Mindfulness Based inter-Spiritual Training.
MB inter-ST training looks at the areas of mindfulness, meditation and contemplation in a variety of contexts that are secular, spiritual and religious.
It helps participants understand what mindfulness, meditation and contemplation represent, what they mean in practice terms, how they are similar, different and how they support each other, and how they can be used in everyday situations to enhance and support a more contemplative lifestyle.
It offers people the opportunity to understand mindfulness, meditation and contemplation as practices that can be done in a variety of contexts; secular, spiritual and religious for either personal or professional development.
Using a psychological lens it helps participants examine each practice to understand the ingredients that go into that practice and look at what impact if any the practice has on the development of a person in relationship to themselves, in relationship to society and in relationship to the Oneness of everything.
This is similar to MBSR, MBCT and MBC (mindfulness based stress reduction, mindfulness based cognitive therapy and mindfulness based compassion) and draws on many of these teachings while offering a more inter-spiritual development and training. Inter-spiritual development empowers people to go inwards to connect more deeply with the Oneness and inter-connectedness of everything and then bring that into everyday living in service to the world.
Interrelationship by Thich Nhat Hanh
“You are me, and I am you. Isn’t it obvious that we “inter-are”?
You cultivate the flower in yourself, so that I will be beautiful.
I transform the garbage in myself, so that you will not have to suffer.
I support you; you support me.
I am in this world to offer you peace; you are in this world to bring me joy”