Refuge of peace

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Coming together and meditating in a group can be refuge of peace and a beautiful way to spend time with other people

 

Practicing breathing and body relaxation can help to still the mind and improve concentration. And help us respond to difficult situations with a clearer mind and a more skillful approach.

Part of the evening will consist of a short reading to inspire how we can use mindfulness in our everyday life, to make a difference in the world towards a more peaceful, fairer and sustainable future.

And an opportunity to share your experience in mindful speaking and listening.

 

Every session will follow the same structure.

  • Guided mindfulness meditation to settle in to the present moment.
  • Introductions and check in what is your internal weather.
  • Silent sitting, 15 minutes
  • Reading from Buddhist or mindfulness teaching, to deepen our understanding about the practice.
  • Mindful speaking and listening, in sharing our experiences about the meditation.
  • Guided compassion meditation, loving-kindness, 

 

There are chairs to sit on, but please feel free to bring a cushion or meditation stool if you like.