Dragonfly at Eco Dharma

I spent 10 to 18th September 2016 at my favourite retreat centre in the Catalunya Mountains in Spain at Eco Dharma.

Deeper Discovery Retreat For Community Residents

On the weekend of 10 and 11 September I will ran a Deeper Discovery retreat with the lovely community there. Click here for more information about Deeper Discovery.

Dragonfly Wild Mountain Retreat 

Then, for the following 6 days (12-17 September) we enjoyed our Dragonfly Wild Mountain retreat at the Eco-Dharma Centre situated in a beautiful and wild part of the Catalan Pyrenees. They offer courses, events and retreats which support the realisation of our human potential and the development of an ecological consciousness honouring our mutual belonging within the web of life – drawing on the Buddhist Dharma and the emerging ecological paradigms of our time.

Mike Beeston, one of founders of “Ensemble pour la difference” talks at the Dragonfly Retreat, about the possibilities for attention training in the Democratic Republic of Congo


Guhyapati shares his views on Attention Training in the communities served by Ecodharma, after the Deeper Discovery workshop



Dragonfly Coaching and Mindfulness

From a Dragonfly and Mindfulness point of view, last year ended on a high note at Jamyang Centre (London Centre for Mindfulness).

The Mindfulness for Resilience, Presence and Joy workshop on 4th December was a joyful and meaningful event, with all participants going away happy and strong, and ready for the festive season.

Below are some of the great comments I received after the workshop:

“Super location, valuable informative and thought provoking. Solidified what I already knew about mindfulness and provided lots of other ways/things for me to work with, both personally and professionally. Inspirational. Taught with humour and skill, really fantastic, thanks.”

“Just the right balance of theory and practice – well worth the time and energy.”

“Great, it made me realise that I needed to devote more time for my mindfulness, as the pressures from my work life have increased. I will be making changes to my daily life straight away as a result.”

“Great. Nice flow, not “too much” crammed in. Good tips to help with ongoing meditation and mindfulness practice – and great lunch.”

“Simple techniques and awareness that will make a big and useful difference in anyone’s life.”


SQ21 Conference, Atlanta

I had the privilege to make a presentation at the SQ21 (21 skills of Spiritual Intelligence) in Atlanta in April 2015. It was a great opportunity for me to share the story of Dragonfly, particularly it’s “emergence” in my life. In my presentation I was able to put Dragonfly in the wider context of how meditation itself, over 22 years, has become my inner driving force and motivation.

The following YouTube video also describes my journey of bringing mindfulness into my working life through my coaching and facilitation with leaders and teams in organisations.



This particular journey has had many twists and turns, and more recently has led me to want to add scale and impact to my mindfulness work in Business.

The upshot of this is that I now have decided to work with Potential Project, the global leader in Mindfulness Corporate training, and I will feature more about that on the website in a few weeks time.

What do people say about it?

“Simply stated, the programme Paul and I have done so far this year has helped me communicate infinitely better with those around me, especially the colleague I spend at least half my life with. I feel he and I have taken enormous steps over the last few weeks and months and I’m extremely excited about the future.”
, CEO Housing Partners (Social Housing)

“A key part of our coaching relationship has been my own personal development and exploration of the kind of legacy I want to leave, not only in the team and organisation, but also in my life.”
General Manager, Merck (South Africa)

“In the last 18 months, I have been hugely impacted by the power of the one to one coaching approach that Paul brings. It is during this spell that his coaching style and content have guided me to a realisation and subsequent decision that has changed my life.”
, Finance Director, Action on Poverty
What to do next?
If you want to know more about our coaching programme and how we can work with you on your own personal journey then email me.

Very best wishes,
Paul, Certified SQ21 Coach

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