There are many doorways into the aliveness of this moment, and our sense-doors are a tried and tested route. By being directly aware of our senses, we open out from the auto-pilot or the ’virtual reality’ we might find ourselves in, and find ourselves in touch with the immediacy of presence. As W.B. Yeats is believed to have said: “The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” So what would happen if we spent a day practising being a little more awake to our senses, noticing both what is happening internally and what’s around us?
You’re warmly invited to join the practice day in the bright studio and springtime garden of the Salisbury Centre in Edinburgh. We will start at 10am with taking a moment to hear how you are doing, and then ease into silence and practice, until returning outward again at 4pm. The day will be spaciously filled with various moving and still practices, mostly guided but also leaving space for deepening into your own kind of silence. We will also have times to breathe in the fresh air of the garden around us, nourished by a vegetarian shared lunch in silence and replenishing tea breaks.
For: anyone with some meditation experience
Location: Salisbury Centre – 2 Salisbury Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5AB
Date: 31 March 2018
Times: 10am (doors open from 9.30am) till 4pm.
Costs: £30. Please don’t let the costs get in the way of coming, if they’re a problem just get in touch!
To book: please click here. Payments can be made by bank transfer to CM Janson, Triodos account number 20808364, 16-58-10, or paypal.me/KristineJanson.
Things to bring: your own meditation cushion/stool if you like, warm clothes for practising outside and a vegetarian lunch to share.