As another year draws to a close we wanted to wish all of our Sangha friends near & far, past & present …Yuletide Blessings of peace & happiness for the festive time.
This evening is that last Sangha gathering of 2018 and we will begin again on Thursday 10th January 2019.
A lotus to you,
From all of us at Poppy Seed Sangha
Poppy Seed facilitators, Alison, Karen, Maggie, Orla & Paloma had a wonderful day of nourishment yesterday at Cherry Tree Lodge (Saline, Fife) a precious opportunity to come together in a beautiful place, to practice mindfulness and to share from the heart. We felt really held by the folks at Cherry Tree and appreciated all the love & care that went into our day.
Another wonderful summer retreat at Wiston Lodge has ended. It was a fantastic few days connecting with old friends, meeting new ones, camping in the wonderful grounds (52 acres!), being nourished by the delicious food and the insightful Dharma talks from Br Phap Vu. Here we are all together at the end of the retreat ….until next time!
** Please note that this course is now FULL. We plan to offer another later in the year. Watch this space.**
Happy New Year to you all! I hope that you had a restful time over the holidays.
I am delighted to say that we have set the dates for our next “Be Calm, Be Happy” Introduction to Mindfulness Course, starting on Saturday 24th February at Westbank Natural Health Centre in Strathmiglo, North Fife. It will run for 5 weeks on Saturdays, 10-12.30, with the last two sessions combined into a full day of Mindfulness on Saturday 24th March (10-4). For parents these are the weekends between half-term and the Easter school holidays.
You can find tickets and more information here …
This course is suitable for anyone who is new to Mindfulness but also wonderful for those looking to refresh and deepen their practice. “Be Calm, Be Happy” courses are coordinated centrally by the Community of Interbeing and are run across the UK.
If you have any questions regarding the course please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me. I would be very grateful too if you could share this with your family, friends and colleagues who may be interested in learning about Mindfulness this spring.
I will leave you with this feedback from a 2017 course participant on what they gained from the course …
“More insight into myself; changed habits; new ways of coping; a feeling of support; stopping and resting at times; a sense of peace at times; increased gratitude; a sense of new ways of being.”
Sending warm blessings this new Monday.
With a bow of gratitude, Orla
Guiding Burn of the Heart
Poppy Seed Sangha, Fife
A few photos here from the Aspirant and Order Member retreat at Wiston Lodge last weekend. We had a beautiful tree planting ceremony for Cathy Bache, our dear friend and Poppy Seed founder, who passed away in the summer. We came together to share memories, silence and song around this precious oak tree under the blue winter sky and the beautiful surroundings of Wiston.