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A ‘Gentle Guide’ to Meditation:
‘Meditate for Peace’
free, open to all
Courses and Events
- A Gentle Guide to Mindfulness Meditation (online)
- Practising Mindfulness: Introduction/Refresher Course (online)
- Meditation & Chat: For those with some experience (online)
- Mindfulness Weekend Summer Retreat (in person)
Meditate for Peace
On the first Sunday of each month
An invitation to meditate together, with a wish for peace.
You may wonder – can finding peace within help us to create peace without? Meditating will change you – and that is a step to changing the world. Feeling different in yourself, you feel differently about the world, and this makes a difference to others, too.
Come and join us for for the free event – and meet other meditators, who also wish to meditate for peace.
Sunday May 1st 7:00-7:30pm BST
Sunday June 5th 7:00-7:30pm BST
Sunday July 3rd 7:00-7:30pm BST
Check in for further Sundays…
A Gentle Guide to Mindfulness Meditation
The practice of mindful meditation lies at the heart of mindfulness. This 4-week course is an ideal way to approach meditation for the first time, or to re-fresh and embed your practice. It’s particularly useful if you find your mind ‘too busy’ to meditate, or you feel that you often fail. We explore how to ‘meditate as you can, not as you can’t’ – finding flexible and creative approaches, so that your meditation becomes precious and enjoyable ‘time for you’. You are also invited to read Elizabeth’s book alongside the course, ‘Journeys to the Deep: A Gentle Guide to Mindfulness Meditation’. The first week explores your own natural tendencies and inspirations (based on the Preface). Week two adds creativity to meditation (Chapter 1). Week three looks at two essential ingredients of meditation, ‘Curiosity and Enjoyment’ (Chapter 2). And the final week delves into the subtlety of ‘Listening Within’ (Chapter 3).
Next Courses: April-May 2022 and June-July 2022
This course is currently in progress. See further dates in the column opposite.
Practicing Mindfulness: Introduction and Refresher Course
Mindfulness weaves its magic into every day life. This 4-week mindfulness course will give you a thorough grounding in how to apply it to everyday life, giving you the fundamentals of mindfulness and meditation. Each week we practice a meditation, and introduce a mindful theme. In the first week, we explore what it means to keep calm. In week two, we explore the nature of attention, and how to improve it. In the third week, we apply mindful awareness to making productive decisions (including procrastination and inner conflict). In the fourth week, we discover how mindfulness can support your sleep. By the end of this course, you will have learned to meditate in ways that feel enjoyable and enriching for you. The course will be interactive, and you will have the benefit of interacting with a small group of other interested learners.
Next Courses: May-June 2022 and Sept-Oct 2022
If you cannot make your designated evening, you can attend the other course. Wednesday participants can attend on Sundays, and Sunday participants can attend on Wednesdays – no need to let us know.
Meditation & Mindful Chat: For those with some experience
Book as a series or as one-off sessions, and come along to encourage, embed, and inspire your mindfulness meditation and practice. Group sizes are restricted so that you have a small group (12 or less), with time to ask your own questions, or suggest themes for discussion. The session will start with a meditation of 15 minutes, and end with a shorter meditation. The sessions are a wonderful opportunity to build your practice and understanding of mindfulness, and to benefit from the motivation and inspiration of practising with others.
Mindfulness Weekend Summer Retreat
August 12th-14th 2022, Madingley Hall, Cambridge
A wonderful opportunity to soak up mindfulness and meditation in beautiful surroundings, with like-minded people. Madingley Hall is a Tudor manor house, set in lovely gardens, well served by an oak-panelled dining hall and guest bedrooms. A programme of mindful workshops and meditation sessions will relax, refresh and inspire.
- Timings: We start on Friday August 12th from 5pm (arrive when you can; dinner is provided from 6:30pm). We end after lunch on Sunday, approximately 2:30pm;
- Deposit: £86 per person;
- Full cost: £495 per person (includes accommodation for two nights, dinners, all meals and the retreat itself);
- Cost without accommodation: £335 per person;
- Maximum 12 participants;
- If the retreat is cancelled for any reason, all payments and deposits will be returned in full.
Missed attendances: online courses
If you unexpectedly miss a session (and we know that ‘life happens’), no worries. You are able to reschedule free of charge.
– If there are two sessions of your course per week, you can simply attend the ‘other’ session (e.g. swap ‘Wednesday’ for ‘Sunday’);
– If you miss the week altogether, then you are invited to defer your attendance on the missed session to a future course. Simply write to Elizabeth and request a ‘missed session’ voucher for a future course. We will need to charge a small admin fee of £10 for missed sessions.
Cancellation Policy: online courses
If you change your mind within 7 days of booking, please let us know and we will refund your ticket price, less payment provider charges.
If you change your mind after 7 days of booking, we would be happy offer you an exchange. You can transfer to another course, paying only a £10 administration free to do so. Please get in touch with Elizabeth and let her know which course you would like to transfer onto, and to request an ‘exchange’ voucher. (If the dates for future courses are not yet available, feel free to get in touch, or wait for the dates to be advertised above.)
Please note: We are sorry we cannot offer refunds or exchanges if less than 3 days notice is given.
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