Br Phap Vu, a senior monastic in Thich Nhat Hanh’s Sangha, was guest at Mindfulness@Lunchtime and he also gave a talk ‘Mindfulness in Every Day Life at St Mark’s.
Do you have a green space in your lives; a garden, a window box, a sea view? How is your green space special for you?
Alastair Moodie explores Judaism, Jesus, and Christianity.
A 7 part meditation on gratitude lead by Jon Bagust. If we can not be happy in spite of our difficulties - what good is our mindfulness practice?
Almost exactly two months after The Referendum has a bit of the dust settled on the political, economic and community stability situations?
A guided meditation in 6 parts - A mountain meditation written by John Kabat-Zinn lead by Reverend Maud Robinson.
Every breath we take is important. From our first to our last, from the times we hold our breath in anticipation or fear, to the breath-taking moments when something wonderful happens. Breath is often a metaphor for spirit, and breathing techniques are an integral part of many spiritual practices.
This will be Rev Maud Robinson’s final service as minister with the Beloved Community of Unitarians in Edinburgh.
21st May is Lailat al Bara'a - the Night of Forgiveness - when Muslims pray and ask God for forgiveness for their sins. Whether one involves God or not, asking for and giving forgiveness are important spiritual practices for all of us.
Today sees a happy coincidence of Buddha Day, celebrating the enlightenment of the Buddha, and Pentecost, celebrating the spiritual inspiration of the apostles of Jesus. Can we find common themes in the two feast days?
For Pagans, Beltane is a fire festival which celebrates the arrival of summer & the fertility of the coming year. Fires were lit to celebrate the return of life and the burning away of winter. These fires were thought to cleanse, purify & increase fertility.
should Unitarians be worried?
A brief reflection on what it means to be a member of a Unitarian community.
On Pentecost Sunday we look at the process of inspiration. Divine inspiration, artistic inspiration, moments of clarity - are these all one and the same thing?
In this 5 part meditation we focus on what is wonderful, refreshing, and healing within and around ourselves.
A 6 part meditation on the 4 immeasurable minds: loving kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity.
Considering some of the issues around religion and politics, especially when faced with a ballot paper.
Service led by Rob Whiteman - member of Unitarians in Edinburgh and ministry student
How can the themes and reflections of the Annual Meetings of our General Assembly impact on how we think and act here in Edinburgh?
This service also includes some words of tribute to Adam Bojelian, a member of St Mark's and a talented poet, who died in March 2015, aged 15 years.
Life is filled with suffering, and also many wonders - in this 5 part meditation we reconnect with the wholesome and fresh things which have the capacity to heal.
As spring nears, and the crocuses and mini daffodils start to bloom along the meadows - a 5 part meditation centering our own inner peace in the natural world.