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Thursday, 2 November 2017
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08:00 [08:00] OPEN MEDITATION
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Daily meditation was one of the core values at the heart of the founding of The Salisbury Centre, over 40 years ago. Today we still maintain this practice as a means of personal spiritual development but also as a service to our community. ¨ Every weekday (Mon-Fri) at 08:00 and 17:30 ¨ Please arrive 5-10 minutes before start time ¨ Non-denominational ¨ 30 minutes silent sitting meditation ¨ Everyone welcome ¨ No experience needed ¨ Free of charge ¨ No need to book ¨ No need to bring anything

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10:00 [10:00] Being Older | Being Elder
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As we age, becoming older, we face particular challenges fears and joys. Are we becoming elders? How are we viewed, holding wisdom or perhaps the opposite? Where do we belong, how do we participate? Facing death, our own, that of those we love. Would you like to meet up and consider Being Older, Being Elder? Sessions led by Cathie Wright, aged 71, who is herself full of questions, and having no answers. Each two hour session will have a particular theme, at the Salisbury Centre using mediation as a way of supporting and deepening the discussion We will start with an Introductory session of one hour, to see if this interests you enough to continue, and then explore the following themes on subsequent weeks. Mind – how are we mentally, what is known about memory processes as we age. Are we as sharp as we once were, are we different in our mental processes. How do feelings impact on us. How do we understand our own ageing process, how do we make meaning of it. Spirit – what is spirit? What is it that matters about spirit, or spirituality or religion or how do we make sense of our lives. Body – is there anyone here who doesn't have a change in bodily function? How do we relate to our ageing bodies. Organ recital is often mocked and yet bodies that are changing and weakening are pretty challenging and consume a good deal of energy in looking after them and coping with changes. Creativity – as we age do we stop being creative? In fact for many of us this is a time of exploring creativity in a away that was not possible when we were working. Creativity in managing change? Death – in Richard Holloway's words this is the last bus. We are looking at the end of our lives, we know we might live for longer, but we know death is coming closer and closer. For many the process of dying is more frightening than the thought of death itself. Lets talk about this. Place in society – Who are we in society. Are we useful, or are we a burden? Can we shape our last years. What do we have to offer the younger generations that come behind us? Do we matter? Introductory session: Thursday 5 October 10:00 -11:00 am Followed by: Weekly Thursdays 10:00 am - 12:00 noon 12, 19, 26 October, 2, 9, 16 November 2017 Cost: min £5.00 per session (If this is not enough to cover the rent of the room I might ask for more.) Contact: Cathie Wright carw46@yahoo.co.uk

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17:00 [17:30] OPEN MEDITATION
Description:
Daily meditation was one of the core values at the heart of the founding of The Salisbury Centre, over 40 years ago. Today we still maintain this practice as a means of personal spiritual development but also as a service to our community. ¨ Every weekday (Mon-Fri) at 08:00 and 17:30 ¨ Please arrive 5-10 minutes before start time ¨ Non-denominational ¨ 30 minutes silent sitting meditation ¨ Everyone welcome ¨ No experience needed ¨ Free of charge ¨ No need to book ¨ No need to bring anything

18:00 [18:30] Earthy Mindfulness Drop-In
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You are warmly invited to join us at this DROP-IN SESSION. No need to book, suggested donation £10. kristine.m.janson@gmail.com


[19:30] Healing through Self-Knowledge - Athroposophy
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There are many spiritual streams and paths in the world today and they vary in their purposes and approaches. Anthroposophy could be described as a spiritual journey in search of our individuality, our humanity and our universality. Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) developed the foundations for this spiritual-scientific journey through intuitive thinking, applied to the real world. With the growing abyss between our humanity and world materialism, this path is becoming ever more relevant and challenging. In a series of five evening workshops, repeated next year, we will explore some foundational practices and ideas of Anthroposophy. The aim is to inform and inspire you through direct experience and dialogue. The workshops are especially suitable if you know very little about Anthroposophy, have an open mind and are searching for your own answers. Our next event will be facilitated by Janice Hutchinson. Janice had a long career as a teacher of Physics and Maths in both Steiner and mainstream schools,. She currently runs a study/practice group 'working with will' that focuses on the six basic excercises, given by Rudolf Steiner. 7:30-9:30 pm @Salisbury Centre Studio (upstairs) Salisbury Road, Edinburgh Dates as follows (feel free to come to one or more): Past events: (1. Seeing the world artistically: introduction to spiritual science using plant observation and drawing of natural objects 7 Sept 2017. Some photos at https://photos.app.goo.gl/EPbYm4ypcnN2Cg372 Coming up now: 2. Foundations for spiritual development: six basic exercises 19 Oct 2017). 3. Know Thyself: beyond the physical body (Eurythmy with consciousness of the cosmos) 2 Nov 2017 4. Speaking out of the future: creative speech and healing dialogue 7 Dec 2017 5. Towards spiritual freedom: creative exploration of Rudolf Steiner’s Philosophy of Freedom and Calendar of the Soul 18 Jan 2018 £8 / £5 (unwaged) - per workshop For information: edinsteiner@gmail.com Anthroposophy in Edinburgh: http://anthroposophyscotland.org.uk/index.php/assets/Salisbury-Centre-Poster-2017-18.pdf

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