One-to-One Sessions with Sherab Chödrön
Combining Meditation and Buddhist Thinking
AVAILABLE LIVE ONLINE, from anywhere in the world (or in-person when we are open)
When do you give yourself the time to sit and consider the most important questions of life?
To fathom why you are here and if you are living life as you want to?
How do you make sense of your experience and use that understanding to create an intentional, wonderful, fulfilling life?
It is very rare to take the “hero’s journey” to the Self, but we really need to do this, both for our own sake and for those we love.
It’s why we are here.
It is not a luxury to explore the deeper themes of life, but a vital necessity.
We really need to do this if we are going to get the most out of living; a sense of purpose rather than being constantly buffeted by the storms of life.
Maybe you’ve tried Mindfulness in the workplace or a village hall and it was good while it lasted but now you’ve stalled.
Maybe you’ve struggled on, thinking that you’ll deal with it at some point; you’ll make the time later – a new year’s resolution, perhaps, or an app to put you to sleep and numb the stress.
Likely as not, you’ll have so much to juggle, so many demands on your being that it’s hard to get to your own needs.
How can you be available to others and to your work, if you are running on empty?
What would it be like to live without stress?
To feel calm and content no matter what?
Tarastone Buddhist meditation practice is deep and nourishing. It is full of techniques, often a long way from sitting and “doing nothing”.
We have methods and ideas that can become part of your toolkit for life.
The Buddhist science of mind is logical, rational, and has its benefits proven by scientific validation. We know it is effective.
Buddhism is not therapy and not really religion in the usual sense of worshipping something or someone. Buddha was a man (not a god) who became enlightened and thereby represents the potential we all have to do the same.
You do not have to be a Buddhist to benefit from Buddhist practices. You may be any religion and it can enhance your own practice. Or you can consider yourself of no religion at all.
There are no prerequisites, special positions or beliefs to subscribe to. Just start where you are and we will take you as far as feels right for you. Each session is different and skillfully tailored to your progress.
Through Buddhist thinking and meditation, we will create an experience together that will bring you from confusion and stress to calm and lightness, knowing exactly how you can apply what you have learned for the rest of your life.
If this is the journey for you, you will benefit from having a guide with 30 years’ experience who can translate this philosophy into a relatable application that’s useful for your life. With or without a religious load.
Whether you consider yourself spiritual, atheistic or religious, you can benefit equally.
The Tarastone One-To-One programme is available online or in person when we are open, and is led by our Spiritual Director, Sherab Chödrön. Read more about Sherab here.
Building a sustainable meditation practice is no mean feat. It takes time, patience and skill. It also requires the support of an experienced teacher who gets to know you and helps you to observe your patterns.
The first part of each class is a discussion on Buddhist philosophy and how that might apply in your own life. The second part of class is a meditation practice specifically designed around the topics of the class. These are usually completely bespoke.
The teachings build on each other (rather than repeating the same class every week), so we work in blocks of ten classes in order to make solid progress.
If a group meditation class is not for you, these one-to-one sessions may suit you well. Either because they can run to your schedule or because you wish to have the freedom to make the class time all your own, exploring your themes at your own pace.
You may book a taster session of 60 minutes for £60. However, going forward, it is
necessary to book a term of ten classes. These are exceptional value for bespoke, one-to-one training, at £600 for 10 sessions of 90 minutes each.
Contact us to schedule a free 15-minute call with Sherab Chödrön to see if one-to-one sessions are for you. Of course, there is no obligation either way.