring you safely home.

May the nourishment of the earth be yours,
May the clarity of light be yours,
May the fluency of the ocean be yours,
May the protection of the ancestors be yours.
And so may a slow wind work these words of love around you,
An invisible cloak to mind your life.

The way to dissolve our resistance to life is to meet it face to face. When we feel resentment because the room is too hot, we could meet the heat and feel its fieriness and its heaviness. When we feel resentment because the room is too cold, we could meet the cold and feel its iciness and its bite. When we want to complain about the rain, we could feel its wetness instead. When we worry because the wind is shaking our windows, we could meet the wind and hear its sound. Cutting our expectations for a cure is a gift we can give ourselves. There is no cure for hot and cold.
There is no controlling life. Try corralling a lightning bolt, containing a tornado. Dam a stream and it will create a new channel. Resist, and the tide will sweep you off your feet. Allow, and grace will carry you to higher ground. The only safety lies in letting it all in – the wild and the weak; fear, fantasies, failures and success. When loss rips off the doors of the heart, or sadness veils your vision with despair, practice becomes simply bearing the truth. In the choice to let go of your known way of being, the whole world is revealed to your new eyes.

Note

All MTAI members are bound by our code of ethics. We recognise the limitations of mindfulness based interventions as well as the many benefits. We are committed to constantly improving the standard of teaching through the MTAI continuing professional development programme and we strive to ensure that all our members are “trauma informed”.