This eight session course explores the nature of consciousness, happiness and peace of mind.

Integrating the insights of modern psychology with the 2500 year old tradition of Buddhist meditation, so you can learn the basic strategies of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and mindfulness training.

Meditation and Mindfulness practices can be used to help us cope with anxieties moods and stress reactions. By doing so they help us to have a healthier and better functioning ego structure. However, these same practices used within the framework of a psychology of awakening can help us to wake up from the repetitive issues of our ego problems and coping mechanisms.

So if you are tired of merely coping with your usual problems and want to embrace every situation as an opportunity to realise your full potential and true nature then this 8 week course will set you on the path. Giving you the methods and attitudes needed to be your own best friend and spiritual guide.

In this course you will learn the power of:

  • Concentration and single-minded focus
  • Self-Compassion and loving-kindness
  • Motivation and how to cultivate it
  • Knowing the difference between pain and suffering
  • Finding the inner-spaciousness that allows you to respond wisely, rather that reacting unconsciously
  • Differentiating fact from fiction (truth from illusion)
  • Inner freedom that allows you to enjoy all aspects of life
  • Being an authority unto yourself and trust in your own common sense and good heart
  • Experiencing the inner peace that dissolves all internal conflict

“Meditation is the mind turned back on itself resting in it’s own true nature.” Sogyal Rinpoche           

    “Eric’s teachings are simple and direct yet full of Wisdom. He has the ability to to fast-track to the true message of spiritual truth.” K. Boole         After this course “I’m not getting caught up in my stories as much. That I’m more more in the present and notice the things around me. I’m able to look at the big picture as little better. Allowing things to be what they are. And let go more!” Belinda Y. 

Want more ? Level 2 see bottom of page

Meditation is a Conscious Relationship with Yourself

modern psychology buddhist meditation course

Benefits of Meditation and Mindfulness:

  • relaxation and sense of inner peace
  • improved immune system functioning
  • stress reduction and anger management
  • enhanced concentration and mental clarity
  • release of endorphins for the easing of pain
  • recognition of the source of true self esteem
  • greater ability to enjoy the simple things in life
  • deepening of compassion for oneself and others
  • increased serotonin production for the regulation of anxiety and depression

For over thirty years Eric Lyleson has studied meditation with many teachers including: Lama Ole Nydahl, Sogyal Rinpoche, Adyashanti, Eli Jaxon Bear, Lama Tendar, Jack Kornfield, Rick Hanson, Dan Brown & Marianne Williamson WHEN: Eight Tuesdays evenings 7.00 – 8.30 Begins: near the beginning of each school term: February, April, July, October

    “Thanks Eric for re-introducing my inner self back to me… it’s really enlightened my life again.” Rhonda B.          

        “I feel I can accept things better than before the course and be less judgemental of people and situations. Also I there more in the moment and accepting and enjoying the good times.” Jasper T.


Meditation & Mindfulness – level 2 is for anyone that has completed the Essence of Meditation and Mindfulness course.

Lama Lobsang Tendar Tibetan Buddhist meditation teacher

In this course we will go deeper into the practice of meditation and how to live a conscious life.  You will learn to get more out of shorter meditations and how to enjoy the benefits of longer periods in deep meditative states, inquiry and existential contemplations. You will learn how to inquire into into the the core of what it is to be human and what transcends your biology.  Through contemplation you will tap into the inner wisdom that is waiting for you to and reveal the answers to your deepest questions. These answers will in turn propel your meditation & mindfulness practice into even deeper and more expansive awareness. You will have the opportunity to realise the benefits of:

  • Knowing what matters most to you
    Gangaji Papaji Nonduality Enlightenment


  • Clarifying your intentions
  • An unwavering commitment to your freedom
  • Being an expert on yourself
  • Taking responsibility for your life
  • Resting fully in your essential wholeness of being
  • Releasing all self concepts
  • Questioning everything that compromises your inner peace
  • Facing those parts of you and your life you have been fearing or avoiding
  • Deep relaxation of body and mind

As Adyashanti suggests the essence of meditation & mindfulness is to:

“Be still. Question every thought. Contemplate the source of Reality.”

Adyashanti Nonduality Zen Buddhism


In doing so you will come to recognise and accept who you really are when you are not busy thinking you are the person you have been conditioned to think you are.  Allowing your inner conflicts to rest so you can truly experience inner peace.

Eric Lyleson is a professional, enthusiastic and inspiring trainer and presenter. He is always thoroughly prepared and delivers a high standard of work. His passion for psychology and education underpins his workshops and presentations and creates a dynamic and stimulating learning environment. He also encourages active participation from his students when required and will help them extend themselves beyond what they thought was possible.” Nicola Ruscoe, psychologist