Enjoy your life. Discover a potent meditation practice that can change your day-to-day experience for good. Sort out the chaos in your head. Enrol in this friendly, step-by-step course accompanied by Alistair Appleton.
This is a course that can change the way you experience life.
It won't change the content of your life but might radically change the way you experience that content.
Beingfulness is a simple step-by-step form of daily meditation practice that brings some clarity and enjoyment into your day-to-day experience. It's free from Buddhist jargon. Requires no previous experience. And is profoundly enjoyable.
From the comfort of your own home, you can join me, Alistair Appleton, in my home, and we'll explore the 10 Beings that make up the course. Take a look at the video to find out more.
Times are tough. We're knocking £75 off the course. Please use the code MS50 at the check-out
to hear Alistair talk about Beingfulness
There's something amazing and wondrous about human Being. The fact that there is something rather than nothing. The light of awareness clicks on when we wake and snaps off when we sleep. The feeling of being "you" with all its up and downs. The whole kaleidoscope of physical feelings, emotions, thoughts, memories and the flux of sense perceptions.
It's intense and magical. If we let it sink in. But often our thinking minds (and our meditating minds!) want to control that magic. There's a part that longs for it. But there's another that is afraid.
Beingfulness brings back the magic. Brings back sacred awareness into our lives which are often pummelled by worries, financial concerns and emotional entanglements.
Beingfulness starts simple, stays simple, ends simple. But weirdly, in the simplicity, we get to appreciate and savour the incredible complexity of our lives from a simplified space.
Nothing in our life has to be changed except the way we experience it!
There's 50+ video teachings, 40+ guided meditations, quizzes, surveys, transcripts and extra resources. Click on the + to unpack the content of each section
WELCOME: Alistair in the GardenFREE PREVIEW
SLIDES: What is Beingfulness?FREE PREVIEW
SURVEY: The Check-In
FOR COMPLETE BEGINNERS: What is meditation?
GO DEEPER: How Beingfulness came aboutFREE PREVIEW
OVERVIEW: What you're going to learn in Being AwareFREE PREVIEW
VIDEO: Practice... how does it work?FREE PREVIEW
INTRO: Hello awareness! And what is Object #1?FREE PREVIEW
OVER TO YOU: Guided Meditation 'The 3 Objects'
INSTRUCTIONS: Overview of the Three Objects Practice
POST PRACTICE: Easy as 1,2,3?
QUIZ: Did you get the important points here?FREE PREVIEW
RECORDINGS: Guided Practice for Awareness
GO DEEPER: What's the point of "Three Objects" (Transcript)
GO DEEPER: 5 Reasons to do Three Objects
OVERVIEW: What you're going to learn in Being AnchoredFREE PREVIEW
INTRO: The anchor and the boat
OVER TO YOU: Getting Anchored (Lying Down)
OVER TO YOU: Upright anchoring
POST PRACTICE: Anchors aweigh!
QUIZ: Are you all adrift or well-anchored?
RECORDINGS: Guided Anchoring
GO DEEPER: Alistair on the three anchors and their two stages
GO DEEPER: How pleasure keeps us going
OVERVIEW: What you're going to learn in Being You
INTRO: Sifting through Object #1
OVER TO YOU: Lying in the Four Fields
POST PRACTICE: Being the BEST you can be
OVER TO YOU: Brief Sit in the Four Fields
QUIZ: Have you done. your field work?
RECORDINGS: Guided Practice for the Four Fields
GO DEEPER: The Power of the Four Fields
GO DEEPER: Four fields makes things weird and shifty
OVERVIEW: What you're going to learn in Being Embodied
INTRO: The first field - the Body
OVER TO YOU: The Somatic Tent
OVER TO YOU: The 7 Cycles of the Body
POST-PRACTICE: The Tent and the Cycles
QUIZ: Are you feeling embodied?
RECORDINGS: Guided Practices for the Body Field
GO DEEPER: The Art of the Tent
GO DEEPER: The Refreshing Upflow
OVERVIEW: What you're going to learn in Being Emotional
INTRO: Stripping back emotions
OVER TO YOU: Emotional Mapping
OVER TO YOU: The 7 Core Emotions
POST-PRACTICE: The Map and the Wheel
QUIZ: Are you feeling it?
RESOURCES: The Emotional Field
GO DEEPER: Recognising the wash of emotion
GO DEEPER: The Karma of Emotions
OVERVIEW: What you're going to learn in Being Sensual
INTRO: The web of the sensuous
PRACTICE: A Sense Smörgåsbord
GUIDE: Walking with Senses
QUIZ: Did you hear, smell, taste, feel, see it all?
RESOURCES: A seated meditation and guide
GO DEEPER: The senses are the gates to the Universe
OVERVIEW: What you're going to learn in Being Thoughtful
INTRO: Experiencing your thoughts
OVER TO YOU: The Thought Safari
POST-PRACTICE: Enter the Imaginarium
OVER TO YOU: Fourfields Fruit Machine
QUIZ: Do you think you grasped it all?
RECORDINGS: The Mental Field
GO DEEPER: Alistair's theories on early thinking
GO DEEPER: Video compilation of Q&As about thinking
OVERVIEW: What you're going to learn in Being Kaleidoscopic
INTRO: Moving in the four fields
OVER TO YOU: The Kaleidoscope Practice
POST-PRACTICE: You are not the four fields!
QUIZ: Where does the self live these days?
RECORDINGS: Living kaleidoscopically
GO DEEPER: Living like a field
OVERVIEW: What you're going to learn in Being Self-Aware
INTRO: Introducing the Fifth Field
OVER TO YOU: The Fifth Field Practice
POST-PRACTICE: The power of the Fifth
QUIZ: How do you feel about what you've learned?
RECORDINGS: The Fifth Field
GO DEEPER: What's the point of the fifth field?
GO DEEPER: Cleaning the 5th Field
GO DEEPER: "My fifth field is empty!"
OVERVIEW: What you're going to learn in Being Open
INTRO: Stepping back into the Big Open
OVER TO YOU: The Big Open
POST-PRACTICE: Opening the back wall of the theatre
RECORDINGS: Finding the Big Open
GO DEEPER: The space of love
GO DEEPER: The Theatre Teaching
CLOSING: A life more beingful.
FEEDBACK: We want to hear from you!
RESOURCES: for practice and community
“Like the simplicity of Beingfulness. Becoming aware of how I am... and noticing those changes ...moment by moment”Tina
“I love the simplicity of these Beingfulness practices. I find them easy to access and remember. I also love that nothing has to change, that it's all about observation and acceptance....and stuff does change. I always feel brighter and yet grounded by the practices.”Kirsty
“What I liked about the Beingfulness practice is the structure of the BEST acronym as an aide-memoire and the metaphor of the fifth field of awareness being like standing at the back of a stage in a theatre and being aware/witnessing/experiencing the production and the elements/people/auditorium involved in that production. Very powerful.”Michael
“I like the anchors in Beingfulness as they remind me to come back to my senses whenever I feel anxious, overwhelmed or fearful. The aspect of breathing is the most beneficial when I first started mindfulness meditation with you. ”Darika
“Taking these basic Beingfulness understandings into everyday life has been insightful, useful ways of reminding myself that emotions or thoughts are parts of real experience, coming from me, rather than oppressions pervading reality. ”Thomas
Join the community of online Beingfulness meditators.
You can spread the cost. Just £25 a month over half a year.
Beingfulness starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
Beingfulness is the practice for life, so you get my support for your whole lifetime! After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own. I encourage you to work through it as many times as useful and re-visit it often.
I don't want you to be unhappy at all! Beingfulness is about finding the joy in life. So, if you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and Mindsprings will give you a full refund. But I'm confident that you'll be very happy indeed to have discovered our work.
I'm not going to lie. Beingfulness is not a magic pill that works instantaneously. Like all forms of meditation it works to gently and permanently change the way our brain is wired. Away from habits of confusion and suffering. Towards spaciousness and enjoyment. And that does take time. I recommend relaxing and working with the practices over 10 weeks, taking around 25 minutes a day to really make them yours.
I have been teaching forms of meditation for more than fifteen years. First when Lama Yeshe Rinpoche from Samye Ling allowed me to teach on Holy Island and then in dozens of venues all across Europe since 2004. I have studied with a number of great Buddhist teachers. And I am also a fully accredited psychotherapist with the UKCP.
I know that money is an issue for many of us. And at Mindsprings our inspiration is to help everyone whether they're wealthy or not. We think that we have priced the courses fairly and ask those who can afford them to help those who can't by paying the full course-fee. And there's a payment schedule to help spread the load. However, we also have a number of bursaries available to those struggling financially, so please contact us to ask about financial aid. (The contact button is below).
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