What we're about

An independent centre in Brighton & Hove, offering a programme of talks, creative workshops and events for spiritual growth and well-being. There are also weekly opportunities for meditation and contemplative practice on Wednesdays at 7.45am and Saturdays at 8am. We draw on ancient Christian wisdom and spiritual practice, alongside contemporary insights from psychology and science. Visit our website at www.centreforspirituality.org (http://www.centreforspirituality.org/)

Upcoming events (5)

Morning Meditation Online

Online event

The Wednesday group includes a range of practices: including reflection on poetry and a beautiful guided meditation using a finger labyrinth suitable for online meditation. Please visit the Centre's weekly events website page to print off a Chartres Labyrinth Image or Classical Labyrinth Image (whichever you prefer) and a Finger Labyrinth Meditation Guide which provides a suggested approach to meditation using the finger labyrinth. https://centreforspirituality.org/weekly-events/ If you don't have access to a home printer don't worry as you can simply open these documents on your tablet, desktop or laptop and view them on your screen. No prior experience of meditation or labyrinths is needed. Our online meditations are hosted on the Zoom platform. As a participant you don't have to buy any new software or register for Zoom services. You simply click on the Zoom link that will be available to you here on this screne once you register/RSVP. Simply click on the link and follow the instructions on the screen. You will need either a laptop, tablet, desktop computer or phone with a built-in camera and a good broadband/wifi connection to join this meeting. If you have a headset or earpods then please connect those to your device as you will get better sound quality. Please do your best to locate yourself in a quiet space for the duration of the group. PLEASE ARRIVE AT LEAST FIVE MINUTES BEFORE the start of the meditation. The meeting room will be open from 7.30am - just click on the link above anytime from 7.30am-7.40am to join. If you are new to Zoom we recommend you join at 7.30am so you can familiarise yourself with the platform and ask any technical questions. Please feel free to stay on after the meditation for conversation and shared breakfast if you have time. This is entirely optional and is a valued community element of the Centre for Spirituality. We will take a five minute break at 8.30am to get a drink and/or something to eat and then re-gather online. Donations welcome: normally we invite a donation to St Luke’s Church Prestonville of £3-£5 per person (as your economic circumstances allow) for our meditations. Whilst we are meeting online, we invite your donations to support the work of the Trussel Trust who provide practical support, including food, to people in crisis. https://www.trusselltrust.org/make-a-donation/

Morning Meditation Online

Online event

We are now hosting this group online through the Zoom platform. WHAT DO WE DO AT SATURDAY MORNING MEDITATION? There are a series of gently guided meditations during the first 30 minutes, including a Gratitude Practice and an inspiring poem. The person hosting the meditation introduces each practice. The second 30 minutes is an ancient form of contemplative practice called Lectio Divina, literally meaning divine reading. The invitation of Lectio Divina is to cultivate a heart-centred intimacy with the sacred text of the Bible, listening deeply with what St Benedict called "the ears of the heart". This is a rich and illuminating way to explore the wisdom found in the Bible. NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE OF MEDITATION OR LECTIO DIVINA IS NEEDED. DETAILS ON HOW TO JOIN THE MEETING Zoom is an online platform which allows video and voice connection for groups meeting online. As a participant you don't have to buy any new software or register for Zoom services. You simply click on the Zoom link which will be made available to you after you register/RSVP. You will need either a laptop, tablet, desktop computer or phone with a built-in camera and a good broadband/wifi connection to join this meeting. If you have a headset or earpods then please connect those to your device as you will get better sound quality. Please do your best to locate yourself in a quiet space for the duration of the group. There is a second option to join the meeting through dialling-in by phone - see below. Please arrive at least 5 minutes before the start of the meditation . The meeting room will be open from 7.45am - just click on the zoom link anytime from 7.45am-7.55am to join. If you are new to Zoom we recommend you join at 7.45am so you can familiarise yourself with the platform and ask any technical questions. Please feel free to stay on after the meditation for conversation and shared breakfast if you have time. This is entirely optional and is valued community element of the Centre for Spirituality. We will take a five minute break at 9am to get a drink and/or something to eat and then re-gather for conversation and shared breakfast.

Morning Meditation Online

Online event

The Wednesday group includes a range of practices: including reflection on poetry and a beautiful guided meditation using a finger labyrinth suitable for online meditation. Please visit the Centre's weekly events website page to print off a Chartres Labyrinth Image or Classical Labyrinth Image (whichever you prefer) and a Finger Labyrinth Meditation Guide which provides a suggested approach to meditation using the finger labyrinth. https://centreforspirituality.org/weekly-events/ If you don't have access to a home printer don't worry as you can simply open these documents on your tablet, desktop or laptop and view them on your screen. No prior experience of meditation or labyrinths is needed. Our online meditations are hosted on the Zoom platform. As a participant you don't have to buy any new software or register for Zoom services. You simply click on the Zoom link that will be available to you here on this screne once you register/RSVP. Simply click on the link and follow the instructions on the screen. You will need either a laptop, tablet, desktop computer or phone with a built-in camera and a good broadband/wifi connection to join this meeting. If you have a headset or earpods then please connect those to your device as you will get better sound quality. Please do your best to locate yourself in a quiet space for the duration of the group. PLEASE ARRIVE AT LEAST FIVE MINUTES BEFORE the start of the meditation. The meeting room will be open from 7.30am - just click on the link above anytime from 7.30am-7.40am to join. If you are new to Zoom we recommend you join at 7.30am so you can familiarise yourself with the platform and ask any technical questions. Please feel free to stay on after the meditation for conversation and shared breakfast if you have time. This is entirely optional and is a valued community element of the Centre for Spirituality. We will take a five minute break at 8.30am to get a drink and/or something to eat and then re-gather online. Donations welcome: normally we invite a donation to St Luke’s Church Prestonville of £3-£5 per person (as your economic circumstances allow) for our meditations. Whilst we are meeting online, we invite your donations to support the work of the Trussel Trust who provide practical support, including food, to people in crisis. https://www.trusselltrust.org/make-a-donation/

Morning Meditation Online

Online event

We are now hosting this group online through the Zoom platform. WHAT DO WE DO AT SATURDAY MORNING MEDITATION? There are a series of gently guided meditations during the first 30 minutes, including a Gratitude Practice and an inspiring poem. The person hosting the meditation introduces each practice. The second 30 minutes is an ancient form of contemplative practice called Lectio Divina, literally meaning divine reading. The invitation of Lectio Divina is to cultivate a heart-centred intimacy with the sacred text of the Bible, listening deeply with what St Benedict called "the ears of the heart". This is a rich and illuminating way to explore the wisdom found in the Bible. NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE OF MEDITATION OR LECTIO DIVINA IS NEEDED. DETAILS ON HOW TO JOIN THE MEETING Zoom is an online platform which allows video and voice connection for groups meeting online. As a participant you don't have to buy any new software or register for Zoom services. You simply click on the Zoom link which will be made available to you after you register/RSVP. You will need either a laptop, tablet, desktop computer or phone with a built-in camera and a good broadband/wifi connection to join this meeting. If you have a headset or earpods then please connect those to your device as you will get better sound quality. Please do your best to locate yourself in a quiet space for the duration of the group. There is a second option to join the meeting through dialling-in by phone - see below. Please arrive at least 5 minutes before the start of the meditation . The meeting room will be open from 7.45am - just click on the zoom link anytime from 7.45am-7.55am to join. If you are new to Zoom we recommend you join at 7.45am so you can familiarise yourself with the platform and ask any technical questions. Please feel free to stay on after the meditation for conversation and shared breakfast if you have time. This is entirely optional and is valued community element of the Centre for Spirituality. We will take a five minute break at 9am to get a drink and/or something to eat and then re-gather for conversation and shared breakfast.

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Morning Meditation Online

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