Mindfulness 2 Months Course with Jass

Mindfulness is “the awareness that arises from paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgmentally” (Jon Kabat-Zinn). Mindfulness is the art of opening up to the present moment, embracing all that is alive within us and around us. It enables us to enjoy life deeply, cope with life’s challenges in a skillful way, and align ourselves with our true aspirations.

Weekly group sessions, combined with daily personal practice and assignments at home. You will get (if committed to diligently) the understanding and tools you need to start your own mindful awareness practice and embark on a personal journey of healing and transformation. This 8 week This 8 weeks introduction to the living art of mindfulness is a tried and tested format and has been scientifically proven to yield life-long results.

In these 8 sessions we will explore the nature of mindfulness, how it can be practised, what obstacles we may have to practising it, and discover how mindfulness can lead us to inner growth. We will cover different basic aspects of mindfulness, its history and evolution, key meditation practices (both formal and informal), deep sharing sessions in group, and an introduction to relevant scientific research. You will start learning how to slow down and give deep rest to mind and body, how to hold difficult thoughts and emotions without being swept away by them, how to become aware of deeply ingrained habit patterns, how to transform them, and how to gain insight into the unconscious sets of beliefs and hidden emotions that motivate our behavior. Daily homework practices will help you put this understanding into practice and start making lasting changes in your life.

This program is aimed at beginning mindfulness practitioners, but can also be a refresher training for already experienced mindfulness meditators. Participants will have the possibility to attend the first 4 weeks only or complete the full 8 weeks course; it will not be possible to attend only individual classes or join the group after the first session. If you need more information and register for this day of meditation, you can contact directly Jass by phone or Whatsapp (+91 733 945 9425) or write to serendipity@auroville.org.in.

Activity Timing:

Every Tuesday starting on October 12th, 6.30 to 8 pm

Information & Registration:


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About the Facilitator

Jass (Gijs Van den Broeck) learned to meditate as a child. He started teaching religion and spirituality in high school, sharing with adolescents about meditation. He started his own meditation group and traveled far and wide attending retreats and facilitating sessions. For the past 10 years he has dedicated his life to deepening his practice, studying with different teachers and traveling far and wide. He has lived and studied with Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh for more than 1 year in his mindfulness practice centre ‘Plum Village’ in France. After this, he has traveled through China, exploring tea in depth in different Zen monasteries. and he has also been connected with ‘Global Tea Hut’, a worldwide community of traditional tea & meditation lovers. For many years he has been sharing the practice of mindfulness all across the globe and since the past two years he has lived and conducted workshops in Auroville.