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Openground Courses

Join us and develop specific skills and practices to help break cycles of anxiety, stress, unhappiness and exhaustion.

Foundation course

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Australia-wide | Term 3 | late July

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction is an evidence-based, user-friendly program that brings the principles of mindfulness meditation into everyday life by teaching specific skills and practices. This learning cultivates mental and physical resilience and helps break cycles of stress, anxiety and unhappiness. Come and see how this inspiring course can help you develop more mental, emotional, physical and psychological resilience and well-being.

Openground is proud to be endorsed by Professor Jon Kabat-Zinn – who developed MBSR at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 1979.

Book early as our courses fill up quickly.

8 weeks

Distance MBSR - no matter where you live

Live Online | 14 August (start)

We offer Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction by distance education and we think you will find it radically different to apps or other online options or even live shorter courses. We believe that mindfulness training is best done through a live relationship with a teacher and a group - taking the time to hear about your practice so that that the work can be responsive to your situation and integrated into your life.

8 weeks

Graduate course

Living with Wisdom and Compassion

Sydney | July 31 (start)

Living with Wisdom and Compassion is an eight-week personal journey to help digest past hurts, meet current difficulties with courage and wisdom, and cultivate more connection and peace. We will explore how compassion is a natural and empowering response to stress and distress.

8 weeks

Workshop

All parts are welcome - befriending difficult bits

Sydney | 10 and 11 August
Melbourne | 26 and 27 October

In this workshop, we will draw on Internal Family Systems practice to get to know some habitual parts of ourselves that arise in practice and in life, and to learn how to hear their story, and do some healing so that they do not have to dominate the system any more. This can open up our meditation practice – making it more comprehensible and useful.

2 days

Retreat

Four Foundations of Mindfulness Retreat

Bowral | July 8 - 13

This silent retreat is suitable for anyone wishing to deepen their practice and cultivate further understanding of the wisdom teachings underpinning mindfulness practices. The retreat will emphasise quieting the mind, opening the heart, and developing clarity and depth of practice. This may be especially of interest to those teaching or aspiring to teach mindfulness - but all are welcome.

5 days

Mindfulness Weekend Retreat - Hepburn Springs

Hepburn Springs, Vic | 13 - 15 September

So often we have to override our tiredness and “push on,” feeding into what Michael Leunig suggests are pervasive states of anxiety and restlessness. Retreats are a unique opportunity to give ourselves permission to stop, rest and restore the mind, body and heart. Join us for a beautiful weekend of nature, meditation, movement, delicious food and connection.

2 days

Spring Reflective Meditation Retreat

During this residential retreat, we will explore an open awareness meditation practice that is followed by reflection. The roots of this practice are to be found in the Buddha’s early teachings and are based on learning to trust the ways of knowing that develop in meditation. This enables you to be more trusting, responsive, and present in your life.

3 nights

Yananda Openground Teachers Weekend

During this residential retreat, we will explore an open awareness meditation practice that is followed by reflection. The roots of this practice are to be found in the Buddha’s early teachings and are based on learning to trust the ways of knowing that develop in meditation. This enables you to be more trusting, responsive, and present in your life.

3 nights

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