Monastic Facilitator Thursday 2nd April 2015

We are lucky to have Brother Phap Lai visiting and he will be facilitating the Sangha night on Thursday 2nd April which will be a treat.

[UPDATE: Cancelled – Brother Phap Lai has unfortunately been called back to Plum Village and so won’t be able to make it. On the bright side I’ll be facilitating!]

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Ani’s Transition Podcast

You can now listen to the service we held to celebrate Ani’s life and transition.

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Mindfulness at the Gillis Centre this Saturday 11th of April 9.30am to 1.30pm

We invite you all to join us in a morning of mindfulness.

This is an opportunity to come together enjoy sitting meditation, walking and eating together in Mindfulness. There will be some readings, Dharma sharing . Please bring some vegetarian food to share. Tea will be provided.

Where: The Gillis Centre. 100 Strathearn Rd
When: Saturday 11th of April 9:30am to 1:30pm
Bring: Vegetarian food to share
By Donation: suggested £5.00 donation is welcomed but please pay only what you can afford.
By Bus:
– The No 5 from North Bridge (at the east end of Princes Street) stops at our gate.
– The Nos. 24 & 41 go to Marchmont Road. Strathearn Road is at the traffic lights, Turn right into Strathearn Road and walk to Gillis (5 minutes on foot)
– The Nos. 11,15,16,27,27,45 from Princes Street and Lothian Road go to Bruntsfield Links, walk down Whitehouse Loan to the Strathearn Road junction (traffic lights) and turn left to the Gillis Centre. (5 minutes on foot) .

If you would like more information please phone Bryan 07736889165 or you can just turn up on the day.

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Mindfulness Day: Saturday 14th March 2015


We are holding a Mindfulness Day facilitated by Bryan and Keith on the theme of  looking at our suffering with the eyes of compassion and Interbeing. There will be guided meditation, walking meditation and some formal sharing/discussion. We will finish by eating together in mindfulness. Please bring some vegetarian food to share.

Date: Saturday 14th March 2015
Time: 9:30am to 1pm
Venue: The Gillis Centre (in Marchmont)
Cost: You are invited to contribute, if you can, to the cost of hiring the hall.

All are welcome. If you would like further details or just to RSVP please contact Bryan of Keith directly.

This Mindfulness day is followed by a Mindful Peace Walk at the Botanics on Sunday morning. Why not attend both events and convert your weekend into a mini, urban retreat!

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Ceremony for Ani


Ceremony of respect and celebration for the life of
Ani Lodro Maverika
(Nora Romo)

St. Marks Unitarian Church
7 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2DP
6.30pm, Thursday 5th March 2015

This will consist of a ceremony of celebration and farewell followed by a “munch” and a Be-In in St Marks hall.

Ani specifically asked for no flowers but we would like to invite you to bring a leaf, real, paper or any other material you like perhaps with a word or phrase on it to lay on Ani’s coffin during the ceremony to send her in our love and thoughts in her continuation.

Also poems, songs, stories, photos etc to share in the Be-In and help honour and celebrate our connections to Ani and how she has touched our lives.

If possible RSVP: It would be helpful to have an indication of numbers for catering but all are most welcome

Ani’s cremation takes place on Friday.  There will be no separate service at this time.

Please see this page for details of location, public transport and parking.

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Ani’s Transition

ani_bwIt is with sadness that we share the news that Ani, our friend and sister in the Dharma, passed away at 11:30 last night (Wednesday 25th February).

Ani was a founding member of the Wild Geese Sangha and contributed greatly to the spread of the Dharma.

We were blessed to have Ani’s wonderful manifestation and now her wonderful continuation in the world and in us.

More details of a service will be posted here shortly.

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Alive and Awake: Mindfulness in Life and at Work

Alive & Awake u2013 MindfulnessOur friend and lay Order Member Susanne Olbrich is offering a week of Mindfulness at  Findhorn from 9th to 15th May 2015.

It will be suitable for those new to mindfulness practice and experienced practitioners alike.

You can read more on the Findhorn site or download the flier here.

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