Welcome to Meditating Space

Welcome to Meditating Space – an online space for those who are interested in meditation. We teach an approach called Mindfulness Based Stillness Meditation, an approach developed by Ian Gawler and Paul Bedson from the Yarra Valley Living Centre in Victoria, Australia. We offer online meditation courses for everyone from total beginners to experienced meditators. You’re welcome to have a look through our page and we hope you find something of interest!

MEDITATION CLASS DATES: 2021 At this time there are no set dates for the 8 week online Meditation Course in 2021, however if you’re interested in enrolling in the class in 2021, please send me a message and I’ll add your name to the list and let you know when new dates are announced.

Shannon Harvey’s Year of Living Mindfully

In this great deco by journalist and film maker, Shannon Harvey goes on a year’s journey to find out the physical and mental health benefits of mindfulness. It’s a great story with lots of very interesting information as she interviews some of the biggest names in the game. If you haven’t had a chance yet …

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The Importance of Rest

Leunig has an amazing capacity to capture complex ideas in an easily understood manner. This is one of the Curly-Pyjama Letters that I love the best and have just copied out here. I recommend the rest of the letters to you too! (From Mr. Curly to Vasco Pyjama) Dear Vasco, In response to your question, …

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A Light Touch and a Soft Heart

Meditation is profound but should not be too serious. Be passionate but do not push too hard.  Choose to enjoy each meditation rather than making it a rigid discipline. Choose to see the benefits in each meditation even if it is uncomfortable or you are feeling restless, impatient or bored. ‘Forget yourself!’ Relax the doer …

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The Right Way to Sit!

There are many different approaches to sitting in meditation – and the good news is that there is no right or wrong way with two exceptions. You should be able to sit with an upright spine and you should be comfortable. Some people find full or half lotus the most comfortable sitting position in which …

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New Dates for Meditation Classes Just Announced!

The response to the 8 week online meditation classes has been wonderful – thank you to everyone who has shown interest. The current classes are full and I am now announcing new dates for classes commencing in June. The next evening class will commence on Monday 6 July from 7pm – 8.30pm and will run …

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Some interesting web pages.

If you’re interested in the science behind meditation and the potential positive impacts of meditating, you might be interested in checking out these web pages: Centre for Healthy Minds Mind and Life Institute National Centre for Complementary and Integrative Health And the Dalai Lama has a wonderful web page – www.joinaforce4good.org – that is well worth a …

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In challenging times…

There is no doubt that we are in challenging times, in our society and globally. As we try to achieve balance by staying safe and calm, it’s important that we focus on both our minds and our bodies. Regular exercise is crucial for maintaining a calm nervous system, especially if we can achieve that while …

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