“Human presence is a creative and turbulent sacrament, a visible sign of invisible grace”. John O'Donohue

Monday, 7 January 2019

Red Flags and Optimists - poetry

The truth is
that if 
he had sat there 
waving a bright
red 
flag
upon which was 
written
 "GRADE A ASSHOLE!"
I would still 
have given him
the benefit 
of the doubt

Saturday, 15 December 2018

Gaudete

Sometimes, for  max introvert fun, I make music on my own. This is my version of the traditional carol Gaudete. Three part vocals (+ descant) and shruti drone, all be me. Enjoy! 

I shall also be singing this and other carols ensemble on the 23rd December candlelight carol concert at St. Nicholas Church in Brighton.  at 6pm. All welcome. 


Second Week in Advent - Reflections









Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Life, Death and After - A Winter Solstice Workshop

https://www.maxpixel.net/Landscape-White-Winter-Tree-Loneliness-Snow-1056598
Wednesday 12th December
19:30 - 21:00 GMT (UTC+0)
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Online: Zoom
FREE

Following on from our first event in October, this free online workshop, hosted by Jude Murray and Richard Harding, will lead us gently into an exploration of death and dying. 

We will share ritual space to safely facilitate discussions and meditations around the theme of death: feelings, ideas, cultural associations, fears, mythologies, concerns and questions.

The Winter Solstice is the darkest time of the year, the time in the ancient calendary when it was believed that for a moment, the heavens stood still. It is a time to retreat into the inner cave of our being. A time for contemplation. A time for stillness. A time to acknowledge the death and rest cycle of nature, in the knowledge of renewed life in Springtime. In the last workshop we introduced the Buddhist meditation - the Nine Contemplations of Atisha as taught by Joan Halifax. In this workshop we will explore the first of the Nine Contemplations - That all of us will die sooner or later - death is inevitable. We will weave this theme through meditation, ritual, poetry and discussion. 

Jude and Richard both have extensive experience of working with people and nature in and through the process of dying and beyond. Jude is an inititated Druid, lay minister, celebrant and ritual leader, embodiment facilitator, yogini and hospital chaplain. Richard is a healer, ritual space maker, paramedic practitioner, yogi, forest gardener and plant alchemist. 
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