The Edinburgh Interbeing Sangha meets at St. Mark’s every Thursday at 7.15 pm. Guided sitting and walking meditation. Everyone is welcome to attend.
The Community of Interbeing is the Sangha (Buddhist group) in the UK who practice mindfulness according to the teachings of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh.
Mindfulness is our inherent capacity of healing and renewal. It is the basis for transforming ourselves and creating a more harmonious family and society. To be mindful is to be aware of what is going on in our body, in our feelings, in our mind and in the world, as we avoid doing harm to ourselves and others. With the help of conscious breathing - breathing and knowing we are breathing, we are able to touch and be nourished by the peace and joy that are available within and around us, in the here and now.
Our true home is in the present moment.
To live in the present moment is a miracle.
The miracle is not to walk on water.
The miracle is to walk on the green Earth in the present moment,
to appreciate the peace and beauty that are available now.
Peace is all around us - in the world - and in nature
- and within us - in our bodies and our spirits.
Once we learn to touch this peace, we will be healed and transformed.
It is not a matter of faith; it is a matter of practice.
-Touching Peace, Thich Nhat Hanh