Weekly Events

Online Morning Meditation on Tuesdays, 745am-830am 

The Tuesday morning online group offers a supportive environment to deepen and extend your meditation practice in the company of fellow spiritual explorers.

We include a period of meditation practice for about 25 minutes, followed by a short reflection. We finish with a space for brief sharing about the practice for those who wish. During 2024, we will be drawing on The Art of Living, as our resource for reflection. This is a poetic collection of the teachings of the beloved spiritual teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh.

 

Online and In-Person Morning Meditation on Saturdays, 8am-9am

Options to meet either online or in-person in Shoreham-by-Sea.  The group includes a series of gently guided meditations during the first 30 minutes, including a Gratitude Practice and an inspiring poem. Currently we are exploring the poetry of the Sufi mystic, Rumi.

The second 30 minutes is an ancient form of contemplative practice called Lectio Divina, meaning sacred reading. The invitation of Lectio Divina is to cultivate a heart-centred intimacy with the sacred text of the Bible, listening deeply with what St Benedict called “the ears of the heart”. In 2024 we will be exploring the Gospel of Matthew reading a short excerpt each week.

Please feel free to stay on after the Saturday meditation for conversation and shared breakfast. This is entirely optional and for many people is a valued community element of the Centre for Spirituality. For the in-person group we serve tea/coffee and fresh home-baked bread, a donation is welcome to cover the costs of breakfast.

MEETING ONLINE: Please email info@centreforspirituality.org giving us your first and last name if you’d like to receive the zoom link and join the meditation group.

MEETING IN-PERSON  If you’d like to join the Saturday group in-person then please come to the Church of the Good Shepherd, Kings Walk, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5LF. Please arrive in good time so we can welcome you and start altogether. The Church is 3 minutes walk from the 700 (coastal) bus stop (Longshore pub is the name of the bus stop).

Labyrinth Walks on Sunday Mornings, 7am-7.45am, next walks on 4, 11, 18 & 25 February, Church of the Good Shepherd, Shoreham Beach, BN43 5LG

Walking the labyrinth is a simple meditative practice. We walk a five-circuit labyrinth. Labyrinths emerged in different cultures over 4000 years ago; they are a mirror or metaphor for the spiritual journey and the evolutionary spiral of life. The Labyrinth is a single, spiralling path that leads to a central area. You walk the same path back out returning to the beginning. No experience of labyrinths or meditation required. The labyrinth is laid out in the Church Hall. We ask you to remove your shoes to walk the labyrinth. The dates of the labyrinth walks in the current month are listed above.

We warmly welcome newcomers to any of our weekly meditation groups.  No prior experience of mediation is required. These weekly sessions are offered for free. If you become a regular member of the group we will invite you to make a small voluntary donation to contribute towards covering the overhead costs of running the Centre.


“Contemplation is spontaneous awe at the sacredness of life, of being. It is gratitude for life, for awareness and for being.” Thomas Merton