Celebrating all that Nature has given us in the year doesn’t come much better than this. I was up with the larks (and I hasten to add the milkman, who poodled down the road at about 3.45am!) To watch the sun rise and to start the chanting off at our Buddhist Shrine in my garden. Finding myself alone, with no chanting buddies, I decided to sit in meditation, and discovered the sounds of the swaying trees and growing grass at that time in the morning is actually quite loud. If my dear readers don’t believe me just try it, go outside at the earliest opportunity, and sit very quietly, silence your chattering mind (we all have one, don’t be ashamed!) and listen intently without straining your ears, it is quite possible you will be able to hear scurrying insects and popping buds..all very exciting.
Anyway this is a very roundabout way of me talking about the little shrine in the garden, a place of peace and solitude for the World weary in the centre of Leigh.
I have run my Complementary Therapies business for many years from my little house, and now I am also offering meditation classes for beginners to advanced practioners from here also. We have a dedicated Shrine where we can perform Dharma rites to help people overcome problems in their lives, such as poor luck, illness and affliction. We are not for profit, and can have up to eight people at a time for meditation or healing.
contact Sarah or marc on 07946 306654.
Anyway back to the Solstice, we actually celebrated it at a farm in Hockley under a fabulous pink Sky inside a dear little Tipi. The energy was high and the vibe was calm and happy, As I taught the Beauty Yoga, an ancient Buddhist meditation technique that actually has a physical effect on the face, I could see that the class were relaxing and their faces became refreshed and radiant. very Beautiful, full of joy and full of hope!
By Sarah Yapp