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Thu, 16 May


McKillop Institute, Room 2

Stillness in Movement 1 - The Downside To Meditation

Join Master Tan and the Thamma Team for the first in a series of workshops. Learn what to avoid in our practice of meditation. This workshop is open to all, from beginner to experienced.

Stillness in Movement 1 - The Downside To Meditation
Stillness in Movement 1 - The Downside To Meditation

Time & Location

16 May 2024, 16:00 – 17:30

McKillop Institute, Room 2, Main St, Lochwinnoch PA12 4AJ, UK

About the event

Many of us who practise meditation don’t realise there can be drawbacks. For example, if you understood it clearly and practised it correctly, would you be:  - depressive? - exhausted? - lazy? - dissatisfied? - be experiencing fluctuating emotions? - greedy? - in a cycle of problems that don’t go away?

Master Tan will guide us in developing our understanding of meditation as it is perceived by Dhammaga (a Buddhist monk in Kanchanaburi, Thailand, and Master Tan’s Master).

The intention for this workshop is to help those who practise meditation discover why their meditation isn’t as effective as it could be, despite years of practice. During the workshop we’ll explore how to use meditation in our daily lives, how to deal with thinking overload, and how to recognise and avoid the downsides to meditation.

Freeform workshop: the workshop has been adapted to suit individual needs, and whether you are a novice or an expert, the workshop has been designed to suit all levels.

“For me the session was really helpful to highlight that meditation can be found everywhere and is not about needing to be in a room, lying down with calming music. The session outside about finding warmth when you were cold was also very good. I'm not sure where the improvement from Master Tan could come from as he provided humour and gave me lots to consider and take forward. Maybe some more ways to take it into your daily life if you were looking for more input…”

This event can be booked and attended in isolation, but the other meditation workshops (Stillness in Movement 2 - In Action!, May 16th and Stillness in Movement 3 - Awakening our Healing Power, May 17th) extend the ideas of this class.

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About Master Tan, a Traditional Thai Massage healer and teacher:

Master Tan is a traditional Thai massage healer and teacher based in Germany, with many years of experience, and he wishes to share his compassion in Thai massage and Buddhist practice. He has taught various aspects of Thai massage healing and mindfulness and mediation in many countries in Europe.

His first visit to Scotland was in 2013 (Kilbirnie/Edinburgh) and he came again in 2017 (Beith Trust, Geilsland, Beith) and he travelled to Lochwinnoch in 2022 to deliver sold-out mediation workshops as part of last year's Feel Good Festival. All workshops were organised in partnership with Moonie, Thamma Thai Wellness, Lochwinnoch.

Tan and his Team entered the World Massage Championship 2023 - International Massage Association where Tan won first place across the multidiscipline competition, with many of his pupils also scooping up prizes and places in various categories.

Tan, along with other members of Thamma's incredible network and the Tan Massage Academy, who are travelling from across Europe, can be met at our Wellbeing Fair where they will be offering free Thai Massage Taster Treatments. We're so excited to have them involved in this year's festival.

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