The Thursday Group
WE AREN'T THE NOW PROJECT, YOU ARE THE NOW PROJECT
With mindfulness we are coming together in a shared experience of a new brighter more compassionate world. A world where loving kindness, peace and co-operation is valued over division, conflict, exploitation and greed. With mindful self awareness we trend lightly in the world and through each and every mindful interaction we spread the energy of mindfulness and project a new world into being.
If you have completed the miracle of mindfulness course or been on one of our retreats and want to take your practice yo a new level then the Thursday group is for you. The Thursday group encompasses all three areas of our.
- Personal Transformation - Emotional clearing Thursday
- Mutual Support and Mindful Community - Community Thursday
- World Transformation - Loving Kindness Thursday
At The Hale Clinic, 7 Park Crescent London
7 September, 5 October, 2 November, 7 December, 4 January, 1 February
Typical Format of The Class
Meditation - We'll usually start with a short meditation to get everyone settled and centred in mindfulness.
Questions and answers - bring your questions, challenges or insights regarding your practice and adrian and other experienced mindfulness teachers will be on hand to help.
Teaching - adrian will usually give a short teaching bringing a more advanced and enlightened understanding to an aspect of your mindfulness practice.
Emotional Clearing Meditation - We'll finish with an Emotional Clearing meditation exercise that is very popular with our regulars. Adapted from the pioneering work of John Ruskan when done from a high degree of mindfulness this meditation is extremely powerful the by far the most effective method we have come across to release emotional trauma from the body. It's quite extreme, and not for everyone, but it's a lot of fun and can leave you feeling much lighter, it frees you of emotional suffering and propels you deeper into a mindful state of awareness. The emotional clearing meditation is very energising and helps you plug back into for a recharge of mindfulness, you'll likely find your mind is relatively quiet for a good while afterwards.
Cost £12 per class, cash on the day (sorry we have no card facilities at the Hale Clinic)
It's tough trying to hold mindfulness in such a mindless world and you can feel quite isolated at times. So we are including some social events to bring you lovely mindful people together in mutual support and learning, and also to hold collective energy of mindfulness and a space of sanctuary.
We will meet at 7pm somewhere in central London one Thursday a month for a mindful bite to eat and great mindful company. There are no ego’s here, so no one will be judging you, or even forming an opinion of you, in fact there will be very little thinking going on at all. It’s a completely safe environment to explore your practice and the ‘bigger picture’ with like-minded souls.
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Loving Kindness Thursday
With mindfulness comes compassion and with compassion comes great responsibilty.
When you are mindful, you feel deeply, you become conscious of your own suffering and the suffering of others. You appreciate the interconnectedness of all things, and realise that your suffering and the suffering of others are one. You may find increasingly that your conscience is offended by injustice, cruelty and the ill treatment of other human beings and you may find that you are called in the service of humanity
Loving Kindness is a new kind of activism, we have no political affinity and care not for whether the darkness is projected from the left or the right, we do not take a stand against fascism or communist or against fundamentalism or neo-liberalism; we aren’t taking a stand against anything. We simply sit in silent meditation and shine the light of loving kindness upon the darkness, shining the light of loving kindness and compassion upon those who need it most, those so lost in ego and suffering that they project such darkness into the world.
This is not a revolution, because each revolution simply takes you full circle. This is an evolution; an evolution of mind. We have no need for ways of the past.
We have no need for anger or violence, because this is simply more darkness and not the way of loving kindness. We do not seek to tear down the system, because it is not the system at fault, it is the corruption of the system by those who’s minds are so corrupted that they have lost their heart and project terrible suffering in the world. We seek bring about a shift in the mindset, because with and mindfulness and the cultivation of the heart all these systems can be turned in an instant towards the service rather than the enslavement of humanity.
Each week on The Now Project Radio Show you’ll be given the chance to nominate and vote for an institution, corporation or other body that is particularly in need of loving kindness. Once a month we will undertake a little spiritual activism and do a flash mob loving kindness meditation
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