Meditation is a way of life. Meditation means having awareness of all your thoughts. Whatever you do with awareness is meditation. It describes a state of consciousness where the mind is free of all the mixed thoughts, and is able to concentrate on just one. The Inner Space Centre for Training in Meditation and Self Development (Abu Dhabi) is an organisation that provides courses, seminars, lectures and workshops in meditation, positive values, stress free living and self management to individuals and companies. All activities are free of charge as we believe people should not have to pay for peace of mind.
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Location: Shop No. 202, 2nd Floor, Bain al Jessrain Coop Building, Abu Dhabi (entrance opposite Swalef/Gulf Pastry). Click here for location map.
No set charge: All our courses are offered at no set charge, contributions towards the running of the centre are greatly appreciated.
BEGINNERS MEDITATION COURSES
The courses provides a practical method of meditation that helps people better understand inner strengths and values and put them into practice into their own lives. Meditation is a simple technique of learning how to reprogram the mind to think in a more positive and effective way. The most profound calm and serenity lies at the core of our own well being.
English Evening Meditation Course; 7.30-8.30pm
15th, 17th, 22nd and 24th May (participants must attend all 4 days)
Participants need to attend all 4 classes.
Meditation course in Tamil available during the day time. Please call 056 4912511 to book or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Arabic Workshop سعادة بلا حدود
22 April, 4-7pm
Eiman al Hammadi and Naji al Sayegh
Non Violent Communication & Meditation, 29 April 2017, 2.30-5.30pm
Developing daily awareness to create compassion towards yourself and others, we will share 2 tools to choose a nonviolent response to life: NVC and meditation.
The goal of NVC is to create a dialogue that respects all the needs, it’s a communication process based on genuine expression and empathy. Created and developed by Marshall Rosenberg, NVC today flourishes in 60 countries. NVC helps us connect with each other and ourselves, in a way that allows our natural compassion to flourish. It guides us to reframe the way we express ourselves and listen to others by focusing our consciousness on four areas: what we are observing, feeling, and needing and what we are requesting to enrich our lives. NVC helps you to more easily resolve conflicts, get what you want without demands, hear the needs of others, strengthen your personal and professional relationship and live your fullest potential.
Meditation is a way of life. Meditation means having awareness of all your thoughts. Whatever you do with awareness is meditation. It describes a state of consciousness where the mind is free of all the mixed thoughts, and is able to concentrate on just one thought and feeling. Meditation gently guides us towards pure and non-violent thoughts that originate from the real self.
After a BA in Hotel Management at the Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL), and numerous trainings and workshops in communication and self-development, Karin Garaialde discovered the Nonviolent Communication (NVC) process in 2005 and decided to become a certified trainer. Karin had been sharing communication and team management trainings for over 20 years within international organizations such as Walt Disney World in Florida, Disneyland Paris, Intercontinental Hotels, Galeries Lafayette.
Sona Bahri has been practicing and teaching meditation for the past 21 years. Her teaching experience spans over 15 countries and all 5 continents. Since March 2008, Sona has been teaching meditation in Abu Dhabi both in the corporate environment and to individuals personally. Currently she is Director, Inner Space and dedicates her life running self-development courses and serving the community of Abu Dhabi.
Do I Have Time For Spirituality? Saturday, 6 May 2017, 2.30-5.30pm
The self is the most important influence in my life. However how much time I have for myself is deeply linked to how much I value myself.
Make time to give time to yourself by attending this workshop and create a life based on self respect and inner balance and discover that spirituality actually saves me time by making me more focused and free.
Naji Sayegh holds a Master’s degree in civil engineering and has been working in Abu Dhabi since 1987. He is dedicated to meditation and leading a spiritual life, sharing his life experience as a parent and as a businessman with the community.
Arabic Workshop – Saturday 13 May 2017, 4-7pm
أمسية فنون العيش – فن التفكير الايجابي
مع الآنسة رزان العرفج و الآنسة مريم البلوشي
يعرف الفن على أنه نتاج لكل مافيه ابداع وامتياز بحيث
يمتع نظر من تقع عليه، الفنان هو الذي يجعل من الخيال واقع محسوس ومرئي فهو مبدع في اختياراته وصنعه. كل عمل وكل هواية ومجال تحتاج الى فن، وعندما يصبح الشخص فنان يصبح مبدع وعندما يصبح مبدعا يصبح الرقم واحد في مجاله.
ان الفن هو انتاج عمل فريد وخاص وغير متكرر كذلك هي فنون العيش
Maryam al Blooshi and Razan al Jaian
Valuing Yourself – Saturday 20 May 2017, 2.30-5.30pm
In this workshop we shall explore not only our own self-care, but also our self-confidence and need for support, in order that we can introduce positive change and self-renewal in our lives, respect ourselves, and create opportunities for self-discovery.
In recognizing our worth, we are better able to acknowledge the intrinsic worth of others. This leads to mutual respect and harmony in all our relationships. We benefit, our colleagues benefit, others benefit; our self-respect becomes an example to others, and in turn earns respect from others.
Arif Dawood has worked as an Operations Manager in the corporate sector in Abu Dhabi for the past 22 years. Arif has been exploring the workings of the mind and how to maximize using our inner resources to create positive results in our lives. A father of 2 children, Arif has been a student, teacher and founding member at Inner Space for 5 years and enjoys sharing his life experiences to help others explore true peace of mind and harmonious relationships. Arif is also a Wellness Facilitator for Executives looking for deep transformation in their lives.
Muhammad Irfan has been practicing meditation for one year and has always been a keen learner of spirituality and self. Since coming to Inner Space, he has learned to connect to and value his inner self and in return has experienced significant growth in all facets of his life. Irfan was born and brought up in the UAE and received his higher education from the UK in engineering. He has worked as a consulting engineer in the construction industry for seven years in the UAE and Malaysia. He now manages his own construction business in Abu Dhabi. He is also a seasoned mountaineer and a long-distance runner and always keen to help others in improving their fitness.
The Ball is in Your Court – Saturday, 27 May 2017, 4-6pm (RAMADAN TIMING)
This famous line speaks of the deep philosophy of life. Many times we think that things are out of our control and the ‘Ball’ is not in our court. But is that really true? We choose at every second in our life… in that moment we are masters of our thoughts and situations. So let’s explore ways to keep the ‘ball’ in our court!
With a Bachelors’ Degree in World Literature and Cultural Studies and a Masters’ Degree in Education, Benjamin Raymond is a published author and poet. Benjamin is currently teaching Language Arts and Humanities at the American International School in Abu Dhabi. He has been a seeker of truth since his early childhood, traveling much of the world over in pursuit of peace and understanding. Through his meditation and study at Inner Space, Benjamin has discovered newfound peace and tranquility.
Sona Bahri has been practicing and teaching self development courses and meditation for the past 21 years. Her teaching experience spans over 15 countries and all 5 continents. Since March 2008, Sona has been teaching meditation in Abu Dhabi both in the corporate environment and to individuals personally. Currently she is Director, Inner Space and dedicates her life running self-development courses and serving the community of Abu Dhabi.
Inauguration of the Inner Space Centre for Self Development & Meditation (June 2013) – H.E. Sheikh Nahayan bin Mubarak al Nahayan and Dadi Janki.
Banner photo by George Edwards