First Mindfulness Retreat of 2016

“A massive huge and heartfelt thanks to you and all the team at the Now Project for an amazing retreat last weekend! What a fabulous experience, I thoroughly enjoyed every single second of it and really got a lot out of it.” Susan We kicked off 2016 with another amazing retreat. With a full house […]

Sophie

Hello, I’m Sophie – I guess you could call me the Editor of The Portal. It’s quite a journey creating something like this and watching my own inner turmoil created by a self defeating ego that will never give me any credit for anything! Mindfulness transformed my life about 3 years ago and continues to every […]

Paul

Paul draws from his Mindfulness and Yoga practices to give us some wonderful writing, sharing his experiences and observations in beautifully simple, no-nonsense manner. If you ever get to meet Paul at our classes or retreats you’ll appreciate his wonderful presence – and you would find it unbelievable that he was once a very angry man […]

Adrian

Adrian is the founder of The Now Project and has been sharing his writings, observations and lessons via the blog for a number of years. He also provides us with downloadable meditations and some great video content. Personally I have found his work an invaluable source of help when struggling with life’s ups and downs. …”In 1999 […]

Marta

Children are very wise and they have a high degree of awareness that may be attenuated or even forgotten as life goes on. They know what they are doing and they do it wisely. I was one of many children that were intentionally and unintentionally working on peace and compassion at school and specifically with […]

Q: Feeling energy in my body

Q: Since practicing mindfulness I’ve started to feel energy in my body, and when I feel it I’m very present and there are no thoughts at all. Why is this what is this energy doing? A: As your mind quietens something interesting starts to happen. Without all those compulsive thoughts, space emerges and the formless […]

Q: Frustrated with meditation

Q: I keep getting frustrated with my inability to sit still and so I just give up meditating, what can I do? A: Fantastic your meditation is working, congratulations, your restlessness is your reward. Or rather your awareness of the restlessness is your reward. Mindful meditation exercises are essentially attention training. Mindfulness is all about […]

Meditation: Soundscape

This meditation was kindly produced and supplied to us by Myth! A Hull based electronic music producer who makes some great stuff and is a lovely man too! Listen to more of his music here: https://soundcloud.com/myth-exists Listen online or to download the mp3 to your computer right-click the button and select “Save linked file”.

Meditation: Breath Awareness

This breathing meditation is one of the most simple but also one of the most useful mindfulness meditation exercises that you can do. It teaches you how to observe and to let go of thoughts and is great training for keeping your attention in the present moment. If you were to download this 10 minute […]

Music – What we’re listening to

Music is a big part of all the Now Project team’s lives, some tastes we share, some we don’t – that’s the beauty of music and it’s ability to stir something in us. So, using Spotfiy, we will be taking it in turns to put together a playlist for your listening pleasure (or not!) The […]