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 event

The Tuesday group offers a supportive environment to deepen and extend your meditation practice in the company of fellow spiritual explorers. Over the next few months our focus will be compassion practices. Compassion is at the heart of the Christian, Buddhist and many other spiritual traditions.

"Be compassionate as God is compassionate", Gospel of Luke (Chapter 6, verse 36)

"Compassion is my religion", His Holiness the Dalai Lama

The compassion practice will be followed by a poetic text reflecting on an aspect of meditation. We are using the beautifully written 'Inviting Silence, Universal Principles of Meditation' by Gunilla Norris, as our resource.
We close with a space for brief sharing about the practice for those who wish.

Our online meditations are hosted on the Zoom platform. The Zoom room is open from 7.35am and we start promptly at 7.45am. If this is your first time joining the group we ask that you join at 7.35am so that we can say hello and welcome you.

The meditation is offered for free.

Morning Meditation Online

Online event

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

If this is your first time in ths 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.

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 for many people. We will take a five minute break at 9am to get a drink and/or something to eat and then re-gather for sharing reflections on the practice.

The meditations are offered for free.

Morning Meditation

Online event

The Tuesday group offers a supportive environment to deepen and extend your meditation practice in the company of fellow spiritual explorers. Over the next few months our focus will be compassion practices. Compassion is at the heart of the Christian, Buddhist and many other spiritual traditions.

"Be compassionate as God is compassionate", Gospel of Luke (Chapter 6, verse 36)

"Compassion is my religion", His Holiness the Dalai Lama

The compassion practice will be followed by a poetic text reflecting on an aspect of meditation. We are using the beautifully written 'Inviting Silence, Universal Principles of Meditation' by Gunilla Norris, as our resource.
We close with a space for brief sharing about the practice for those who wish.

Our online meditations are hosted on the Zoom platform. The Zoom room is open from 7.35am and we start promptly at 7.45am. If this is your first time joining the group we ask that you join at 7.35am so that we can say hello and welcome you.

The meditation is offered for free.

Morning Meditation Online

Online event

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

If this is your first time in ths 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.

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 for many people. We will take a five minute break at 9am to get a drink and/or something to eat and then re-gather for sharing reflections on the practice.

The meditations are offered for free.

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Morning Meditation Online

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