Meditation - the practice of doing nothing and being everything THE MEDITATION PRACTICE IS CURRENTLY SUSPENDED UNTIL WE FIND A NEW SPACE TO SIT

We are an open drop-in group meeting to practice meditation inspired by buddhist tradition.



The meditation group will be presenting an inner transition space at the WELL OILED FESTIVAL in Finsbury Park Saturday 17th Sept.(See flyer on main page)

We will be holding meditation sessions \ decorating trees\
making wishes and pledges\tree dancing and hugging \ looking at Eco-psychology and inner transition.

If you want to join in and work on the project please contact Frankie Agnew asap 07941 072787

THE WEEKLY GROUP IS BACK ON AT BLACKSTOCK GREENHOUSEMeditation - the practice of doing nothing and being everythingMeditation - the practice of doing nothing and being everything

MEET AT Blackstock Greenhouse, 24 Rock Street, N4 2DN

This is a drop-in session open to all.
If you are new to meditation - This is for you!

Voluntary donation of £2 is requested.

This is a space to be still, connect with and raise our inner awareness - our "big mind".
We have the chance to honour ourselves and the earth we walk on.

Through focusing on the breath we slow down, develop an awareness of mind and heart, of our inner being and inter-connectedness with the world .

Meditation has a rich and ancient tradition in world culture and is as useful today as it ever has been.Its not always easy to do but is always rewarding.

There is usually a guided sitting and walking meditation

In order to be comfortable please bring a firm cushion, a yoga or roll mat and a small blanket as most of us sit on the floor to practice and it is not carpeted.

Chairs are available for people who prefer or need seating.

10 comments on Meditation - the practice of doing nothing and being everything THE MEDITATION PRACTICE IS CURRENTLY SUSPENDED UNTIL WE FIND A NEW SPACE TO SIT

  1. Frank
    25 May 2011 - 8:22pm

    birdbox: now you see me now you dont I am here because you are therebirdbox: now you see me now you dont I am here because you are there

    Loving Kindness meditation

    May I be well...
    May I be happy...
    May I be free from suffering
    and the causes of suffering holding on and pushing away
    May my heart be filled with
    love light and laughter
    May I be at peace with myself and all beings around me
    May I make progress along my path to clearest understanding

    We ended last nights session with this beautiful meditation which is all about the quality of compassion we can cultivate in our hearts for other beings..friends and foe!

    Expressions that came up to describe compassion were " and kindness...forgiveness...acceptance...being porous with others..."

    These qualities are at the core of transition within and we can grow them like plants in the garden of our hearts with the right conditions, care, commitment and attention. here now

    Be still
    Imagine a quiet peaceful place in your heart
    In the garden of your heart
    Plant seeds of love for yourself and those you can see all around

    "everything that is made
    beautiful and fair and lovely
    is made for the eye
    of one who

    Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi
    The Rumi Collection
    Shambhala Library

  2. Frank
    12 May 2011 - 3:23pm

    We met at Blackstock Greenhouse for the first time and sat inside the tunnel.It is an interesting space to meditate as it is open to the skies and yet enclosed,it felt like being in a tent, and you can feel the light changing as the day draws to an end and the moon rises.
    Paul said he felt the atmosphere was refreshing,well certainly the ambient sound was a rich mix of inner city life and even some birdsong which is encouraging as two birdboxes {a result of the reskilling workshop) have been put up "for rent" by any local tweeters!
    Most of us were on meditation benches,another result of reskilling woodworks and at the end there were a lot of positive and contented smiling faces....come and try it sometime,you never know???
    Thanks to Ben for offering this new practice space....

    Here is a Zen reflection.

    To bird and butterfly it is unknown,this flower here:
    the autumn sky.

    be well be happy be well be happy be well be happy.....:)

  3. Frank
    23 February 2011 - 7:07pm

    Maroon mandalaMaroon mandala

  4. Frank
    9 February 2011 - 11:15am

    This is a poem we shared at last nights meditation practice...feel free to bring positive earth words, poems to share at the next practice........:)


    In beauty may I walk
    All day long may I walk
    Through the returning seasons may I walk
    Beauty I will be
    Beautiful birds
    Beautiful joyous birds

    On the trail marked with pollen may I walk
    With dew about my feet may I walk
    With beauty may I walk
    With beauty before me may I walk
    Wtih beauty behind me may I walk
    With beauty above me may I walk
    With beauty below me may I walk
    With beauty around me may I walk

    In old age wandering on a trail of beauty,lively may I walk
    In old age wandering on a trail of beauty living again
    may I walk

    It is finished in beauty
    It is finished in beauty

    Navajo Indian Prayer of Second Day of the Night Chant

  5. Jo Homan
    8 March 2011 - 1:04pm

    really enjoyed hearing you read this at the last meditation. Sorry to miss the one tonight ...

  • Frank
    28 January 2011 - 1:07pm

    When just as they are
    people gather to sit together
    listen to the moving wind
    see the dancing light

  • Frank
    7 February 2011 - 11:26pm

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  • Frank
    21 January 2011 - 7:37pm

    meditation links...have a look...mix of INSTRUCTION. ANIMATION AND BOOKSTORE LINKS!

    Short animation about meditation

    and another link to a good website with detailed instructions and comments for anyone interested in buddhist meditations

    and another to very good online bookstore for mind body and spirit books cds etc.

  • Frank
    24 November 2010 - 10:14am


    We will focus on relaxation,the breath ,mindfulness and sitting and walking meditations. Come and join us.
    All welcome.


    Breathing in I calm my body

    Breathing out I smile

    Dwelling in the present moment

    I know this is a wonderful moment

    Thich Nhat Hahn...Being Peace

  • Frank
    11 January 2011 - 11:58pm

    Thanks to everyone who came tonight.After low turnout last year capped by me turning up on my own for the last time it was encouraging to meet four new faces and realize that there is a wish for this session.

    As a group of five we created a tranquil space together and after making our altar which is a mix of candles incense and any special heart felt objects people wish to bring we sat in silence,breathed in and out and let ourselves dissolve and melt into a quiet powerful space where the big mind of just sitting and being can get a look in.
    After some walking meditation to relax and another session of sitting and listening to Terry's singing bowl and some Zen* words of wisdom it was time to snuff out the candles and say our farewells.There's nothing quite like it really!


    *ZEN MIND BEGINNERS MIND by Shunryu Suzuki

    "It is wisdom which is seeking for wisdom...

    In the beginners mind there are many possibilities,but in the experts there are few. The beginners mind is the mind of compassion"