Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness at Satmya

At Satmya we are running 2 Mindfulness classes this Autumn. An 8 week mindfulness based stress reduction course on Thursday evenings and a drop in class one Monday evening per month. Please see below for details. Our Mindfulness classes are independently run by Orna Cooke

Developed by Jon Kabat Zinn
  • Date: Thursday 28th September to Thursday 17th November
  • Time: 7.00pm to 9.30pm                                                                                                                
  • Venue: Satmya, Royal Parade, Killaloe, Co. Clare                                                                    
  • Cost: €350. Concessions are available (€180). Includes orientation session, home practice CD’s, handouts and one full day of Mindfulness.

“Welcome the present moment as if you had invited it. It is all we ever have so we might as well work with it.  We might as well make it our friend and teacher rather than fighting it.”

Pema Choden

(Based on the Mindfulness Based Stress reduction Course (MBSR) developed by Jon Kabat Zinn)

We can spend a lot of our life energy wishing our lives were different , wishing we were somehow different; less stressed , more fit, healthy, more successful. We can be  endlessly striving to get somewhere in order for us to feel happy. What if we were to stop all this effort at self improvement and begin to take time to really notice our life as it enfolds

Mindfulness practices  can begin to train our minds and heart in  ways of being more open, curious and compassionate towards ourselves.Mindfulness can  help us to meet difficulty in the present moment in a gentle way and to uncover and meet the joy in our life. To meet the life force beneath the stress and pain, that is always flowing as long as we are breathing.

About The Mindfulness Course

The 8 week mindfulness course is a practical programme introducing meditation practices in ways that we can integrate into our everyday lives.

This  course is an invitation to practice with a group for two and a half hours each week for 8 weeks, discovering the skills of mindfulness.

We will explore through mindfulness, how we can begin to interact with our thoughts and emotions in a more compassionate and spacious way. Mindfulness practices can help us meet the difficulties in our lives; anxiety, illness, chronic physical pain, emotional pain.  We will learn skills  to gently meet difficulties and stress, by being present and accepting of whatever is arising in the body and the mind.

Home practice is an important part of the programme. To support our training in mindfulness, a commitment to practice at home is strongly encouraged. You will receive handouts and CD’s to support your home practice. There will also be a  full day of mindfulness practice.

Before the course  begins there is an individual orientation meeting with each participant. This helps to give you a greater sense of what the course entails before committing to the 8 week programme.

If you are interested give Orna a call at 0876535872 or email  to chat further or to book an orientation meeting  to explore is this the course for you.

Drop in Meditation

Monthly Monday evenings Autumn/Winter 2016                                                                                                          Starting Mon 26th Sept, Mon 24th Oct,Mon 28th Nov, Mon 19th Dec.
Time: 8.00pm to 9.00pm
Venue:  Satmya Killaloe
Cost: Donation basis                                                                                                                                                            An opportunity to sit together
Open to all