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Mindful Morning: Creativity, Curiosity and Self-Care

Every first Sunday of the month, Plum Village UK offers a Morning of Mindfulness led by UK Lay Dharma Teachers, Members of the Order of Interbeing, Monastic Dharma Teachers and special guests.

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7 Apr 2024 - 7 Apr 2024


Image by Lauri Bower

The morning will now be led by Lauri Bower and Clare Carlile, as Teri will be away on Being Peace Practice Centre business in London.

Mindful Morning – Sunday April 7th 2024 | 10:00 – 12:00 hrs London Time

According to the Pages app, I just ‘created’ a blank document to write this, although strictly speaking, the app created it all by itself!  All I did was click a button!

However, what I am doing now is creating some words to inspire you, the readers of this message, to join Lauri Bower and myself on April 7th for a Mindful Morning with the theme of ‘Creativity’.  – Teri West

Lauri and Teri both enjoy writing and other forms of what is perceived as ‘creativity’ and generally, describing someone as a ‘creative person’ means perceiving them as painters, poets, sculptors, film-makers, writers and so on.

However, our Mindful Morning will aim to open up a wider perception of ‘creativity’ to include how developing this quality of mind is essential in carrying out even mundane tasks successfully or when working in fields other than the ‘arts’.


‘Embrace creativity without fear or judgement but with curiosity’

Loosely quoted from Elizabeth Gilbert’s book ‘Big Magic’ that echoes our mindfulness practices of non-judgement and accepting and embracing our difficulties.

Fear can prevent us from many transformational activities – it is necessary to tip the balance into practising more curiosity – perhaps only 51% curiosity and 49% fear is enough to open that way into creativity instead of its being closed.

Join Lauri and Clare on Sunday 7th April to find out more about embracing creativity.

Lauri, alongside Teri West, is hosting a ‘Playing with Words’ Retreat from 26th to 28th April at The Briery Retreat & Conference Centre, Ilkley

How to attend

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