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Your Support in Preventing Blindness from Diabetes

Bhante Rewatha, the founder of Glasgow Mindfulness Centre, has started a new project to support diabetic patients living in the Palinda Nuwara area in Sri Lanka. The project aims to raise awareness of the possibility of the loss of eyesight due to diabetes. According to the Ministry of Health in Sri Lanka, Retinopathy screening is extremely important in preventing diabetic blindness as 24% of the urban population and 14 % of the rural population have diabetes.

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Glasgow and Ayrshire Mindfulness Practitioners visit Mindful Kids Pre School in Sri Lanka

Through the generosity of my friends, family and Ayrshire Yoga students I was very privileged to be able to donate £1230 to the Mindfulness Pre-School Sri Lanka. Gifts of toys, crayons and colouring books are being shipped out.

On arrival of the visit on 7th March 2018, we were given a very warm welcome from the children. They had formed a bond, playing the instruments bought by some of the donated money.

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Fund raising Mindfulness Workshop in Ayrshire

Today we had a great day in Stair Community Centre. Ayrshire.

Maureen Aitken, a senior Yoga teacher, along with her friend Fiona in Ayrshire organised a fund-raising Mindfulness and Yoga workshop for the local community. There were more than 40 participants who raised £1000 for the Mindful Kids Pre-School in Sri Lanka. Maureen and Fiona will visit the Pre School founded by the Glasgow Mindfulness Centre in March and will use the money raised to develop the school. Nel and Kuma offered a delicious Sri Lankan meal for the participants for their Mindful Eating practice.  

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A Mindful Journey- Holy Isle Retreat

June 10, 2016 - June 13, 2016

Course LeaderVen K Sri Rewatha Thero

This weekend retreat, which is suitable for beginners and more experienced meditators, teaches mindfulness meditation based on a fusion of traditional Buddhist practice and modern western approaches to health care and education as promoted in the programme of the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Centre.

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Mindfulness Workshops in Malaysia and Singapore

Bhante Rewatha Thero will be visiting Singapore and Malaysia from 1st to 24th of December (2015) to deliver Mindfulness workshops and training courses to various community groups, companies and charities in these countries.

Below are the details of the workshops he will be delivering and if you would like to know more information about the venues and dates please do get in touch with us and we would be happy to share with you his teaching diary for the month of December.

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Kathleen Robertson from COPE visits Mindful Kids Pre-School

On 31st Dec 2014 I had the privilege and honour of being invite to going to Sri Lanka for the opening of a pre School for the children in a small village in Bellana. I have never been my honoured in my life to have been given the opportunity to what I can only describe as a magical experience . From stepping off the plane I was greeting so warmly and friendly by security guards who made sure my entry to the country was hassle free.

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Mindfulness Centre Opens Pre-school in Sri Lanka

The Glasgow Mindfulness Centre has achieved one of their social enterprise goals by donating £3000 to set up a pre-school in Sri Lanka.  The Centre’s aim in setting up a pre-school is to teach basic mindfulness skills at an early stage of a child’s life.  The pre-school opens on 5th January 2015 with 50 children coming from disadvantaged families. 

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