Three meditation events for your leading up to the festive season! Two evening sessions in Solihull and Tettenhall respectively and one half day Zen retreat and winter walk in Tettenhall. Booking and detail below.

We Wish you a Merry Meditation!

£10.00

Festive Mindspace Meet Ups.
Guided Meditations and teaching on happiness, including refreshments and mince pies

Everyone welcome, with your host Adam Dacey!

£10.00
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Thursday, December 12th, 7-8.30pm – John Palmer Hall, Solihull
Wednesday, December 18th, 7-8.30pm – Newman Centre, Tettenhall

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Sunday Zen & Winter Walk

£10.00

Come and join the Sunday Zen. Your opportunity to gain experience of Zen Mindfulness in a relaxed environment. Combine sitting and walking meditation and enjoy abiding in the present moment. 

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Sunday, December 15th: 10am-12.30pm
Venue: Wildside Activity Centre, Hordern Road, Whitmore Reans, Wolverhampton, WV6 0HA.
The meditation room has views over the quiet canal and beautiful woodland. A real gem that we have used over several years to run retreats.

What happens in each session?

Session 1: 10.15am-11.15am
Introduction: A brief introduction with Adam from Mindspace
First Meditation: Fifteen Minutes
Walking Meditation: Ten Minutes
Second Meditation: Fifteen Minutes
Tea Break & Refreshments

Session 2: 11.45am-12.45pm
Introduction:  A brief introduction with Adam from Mindspace
First Meditation: Ten Minutes
Walking Meditation: Ten Minutes
Second Meditation: Fifteen Minutes
Conclusion and smile.

The morning will be followed by a winter walk 3.4 miles to the location, 6.8 miles round trip, (mostly flat) along the Smethstow Nature Reserve to The Greyhound in Lower Penn for drinks and a sandwich.  Or walk there and share a lift back!  Can’t manage the walk? No problem, meet us there one hour after we set off. Or skip the walk entirely and go home after the session.

Explanation of the Zen Sessions.

Each session usually begins with a spoken introduction to the practice.
The meditation sessions are unguided, and a bell is used to help bring your awareness to the present moment.
One bell sounds to indicate five minutes have passed. Three bells ring to note it is time to either start or end a session and proceed to the next step.
In each sitting session, we practice zazen meditation.
Abiding in the present moment, through following the sensation of the breath.
It may be helpful when you start, to practice counting the breath.
We inhale and count one when we exhale.
We count like this following the natural sensation of the breath for ten rounds; we start again from zero. We train like this until our mind is suitably focused.
After the first twenty-minute session, we pause our sitting practice and engage in mindful walking around the room.
We breathe in, raise our foot, take a step, as we breathe out we place our foot on the floor.
We proceed slowly like this around the room for ten minutes until we hear three bells.
We then sit for another fifteen minutes following the bells.
The bells guide the meditation sessions, so please listen carefully to the introduction at the beginning of the session, as there is no other guidance through the practice.

Posture: When practice zazen meditation, please sit in an upright, relaxed position.
You can sit in a chair, with both feet resting on the floor and your back straight.
Or cross-legged on the floor in the lotus position. If this is not comfortable, you can try the half-lotus posture or sit cross-legged. Make sure both knees connect to the floor.