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/)

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Morning Meditation Online

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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, meaning sacred 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 the Bible or meditation is needed.

DETAILS ON HOW TO JOIN THE MEETING

MEETING ONLINE: If this is your first time in this group we ask you to join 10 minutes before the start time so that we can say hello, welcome you and answer any questions you have. The meeting room is open from 7.50am.

MEETING IN-PERSON: If you'd like to join in-person then please come to the Church of the Good Shepherd, Kings Walk, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5LF. Please arrive by 7.55am so we can welcome you and start altogether. The Church is 3 minutes walk from the 700 (coastal) bus stop (Longshore pub is the name of the bus stop) or a pleasant 25 minute walk (some of it walking alongside the beach) from Shoreham-by-Sea railway station. There are bike racks outside the church hall if you are cycling.

Please feel free to stay on after the meditation for conversation and shared breakfast. This is entirely optional and for many people is a valued community element of the Centre for Spirituality. We take a five minute break at 9am to get a drink and/or something to eat and then re-gather online and in-person for reflection on the practice. For the in-person group we serve tea/coffee and croissants. If you are joining in person we ask for a donation of £1.00 for a croissant and 50p for a cup of tea or coffee to cover our costs.

The meditations are offered for free.

Morning Meditation

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Our online meditation starts at 0745 GMT and is hosted on the Zoom platform. The Zoom room is open from 7.35am. If this is your first time joining the group we ask that you join at least 5 minutes before the start so that we can say hello and welcome you.

The Tuesday group offers a supportive environment to deepen and extend your meditation practice in the company of fellow spiritual explorers. No prior experience of meditation is required and this is an open group that welcomes newcomers.

We include a period of meditation practice for about 25 minutes, followed by a short reflection from the book, the Art of Living. We finish with a space for brief sharing about the practice for those who wish. During the rest of 2022, we will be drawing on The Art of Living, as our resource for reflection. This is a poetic collection of the last teachings of the beloved spiritual teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh who died in February 2022.

The meditation is offered for free.

Morning Meditation Online

Link visible for attendees

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, meaning sacred 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 the Bible or meditation is needed.

DETAILS ON HOW TO JOIN THE MEETING

MEETING ONLINE: If this is your first time in this group we ask you to join 10 minutes before the start time so that we can say hello, welcome you and answer any questions you have. The meeting room is open from 7.50am.

MEETING IN-PERSON: If you'd like to join in-person then please come to the Church of the Good Shepherd, Kings Walk, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5LF. Please arrive by 7.55am so we can welcome you and start altogether. The Church is 3 minutes walk from the 700 (coastal) bus stop (Longshore pub is the name of the bus stop) or a pleasant 25 minute walk (some of it walking alongside the beach) from Shoreham-by-Sea railway station. There are bike racks outside the church hall if you are cycling.

Please feel free to stay on after the meditation for conversation and shared breakfast. This is entirely optional and for many people is a valued community element of the Centre for Spirituality. We take a five minute break at 9am to get a drink and/or something to eat and then re-gather online and in-person for reflection on the practice. For the in-person group we serve tea/coffee and croissants. If you are joining in person we ask for a donation of £1.00 for a croissant and 50p for a cup of tea or coffee to cover our costs.

The meditations are offered for free.

Morning Meditation

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Our online meditation starts at 0745 GMT and is hosted on the Zoom platform. The Zoom room is open from 7.35am. If this is your first time joining the group we ask that you join at least 5 minutes before the start so that we can say hello and welcome you.

The Tuesday group offers a supportive environment to deepen and extend your meditation practice in the company of fellow spiritual explorers. No prior experience of meditation is required and this is an open group that welcomes newcomers.

We include a period of meditation practice for about 25 minutes, followed by a short reflection from the book, the Art of Living. We finish with a space for brief sharing about the practice for those who wish. During the rest of 2022, we will be drawing on The Art of Living, as our resource for reflection. This is a poetic collection of the last teachings of the beloved spiritual teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh who died in February 2022.

The meditation is offered for free.

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