HaMakom's Weekly Sitting Groups
Monday 15 January - Monday 4 March 2024
Shachar (morning) group: 07.30-08.20 UK time - now waiting list only for this series*
Erev (evening) group: 19.00-19.45 UK time
Online, via Zoom
At this time of great difficulty, coming together in community and stillness can be immensely supportive. Collectively, we find and nurture stability, steadiness, safety and care. When we really touch these qualities ourselves, we also radiate them outwards, to others and the world.
We are holding 2 different online meetings (‘sits’) each week. For one thing, these groups are a means of offering each other support with what many have experienced: how difficult it can be to sustain a regular practice. Sustaining practice is especially difficult when we try to do it alone. If we are part of an established group meeting regularly, this difficulty is held collectively. Together we cultivate the many fruits of regular practice, those which can show up while we are meditating and those which show up in the rest of our lives.
We ask each person who registers to commit to a series of group meetings, be it morning or evening, once a week for 8 weeks.
The Shachar group will be facilitated by Zac Newman.
The Erev group will be facilitated by Bev Cohen.
We also ask that each person contributes £40 in advance for the term. This will help to encourage our collective commitment. If this is unaffordable for you and you would like to participate, please let us know. No one will be turned away because of their financial circumstances.
Some more information:
- We will meet on Zoom.
- We will have 30 minutes of meditation, which will generally include both guided and silent periods.
- The final 10-15 minutes will be for sharing. Each person will have a little time for sharing with the group. This could be about the meditation just experienced, or it could be anything else that you want to express, and be heard. If you don’t want to say much, you can just offer one word or phrase. It helps to build community if we hear from everyone, however briefly.
- For the same reason, we ask that everyone has their video on during the meeting, with a stable and quiet background. If you need to turn your video off temporarily for an unforeseen reason that is understood.
We’d love to share this with you. Together we can create an enduring meditation practice. May the benefits and blessings extend in all directions.
To register, click “Please Register Here” above.
*The Shachar group is limited to a smaller number and is now full.