Can you imagine cultivating a sense of inner peace and calm, right in the chaos of everyday life? What if we told you that you could tap into a reservoir of personal stillness and navigate your challenges with grace and ease?
You can learn to harness the power of your own mind, and this is not a new skill that you have to learn. It's just an exploration of your own mental patterns.
They call me the Inner Monk because I was an ordained Buddhist monk and have been teaching mindfulness for fifty years, and because I help you cultivate a deeper connection to yourself. The Inner Monk is also a metaphor for self-exploration and the shedding of emotional baggage—like imposter syndrome, people-pleasing and other self-limiting beliefs about who you've been told you're supposed to be. With a more direct understanding of who you actually are, you have greater say in your stress response and in your relationships.
Where else would you look for inner peace if not within yourself? How else would you go about building self-worth and letting go of a lifetime's mental habits? With practice you'll become less anxious and more conscious. You'll appreciate what you've got and, on reflection, you might find it's a lot.
The inner monk is a built-in resource, like a muscle. Use it and it gets strong. Stop and it weakens. There's no magic, but to become an effective agent of change it needs attention.
Bringing quiet attention to what your body and mind are telling you at any given moment reveals you to yourself with exceptional clarity. Your senses are heightened. You're less preoccupied. You'll learn to change your response to the things that bug you. When it's 3:00 am and you're ruminating helplessly, unable to sleep, just remember: there is something you can do about it.
Do you find that:
- you’re always on the go, moving from task to task without a moment to breathe?
- you’re stressed and anxious, never really at peace?
- some relationships are really challenging?
You don't have to stay stuck.
I was ordained as a Buddhist Monk lived with the Tibetans for eight years. After years of philosophy, ritual and mysticism, I found that the core of what the Buddha taught was deceptively simple. Of course, that doesn't necessarily make it easy. We're a complicated species.
And yet there is a part of us that wants that simple, good life.
My teachers included the Dalai Lama and his tutors—the last generation of old masters from Tibet, before the monasteries were sacked. I studied with them through my twenties in India, Nepal and Europe and then we parted ways. I'm eternally grateful to those men who gave my life direction and shaped my later years.
We help you by not just teaching mindfulness but by cultivating it. That’s the tricky part. Our foundation is the ongoing Mindfulness Live Group which meets three times a week. There are online courses you can take at your leisure, and when you're ready for something more personal, we'll put together a one-on-one program to take you where where you need to be.
Here are some options:
|MINDFULNESS LIVE GROUP||12-NOON ET
MON, WED, FRI
|30 minutes training
30 minutes conversation
|OVERWHELMED & HOW TO OVERCOME IT||FIVE SESSIONS,
ONE HOUR EACH
|PERSONAL ONE-ON-ONE||WEEKLY MEETINGS OVER 2 MONTHS||Private Mindfulness Coaching with Stephen||TO BE
A few minutes a day makes all the difference—as long as it's every day. Find a new sense of peace and tranquility with us on this transformative journey into yourself. Create the presence, purpose, and joy you've always wanted!
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