We are at Santosa for August 2016

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As St. Marks is used as a festival venue in August, we will be holding the Thursday evening sessions during August at Santosa, 21 Albert Street, Leith, EH7 5LH.  The sessions will be held at the same time 7.15 for 7:30 start. Mindfulness at lunchtime will continue as usual at St. Marks.

Albert Street is about half way down Leith Walk on the right, opposite the new Sainsbury’s Local.  It’s the street between ‘The Advice Centre for Mortgages’ and the ‘Golden Ambal’ Indian Restaurant. 

Leith Walk is well served by buses including 22, 25, 10 and 16 (among others).

Santosa has a shop selling singing bells and other Nepalese goods and a cafe. The large yoga hall which we will be using as a meditation hall can be found down the stairs at the back opposite the cafe.

Santosa has just been built and is very fresh and new.  We would really like as many of you as possible to come so that we can get a collective feel for it. 

Once we’ve been there for three weeks we will be seeking feedback as to whether or not people would like to continue to use this venue after the festival. So the more people who come, the better informed decision we will be able to make.

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Mindful Weekend ~ 18th & 19th June 2016

We have a big weekend coming up on 18th & 19th June with a Mindfulness Morning at the Salisbury Centre led by Gill on the Saturday morning and a Mindful Peace Walk at Lauriston Castle in collaboration with EICSP midday on Sunday led by Sally & Gill

Mindfulness Morning ~ Saturday

“Our joy is like spring, so warm it makes flowers bloom in all walks of life.”

We will follow usual Interbeing practice with guided, walking, and silent sitting meditations along with some mindful movement.

When: Saturday 18th June 2016 9:30am to 1:30pm
Where: Salisbury Centre,  2 Salisbury Rd, Edinburgh EH16 5AB. Just opposite the Commonwealth Pool. See map below.
Booking: Just turn up.
Cost: By donation. Suggested £5/£10 but more or less is fine (we don’t look at what people put in!)
Bring:
Small amount of vegetarian food to share at lunch. Cushions, mats and chairs are supplied but if you have a meditation cushion or stool you like to use please bring it along.
Questions: Please contact us through the form.

Peace Walk ~ Sunday

Join us for the inaugural Mindful Peace Walk in the beautiful grounds of Lauriston Castle, including the Edinburgh-Kyoto Friendship garden, overlooking Cramond Island and the islands of the River Forth.

When: Sunday 19th June 2016 ~ 12 noon
Where: Lauriston Castle, 2 Cramond Road South, Edinburgh. EH4 6AD. Gather in front of Lauriston Castle for 12 noon. See map below.
Booking: Just turn up.
Cost: Free. There may be voluntary a collection.
Bring:
Appropriate clothing – sun cream or umbrella as required.
See Also: EICSP page for this event.
Questions: Please contact us through the form.

 

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Pebbles and Moves

I really enjoyed facilitating the morning of mindfulness yesterday. We did the pebble meditation and the ten mindful movements and so I thought I’d share these two videos incase you want to do them again.

Pebble Meditation

Ten Mindful Movements

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Morning of Mindfulness – Saturday 14 May 2016

20150808-shinrinyokuWinter Becomes Spring Becomes Summer

A chance to practice for a longer period at St Mark’s. We will sit in meditation, drink, eat and share some conversation together. This session is inspired by the full arrival of spring and the freshness that is made available to us through impermanence and interbeing.

There will be an extended pebble meditation and we will do the ten mindful movements.

The session will be facilitated by Roger and will run between 9:30am – 1:30pm at St Marks Unitarian Church, Castle Terrace.

When: Saturday 14th May 2016 9:30am to 1:30pm
Where: St Marks Unitarian Church. See map below.
Booking: Just turn up. (Optionally confirm on Facebook event page)
Cost: By donation. Suggested £5/£10 but more or less is fine (we don’t look at what people put in!)
Bring:
Small amount of vegetarian food to share at lunch. Cushions, mats and chairs are supplied but if you have a meditation cushion or stool you like to use please bring it along.
Questions: Please contact us through the form.

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Two Feet, One Mind

TwoFeetOneMind-flier2016-singlePeople have been expressing interest in workshops I am running as part of the short course programme at the botanics. It is not strictly a Wild Geese event but is totally compatible with our practice.

The workshops are stand alone and run every other Tuesday evening through April and May. You can book through the Education office at the botanics on 0131 248 2937.

Download: Two Feet, One Mind Flier

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Wonderful Mindfulness Morning With Pete

Twenty one of us enjoyed a wonderful mindfulness morning with Pete on Saturday “Breathing: Our Way to Freedom”. Pete mentioned this related video of Thay from 2006 on YouTube you might like to watch. The other talks in this sequence are also relevant.

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Congratulations to Susanne Olbrich our new Scottish Dharmacharya

susanne_lampGreat news that Susanne (from Findhorn) has received the lamp transmission at Plum Village and is now a  Dharmacharya (Dharma Teacher/Carrier). Also pictured is Dene Donalds who just received the lamp and is based in Lancaster. Wonderful to see the Sangha continuation and growth.

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