Tuesday 31 January – Simply Meditation

An exploration of some very straightforward, basic meditations for use in daily life.
Most of us have times when we need to relax, centre, and come back to our natural selves, away from the stress and clutter of daily living.
Several practical techniques, such as breath mindfulness, candle gazing, and open awareness of space, will be introduced and worked through, in stages, with opportunities to get to know the practice and discuss our reactions with others.
No previous experience of meditation is assumed.
Led by Mike Rutter. Starts 7.30 p.m. All welcome.

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Sunday 29 January – Unturned Stones

Join us as Jackie McTaggart takes on a spiritual journey exploring a map of the soul through her project ‘Unturned Stones’, a synthesis of image and poetry that has evolved from a fascination with the cyclical patterns in nature and their relationship to our experience.

Starts 10.30 a.m.  All welcome.

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Sunday 22 January – So Great a Mystery (ii)

The material world is a mysterious place of wonder, beauty, and danger, but it is only a part of our experience. The mind is our means of perceiving reality, and is itself a mysterious realm. The philosopher Heraclitus of Ephesus said: “One cannot discover the limits of the mind (psyche) by any road, so deep is its nature (logos).” Our everyday minds are often confused and far from perfect, but ancient tradition says that beneath the outer layer lies a stratum that is clear, wise, and compassionate, and in harmony with the basic nature of the Universe. Meditation is the way to realise this aspect of the mind in our daily lives and find our true nature and purpose.

Led by Mike Rutter.  Starts 10.30 am.  All welcome.

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Sunday 15 January – The Whisper of Truth

The service will explore these words of Parker Palmer, a Quaker , who observed that, “From our first days in school we are taught to listen to every thing and every one but ourselves, to take all our clues about living from the people and powers around us.  We listen for guidance everywhere except from within.”

Led by Tom Grimshaw.  Starts 10.30 am.  All welcome.

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Tuesday 10 January – Simply Meditation

An exploration of some very straightforward, basic meditations for use in daily life.
Most of us have times when we need to relax, centre, and come back to our natural selves, away from the stress and clutter of daily living.
Several practical techniques, such as breath mindfulness, candle gazing, and open awareness of space, will be introduced and worked through, in stages, with opportunities to get to know the practice and discuss our reactions with others.
No previous experience of meditation is assumed.
Led by Mike Rutter. Starts 6 pm. All welcome.

PLEASE NOTE EARLIER  TIME OF 6 – 7 PM (SECOND TUESDAYS OF THE MONTH ONLY)

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Sunday 8 January – a new year begins

Join us for our first Sunday service of 2017 as we count our blessings by opening our gratitude jar to discover what we were all thankful for in 2016. The service will also include a ritual of letting go, cleansing, intention and hope to welcome in the new year.

Led by Laura Dobson. Starts 10.30 am. All welcome.

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