We are delighted to announce that Plum Village monastics led by brothers Bao Tich and Phap Lai will be joining us once more for a series of events in May.

If you wish to be sure of a place please book early as spaces are limited and we expect this to be their only visit this year.

 

Freedom is not given to us by anyone; we have to cultivate it ourselves. It is a daily practice ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

Schedule

FRI 11 May: 7.30 - 10pm  Bring a Friend to an Evening of Mindfulness

THIS IS NOW FULLY BOOKED

Have you friends interested in mindfulness but haven't tried it? Or who've tried Headspace and are interested in going further? This evening's for you to bring them along to hear the Plum Village monastics share introductory teachings on mindfulness, meditation and a happy life.

Also suitable for newcomers on their own. Or for regulars who'd like to review the basics.

Westminster Quaker Meeting House
52 St Martins Lane WC2N 4EA
(entry via 8 Hop Gardens)

£5 /£7 /£10 per person according to your means

Info and booking: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3403053


SUN 13 May: 10am - 5.30pm  A Day of Mindfulness

For all with some experience of meditation you are warmly invited to join us for this day of mindfulness. We'll come together to hear a talk, and to practice sitting and walking meditation, mindful eating, smiling and breathing together.

Please bring your own individual packed lunch.

The Core
161 Northwold Road, Upper Clapton E5 8RL

£15 / £22 / £30 according to your means.

Info and booking: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3405097


MON 14 May: 5 - 6.40pm Film — Walk With Me + Q&A

The recent film about Plum Village monastery — followed by Q&A with the monks and one of the film's directors. An insightful rumination on the pursuit of happiness, living in the present and our attachment to material things. Followed by thirty minute walking meditation on Regent Street

Regent Street Cinema
309 Regent Street, Marylebone W1B 2UW

£11 conc / £12 adult

Info and booking: www.regentstreetcinema.com/programme/walk-with-me


FRI 18 May: 7.30 - 10pm  Deepening Your Practice

How to come to our true home. Featuring a talk, touching the earth and other practices. For those already having some experience of Thich Nhat Hanh's or similar traditions

The practice of Touching the Earth, also known as bowing deeply or prostrating, helps us return to the Earth and to our roots, and to recognize that we are not alone but connected to a whole stream of spiritual and blood ancestors. We touch the Earth to let go of the idea that we are separate and to remind us that we are the Earth and part of Life.

Westminster Quaker Meeting House
52 St Martins Lane WC2N 4EA
(entry via 8 Hop Gardens)

£5 /£7 /£10 according to your means

Info and booking: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3405067

 



SAT 19 May: 6 - 9pm  Be In

A coming together with Wake Up London for songs, poems and other offerings. Please if inspired bring your instruments or anything you may wish to share. The monastics will be leading the first half.

Westminster Quaker Meeting House
52 St Martins Lane WC2N 4EA
(entry via 8 Hop Gardens)

Suggested £7 donation


SUN 20 May: 11.30am - 1.30pm  Walk in Peace

A walking meditation in Victoria Park — Offering peace for ourselves, the city and the world. Please arrive promptly and bring an individual packed lunch for a mindful picnic afterwards.

Meet at Bonner Gate, junction of Sewardstone Road and Approach Road E2 9JW


 

For all these we have kept prices as low as possible. Please just pay what you can. Where you can afford the upper rate however that would be helpful.