A Message from JON BAGUST
During the past eleven years, Tuesday lunchtimes have been a time for mindfulness at St Mark's. A time to slow down both body and mind, enjoying the pleasure of sitting, walking and eating together.
As Thich Nhat Hanh says: We humans have lost the wisdom of genuinely resting and relaxing. We worry too much. We don't allow our bodies to heal, and we don't allow our minds and hearts to heal.
Our Mindfulness@Lunchtime offers us this opportunity to enjoy a period of slowing down, doing nothing, simply resting in peace, silence and reflection during our busy daily lives. At 12.15 we retreat from the world - we sit, walk and eat in mindfulness - and at 14.00 we return to the world refreshed. As our leaflet makes clear, our practice of mindfulness comes with 'built in flexitime' which allows you to come and go as your time allows.
Although we've had as many as thirty people coming, our numbers are usually somewhere between fifteen and twenty. A good footfall over the eleven years of around 8,000 to 11,000, with a few becoming St Mark's members or friends!
Can you help?
In order to continue to provide this valuable drop in time every Tuesday lunchtime, I would like to ask for your help. If you occasionally (approximately once every two months) have a Tuesday lunchtime free, then please do speak to me or contact by phone or email me for more information.
Key holders to open and close St Mark's.
Help on front door duty.