28th February – 2nd March 2019
This course will explore the value of mindfulness practices and incorporating them into our lives, with the opportunity to engage in a variety of mindfulness practices. Begin with an introduction to the historical roots of mindfulness in Buddhism and Christianity, along with the modern mindfulness movement, then turn to the neuroscience of mindfulness, and the benefits. Including a focus on music, art, literature, theatre, and nature.
Tyanna Yonkers, Professor of Religion at the University of Mount Olive, leads the course. Tyanna teaches mindfulness practices in a variety of settings, including the university classroom and retreats. John Clifton, Professor of Theatre at the University of Mount Olive, will present the life of the American writer Mark Twain. He is a seasoned man of the stage, including both directing and acting. John Blackwell, Barrow Chair of Biblical Studies and Professor of Religion, will present poems by Jelaluddin Rumi, the thirteenth-century Sufi mystic, as a source of mindfulness.
Residential prices start from £235, non-residential from £160. Discount rates for clergy and students apply.
For more information or to book, please call Reception on 01244 532350 or email [email protected].