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October 2018

Be Calm, Be Happy: a course in mindfulness – Alderley Edge

October 1, 2018 @ 7:15 pm - November 26, 2018 @ 9:15 pm
Yew Tree Holistics, Davenport House Farm, Carr Lane
Alderley Edge, SK9 7SL United Kingdom
£30 – £160
Tree

Be Calm, Be Happy provides an introduction to mindfulness practices in the Plum Village tradition, as an effective counter-balance to the stresses of life and as a way to greater happiness.

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Be Calm, Be Happy: a course in mindfulness – Oxford

October 5, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - November 16, 2018 @ 2:30 pm
The Venue@Cowley, 242b Barns Road
Oxford, OX4 3RQ United Kingdom
£30 – £160
People leaping in front of sunset

Be Calm, Be Happy is a 6-week group course teaching mindfulness meditation in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, as an effective counter-balance to the stresses of life and as an opportunity to become happier.

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Be Calm, Be Happy: a course in mindfulness – Southampton

October 27, 2018 @ 10:00 am - November 10, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Unity 12, 9-19 Rose Road
Southampton, SO14 6TE United Kingdom
£30 – £160
Blossoms

Be Calm, Be Happy is a 3-week group course teaching mindfulness meditation in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, as an effective counter-balance to the stresses of life and as an opportunity to become happier.

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November 2018

Awakening Joy – developing the skills of gratitude and appreciation (In-depth retreat)

November 9, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - November 11, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Holland House, Main Street
Cropthorne, Near Pershore WR10 3NB United Kingdom
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£155 – £205
Sunflowers

This in-depth retreat, suitable for those with an established understanding of mindfulness and a regular practice, addresses the cultivation of joy and happiness.

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December 2018

London New Year’s Mindfulness Retreat

December 28, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - January 1, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Kench Hill Centre, Kench Hill Centre
Tenterden, Kent TN30 7DG United Kingdom
£125 – £195
New Year New Me calligraphy

Joint retreat for all the London-based Sanghas to co-creatively welcome the New Year. Brought to you by international Wake Up friends!

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January 2019

Be Calm, Be Happy: a course in mindfulness – Fife

January 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - February 23, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
The Stables, Falkland Centre for Stewardship
Falkland, KY15 7AF
£30 – £160
Sunrise behind row of trees

Be Calm, Be Happy provides a gradual introduction to mindfulness and meditation and key teachings on positive happy living over six weekly classes.

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Be Calm, Be Happy: a course in mindfulness – Warrington

January 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - March 4, 2019 @ 9:00 pm
Friends Meeting House, 1b Academy Place
Warrington, WA1 2NR United Kingdom
£30 – £160
Tree and wintery scene

Be Calm, Be Happy provides a gradual introduction to mindfulness and meditation and key teachings on positive happy living over six weekly classes.

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Be Calm, Be Happy: an online course in mindfulness

January 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - March 28, 2019 @ 8:30 pm
£30 – £160
Course screenshot

Be Calm, Be Happy is an 8-week online group course teaching mindfulness meditation, in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, as an effective counter-balance to the stresses of life and as an opportunity to become happier.

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February 2019

Be Calm, Be Happy: a course in mindfulness – Isle of Wight

February 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am - February 28, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Riverside Centre, The Quay
Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 2QR United Kingdom
£30 – £160
Tower of pebbles

Be Calm, Be Happy is a 3-session group course teaching mindfulness meditation, in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, as an effective counter-balance to the stresses of life and as an opportunity to become happier.

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Living Buddha – Dharma Training Programme 2019

February 15, 2019 - February 17, 2019
Purley Chase Centre, Purley Chase Lane
Mancetter, CV9 2RQ United Kingdom
People Dharma Sharing

A retreat on the theme of ‘Living Buddha’, held at Purley Chase near Atherstone.

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Be Calm, Be Happy: a course in mindfulness – Gairloch

February 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am - March 23, 2019 @ 2:30 pm
Gairloch Hall, Annexe
Gairloch, IV21 2BP
£30 – £160
Sunset over sea shore

Be Calm, Be Happy is a 3-session group course teaching mindfulness meditation, in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, as an effective counter-balance to the stresses of life and as an opportunity to become happier.

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Be Calm, Be Happy: a course in mindfulness – Kirkbymoorside

February 16, 2019 @ 10:30 am - March 16, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
Kirkbymoorside Quaker Meeting House, 79 West End
Kirkbymoorside, YO62 6AD
£30 – £160
Blossoms

Be Calm, Be Happy is a 3-session group course teaching mindfulness meditation, in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, as an effective counter-balance to the stresses of life and as an opportunity to become happier.

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Be Calm, Be Happy: a course in mindfulness – Dingwall

February 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - March 23, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Dingwall Community Centre, Old Academy Buildings, Tulloch St
Dingwall, IV15 9JZ
£30 – £160
Sunset over mountains

Be Calm, Be Happy provides an introduction to mindfulness and meditation and key teachings on positive happy living in six classes, delivered over three days with fortnightly intervals.

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March 2019

Be Calm, Be Happy: a course in mindfulness – Oxford

March 1, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - April 5, 2019 @ 2:30 pm
Waterways Community Room, 51 Clearwater Place
Oxford, OX2 7NL
£30 – £160
People leaping in front of sunset

Be Calm, Be Happy provides a gradual introduction to mindfulness and meditation and key teachings on positive happy living over six weekly classes.

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Be Calm, Be Happy: a course in mindfulness – Bridport

March 2, 2019 @ 10:30 am - March 23, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Quaker Meeting House Bridport, 95 South St Bridport DT6 3 NZ
£30 – £160
Colmer's Hill Bridport

Be Calm, Be Happy is a group course teaching mindfulness meditation, in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, as an effective counter-balance to the stresses of life and as an opportunity to become happier.

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Be Calm Be Happy: A Retreat

March 7, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - March 10, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Holland House, Main Street
Cropthorne, Near Pershore WR10 3NB United Kingdom
£295 – £425
Picture of group sitting on grass

This retreat offers the Be Calm, Be Happy group course over 3 days at a residential venue. It teaches mindfulness meditation, in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, as an effective counter-balance to the stresses of life and as an opportunity to become happier.

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Be Calm, Be Happy: a course in mindfulness – Alderley Edge

March 11, 2019 @ 7:15 pm - April 15, 2019 @ 9:15 pm
Yew Tree Holistics, Davenport House Farm, Carr Lane
Alderley Edge, SK9 7SL United Kingdom
£30 – £160
Tree

Be Calm, Be Happy provides a gradual introduction to mindfulness and meditation and key teachings on positive happy living over six classes.

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April 2019

Be Calm, Be Happy: a course in mindfulness – Newcastle

April 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - May 30, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Newcastle Meditation Centre (Just Meditation), 71B Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SG United Kingdom
£30 – £160
Blossoms

Be Calm, Be Happy is a 6-week group course teaching mindfulness meditation, in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, as an effective counter-balance to the stresses of life and as an opportunity to become happier.

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May 2019

Be Calm, Be Happy: an online course in mindfulness

May 2, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - June 27, 2019 @ 9:30 pm
£30 – £160
Course screenshot

Be Calm, Be Happy online provides a gradual introduction to mindfulness and meditation and key teachings on positive happy living over eight classes.

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Be Calm, Be Happy: a course in mindfulness – Alderley Edge

May 13, 2019 @ 7:15 pm - June 24, 2019 @ 9:15 pm
Yew Tree Holistics, Davenport House Farm, Carr Lane
Alderley Edge, SK9 7SL United Kingdom
£30 – £160
Picture of white lotus

Be Calm, Be Happy provides a gradual introduction to mindfulness and meditation and key teachings on positive happy living over six weekly classes.

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“One Buddha is not Enough” – Holy Isle Retreat

May 16, 2019 - May 23, 2019
Centre for World Peace, Holy Isle
Lamlash Bay, Isle of Arran KA27 8GB
Sea and rocks

A Monastic led retreat on the theme of "One Buddha is not Enough" held on Holy Isle, off the Scottish island of Arran.

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Children singing

“Being Peace Retreat” – All age national retreat with monastics from Plum Village

May 27, 2019 - May 31, 2019
Old Swinford Hospital School, Heath Lane
Stourbridge, DY8 1QX United Kingdom

Join Sister Annabel and Brother Phap Lai for our our monastic-led family and all ages retreat at Stourbridge from May 27th to May 31st 2019.

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July 2019

Living Dharma – Dharma Training Programme 2019

July 19, 2019 - July 21, 2019
Claret Centre, The Towers
High St, Buckden PE19 5TA United Kingdom
People sitting listening to Dharma Talk

Retreat in Cambridgeshire exploring how we can use the Dharma to find peace, happiness and contentment throughout our lives.

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August 2019

Mindfully Together

August 25, 2019 @ 6:15 pm - August 30, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Woodbrooke, 1046 Bristol Road
Birmingham, B29 6LJ United Kingdom
£370 – £545
Tree with strong roots and sun shining through

Relax and enjoy mindfulness practice this summer at the Mindfully Together retreat at Woodbrooke.

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September 2019

Be Calm, Be Happy: a course in mindfulness – Isle of Wight

September 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am - September 21, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Riverside Centre, The Quay
Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 2QR United Kingdom
£30 – £160
Tower of pebbles

Be Calm, Be Happy is a 3-week group course teaching mindfulness meditation in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, as an effective counter-balance to the stresses of life and as an opportunity to become happier.

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Be Calm, Be Happy: a course in mindfulness – Collingham

September 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - October 15, 2019 @ 9:30 pm
THE Creative S P A C E, 10 Garth End
Collingham, Wetherby LS22 5BH United Kingdom
£30 – £160
Marbled paper with the words Be Calm Be Happy on

Be Calm, Be Happy is a 6-week group course teaching mindfulness meditation in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, as an effective counter-balance to the stresses of life and as an opportunity to become happier.

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Be Calm, Be Happy: a course in mindfulness – Oxford

September 13, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - October 18, 2019 @ 2:30 pm
Waterways Community Room, 51 Clearwater Place
Oxford, OX2 7NL
£30 – £160
People leaping in front of sunset

Be Calm, Be Happy is a 6-week group course teaching mindfulness meditation in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, as an effective counter-balance to the stresses of life and as an opportunity to become happier.

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October 2019

Transformation and Healing

October 24, 2019 - October 28, 2019
Sidcot School, Oakridge Lane
Winscombe, North Somerset BS25 1PD United Kingdom
£140 – £300
People sitting on a hill looking out onto a view

A chance to come together to practice mindfulness led by UK Dharma Teachers Vari McLuskie and Teri West

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November 2019

Day of Mindfulness – Bristol

November 9, 2019
Redland Friends Meeting House, 126 Hampton Road
Bristol, BS6 6JE United Kingdom

We are very fortunate to have Barbara Hickling leading a day of mindfulness in Bristol at the friends meeting house in Hampton Road, Bristol on Saturday 9th November. Barbara  is a Dharma Teacher in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. The title for the day is  Nothing to do, Nowhere to go". For more information contact Richard Lawrence: richardlawrence5@gmail.com

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Caring for Ourselves, Caring for the Earth

November 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Quaker Meeting House, 43 St Giles Street
Oxford, OX1 3LW
£8.25 – £16.50

A Day of Mindfulness in Oxford with the theme of caring for the Earth in this time of climate crisis, and learning to care for ourselves in the midst of it.

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A Spiritual Response to the Climate Crisis with Kaira Jewel Lingo

November 24, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Online

The first event of two, exploring Engaged Dharma: Responding Mindfully to Climate Suffering and Injustice. What contribution can we offer as practitioners in the face of the climate emergency and the rapid impoverishment of biodiversity on a global level? How can we respond to increasingly acute social injustice—the growing wealth gap, systemic racism, the spread of xenophobic and authoritarian ideologies, all against the backdrop of a culture of exploitation of natural and human resources, that puts profit above all else?…

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December 2019

Be Calm, Be Happy: a course in mindfulness – Isle of Wight

December 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am - December 21, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Riverside Centre, The Quay
Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 2QR United Kingdom
£30 – £160
Tree

Be Calm, Be Happy is a 3-week group course teaching mindfulness meditation in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, as an effective counter-balance to the stresses of life and as an opportunity to become happier.

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Be Calm Be Happy: A Retreat

December 13, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - December 15, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
Holland House, Main Street
Cropthorne, Near Pershore WR10 3NB United Kingdom
£295 – £425
Marbled paper with the words Be Calm Be Happy on

This retreat offers the Be Calm, Be Happy group course over a weekend in a residential venue. It teaches mindfulness meditation, in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, as an effective counter-balance to the stresses of life and as an opportunity to become happier. 

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January 2020

Loving the Earth by Loving One Another: The Challenge and Gift of Inclusiveness with Kaira Jewel Lingo

January 5, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Online/Hybrid East Midlands Hub Groby,
by donation

The second event of two, exploring Engaged Dharma: Responding Mindfully to Climate Suffering and Injustice. How can we address our own tendencies to judge and exclude others, and learn to question and challenge our own biases? How can we build communities that are truly inclusive and radically welcome all of who we are, where all people can feel at home, regardless of race, belief, age, class, gender identity, and sexual orientation? In this time of rising xenophobia globally, how do…

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Be Calm, Be Happy: a Mindfulness Course – Collingham

January 15, 2020 @ 10:00 am - February 19, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
THE Creative S P A C E, 10 Garth End
Collingham, Wetherby LS22 5BH United Kingdom
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£30 – £160

"This has been a life-changing experience" "it has been inspirational" "An excellent introduction to the practice of mindfulness that I can continue with for the rest of my life" "I've experienced a very real shift in my ability to be present and enjoy simple things" "What I have gained from the course has given me real optimism for a calmer and happier future" Be Calm, Be Happy is an 8-week online group course teaching mindfulness meditation, in the tradition of…

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UK Earth-holders Online Sangha

January 26, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Online, Via the Zoom app

Responding mindfully to the climate crisis. On this call we will be exploring Compassionate Consumption and Plant Based Eating. This is an an opportunity for UK practitioners to connect online to practice together, listen and share about ways in which we can respond mindfully to the climate crisis. This will be facilitated by a group of experienced practitioners from the UK. There is no need to register. Just turn up on the link below. We look forward to connecting with…

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February 2020

The Path to Happiness: Practices for an Engaged Life

February 6, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - February 9, 2020 @ 3:30 pm
Newbold House, 111 St Leonards Road
Forres, Moray IV36 2RE United Kingdom
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£140 – £240

Who does not long for peace and happiness in these turbulent and challenging times? This retreat will focus on how we can develop a meditation practice that brings us a sense of calm and ease. We will explore how traditional Buddhist teachings such as the Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold Path can help us have a resilient practice that enables us to transform difficulties in our lives. We will explore how meditation can help us face challenges such…

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Dharma Training Programme Retreat 1 – Living Deeply on the path with the practice of diligence and understanding

February 7, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - February 9, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Purley Chase Centre, Purley Chase Lane
Mancetter, CV9 2RQ United Kingdom
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This is the first of three Dharma Training Programme retreats in 2020. We will explore the relevance of the Six Perfections (Paramitas) to our everyday life. Practitioners can join these retreats on a one-off basis, but are encouraged to attend two or all three to explore different aspects of the practice. A discount (payable as a refund) is offered to those who attend two or three retreats. Supported places are also available for participants on low incomes. The retreat runs…

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Nourishing the Mind Of Love – 4 Week Online Course

February 16, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - March 8, 2020 @ 6:30 pm

Times of uncertainty and change can foster division and misunderstanding. Thay’s teachings on Love are as relevant today as they’ve ever been. Practicing deeply with the Love meditation and looking into the Four Immeasurable Minds of Love helps us to cultivate a deep well of compassion, joy, love and inclusiveness in ourselves and for others. This is a practice that can wake us up to our humanity, our interconnectedness and can nourish our gratitude. Practicing with Love in our hearts…

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Be Calm, Be Happy: a course in mindfulness – Oxford

February 28, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - April 3, 2020 @ 2:30 pm
Waterways Community Room, 51 Clearwater Place
Oxford, OX2 7NL
£30 – £160
People leaping in front of sunset

Be Calm, Be Happy is a 6-week group course teaching mindfulness meditation in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, as an effective counter-balance to the stresses of life and as an opportunity to become happier.

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May 2020

Picture of tree in field

UK Wide Day Of Mindfulness On Cultivating No-Fear

May 17, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Online, Via the Zoom app

As we navigate new uncertainties and changes to our life styles feelings of fear and anxiety may arise. Our mindfulness practice can support us at this time. Now, perhaps more than ever, it is powerful to practice together – despite our physical separation. This day allows us to come together as a UK Sangha to nurture our togetherness and our love and understanding for ourselves and others. During this day we have the chance to: Experience practices to support us…

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June 2020

Alive & Awake: Creativity & Resilience in Times of Change (Mindfulness Retreat)

June 12, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - June 14, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
Online/Hybrid East Midlands Hub, Groby,

We are delighted to invite you to our special online retreat (using the Zoom app) over the 2nd weekend of June 2020. The retreat is by Susanne Olbrich and Lesley Collington, both experienced mindfulness practitioners and lay Dharma Teachers in the Plum Village tradition. On this weekend we will be offered a range of opportunities to discover life in the present moment, to learn about mindfulness and to practice together. Beginners as well as those with experience are welcome to…

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Ceremony To Support The Sick

June 14, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Online, Via the Zoom app

We are happy to offer a second Ceremony to Support the Sick, as the first was very appreciated by many and the Dharma Teachers were kindly asked to offer more Ceremonies. This Ceremony is a wonderful opportunity to bring to mind those who are suffering with sickness around the world at this time – known and unknown – and to send our energy of love, peace and joy to them. We invite you to join us to enjoy this ceremony…

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Be Calm, Be Happy: An Online Mindfulness Course

June 16, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - August 4, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Online/Hybrid East Midlands Hub Groby,
£30 – £160
Painting of flowers

Be Calm Be Happy provides a gradual introduction to mindfulness meditation and key teachings on positive happy living over eight sessions

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Taking Refuge in the Beloved Community – Breathing for Peace, Justice and Freedom

June 22, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Zoom – online conference application,

With Dene Donalds,  Valerie Brown & Marisela Gomez Sangha members have been deeply touched by the many circumstances unfolding around us, resulting from racial injustice and oppression. Breathing is the foundation of our practice. Our breath not only connects us to life but supports us to transform our suffering — turning it into soil where the flowers of understanding, compassion and peace can grow. Plum Village UK is hosting a short event to offer the Beloved Community a space to…

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July 2020

Compassion is the Best Protection – An online teaching event with Kaira Jewel Lingo

July 5, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In this time of pandemic and upheaval, we will explore together how to best protect ourselves, both our bodies and minds, so that we can meet this moment of fear, grief and uncertainty with an appropriate and skilful response. With mindfulness it is possible to nurture the best in us, individually and collectively, so that we can bring healing to our own hearts and to the pain in the collective heart.   Watch Kaira Jewel speaking about this event here:…

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August 2020

Bringing Quaker and Buddhist Practice Together

August 28, 2020 - August 30, 2020
Online, Via the Zoom app
£72

This year the retreat will be held on line via Zoom Webinar. The experience of holding a retreat in this way has worked well recently and an excellent response was received. Many Quakers today are drawn to the clarity of guidance on mindfulness in the Buddhist tradition. Buddhists are often interested in the distinctive combination of Quaker silence and social action. These complementary interests have been nurtured by the regular retreats at Woodbrooke over the past twenty years. In this…

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September 2020

Be Calm, Be Happy: an online course in mindfulness

September 8, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - October 27, 2020 @ 8:30 pm
Zoom – online conference application
£30 – £160
Course screenshot

Be Calm, Be Happy online is an 8-week group course teaching mindfulness meditation in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, as an effective counter-balance to the stresses of life and as an opportunity to become happier.

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4 week Online Course Insights into Impermanence – Registrations closed

September 13, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - October 4, 2020 @ 6:30 pm
Zoom – online conference application,

Times of difficulty can also be times for insight and realisation. As we face continued uncertainty in our outer environment, the Plum Village practice of the Five Remembrances can support us to find inner joy, ease and insights. During the course we have the opportunity to regularly use the foundational practice of the Five Remembrances and to explore the teachings on impermanence and the insights that are associated with it. We can open our hearts to the healing energy of…

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Together we are One

Mindful Morning and Annual General Meeting

September 19, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Zoom – online conference application,

The Community of Interbeing Annual General Meeting 2020 will take place on Saturday 19th September, with UK Dharma Teachers offering a Morning of Mindfulness for us all to enjoy: 0945  Arrive and settle 1000  Deep relaxation - Susanne Olbrich 1025  Incense offering and chant - Teri West 1030  Guided meditation / walking / silent sitting - Murray Cork 1115  Break of 15 minutes 1130  Dharma talk - Dene Donalds 1200  Plum village song , and a short story - Teri West 1215  Break of 15mins 1230  Annual General Meeting…

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October 2020

Coming Home: Towards Racial Healing & Justice – Honouring Our Ancestors

October 4, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Zoom – online conference application

This event is organised by Buddhists across Traditions, and supported by Plum Village UK. As part of Black History Month, Buddhists across Traditions have organised a series of 4 events entitled Coming Home: Towards Racial Healing & Justice. The theme is a reminder that racial healing and justice is part of everyday life. We come home to our bodies, our minds to honour, heal and celebrate. We come home to remember the evolution of human life – our motherland -Africa.…

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Dharma Training Retreat Scotland – Living Deeply with the Practice of the Six Perfections

October 9, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - October 12, 2020 @ 2:00 pm
Zoom – online conference application

Join us on Zoom this October for the Scottish Dharma Training retreat. Guided by Dharma teachers Martin Pitt and Susanne Olbrich, we will explore the Six Perfections (Paramitas) and their relevance to our everyday life. The Paramitas are Generosity, Mindfulness Trainings, Inclusiveness, Diligence, Meditation and Understanding. We will deepen our practice with guided and silent sitting meditation, walking meditation, mindful meals, deep relaxation and noble silence. The programme is organised in a spacious way; online sessions alternate with offline practice,…

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Monthly Mindful Mornings – 11th October celebrating Thay’s Continuation day

October 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom – online conference application,

This shared space, facilitated by members of the Order of Interbeing, with dharma talks offered by lay Dharma Teachers, welcomes all friends. On 11th October you are invited to a morning of mindfulness in celebration of Thay's 94th continuation day, facilitated by Vari McLuskie and Teri West, supported by members of Wake Up and Heart of London sanghas and other volunteers. The theme for the day will reflect this request from Plum Village: ‘What nourishes and sustains Thay's spirit the most, is…

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Coming Home: Towards Racial Healing and Justice – Healing Ourselves

October 11, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Zoom – online conference application

This event is organised by Buddhists across Traditions, and supported by Plum Village UK. As part of Black History Month, Buddhists across Traditions have organised a series of 4 events entitled Coming Home: Towards Racial Healing & Justice. The theme is a reminder that racial healing and justice is part of everyday life. We come home to our bodies, our minds to honour, heal and celebrate. We come home to remember the evolution of human life – our motherland -Africa.…

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Coming Home: Towards Racial Healing & Justice – Nourishing Ourselves

October 18, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Zoom – online conference application

This event is organised by Buddhists across Traditions, and supported by Plum Village UK. As part of Black History Month, Buddhists across Traditions have organised a series of 4 events entitled Coming Home: Towards Racial Healing & Justice. The theme is a reminder that racial healing and justice is part of everyday life. We come home to our bodies, our minds to honour, heal and celebrate. We come home to remember the evolution of human life – our motherland -Africa.…

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Dharma Training Programme Retreat 3 – Living Deeply on the path with the practice of meditation and inclusiveness

October 23, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - October 25, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
Zoom – online conference application

This is the third of three Dharma Training Programme retreats in 2020. We will explore the the practice of meditation (‘Dhyana’) and inclusiveness (‘Kshanti’). Practitioners can join these retreats on a one-off basis, but are encouraged to attend two or all three to explore different aspects of the practice. On this retreat, we will explore ways in which we can bring the practices of meditation and inclusiveness into our daily lives. The retreat runs from 7.00pm on Friday 23rd October…

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Coming Home: Towards Racial Healing & Justice – Celebrating Our Ancestors

October 25, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Zoom – online conference application

This event is organised by Buddhists across Traditions, and supported by Plum Village UK. As part of Black History Month, Buddhists across Traditions have organised a series of 4 events entitled Coming Home: Towards Racial Healing & Justice. The theme is a reminder that racial healing and justice is part of everyday life. We come home to our bodies, our minds to honour, heal and celebrate. We come home to remember the evolution of human life – our motherland -Africa.…

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January 2021

Playing With Words – A Mindful Writing Workshop FULL

January 14 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

A day of writing exercises supported by mindful practices to help you reflect on what is important for you, and where you are right now.

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Be Calm Be Happy – Weekend Mindfulness Retreat

January 29 @ 6:30 pm - January 31 @ 4:00 pm
Online
£30 – £160
Be Calm, Be Happy (Enso)

Be Calm, Be Happy is a 6-session online mindfulness weekend retreat, based on the well-loved, and practical teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh

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February 2021

Playing With Words – A Mindful Writing Workshop

February 13 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

A day of writing exercises supported by mindful practices to help you reflect on what is important for you, and where you are right now.

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Joyfully Together: Nourishing Resilience

February 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Online

As activists, people of colour and those living within marginalised bodies, it is important to take time to nourish ourselves from the daily trauma that we face in our daily lives. Nourishing ourselves is not an indulgence, self-care is a necessity for our survival, a living embodiment of our resilience

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Dharma Training Programme 2021: Signlessness Retreat

February 26 @ 7:00 pm - February 28 @ 7:00 pm
Zoom – online conference application

This series of retreats is for those with an established mindfulness practice. The Three Doors of Liberation: Signlessness, Aimlessness and Emptiness, offer ways to develop freedom from habitual patterns that can make us inflexible, goal-oriented and isolated.

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Playing With Words – A Mindful Writing Workshop

February 27 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

A day of writing exercises supported by mindful practices to help you reflect on what is important for you, and where you are right now.

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Joyfully Together: Anger, Rage, Love

February 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Online, Via the Zoom app

In a time when the politics of anger-who gets to be angry, how, when and at whom-infuse every institutional and cultural sphere, their wisdom will resonate with many: young adults, activists, political organizers, Buddhists, people of colour, those living in marginalized bodies.

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March 2021

Mindful Tuesdays for Musicians

March 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Zoom – online conference application

Calling all musicians!

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Playing With Words – A Mindful Writing Workshop

March 11 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

A day of writing exercises supported by mindful practices to help you reflect on what is important for you, and where you are right now.

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Awakening our Hearts

March 17 @ 7:00 am - April 21 @ 8:30 pm

A 6 week online course Weds evenings 19:00 – 20:30 starting March 17th – April 21st

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Be Calm Be Happy: ‘The Path of Mindful Living’ Weekend Retreat (Online)

March 19 @ 6:30 pm - March 21 @ 4:00 pm
Online
£30 – £160

An inspirational weekend mindfulness retreat, with 6 sessions of guided practice, based on the well-loved, and practical teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh

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White Awakening

March 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

White Awakening - with Tara Brach, Ajahn Amaro and Catherine McGee. Moderated by Mama D Ujuaje. Music by Max West

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Mindfulness for Neurodiversity

March 27 @ 10:00 am - May 1 @ 12:00 pm
Online
£30 – £160

This adapted version of the traditional 'Be Calm Be Happy' course is designed for people with ADHD, PTSD, and neurodivergency in mind.

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April 2021

Playing With Words – A Mindful Writing Workshop

April 10 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

A day of writing exercises supported by mindful practices to help you reflect on what is important for you, and where you are right now.

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Mindful Tuesdays for Musicians

April 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Zoom – online conference application

Calling all musicians!

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Dharma Training Programme – Aimlessness Retreat

April 16 @ 7:00 pm - April 18 @ 4:00 pm
Online/Hybrid East Midlands Hub Groby,

A retreat for experienced practitioners to build mindful community with Dharma Teachers Murray Corke and Theresa Payne

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We are the Earth

April 22 @ 6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Online/Hybrid East Midlands Hub Groby,
Free

An Earth Day event, held by Buddhists Across Traditions, supported by Plum Village UK

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Earth Love Meditation

April 22 @ 7:30 am - 8:15 am

The Earth is not just the environment we live in. We are the Earth and we are always carrying her within us. Realising this, we can see that the Earth is truly alive. We are a living, breathing manifestation of this beautiful and generous planet. Knowing this we can begin to transform our relationship to the Earth.

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Stronger on Sundays: Being White Awake

April 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Conversations with Compassion on Racial and Social Justice in a Music Filled Space, held by Melissa James supported by Plum Village UK

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May 2021

Mindful Tuesdays for Musicians

May 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Zoom – online conference application

Calling all musicians!

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Playing With Words – A Mindful Writing Workshop

May 15 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

A day of writing exercises supported by mindful practices to help you reflect on what is important for you, and where you are right now.

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Playing With Words – A Mindful Writing Workshop

May 20 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

A day of writing exercises supported by mindful practices to help you reflect on what is important for you, and where you are right now.

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June 2021

Morning Meditations

June 1 @ 6:15 am - June 30 @ 8:15 am
Zoom – online conference application
Free
fresh as the dew

Meditation with experienced Dharma teachers - every weekday morning

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Playing With Words – A Mindful Writing Workshop

June 5 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

A day of writing exercises supported by mindful practices to help you reflect on what is important for you, and where you are right now.

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Morning of Mindfulness: ‘The Ethics of Interbeing – Connecting our practice with the World’.

June 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom – online conference application
Free

Plum Village UK offers regular Mornings of Mindfulness led by UK Lay Dharma Teachers, Members of the Order of Interbeing, Monastic Dharma Teachers and special guests.

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Sunday Sangha

June 6 @ 5:00 pm - June 27 @ 6:00 pm
Zoom – online conference application
Bee

Sunday Sangha is an online mindfulness group that meets every Sunday from 5 pm – 6 pm.

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Be Calm, Be Happy, Peaceful Summer Evenings

June 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cerulean lacewing butterfly lands on pink wildflower

In these 8 summer evening sessions, you may learn how to meditate effortlessly, so you can ease painful thoughts and emotions; you will also be encouraged to use mindfulness practices to bring joy into your daily life.

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Breathe, You are Alive! Embracing Uncertainty, Nourishing Joy

June 11 - June 13
Zoom – online conference application

An opportunity to pause and reflect - considering what we have lost and appreciating the new flowers that might have grown in our hearts and lives over the last year.

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July 2021

Morning Meditations

July 1 @ 6:15 am - July 30 @ 8:15 am
Zoom – online conference application
Free
fresh as the dew

Meditation with experienced Dharma teachers - every weekday morning

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Morning of Mindfulness: Understanding is Love

July 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom – online conference application
Free
Ariel view of a pink lotus with a golden heart

A morning that will include Sitting Meditation, a short Dharma Talk by Thay, Dharma Sharing groups, and a small pilot for offering one-to-one discussions with an experienced practitioner.

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Sunday Sangha

July 4 @ 5:00 pm - July 25 @ 6:00 pm
Zoom – online conference application
Bee

Sunday Sangha is an online mindfulness group that meets every Sunday from 5 pm – 6 pm.

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Music & Mindfulness: Nourishing Inspiration and Togetherness

July 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
A display of cultural instruments with a candle

A session for all who are interested in creativity, wellbeing, relaxation, playfulness and connection, whether you have a musical background or not.

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Be Calm, Be Happy, Weekend Retreat

July 16 @ 6:30 pm - July 18 @ 4:00 pm
Online
£30 – £160
Oak leaves, sunlight

A mindfulness course with an overview of Thich Nhat Hanh's mindfulness teachings held in a weekend retreat, suitable for all.

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Playing with the Clown Inside – Fully Booked

July 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Zoom – online conference application
Cat on the mat by Paul Macdonald

A Special 'Taster' Day in Clowning and Mindfulness

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Looking Deeply, Justice and Peace: Palestine-Israel

July 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Palestine-Israel Flags

Supported by Plum Village UK, Buddhists Across Traditions are hosting an event on Nelson Mandela Day, 18 July to look deeply and listen to the deep sharing of engaged practitioners from Palestine and Israel.

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Tuesdays, 7pm, Be Calm, Be Happy, Mindfulness Course

July 20 @ 7:00 pm - August 24 @ 9:00 pm
Online/Hybrid East Midlands Hub Groby,
£30 – £160
Pink Cosmos, Calm Sky, Calligraphy

Be Calm Be Happy is a 6-week online mindfulness course based on well-loved & practical teachings of mindfulness from Thich Nhat Hanh.

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Playing With Words – A Mindful Writing Workshop

July 24 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

A day of writing exercises supported by mindful practices to help you reflect on what is important for you, and where you are right now.

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August 2021

Morning Meditations

August 1 @ 6:15 am - August 30 @ 8:15 am
Zoom – online conference application
Free
fresh as the dew

Meditation with experienced Dharma teachers - every weekday morning

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Sunday Sangha

August 1 @ 5:00 pm - August 29 @ 6:00 pm
Zoom – online conference application
Bee

Sunday Sangha is an online mindfulness group that meets every Sunday from 5 pm – 6 pm.

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September 2021

Morning of Mindfulness: Be Free Where You Are

September 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom – online conference application
Free

Dene’s talk will combine Thay’s teachings and stories from Dene’s experience in offering the practice in prisons; to illustrate how we might liberate ourselves from our habit energies in any situation in which we find ourselves.

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Sunday Sangha

September 5 @ 5:00 pm - September 26 @ 6:00 pm
Zoom – online conference application

Sunday Sangha is an online mindfulness group that meets every Sunday from 5 pm – 6 pm.

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Morning Meditations

September 6 @ 6:15 am - September 30 @ 8:15 am
Zoom – online conference application
Free
fresh as the dew

Meditation with experienced Dharma teachers - every weekday morning

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Music & Mindfulness: Developing Resilience & Strength of Heart

September 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
A display of cultural instruments with a candle

How can music and creative practice support us in these times? How can music and mindfulness be a resource and inspiration in our world?

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Playing With Words – A Mindful Writing Workshop

September 9 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

A day of writing exercises supported by mindful practices to help you reflect on what is important for you, and where you are right now.

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Clown and the Art of Mindfulness

September 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Zoom – online conference application
Cat on the mat by Paul Macdonald

A special 'taster' day in clowning and mindfulness

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Tuesdays, 3.30pm, Be Calm, Be Happy, Mindfulness Course

September 14 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
£30 – £200

In these 6 afternoon sessions, you may learn how to meditate effortlessly, so you can ease painful thoughts and emotions; you will also be encouraged to use mindfulness practices to bring joy into your daily life.

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Tuesdays, 7pm, Be Calm, Be Happy, Mindfulness Course

September 14 @ 7:00 pm - October 19 @ 9:00 pm
Online
£30 – £200
Sunflower under early evening clouds

Be Calm Be Happy is a 6-week online mindfulness course based on well-loved & practical teachings of mindfulness from Thich Nhat Hanh.

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Mindful Tuesdays for Musicians

September 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Zoom – online conference application

Monthly drop-in online sessions for musicians: meditate, relax, revive, connect

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October 2021

Morning of Mindfulness: Music as a Dharma Door

October 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom – online conference application
Free

All friends everywhere are welcome to these online Mindful Mornings, held by Dharma teachers and members of the Order of Interbeing, on the first Sunday of the month.

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Playing With Words – A Mindful Writing Workshop

October 4 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

A day of writing exercises supported by mindful practices to help you reflect on what is important for you, and where you are right now.

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Music & Mindfulness: Developing Resilience & Strength of Heart

October 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
A display of cultural instruments with a candle

How can music and creative practice support us in these times? How can music and mindfulness be a resource and inspiration in our world?

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Playing With Words – A Mindful Writing Workshop

October 9 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

A day of writing exercises supported by mindful practices to help you reflect on what is important for you, and where you are right now.

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Mindful Tuesdays for Musicians

October 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Zoom – online conference application

Monthly drop-in online sessions for musicians: meditate, relax, revive, connect

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We are, I am – Afrikan & Buddhist Wisdom: Path to Healing, Justice and Liberation

October 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Held by Buddhists Across Traditions, supported by Plum Village UK. For Black History Month 2021, we explore the interconnection and cross-pollination relationship of Afrikan wisdom and Buddhism and what they bring to the challenges and social inequities of our time.

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