Watering Seeds of Creativity & Joy: 5th October 2019

Our friends in the Poppy Seed Sangha are hosting a Mindfulness Day with Susanne Olbrich on Saturday on 5th October 2019 from 10am to 4pm at Westbank Natural Health Centre in Strathmiglo, Cupar.

A group of us Wild Geese are planning to fly North and help make this a joining of the Sanghas. Near the time we will try and synchronise travel arrangements. If you are going please drop Orla an email as numbers are limited. If you could offer a lift, or need one, please speak out at one of our regular meetings or use the contact form.

We all have the seeds of creativity and joy in us and this day will be an opportunity to water them. Let’s come together for mindful breathing, sitting, walking and eating to slow down and reconnect with the source of peace and joy inside. By coming home to ourselves, relaxing body and mind, and allowing the senses to open up, we will embark on a journey of discovery with sound, music, words, colour and nature materials. Through simple creative activities, weather permitting outdoors, we will nurture awareness, openness, playfulness, curiosity, kindness and a spirit of adventure in ourselves and each other. You are invited to explore and experiment, to be receptive, to be. Everyone welcome!

Susanne Olbrich, True Ever-present Stability, is a musician, music educator and mindfulness teacher based at Findhorn, where she co-founded the Northern Lights Sangha. In 2016 she received the Lamp Transmission as a dharma teacher in Plum Village. She loves offering retreats and days combining mindfulness and creative expression.

If you use Facebook you could register your interest on the Facebook event.

Please bring:-

  • A musical instrument if you have one (whether you can play it or not), crayons or pastels.
  • Food for the day. We will provide teas/ coffees.
  • A meditation cushion/ stool if you have one, don’t worry if not, we have a few spare and some chairs (these are quite hard so a small cushion can be beneficial).
  • A favourite blanket or shawl for warmth. Slippers or warm socks can also be nice.
  • Outdoor shoes and coat.

There is no fee for the day but the opportunity will be there to offer dana (a voluntary contribution) to our visiting teacher.

Being Mindful: Awareness of the Breath is the starting point for Ethical Action – a Morning of Mindfulness Saturday 6th July 2019

A morning of mindfulness drawing on Thich Nhat Hanh’s inclusive vision of a shared global ethic, beginning with a turning towards our own present moment experience. Facilitated by Gill and Gustaf.

The morning will involve ‘here and now’ practice of mindfulness, including sitting and walking meditations informed by readings from Thay’s writings on engaged citizenship.

When: Saturday 6th July 2019 – 9:30am to 1:00pm (Please try to arrive a little earlier so that we can start at 09:30)
Where: St. Marks Unitarian Church, Castle Terrace
Booking: Just turn up.
Bring: Small amount of vegetarian food to share if that is easy.
Cost: By donation – to cover the cost of hiring the venue etc. Suggested: £10 (£5).

Mindfulness Morning at St Gilles of Marchmont ~ Saturday 4th July 2015 9.30am to 1.30pm

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

Where: St Giles of Marchmont. Which is located on the corner Marchmont Road, Strathearn Road and Kilgraston Rd. This is a new venue for us and we have the use of the main hall which is big light and airy.

When: Saturday 4th of July of 9:30am to 1:30pm

Bring: Vegetarian food to share, there will be mats and chairs and blankets provided but please bring your own if possible.

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 near the traffic lights on Strathearn Rd, Marchmont Rd.
  • The Nos. 24 & 41 go to Marchmont Road. Strathearn Road also stops near the same traffic lights.
  • 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. Continue on past the Gillis Centre to the top of Marchmont Rd at the traffic lights. A 10 minute walk approx.

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