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Talk, Thu 28 Feb - Sat 2 Mar 2019

Living Mindfully

Living Mindfully


This course will explore the value of mindfulness practices and incorporating them into our lives, with the opportunity to engage in a variety of mindfulness practices. Begin with an introduction to the historical roots of mindfulness in Buddhism and Christianity, along with the modern mindfulness movement, then turn to the neuroscience of mindfulness, and the benefits. Including a focus on music, art, literature, theatre, and nature.

Tyanna Yonkers, Professor of Religion at the University of Mount Olive, leads the course. Tyanna teaches mindfulness practices in a variety of settings, including the university classroom and retreats. John Clifton, Professor of Theatre at the University of Mount Olive, will present the life of the American writer Mark Twain. He is a seasoned man of the stage, including both directing and acting. John Blackwell, Barrow Chair of Biblical Studies and Professor of Religion, will present poems by Jelaluddin Rumi, the thirteenth-century Sufi mystic, as a source of mindfulness.

For more information or to book, please call 01244 532350 or email

Credit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

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Dates Times
Thu 28 Feb - Sat 2 Mar 2019


Residential prices start from £235, non-residential from £160. Discount rates for clergy and students apply.


Church Lane,



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Map reference: SJ 314659  Lat: 53.18576 Long: -3.02804

Gladstone's Library is easily accessible by road and rail, just fifteen minutes drive from the M56 and six miles from Chester where there are regular train connections to London and other UK cities. Both Liverpool and Manchester airports are within easy reach.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 6 miles from Chester station


  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality