Day of Mindfulness on Saturday 25th November

Dear Family Sangha friends,

We’d like to warmly invite you to join us for a day of minfulness as part of the family sangha weekend being held in a woodland centre near Orpington south-east London next weekend. Please email us at familysanghalondon@gmail.com if you are interested in joining us and we can send you more information. The day will start at 9am, and will include all-age activities throughout the day. We’ve been busy planning the weekend this afternoon and look forward to you joining us.

A lotus for you all,

Noah, Valentina, Claudia, Phuong & Hannah

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Family Sangha 28th Oct NOT RUNNING

We’re terribly sorry, but due to unforeseen circumstances we will not be running Family Sangha this Saturday as we had planned.
We are still very much looking forward to the retreat at the end of November, which is now booked up, and look forward to further Family Sangha dates in December.
Sending lots of love to you all, and we apologise for any inconvenience to your plans this weekend – it would have been lovely to spend time with you all.
We’re still here on email if you’d like to talk or have any questions, and hope to see you next time.
Lots of love,
Noah, Hannah and Claudia

Family Mindfulness Weekend

Family Mindfulness Weekend

in the tradition of Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh

We are organising our first mindfulness  retreat just outside London at the Cudham Activity Centre. During the weekend 24-26th November, allow yourself a moment of peace and recollection as we lead up to the busiest time of the year, a chance to bring about the true meaning of Christmas, love and goodwill to each other.

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Our aim is to create a loving, dedicated community which will support parents with children to develop and maintain their practice, individuals to deepen a connection across age groups and children to just be part of it.

Lead by Dharma teacher Teri West, we will practice mindful walking, eating, yoga, crafts and other activities to share as a family.

For further information or to book a place, please enter your name and email and click submit.

Family Sangha on September 17th -AND- Plum Village in London!

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Dear Friends,

 
We hope you can join us for our next intergenerational day of mindfulness on Sunday, 17th SeptemberWe’ll be meeting at Longfield Hall, Camberwell. Please arrive from 9:45am for a 10:00 start. We’ll finish at 12:30pm, and if the weathers’ nice will go to the beautiful Myatt’s Fields Park across the road for a picnic.
 
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Practices will include mindful movements, mindful walking, mindful eating, singing and sharing from the heart. We will have parallel children and adult spaces for an hour in the morning. During this time, for children aged 0-3, there will be a quiet play area within the adults’ space, or they can join the children’s space accompanied by an adult.
 
We’ll be enjoying a shared picnic lunch together afterwards, providing the weather is nice. Please bring a vegetarian dish to share, hopefully in the garden as a picnic.
We request donations of about £10 per adult and £4 per child so that we can cover the rent of the room. Family Sangha London is facilitated by volunteers and is not for profit. Your donations help us to continue to hold these gatherings. 
 
If you have not replied to let us know you are coming, please contact us. And of course, please get in touch with any questions.
 
 
 
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***Mindfulness Hub in London***
From 5th to 12th September, a group of Monastics from plum village are setting up a mindfulness hub in Brick Lane London. You can see all the events here.
Events include an evening of poetry and music, drop-in meditation, and evenings to inspire educators and environmentalists. The pop up monastry is a unique and beautiful experiment that’s being tried out for the first time in London!
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***Peace Sit***
On Tuesday 5th of September Monastics from Plum Village and Wake Up London are joining the Interfaith Day of Action to meditate for peace outside the Arms Fair happening in the Dockland’s Excel Centre. Hannah, Noah and Joe will be joining them, and would love it if anyone was free to come. You can find the facebook event is here. It is part of a wider week of action against the arms fair.
 
”To work for peace is to uproot war from ourselves and from the hearts of men and women. To prepare for war, to give millions of men and women the opportunity to practice killing day and night in their hearts, is to plant millions of seeds of violence, anger, frustration, and fear that will be passed on for generations to come. When we know peace in ourselves and share it with the world, we know peace is possible”
– Thich Nhat Hanh
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We look forward to practising together in two weeks!
 
With metta,
 
Noah, Hannah & Claudia
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Save the date! Saturday 22th July

Dear friends,

Thank you for last Saturday. So nice to see you all!

Our next meeting will be on Saturday 22nd July. Instead of our usual meet up in Wandsworth, we’ll be going for a picnic in the park from noon until 3pm (location to be confirmed). Everyone is welcome. It would be great to hear from you if you have bright ideas for the picnic, or if you’re new and interested in coming for the first time.

Lots of love,

  Noah, Claudia and Hannah
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Save the date! Saturday 27th May

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Dear friends,

Thank you for a beautiful time last Saturday. So nice to practice together!

Our next meeting will be on Saturday 27th May. We’ll be meeting at the Wandsworth Quaker Meeting House near Clapham Junction 11-4pm. Please email us if you have ideas about practices you’d like to do together – or if you’re new and interested in coming for the first time.

Lots of love,

  Noah, Claudia and Hannah

Save the date | March 25th

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Hello dear friends,

 
So nice to see you all on the weekend! Our next family sangha will be on Saturday 25th March (not April 1st as we had thought). Please let us know if you have a preference for a shorter or a longer day, and any bright ideas and feedback.
 
Joe has made some beautiful recordings of plum village songs for children hereAlso we found a diary in a canvas bag. Let us know if it’s yours and we can post it to you.
 
Lots of love, and see you in March.
 
Noah, Hannah and Claudia
Family Sangha London
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