At Moment to Moment we see mindfulness practice as a process of coming to terms with what it means to live a human life.
Moment to Moment is a space to learn mindfulness meditation, as well as the deeper philosophy, art and science surrounding it. Our goal is to empower you with the tools to take mindfulness in whatever direction you choose, helping you build a practice that lasts for the long term – whether it’s a 10-minute daily practice to feel calmer and more grounded, or a 2-hour daily practice exploring the nature of experience. We have something for everyone.
Learning Mindfulness, with its roots in the ancient Buddhist tradition can take us on a journey through different cultures, both ancient and modern, through art, psychology, philosophy and now neuroscience. It’s a beautiful adventure about what it means to be human and one we are passionate about sharing. With Mike and Sam’s 30+ combined years of meditation practice and their broad knowledge of the theory behind practice, we can help you dive deeply into this rich tapestry of practice and wisdom.
Contemporary Mindfulness condenses important aspects of buddhist thought and practice into accessible, secular teachings and simple transformational practices. Our approach at Moment to Moment comes from a basic understanding of Mindfulness as a way of directly exploring what it means to be human – understanding how and why we suffer, and how to respond to this human life with greater wisdom and to live more fully.
Modern scientific research has shown that developing a mindfulness practice can treat acute stress, anxiety, depression, chronic pain and many other mental health issues. We aim to guide others towards these therapeutic benefits, whilst also not missing the deeper truths about human existence that mindfulness is built to uncover.
Why Learn with Moment to Moment?
- We teach a range of online courses including the ‘gold-standard’ 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course.
- We are also designing courses around some of the deeper aspects of mindfulness practice such as:
Access library of online materials
- Access a constantly growing pool of online resources to help foster a long-term practice and support your learning beyond the courses.
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- These materials will touch on a range of topics around the practice and philosophy of meditation.
- Visit our blog to get a flavour of what we are about.
Connect with a wider community
- Share your mindfulness journey with others!
- Join a forum of active meditators where you can connect with others in whatever way you choose.
- Engaging with a wider community of meditators is a great way to support your long term practice and integrate mindfulness more and more into your life.
I have been practicing mindfulness meditation for over 10 years now, with more than a month’s experience on silent retreat in both Vipassana and Zen Buddhist traditions. I was first introduced to meditation as an undergraduate in philosophy, and then as a postgraduate I began studying Buddhist thought’s remarkable similarities with the contemporary sciences of the mind. After finishing my studies, I travelled to Japan to deepen my own meditation practice, where I attended a number of intensive meditation retreats.
Contemporary Mindfulness condenses much of buddhist thought into accessible, secular teachings and simple transformational practices. Although inspired by elements of buddhist thought I am thoroughly secular. For me, mindfulness is a process of opening to what it means to be human both its joys and its sorrows. This involves deepening awareness as well as compassion. I am interested in blending the many facets of mindfulness together in my teaching, with its ancient Buddhist wisdom, and its contemporary scientific and therapeutic application in reducing stress, anxiety, and other pressing mental health issues.
Like Sam, I have had a meditation practice for about a decade, and a life-long interest in Buddhism and other mindful approaches such as Yoga and TaiChi. I have suffered mild depression for years, and found that a mindful practice could be brought to bear in helping me deal with this (say more about this?).
This led me to discover the 8-week MBSR course, and I became a student and later a teacher of this valuable technique. I’m similar to Sam in my thoughts about mindfulness: I come at it from a secular angle, but see a spiritual path which stretches beyond self-help and into insight. I am particularly interested in deepening – and helping others deepen – their practice in this regard.