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Showing posts with label spirituality. Show all posts
Showing posts with label spirituality. Show all posts


The Christ Consciousness Community - A congregation for those interested in looking at Christianity from a mystical perspective.

A form of Christian worship that expresses the wisdom of Jesus in a way that is more appropriate to contemporary Spirituality, including readings from different texts, drumming, and outside speakers.  Closely linked to this is a strong desire for a sense of belonging and community; where a group share and journey together and are not simply ‘consumers’ of whatever religious services are on offer.  The Community is founded on the basis that, both individually and corporately, we become more whole though our openness to each other. 

The community meets every Sunday evening at 6.30 at St Luke's Church. 61 Aylsham Road, Norwich NR3 2HF.

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Discovering Vision course

Discovering Vision - A Christianity-inspired course about social change and action

Six Wednesdays in Lent 
discovering a vision for action 
7.00pm - 8.30pm at St Lukes, Aylsham Road

Session 1 Feb 20th ‘Looking Around
Celebrating who we are. Recognising what’s good about life in our area and how we are blessed

Session 2 Feb 27th ‘Mapping our World’
Understanding where God has placed us. Creating a picture of our community and communities

Session 3 March 6th  ‘Filling in the gaps’.
What are the needs specifically in the life of our local community where we might want to respond?

Session 4 March 13th ‘Dreaming dreams’
..of what we might do and what our local community could be

Session 5 March 20th ‘Breaking Ground’ 
Reflecting on how Jesus might want us to respond – planning for action

Session 6 March 27th  ‘Showtime!’
A time of spiritual reflections and ‘bringing it together’.

We are planning on running 6 evenings in Lent for everyone associated with St Luke’s Church  to enable those who wish to be involved to look at how to discover a personal and corporate vision for action.  This includes people who come to both the Sunday morning service and the Christ Consciousness Community, as well as anyone else who would like to join in.

The Course
The events will be led by Julian Bryant
We will also be sharing experiences, and building a sense of ‘togetherness’ as we look out at the community that surrounds us. Thinking and praying about how we might bring positive change to our environment. 

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Bahá’í Information Day

Come to the Forum to find out more about the Bahá’í faith.
Sunday 25th January

...all humanity is one family

The Bahá’í teachings emphasize that all of us, as creations of one God, are part of one human family.

Bahá’u’lláh, founder of the Bahá’í Faith said, “The tabernacle of unity hath been raised; regard ye not one another as strangers. Ye are the fruits of one tree, and the leaves of one branch.”

People of nearly every background, in every nation, have become Bahá’ís.

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Young Buddhists Big Monthly Meeting

Young Buddhists Big Monthly Meeting
Sunday 7th December    4.30pm - 6.30pm                 
Norwich Buddhist Centre

An introductory group for anyone who hasn't done a course at the centre or for anyone who needs a refresher. If you've been coming for less than 6 months, this is the best group to go to.

Just come along and take part in as much or as little as you feel like.

Then we'll all come together and go down the Playhouse for a social.

All welcome, bring your friends.

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Advent Quiet Day

Walk In the Light: An Advent Quiet Day at St Julian's. 29 November 2014. 10am - 3.30pm
More info to follow


St Julian Conference 2014

St Julian Conference 2014
St. Luke's Church, Norwich
November 8, 2014

A Day Conference on Living Change Wisely from Christian and Buddhist perspectives, featuring Julian of Norwich and teachings from the Soto Zen tradition.

This conference aims to create a reflective space in which participants might consider their experience and methods of dealing with change and loss.

Religious and spiritual teachings may help us understand how to cope with change and loss, but, paradoxically, under the emotional pressure that change and loss bring, we can forget all we have learnt. We respond reactively and increase our suffering and that of those around us.  Dealing wisely with change and loss at times of crisis poses an extreme challenge for our personal development and our integration of spiritual and religious wisdom.

Robert Fruehwirth, Priest Director of the Julian Centre, will reflect on how Julian of Norwich’s Revelations of Divine Love catalysed a period of massive change in his life, and provided support in coping with the inevitable stress and loss of a major transition.  Judy Moore, outgoing Director of Counselling at the University of East Anglia, will reflect on how  teachings from the Soto Zen Buddhist tradition have helped her in dealing with recent transitions and challenges in her own life.

The format of the day will involve silent contemplative time, input from Robert and Judy, time for discussion in small groups and reflecting in plenary. 

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Sangha Day Celebrations

Sangha Day Celebrations
Norwich Buddhist Centre

On this day we celebrate the red jewel of the Sangha. It's a chance to experience our deep heart connections with each other, through shared practice, as well as spend time together throughout the day. You can read more about Sangha Day here.

This day will include mediation, a Sangha Day talk 'The Oasis in the Desert' by Alokadhara, a 'conversation cafe' and finishes with a Sangha Day puja.

Sun 9 Nov
10am - 4pm
donations welcome

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Norwich Young Buddhists

Aged between 16 and 35?
Norwich Young Buddhists

Aged 16 - 35 and interested in Buddhism? Come along to one of our monthly events to meet others and talk about meditation and Buddhist principles and practices.
We meet on the first Sunday of every month 4.30-6.30pm at the Norwich Buddhist Centre.

We often meditate together and discuss aspects of Buddhism and Meditation. Come along even if you haven’t been before and don't know how to meditate.

We also have various social gatherings - meals, drinks, music - during the month

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Norwich Young Buddhists

Monthly Meditation for Peace

Monthly Meditation for Peace
with Denise Treissman
5pm-6pm St Luke’s Church
61 Aylsham Rd, Norwich, Norfolk NR3 2HF
August 10th, September 14th, October 12th, November 9th, December 14th

Come along and be with us on those dates

Denise has been teaching meditation for ten years in retreat centres around the country. She is the Literary Executor of Fr Robert Llewellyn and she aims to continue and promote his work.

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Mindfulness & Meditation Workshop

Mindfulness & Meditation Workshops

Morning mindfulness workshop
Sunday - 27th July 
10.30 - 12.30

We aim to explore the true meaning of the word mindfulness, and how this applies to everyday living. 
We will also lead a couple of meditations.  
There will be time for herbal tea and a chat too. Whether you have been meditating sometime, or completely new and just curious, you are welcome. We are hoping everyone will be able to take something from these workshops.

Studio 12
Capitol House
4-6 Heigham Street


Festival of Spirit

Free "Festival of Spirit" day with Krishna Wisdom
"An inspirational evening of music, mantra chants, yoga philosophy, drama and a free vegetarian meal"

Wed 23 July 2014
6:30 pm - 8.30 pm
Octagon Unitarian Chapel

Festival of Spirit is a travelling road show that brings the flavours, sounds and colourful sights of Krishna to your town. In just three hours you’ll be treated to the meditative energy and healing sounds of kirtan; watch a play; listen to a short introductory talk; experience an Indian dance performance; and finally, get to taste a plate of our vegetarian delights. Whatever your spiritual interest, you won’t be disappointed.  The whole evening is an introduction to Bhakti Yoga, the ancient art of connecting with the divine source within

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Free drop in 'healing'

Norwich Healing Centre is a “drop-in” centre – no appointment required – based at The Friends’ Meeting House in Upper Goat Lane, Norwich NR2 1EW.  Available the first Saturday of each month from 1.30 to 3.30 pm.

The healers are volunteers and are all trained, registered and insured members of The Healing Trust, and are bound by its Code of Conduct.  The Healing Trust is recognised by The General Medical Council.  They are quite clear on their website about the use of their healing services.

It is free, but a small donation is appreciated towards the cost of room hire

Healing Hands

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Norwich Peace Camp

Norwich Peace Camp & Peace Cycle embrace an apolitical and united commitment of local peace, community, faith, charity, environmental, human rights and other groups and organisations - many with national and international connections - to peace, justice and better understanding.
Something for all ages. All welcome to come along, have dialogue, participate and contribute to discussions.

Peace Balloons all day, Peace poetry, gardens in a tray for children, refreshments, anti-war and peace art.

Saturday 7 June 2014

Inside and Outdoors 9am-4pm
Official opening 11am, Peace Cycle departs midday, charity auction 2pm

More info about Norwich Peace Camp Forum

Peace Camp

Free Yoga Class

Pre-booking required - Please book with Anya your attendance on the free class on e-mail : kontestacja@yahoo.com

Free Yoga Class on Monday 5th May at 6pm-7pm at Inner Space Maude Gray Court, St Benedict's Street, Norwich, NR2 4PA

Someone will be taking photographs which is why it is free.

If you don`t mind being photographed - come along and enjoy this free yoga class !

Take the opportunity for free yoga class and join us on Monday 5th May at Inner Space Maude Gray Court, St B
enedict's Street, Norwich, NR2 4PA .
Class start at 6pm and will last to 7pm

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"Still in the city" silent meeting

Still in the City - A non-religious half an hour every Tuesday evening 17.20-18.00 followed by tea

Norwich Quaker Meeting House, Upper Goat Lane, NR2 1EW
Phone: 01603 624 854
email: office@norwichquakers.org.

The Norwich Quaker meeting house

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Promoting free religious events on the blog - my thoughts.

When I first set up this blog, I was reluctant to post free events arranged by religious groups.  I didn't want to be seen to be promoting any religious agenda through the blog.

I have decided that I will post free events arranged by churches, synagogues, mosques etc, as long as these are not associated with any sort of worship, and are freely open to people of any religious (or none).

If anyone has any comments or concerns about this please get in touch.  I'd be particularly keen to hear from any non-Christian religious groups who are arranging free non-worship events open to people of any religion (or none)

Needlework and Natter

"Needlework and Natter" at the Narthex, Norwich Catholic Cathedral (St John the Baptist)
Tuesdays, 14:00 to 16:00


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Organ Recitals at Norwich Cathedral

Free Organ Recitals at Norwich Cathedral 2014

Monday 21 April, 11.00am - 12.00pm - David Dunnett, Organist, Norwich Cathedral

Monday 05 May, 11.00am - 12.00pm - Johan Hammarström, Sweden

Monday 26 May, 11.00am - 12.00pm - James Davy, Master of the Choristers, Chelmsford Cathedral

Thursday 12 June, 1.10pm - 1.50pm - Oliver Morris, Crompton Organ Scholar, The Royal Hospital School

More info on Norwich Cathedral Website

Norwich Cathedral is open 7.30am - 6.00pm and is well worth a look around
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Julian of Norwich week

2 - 10 May 2014
Events and workshops over the city

Of interest to theologans, linguists and feminists, Julian of Norwich (1342- ca. 1416) is reported to have been the first woman to write a book to survive in English, Revelations of Divine Love. 

St Julian’s Church and the Julian Centre will be open all week,and the Church will be hosting an installation of Jules Allen’s book art responding to the Cloud of Unknowing.  There will also be a display of her work in response to Julian’s writings at the Forum.  

You can also turn up at St Julian’s Church at 2 on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday for a tour of Church and Julian Shrine with Denise Treissman without booking a place in advance.

You can also turn up if you’re free on Sunday for either of the events on that day: Sr Pamela is leading a tour of King Street in the steps of Mother Julian at 12.45 pm, and Denise Treissman invites you to a Julian meditation at 2.30 pm.

This is the talk by Lord Rowan Williams, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, about Julian which he will be giving in Norwich Cathedral between 10.30 and 11.30 on Saturday 10 May.

You can still turn up at any of the talks or other evening events without a ticket, though we can’t guarantee there will be space for you.  Please book yourself a place if you want to go to any of the workshops, because spaces are particularly limited.

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All Saints' Centre

I'm not normally one for posting about religious venues but I've heard good things about this.

All Saint's Centre Norwich
Opposite John Lewis

It describes itself as a "centre of Christian hospitality"
It's a nice drop in centre - It's a cafe but you there's no obligation to buy anything - 
"A warm place to sit - stay as long as you like"
A quiet lounge
Free Christian book lending library

"We welcome anyone to our Centre whether in need of information, a rest, a chat, somewhere to meet friends, to leave luggage"

Open Monday to Saturday 10.00 am to 4.30 pm