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 Day 5

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Resources for Day 5:

 ‘Meditation isn’t about trying to work things out. It’s about trying to maintain and strengthen an open, loving heart and mind.’



Thursday 8am


Welcome to Day 5

Salute to the Three Jewels


45 min unled meditation with bells marking 5 stages.


Late Fragment
And did you get what
you wanted from this life, even so?
I did.
And what did you want?
To call myself beloved, to feel myself
beloved on the earth.
Raymond Carver


Thursday 10.30am

Talk by Bodhilila
Just Sitting
Mindfulness of Sounds
Amitabha Mantra
Mindfulness of Breathing meditation (unled)



‘The effort we put into our spiritual development needs to be directed towards the growth of the whole psyche, not just a part of it.
We need to unify our energies, and this means enlisting the co-operation of our unconscious energies – by means of myth and symbol, and by the exercise of imagination and devotion. The rational approach will not do it on its own.’


Thursday 4 pm

Meditation led by Paramananda

Sevenfold Puja led by Bodhilila


Meditation led by Paramananda

Sevenfold Puja led by Bodhilila


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Drinking tea, sitting, quiet – ahhh. This Saturday enjoy Zen tea. More info here. Book here.