It has been a while since we had big gathering of our Sangha and next month we are all excited about getting together for a weekend to meditate and celebrate life together. Our 2018 Mettathon will be held at Sandon Hall and is happening over the weekend of 12th and 13th of May. I am really looking forward to having the chance to catch up with many you. It seems the only chance I get to see most of you these days is on retreat! So it will be great to get together in a more social and informal environment. That is not to say we are not going to do something very positive. Of course we are! The power of group meditation is extraordinary and in particular the power of group Loving Kindness. This is an amazing opportunity to both offer up your own most positive energy and to soak up and be nourished by that of others. Many people say they have felt powerful healing effects simply from being present while large numbers of people are meditating. Many of you now are experienced and accomplished practitioners. As we get together to practice Loving Kindness for 24 hours non stop I am sure the effects and benefits will be tremendous. I will be making a healing water using my alchemical gold medicine during the weekend which will be available to everyone to support their practice and healing process during the day and night.
We are inviting as many of you as wish to try to make the final part of the journey to the venue on foot and we will be sending out joining instructions in the next few days to all of you who are registered to attend. But please don’t feel obliged to walk to the venue…of course you are welcome to drive. But do let us know as soon as possible if you wish to come and if you are bringing friends. So we can plan the catering. There will be a free feast afterwards…and a small party.
Below is a guided loving kindness meditation for you to follow. We will be practicing loving kindness for at least half of every session. The rest of the time you can do your own meditation.
Trains from London are only 90 minutes. Please do not be put off by the journey. We don’t get many opportunities to gather like this and do something so wholly positive. So please do join us for the weekend if you are free.
With much love
Please email us if you wish to register. If you do wish to come below is a guided meditation for you to follow.
During the day we will be in three groups. We will sit for 45 minutes and rest for 90mins. So there is loads of time to catch up and socialise. During the night we will sit for one hour and rest for two hours. The night time session will be in silence from 7pm till 7 am. It will also be an excellent opportunity for all you avid dreamers and lucid dreamers to practice group dream work.
Burgs will set up a group intention at the beginning of the event and we will carry it with us until the end at lunchtime on Sunday. We will end with a sharing of merit and thanks giving ceremony on Sunday midday.
There will be a male and female dormitory to rest in whenever you need and a place to pitch tents if you wish to camp.
Please feel free to bring all your meditation buddies. There will be a small party on Sunday afternoon and we will wrap up around 5 pm.
When: 12th – 13th May 2018
Where: Sandon Hall, Staffordshire
Arrival Time: 12th May 11am
Meditation start time – 12pm 12th May 2018
Meditation finish time – 12pm 13th May
Closing Lunch Time: 13th May 1pm
We will be raisin money for Orphanages in Burma, some of which we supported in 2011.
We have setup a YouCaring page to collect these funds. Please feel free to share this page with your friends and any others that might be interested.
Travelling to Sandon Hall is very easy.
London to Stafford Train is about 1hr 20mins (fast train).
Driving from London takes about 3hrs.