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The Guest House

Translated by Coleman Barks This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they’re a crowd

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Meditation Group break

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The Saturday meditation group won’t be meeting on the 16th and 23rd of April, but will be back on the 30th April.  On the 30th we’ll hopefully be in our new premises, snug and warm whatever the weather!

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Meditation and Awarness of Self – dates

The Saturday meditation group is not meeting on Saturday 12th and 19th of March. We are meeting 26th March during Easter, but in Hungerford rather than Chisbury. This is because of the building works on our premises, which are expected to

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spiritual awakening

This passage from Thomas Moore’s book “Dark Nights of the Soul” states very eloquently how it is. Unconsciousness is like junk food.  It’s an easy way to go through life, but it doesn’t give you the nourishment you need.  You

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Benefits of Meditation

An excellent article published by the Psychosynthesis Trust summarises the benefits of meditation.  Read about those benefits here. The benefits are both mental and physical.  Practice is deceptively easy but takes a lifetime to master.  When you’re starting out it’s

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Urge Surfing

‘Urge Surfing’ is a process that uses a mindfulness based relapse prevention programme.  The video below is issued by the The Centre for Addiction Treatment Studies. Addiction is a complex subject.  Abstinence and mindfulness approaches help manage the situation.  Some

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