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This is a very informal meeting to give people some idea on what is Buddhism and how is can help bring peace and calmness to life. The covid pandemic has given people the time to reflect on their work-life balance and think more about personal fulfilment and peace of mind.
The pandemic has also been challenging because of social isolation, financial and job insecurity. In the next few years, the cost of living crisis will add to that challenge.
Whilst in the west, the word is resilience, in Buddhism, we call it equanimity.
How do you achieve equanimity?
This is not a life coaching chat but more about my experience in Buddhism that has helped me? Its give an introduction to the ritual, rites and many different types of meditation technique to bring this state of equanimity.
I'm nearly 63 but I started mediating at 17 with Transcendental Meditation (17) and took refuge with my teacher from Tibet when I was 32. When I was nearly 60, I did a personal retreat high up in the North Sikkim of the Himalayan mountains in a cave.
In April 2023, I will be taking a small number of people to Sikkim to experience the beautiful and fascinating part of the Himalayan mountains. We will be visiting my cave in the Kalep Valley and the hike is in non-commercial and hidden landscape near Lachen
I stopped the free mindfulness session at our place when covid struck but will be starting them up again as they have a social, spiritual and collective benefit.
I am not a teacher but a facilitator so have a look at my blog on how to chose a teacher
I've also put together a two week schedule in Sikkim
Just click on the highlighted text to see the videos and details for each part of Sikkim
Because this will be a very popular chat, please update you status by un-RSVPing because the numbers are limited to 10
We live in Brill and this will be out first free meditation which I formerly did in Chilton before the pandemic
We live in a small place but will have spaces for 5 people, six including me.
The practise is following ritual, rite and contemplation of Buddhism and can be done sitting on a chair but preferably in five point posture sitting on the floor.
Don't worry if this is your first time as I will give guidance and help
This is what Nick has said of the sessions
Come with an open mind and enjoy
Nether Winchendon is one of my favourite fetes because it's quintessentially English with classic cars, Victorian games such as "Splat the Rat", Ball in Bog, Tombola and tractor rides. There's a local brass band, children races and parents too! Have a look at my blog which gives more pictures and greater description with more pictures
There is a prosecco bar on the lawn, tea in the quadrangle and Pimms in the garden
We will met at 2pm at the ticket table which is £2 entry and the event is suitable for all including families
If you intend to meet up after the opening then please call me on[masked] when you are there. I will put a drop pin on WhatsApp so you can locate us
I took this picture after a 6 mile walk in the snow around Brill and it's a very beautiful area for a picnic. It's undulated but interesting and there some flat areas next to the windmill
The Spiritual Supper Club has been quiet since out last meal in summer of 2021 which was covid restricted but we are raring to get going again
Karen is going to be doing a vegan picnic which will comprise of:
Homemade vegan burgers and salad
Her amazing vegan moose which I am sure you have tried before
Bring a camping chair or a blanket
Car Parking is adjacent to the windmill
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