Compassion and Care
A series of silent and guided mindful meditations led by Dr Sarah Temple and her team during the 'return to school' phase of the coronavirus pandemic in England. The direct URL is www.compassionandcare.co.uk .
If you are new to silent meditation it may be worth watching Jayne MacGregor explain how she has developed her daily practice. Jayne is a christian meditator and led the session on June 4th as a guest of EHCAP.
The last daily session is on June 7th. Click here to link to Zoom webinar mindful meditaions on Thursday mornings at 8 am . You will enter the meeting as an attendee only. Please contact Jayne if you would like one to one coaching in christian meditation based on John Main's mantra.
26th May 2020 - introducing the mantra - silent meditation
Silence - Ramana Maharshi (1879-1950), Hindu Sage
There is consciousness along with quietness in the mind: this is exactly the state to be aimed at.
By silence eloquence is meant. It is the best language.
The thought-free experience of the Self is silence.
There is a state when words cease and silence prevails.
That state which transcends speech and thought is silence.
That state in which the 'I'-thought does not even arise in the least is silence.
The experience of silence is alone the real and perfect knowledge.
Silence is the most potent form of work.
The silence of Self is ever there.
As long as you are run with the running mind you cannot have it.
How can silence be explained in words?
Oak National Academy- the national response to supporting teachers with online teaching. By clicking 'classroom' it is possible for parents and staff to access the lessons although the programme is not currently intended as providing direct support for parents homeschooling their children.
29th May - EHCAP Silent Meditation
The Perfect Paradox- a poem by Steve Taylor p92 The Calm Center
When you can hear silence behind the noise
and feel space among the crowd
when you can sense peace amidst the chaos and conflict
and see the beauty of the ugly and drab
When solitude never leads to loneliness
and emptiness seems to overflow
When every stranger looks familiar
and every foreign place feels like home
Then you'll know that duality is no more
that you've stepped beyond contradiction
into the place of perfect paradox
where everything makes sense.
30th May - Mindful Walking
Great Spirit Prayer
An Indigenous American Prayer translated by Lakota Sioux Chief Yellow Lark in 1887
Oh, Great Spirit,
Whose voice I hear in the winds
and whose breath gives life to all the world.
Hear me! I need your strength and wisdom.
Let me walk in beauty, and make my eyes
ever hold the red and purple sunset.
Make my hands respect the things you have made
and my ears sharp to hear your voice.
Make me wise so that I may understand
the things you have taught my people.
Let me learn the lessons you have hidden
in every leaf and rock.
Help me remain calm and strong in the
face of all that comes toward me.
Help me find compassion without
empathy overwhelming me.
I seek strength, not to be greater than my brother,
but to fight my greatest enemy: myself.
Make me always ready to come to you
with clean hands and straight eyes.
So when life fades, as the fading sunset,
my spirit may come to you without shame.
31st May - 15 minute silent meditation
1st June - Mindful Meditation on Vimeo
Mary and Martha- Laurence Freeman, Journey to the Heart, Christian Contemplation through the Centuries p3 &4
2nd June - Mindful meditation and walk
Reading from www.maceapproach.co.uk summarising Mindful Emotion Coaching and ACE awareness
June 4th - Guest Jayne McGergor talks about how she developed her daily practice and leads a 10 minute silence. Jayne offers coaching in meditation. email@example.com
Today there is an international silence at 1pm for 9 minutes in honour honour and mourn the countless black people who have lost their lives to police brutality and racism around the world. 9 minutes is the amount of time George Floyd was under the knee of the police officer and who died as a result of this on May 25th 2020.
June 18th - Silent Meditation led by Dr Sarah Temple
June 25th - Silent meditation and mindful walk
Connecting with human suffering during this pandemic