This advanced training provides insight into the origins and roots of mindfulness. Deep immersion in the curriculum as a living process, contemplation of its most fundamental teachings and exploration of the course ingredients and flow through teaching and learning is at the heart of this training.
While the programme is completely secularised, L3 considers the very formulations and root philosophies upon which the MBSR curriculum is founded as well as approaches to delivery. Some of these underpinnings explore the nature of mind, emotions and reality, and efforts are made to understand how these translate into secularised delivery of the 8-week programme. The UK Network Good Practice Guidelines are reviewed in practical terms and teaching competencies cultivated through practice teachings, dialogue, groups discussion and communal practice.
L3 training can be taken after either L1 or L2. It enriches the mindfulness teacher at any stage of their training and entails consideration of how the curriculum interweaves these underpinnings in practice. The programme includes group work, dyads, inquiry, delivery, feedback, silence and cultivation of practice.