You are invited to a study day entitled:

‘Practical Mindfulness – To Simply Be’ Workshop

at Newland House, Edgbaston, Birmingham

On Sunday 21st February, 9 30am to 4 00 pm

Cost £20 including vegetarian buffet lunch and all refreshments

Everyone is invited, including family and friends.

Throughout the day we will explore:

  1. A holistic model of Man.
  2. How a superficial essence covers up our true authentic essence.
  3. How the quality of the energy of nature (the Guna) affect body, mind and heart.
  4. What forces and influences affect us that prevent us simply being our true Self.
  5. The role the human brain plays in all of this, including a TED talk from an eminent neuroscientist who had a stroke.
  6. What we can do to regain balance and simply be.
  7. Mindfulness and Meditation, the difference between the two.
  8. Practice of Tai Chi, Intuitive Drawing and simple Sounding.

The aim of these workshops is to provide a useful opportunity for students, friends and family to meet together and practice with a little more focus in a conducive, friendly environment, what has been discussed to enable us to discover more fully from a practical point of view what is presented at the evening philosophy meetings. A very useful and enjoyable day for self-discovery.

The day will be conducted in the school’s usual open and relaxed manner, beginning at 9:30am and finishing at 4pm. The cost for the day is £20 which includes a vegetarian buffet lunch and all other refreshments.


to simply be workshop BirminghamLIMITED NUMBERS

Because of the practical aspect of the day the numbers will be limited to 20. The tutor will be David Nock. Doors will open at 9am for registration, coffee and biscuits. You can reserve your place by enrolling below.



Parking is available on both sides of Plough and Harrow Road and the top of Beaufort Road, if these places are taken then there is also free parking in; Waterworks Rd, which is opposite Plough and Harrow Rd down the bottom end-the other side of Monument Rd, Highfield Road (opposite Plough and Harrow Road on the other side of the Hagley Road past the Harborne Road traffic lights, and at Duchess Road Car Park (B16 8JD) – this can be accessed by driving down Beaufort Road and as the road bears right and continues into Huntley Road the car park is on the right (there is a charge for parking here of £1.80 for 3 hours, not sure how much it is for all day).Please allow time to walk to School from your vehicle so we can start at 9 30 am.

Look forward to seeing you




Sorry this workshop is now fully booked.






Freedom Workshop

You are invited to a study day entitled:

The ‘Freedom’ Workshop

at Newland House, Edgbaston, Birmingham

On Sunday 3rd July 2016; 9 30am to 4 00 pm

Cost £20 including vegetarian buffet lunch and all refreshments

The general subject for the day will be freedom.

Over the millennia, in many different ways it is what humanity has strived for, lived for, fought for and died for.

But what is freedom? Of course there is the obvious physical freedom from repression, tyranny and slavery but philosophically it means much more than that.

So throughout the day we will discuss:

  • freedom-600What is the nature of true freedom?
  • What impedes true freedom, how is it lost?
  • Why does everyone have a need to be free?
  • What can we control in our life?
  • What can’t we control?
  • How can we avail ourselves of true freedom?

As always the day will contain practical elements to help us in our discovery of answers to these important issues.

We will practice:

  • Tai Chi
  • Calligraphy
  • ie working in a mindfulness way with movement and attention, both essential for daily living.


The day will begin at 9am for coffee and registration, the workshop will start at 9:30am and finish at approximately 4pm. The cost is £20 with a beautiful vegetarian buffet and all refreshments included.

As always these days, I look forward to spending a warm, friendly, peaceful and (hopefully) enlightening day with you.

All are welcome including any family or friends you think may be interested, although we do have to limit the numbers to 20 people for practical reasons. So if you want to come please book early to save disappointment.

To secure your place on the workshop you can enrol using the form at the bottom of this page.

I look forward to seeing you,                                                                                  

David Nock



These workshops typically sell out early. To reserve your place and save disappointment you can enrol for this workshop by using the form below:



Passannamati Meditation workshop and seminar

Exploring Meditation and Buddhism workshop

Pasannamati Neal, an ordained Buddhist, invites you to join her for a day exploring meditation and Buddhism in a workshop at Newlands House.


Newlands House, 137-139 Hagley Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B16 8UA

Telephone: 0121 454 2540


Sunday 9 March 2014

Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Cost: £20 (lunch is included).


Exploring Meditation Workshop

This one day seminar will include talks, led meditations, workshops and the opportunity to ask questions.



Pasannamati grew up in Birmingham and has been a practising Buddhist for 13 years. She was ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order in 2009, where she was given her name.

She has experience of teaching meditation and leads retreats in the UK and Poland. She still lives in the Midlands, where she works as a teacher.

She practices within the Triratna Buddhist community, which was founded in the UK in the 1960s and has continued to grow into a vibrant and diverse movement with centres and groups worldwide.
This tradition emphasises the importance of the ideals of enlightenment, the Buddha’s teaching and community, and the need for Buddhism to renew itself in the modern world.