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The Heart of the Musician
13 June @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am BST
An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Monday, repeating until 27 June 2022
Bringing the heart back to performance and the heart-space back to the concert hall
“It’s radical to be joyful” – Jack Kornfield
At a time when our world is in urgent need of healing, it seems increasingly important to address the fear, competition, inequality and envy with which our musical lives are riddled, and commit to bringing the qualities of kindness, compassion, self-compassion, joy and equanimity back to our music making.
The Heart of the Musician follows on from Ruth’s four week Introduction to Mindfulness course, The Mindful Musician, and is offered as part of her two-year training for the International Mindfulness and Meditation Teacher Certification Programme run by Jack Kornfield & Tara Brach. Concentrating on the second wing of mindfulness – compassion (the first being wisdom or clear thinking) – this course will focus on the four main heart practices from Buddhist teaching: Loving kindness, compassion, shared joy and equanimity. Each 90 minute session will consist of a short talk, a guided meditation, Q and A and a discussion. Building a heartfelt mindful community of musicians ready to serve, heal and celebrate is Ruth’s deepest aspiration.
This will be a closed group for a maximum of twelve people. Some basic experience of meditation is necessary. It is a requirement of Ruth’s training that each person attend each session live. The classes are offered freely. If you would like to attend, please contact Ruth directly on email@example.com. She will be delighted to hear from you.
When: Four Monday mornings in June: 6, 13, 20, 27. 09:00-10:30am BST
June 6: Loving Kindness in the Practice Room
June 13: Compassion in the Concert Hall
June 20: Shared Joy in the World of Music
June 27: Equanimity and Creating New Vision for the Future of Music
Who is it for: All musicians
Tutor: Ruth Phillips,
Number of participants: up to 12
Length of session: 90 minutes
Dates and times: 09.00am – 10.30am on Mondays | 6, 13, 20, 27 June 2022
Cost: Free: To book places please contact Ruth directly on firstname.lastname@example.org.
What you need to bring:
Bookings will close 10 minutes before the course is scheduled to start.
On the day of the course Ruth Phillips will send you the Zoom link for the session.