The theme for the practice sessions this autumn is the process of connecting. Connecting with ourselves, with our body and its sea of sensations, the layers of our heart-mind experience. Connecting with others near and far, easily loved and somehow ‘other’, with our ancestors and the future generations, and also with the non-human others we share this planet home with. And then there’s the connecting with the earth we live on, with the restorative presence of nature which can easily invite us into being mode.
The practices are inspired by the core teachings of the Mindfulness Association, both from the mindfulness and compassion curriculum, and on Mark Coleman’s ‘Awake in the Wild’ nature-based mindfulness practices. They also draw on Joanna Macy’s Work That Reconnects, specifically on the ‘Seeing with New Eyes’ practices that invite new perspectives around identity, community and time.
Each session will highlight one or more of the aspects above in sitting and moving mindfulness practices and reflections, and give space for some sharing in the supportive and welcoming group. The sessions are intended for people with some meditation experience and will take place in the atmospheric (and wheelchair accessible) Library of the Salisbury Centre.
When – first Thursday and third Tuesday of the month, 18:30-20:30
Autumn dates for 2019 – 3 and 15 October, 7 and 19 November and 5 and 17 December
Where – Salisbury Centre, 2 Salisbury Road, EH16 5AB
How much – Suggested donation of £10 per session – but please don’t let this get in the way of coming if costs are an issue. The first time is free, so do to bring a mindfulness friend!