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WHY MEDITATION

To many thousands of people meditation is providing a way of dissolving accumulated stress and bringing relief from many stress-related conditions. With this can come a new appreciation of and zest for life. See reviews.

Meditation is a very ancient practice that is simple to do and is totally in your own control. This course is taught in a practical, straightforward and gentle way using the 'mantra' technique of meditation. Your teacher Susan has many years’ experience and will guide your progress in small groups and in a very supportive and friendly environment.

Listen to radio interview with Susan O’Brien (mp3, 1.5 MB, 5:56)

Relieving stress brings less depression, inner peace and a rejuvenation of your self esteem. There is no ideology to believe in. In fact, whether the person believes in the efficacy of meditation or not, if they practise it: IT WORKS.

Read article on Big Moon Cottage printed in the Irish Examiner
Read article on Big Moon Cottage printed in Cork Magazine

These meditation seminars and meditation workshops are not allied to any particular religion, ideology or sect. Everyone’s beliefs are treated with the utmost respect be they religious or otherwise. Meditation only opens up and deepens each persons spiritual journey.


COURSE STRUCTURE

The purpose of the meditation class is to teach you about the background and practice of meditation in a clear, enjoyable and practical way. As a result you will be able to meditate effectively and correctly by the end of the course.

Meditation is taught using a mantra, a small meaningless word (a mantra is a word which does not have any specific meaning but which facilitates a profound, deep rest).

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Personal introductions
  • A brief history of meditation
  • The nature of negative stress and its effects on body, mind and spirit
  • What happens in our bodies and minds when we meditate?
  • The benefits of meditation over other methods of relaxation and how it differs profoundly from them as shown in numerous research studies
  • You will learn the technique of meditation and participate in a number of 20 minute group meditations
  • You will also begin to meditate alone
  • There will be question and answer sessions and daily monitoring of individual progress
  • Discussion - How do we fit meditation into our busy lives
  • Where meditation leads and what we may expect from it

RESIDENTIAL AND
NON-RESIDENTIAL COURSES

held at Big Moon Cottage include the meditation course, 2 nights bed and breakfast, while the non-residential courses include the course. See prices on the COURSE AND RETREAT FEES page


GROUPS CAN BE ACCOMMODATED

A max of 6 people for residential course and a max of 10 people for the non-residential course.


I CAN TRAVEL TO OTHER GROUPS

who would like to have a course run for them. I will travel to any part of Ireland to run a 2 or 3 day course. These courses can be customised to your needs.


BIG MOON COTTAGE HOLISTIC B & B

Where a healthy and delicious breakfast is served. The B & B is open to all meditators and others who are just seeking quiet time.


CORPORATE – MEDITATION
IN THE WORKPLACE

Big Moon Cottage is the perfect place for a CORPORATE GROUP to learn to de-stress and build team harmony. Susan has a business background and will provide you with a very interesting package to meet your needs.

We can also travel to your company’s premises to teach meditation and highly effective stress management techniques to your group. Reducing the stress levels of your employees has powerful implications for their wellbeing and the atmosphere of the workplace. There are also huge potential cost-saving benefits as people become happier, less stressed and far more creative. 

Please contact contact@bigmoon-cottage.com to discuss. 


A GIFT VOUCHER

from Big Moon Cottage would be a wonderful present for the one you love.


PRICES AND DATES

Our aim is to insure that you have a peaceful, comfortable and enjoyable time at Big Moon Cottage.
For prices, dates and details of up-coming courses etc. please contact us at contact@bigmoon-cottage.com, or click here for a COURSE AND RETREAT FEES


MAILING LIST

If you wish to go on our mailing list please let us know.
You will never receive any annoying emails, phone calls or the like from Big Moon Cottage. Contact will only be for those who have personally requested it.

Thank you.

Susan O'Brien


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