Mindfulness & Insight: meditation courses with Lynne Bousfield.
Vipassana (Insight) meditation is the development of understanding or “insight” through the cultivation of mindfulness. The understanding we develop equips us to help ourselves with our lives, to find happiness by knowing where to look. Mindfulness transforms confusion and painful emotions into mental stillness, composure and clarity. It trains capacities like resilience, self-reliance and discernment so as to understand and respond to life with greater meaning and potential.
Venue: Black Lotus Yoga Studio, 61 Warren Rd Marrickville. Entry round the side off Stinson Lane.
About Lynne Bousfield: In 1975 Lynne began practising Insight meditation in BodhGaya, India and continued her study in Burma, when it became possible to undertake long-term practice there in 1980. She returns to Burma regularly for intensive practice and to develop her understanding of meditation. She helped establish Vipassana meditation in Australia in the early 1980’s and was co-founder of the Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre (BMIMC). She teaches meditation retreats and courses regularly in Australia and overseas. Lynne began working as a clinical psychologist in Sydney in 1992 and has developed a unique and special combination of skills from her meditation and clinical training. Her meditation understanding has allowed her to teach clients to apply mindfulness to loosen the grip of distressing emotions and thereby transform daily suffering into a happier, engaged life. Lynne has regularly presented on mindfulness and clinical work at national and international conferences and is also currently teaching faculty and students at a university in Singapore.