We offer opportunities to bring together meditation practice and service work in humanitarian and ecological projects within Europe1. We find that cultivating connection to ourselves supports our ability to do positive actions in the world. And that activities done for the benefit of others and the world, supports us to feel more easefully connected with ourselves.
We currently run retreats supporting refugees in Calais, France and environmental diversity in the Centre for Alternative Technology, Wales, and Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, London.
To see our events and retreats visit: SanghaSeva.org
Meditation in Action is in the process of registering as a charity in the UK.
Meditation or contemplation sound like passive and solitary ways of being, but they come through us in active and engaging ways. They shape who we feel ourselves to be, and they affect how connected we feel we are to the world.
We naturally feel care and concern for others, but we don't always find the opportunity to express our compassion. We wish to make those opportunities accessible, affordable, and nourishing.
Increased self-awareness––how we naturally react and respond––is a liberating skill to gain. Learning more about other's conditions, by meeting them in their lives, supports empathy, perspective, and deeply meaningful connections.
While silent meditation is a training of listening deeply within. That practice of staying steady and sensitive is a transferable, and transformative, skill we can bring into the world.
We feel we can learn more skilful ways to see and relate to the world––inside and out. When our acts come from a wide base of kindness and compassion we create less stress for ourselves, and the world begins to change for the good.
We all have a lot to learn in life. On our retreats we live and practice as a micro community. We find when we come together we can accelerate growth and learning.
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SanghaSeva offer retreats combining positive action with inner exploration in India and Israel-Palestine.
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Exploring the techniques and tools for inner and outer work so that we can unlock our shared potential. Can we begin the transformation of the world right here and now with ourselves, our views, and our actions?
Daily life offers many opportunities to bring sensitivity into the meeting of spirituality and practicality.
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