Beyond Mindfulness: Exploring the Buddha's Teachings


January -  February 2021

Every, 6.30pm - 8pm (GMT)

Donation-Based 6 Week Course

Led by:

Ethan Pollock & Lucy Chan



Online via Zoom (pre-course guidance available)


To secure your place we require a £30 deposit which will be returned to you during the first week of the course (minus the booking fee of £)



Have you noticed that your mindfulness practice has had a profound effect on your well-being? Yet there is a part of you that feels there is more to mindfulness than solely stress-relief? If so, join our Beyond Mindfulness course where we will explore the teachings of the Buddha where mindfulness is seen as part of a larger framework enabling us to navigate through life with a deeper sense of understanding and compassion.

Over 6 weeks we will cover the 3 core aspects of the Buddhist path; wisdom, meditation and living skilfully. The course will be a mixture of teachings and experiential practices, as we explore how we can weave the concepts of this ancient wisdom into our daily lives. And it’s easier than you think!


  • Practice self-compassion in daily life

  • Motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism

  • Handle difficult emotions with greater ease

  • Transform challenging relationships, old and new

  • Manage caregiver fatigue

  • Practice the art of savoring and self-appreciation


 This 8 week training officially qualifies as one of the pre-requisites for MSC teacher training.




Class activities include guided meditations, short group discussion, and home practice.



We'll be using the platform zoom. Laila and Lucy are both experienced online teachers and have found that this form offers a beautiful chance for people to connect deeply with the practices and group, but with all the comforts of home. Online we offer the same practices, exercises, and small group work just as you would find on our in-person courses.

As Laila is based in Texas, and Lucy in England, this course promises to have a diverse and global group - a rich part of the practice can be to understand that common humanity extends beyond seas and boundaries.








Lucy Chan

Lucy is a teacher of mindfulness, self-compassion, and Buddhism who leads retreats and courses worldwide. Over a decade ago she discovered mindfulness practices as a way to cope with burnout while working as a doctor in the NHS. Something clicked and she took time out to live in Buddhist monasteries and centres where she learnt to move through life in a more balanced and loving way. She teaches Buddhist meditation across the country, and is also part of a nationally acclaimed team delivering mindfulness for burnout retreats.


Ethan Pollock

Ethan has been facilitating mindfulness groups and retreats for over a decade. He currently teaches mindfulness and Buddhism at the nationally acclaimed Sharpham Trust, and local meditation groups across the UK. He was one of the founding members of Wake Up London, a still thriving community of young meditators (aged 18-35). He spent five years training at Plum Village with the internationally recognised mindfulness teacher & Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh.



EARLY BIRD £265: Sold Out

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