• Morning Meditation Online & In-Person

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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 & In-Person

    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

    Link visible for attendees

    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 & In-Person

    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.

  • A Winter Retreat Day: Listening to Inner Wisdom 

    Emerson College

    Tap into the roots of wisdom through cultivating the practice of deep listening. In a noisy world, full of competing voices, it can be difficult to hear our inner voice, and in the chaos of daily life we can be pulled this way and that and lose our sense of inner compass. During the day we'll offer different modes of listening - to yourself, to others and to the wisdom that is embodied in nature.

    In the context of multiple crises in the external world, each of us needs to learn to recover and remember this path to inner wisdom in order to light our way in these dark times. Our way of being together will be grounded in a distinctive set of principles and practices —the Circle of Trust® approach pioneered by Dr. Parker J. Palmer and developed through the Center for Courage & Renewal. These are practices that help create gracious, trustworthy space for your individual reflection and exploration while also honouring our shared humanity that arises as experiences and stories are shared.

    We will engage with poetry, silence, sharing of stories, being in nature and also an opportunity to walk an 11 circuit hand-painted canvas labyrinth. Our venue for the retreat is the delightful Emerson College set in 22 acres of beautiful botanic gardens in Forest Row, Sussex. Expect a day that is nourishing for your soul.

    BOOK YOUR PLACE ON EVENTBRITE USING THIS LINK. PLEASE NOTE YOUR PLACE IS NOT RESERVED UNTIL YOU BOOK THROUGH EVENTBRITE. https://bit.ly/3P1LZjy

    The retreat is being co-led by John Watters, the Founder of the Centre for Spirituality and a facilitator with the Centre for Courage & Renewal. Please feel free to reach out to John with any questions either here or by email: [masked]