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Calais collection at Saturday Wake Up this week (12th September)

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In response to the news of the refugee struggle we would like to invite you to bring
1 or 2 items to Sangha next week that we will then transport to a pickup point on Sunday.
Please see this notice for what is asked for.
Due to carriage (Joe on his bike!) we are limiting this collection –
here are the London drop off points in this Guardian article.
When you arrive on Saturday please add your items to the centrepiece.
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Peace Sit at the DSEI Arms Fair, London Saturday September 12th 11.30am

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Meditation flash mob for peace at the DSEI arms fair, ExCel Centre as part of the Stop the Arms Fair week of action.

Saturday 12th September 11:30am.
All welcome.

The DSEI arms fair in London is connected to torture, war and repression around the world. It is one of the world’s biggest arms fair, where governments including repressive regimes with poor human rights records come to buy weapons.

At 11.30am, we will sit together as a community in meditation connecting with our peace, stability and compassion. We seek to make the link between peace in ourselves and peace in the world, highlighting the damage caused by the arms trade, while recognising the humanity of those involved.

LOCATION: The centre of the Sandstone Lane / Royal Albert way roundabout. Two minutes from Prince Regents DLR station and the nearest public land to the ExCel centre where the arms fair will be held.

Optional pre-meet in Cundy Park (next to Prince Regent DLR) from 10.45am. Come and make a placard. We will walk down to the roundabout together at 11.15am. (You may also like to consider bringing something to sit on.)

We will finish just after mid-day as the day of action begins (including art, music, poems, performances, people stories and tasty food!).

This flash mob is organised by Wake Up London, a meditation group practising in the style of Zen Buddhist and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh. It is part of the Stop the Arms Fair week of action to challenge the arms fair before it begins on the 15th Sept. People of all backgrounds, ages, practices, faiths or of none welcome.

http://www.stopthearmsfair.org.uk/events/stop-the-arms-fair-big-day-of-action/

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Peace Walk St James Park this Friday 4th – 7pm

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Join us for half an hour of led walking meditation in St James’s Park on Friday 10th July.

We will meet from 7pm outside the Park Cafe.
From there after a short introduction we’ll walk peacefully and quietly together around the park returning to the cafe for 8.

Read more on waling meditation here:
http://plumvillage.org/mindfulness-practice/walking-meditation/

for more events see
http://wakeuplondon.org/summer-of-love-2015/

https://www.facebook.com/events/138178689856306/

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Peace Walk – Oxford Street/Summer of Love 2015 – Friday 21st August 7pm

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Join us as we bring our next Summer of Love event to Oxford Street on Friday 21st August.

We will meet at 7pm in Cavendish Square Gardens.
From there after a short introduction we’ll walk peacefully and quietly together down Oxford Street toward Soho Gardens – the walk will take around 30-40 minutes.

All very welcome

Walking in peace and walking for peace.

Read more on waling meditation here:
http://plumvillage.org/mindfulness-practice/walking-meditation/

for more events see
http://wakeuplondon.org/summer-of-love-2015/

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Meditation Flashmob – Peace Garden – IMP War Museum – Friday 7th August 7pm

Wake Up Peace Garden

Join us to sit at The Peace Gardens in the grounds of the Imperial War Museum on Friday August 7th for our next meditation flashmob.

We will be in or around the gardens (depending on numbers) from 7 and will sit in mindful silence from around 7.15 to 7.45

All welcome.

“Can we go in the direction of compassion?

If we can we know peace is possible, for ourselves and
our society.

The way we live our lives is our message”

Thich Nhat Hanh

http://plumvillage.org/mindfulness-practice/sitting-meditation/

http://wakeuplondon.org/summer-of-love-2015/

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Meditation Flashmob Friday 24th July – Potters Fields – City Hall/Summer of Love 2015

Come join us to sit in peace at Potters Fields – City Hall, our next Summer of Love event

We’ll meet at 7 and sit in mindful silence for half an  hour.

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https://www.facebook.com/events/1455101084791650/
http://plumvillage.org/mindfulness-practice/sitting-meditation/

To Meditate

To meditate does not mean to struggle with a problem
To meditate means to observe

We pay attention to our breath, as we breathe in,body, breath, and mind—come together.

We know peace is possible
This is working for peace


Mindful content from our community

Wake Up London is a community of individuals practicing together to promote peace and reconciliation within ourselves and for our planet. We’d love to highlight what’s happening within our community, and how the practice is positively impacting our society.

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