Finding the Balance
Day Meditation Workshop
with Nick Scott
Saturday 12th November, 9.30am - 5.00pm
The Buddha refers to his teaching as The Middle Way because it charts a path between trying too hard and not trying enough. Meditation itself is a middle way, a balance between effort and relaxation. Leading our life wisely is about finding balance: between work and relaxation, business and laziness, social activity and personal time. This day will be an exploration of how to do this wisely, which means being forgiving of when we lose that balance, so that we can simply pick ourselves up and start again, without being judgmental. It's like learning to ride a bicycle, when you get it it can be such a joy.
Nick Scott has been teaching short and long retreats for 20 years with the endorsement of senior monks in the Thai Forest tradition. His teaching is wise and humorous, and illustrated with personal stories and insights from 45 years of meditation, including long solitary retreats and residing for 10 years at Chithurst Buddhist Monastery in England. He is the author of several Buddhist travel books recounting adventures with Buddhist monks. These can be downloaded for free at: www.nickscottbooks.com
Nick is by profession an Ecologist working for environmental charities. He now lives with his partner, Micheline, in Co Galway.