Connect: Mindfulness Blog

Today

Welcome to the March issue! This month a poem from Mary Oliver…     Today Today I’m flying low and I’m not saying a word I’m letting all the voodoos of ambition sleep. The world goes on as it must, the bees in the garden rumbling a little, the fish leaping, the gnats getting eaten. And so … Read more

Shoulders

Shoulders A man crosses the street in rain, stepping gently, looking two times north and south, because his son is asleep on his shoulder. No car must splash him. No car drive too near to his shadow. This man carries the world’s most sensitive cargo but he’s not marked. Nowhere does his jacket say FRAGILE, … Read more

Breathing into Life

Breathing Into Life Occasionally something happens that you may be involved with in some way and it brings immense satisfaction. You may remember, last August I told you about the impact iBme UK retreats have on those that took part (and their families and friends). A couple of weeks ago, a video of the retreat … Read more

Do mountains move?

Yes, no or it depends? A mindfulness teacher with a strong emphasis on a scientific approach to practice, Shinzen Young, says that it depends. If you look at a mountain in small enough detail, down to the atomic level, then you will see movement – the protons, electrons and neutrons are continually moving. If we … Read more

Transformation

Transformational is a term often used to describe the impact mindfulness can have. Although I am often wary of making claims that can often seem exaggerated, I would certainly apply it when talking about iBme UK’s residential mindfulness retreats. iBme UK is now in its third year and has its annual retreat in Kent from … Read more

Internal Focus And External Effects

’ve just come back from an inspiring Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP) conference. There were an inspirational array of speakers who, without exception, reaffirmed what an important thing it is to teach mindfulness to young people. One stand-out speech was from Caroline Lucas MP. She was reflecting on how mindfulness has the potential to allow … Read more

Beautiful Strength

I recently had the privilege to visit two amazing institutions in the the North-West of England – Raise Education and Wellbeing School and the Peace Foundation. The former educates young people for whom mainstream school has not worked. They take in young people on the margins of society: in trouble with the police, involved in … Read more

Drop-Ins During July I am changing the times of the drop-in from July, going back to a two-weekly pattern. We will meet on alternate Mondays starting on the 6th July.  All are welcome regardless of experience. Please click on the button below to join us.

Monday Drop-In

Hopefully we will be able to meet in person in the not too distant future.