Mindfullybeing offers an Online and In-person adapted Mindfulness-Based Program (MBP) called Kind And Mindful Approach to Living (KAMAL) developed by Dr Avinash Bansode and his team. It is anchored in our core values of 5C’s which are Care, Connection, Community, Compassion and Collaboration.
Our mission is to train and connect the upcoming generation of creative Mindfullybeing Community Members by offering support, skilful training and mentorship to help create wider, deeper and meaningful connections to heal oneself and the world.
Who can engage and how?
Mindfullybeing patrons and members.
JOIN our community through membership, prior to your admission (13th August 2022) and get a flavour of our evolving community and our trainers.
Nature of KAMAL Training
The basic foundation Year One program involves 12+ months of active and daily engagement in skilled, creative practice, teaching and embodied learning environments.
KAMAL Training is community-focused and supervision-based. It is comprehensive, systematic and is deliberately conducted in small groups (batch of 10-12 students) to enhance the learning experience.
KAMAL’s pathway is progressive, flexible, adaptive and takes account of your existing experience and challenges. We believe ongoing community support, collaboration and continuous supervision are the key ingredients for our growth as skilled practitioners and teachers.
We endeavour to offer more than just a standard teacher training program but a lifelong relationship of support and mutual engagement. Some of our aims are to;
- develop knowledge and deep understanding
- enhance skills and professional competencies required to teach
- enrich one’s life, work and relationships
- play our role in healing self and our environment
Stages of KAMAL Training
Aspects of KAMAL Training
- building experience (through practice, reflection, and writing)
- emphasis on embodied practise, formal, informal and relational
- learning theory and practice informed by the evidence-based (mindfulness and wider themes on social, climate, etc.)
- strong peer support (online and in-person resources)
- practical leading and teaching skills (incl. supervision)
- monthly online day retreats,
- celebrations and gatherings (sangha with small ‘s’)
- Samatha (Deep Stillness) and Vipassana (Insight) retreats
Learning Outcomes of KAMAL Training
- To be able to teach mindfulness-based approaches (MBCT-L & KAMAL)
- To be able to guide people in both formal and informal practices, adapting practices according to the relevant population and service
- To understand the rationale behind providing different practices and some of the learning that is likely to be derived from them
- To be able to teach in an embodied way, drawing on the teacher’s experience of their own practice
- To be able to express the attitudinal foundations, such as Non-Judging, Non-Striving and Beginner’s Mind; and keys aspects of the ‘culture’ of MBP such as seeing issues that arise as universal aspects of the human condition rather than as pathology
- To understand, and be able to make an assessment of, the risks of practices and to be able to adapt practices accordingly
- To have some knowledge of the evidence base for the use of mindfulness with the population being taught
- To be able to help people explore their experience of practice in a way that is congruent with mindfulness-based principles
Introductory session, Sunday, 14th August 2022 @11 am – 4 pm
Training starts Saturday, 10th Sept. 2022, 9 am-5 pm
We aim to remain engaged with our graduates (or Mitra as we call them) beyond the completion of their training.