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Community Meditation with Susan Lancaster

20 June.5:30 pm-6:30 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until 25 July, 2024

Thursdays | 5:30-6:30 | Pay What You Can | In-Centre

Meditation helps us know who we are, even when we doubt our very nature and gifts. Meditation isn’t a magical answer to all the stuff, but it does give us the space for insight, awareness,  maybe offers up a moment of peace, brings back some balance and lets the jagged edges feel less sharp. That all being said,  it isn’t always pleasant and fluffy, there aren’t always silver linings to the clouds, and it can feel, well, a bit rubbish.  What’s the good of insight if you feel immobile to deal with it.  But, giving yourself space, time and holding onto compassion can allow the trickier emotions to flow. With that, you’re letting all the noise and overwhelm to abate and opening space to presence.

Susan Lancaster

Therapuetic Practitioner

Ground yourself in the comforting surroundings of the Helen Duncan room of the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre.

It is commonly said that meditation helps on a basic, physical level.  In fact, there are screeds of quantitative research to support this.  Things such as improving sleep patterns, boosting our immune functions, lowering anxiety and generally helping people to feel better.  For all the doubting folk, there is scientific research and evidence to support this.  But, my advice is to feel it and *feel* the benefits first hand.  Anything written, even this text, does not come close.

Through meditation we give ourselves time and the space to get to know us without a maelstrom of noise.  And in the knowing, what we find is our strength and vulnerability, centredness, balance and resilience to deal with whatever this life has to offer. 

Led by experienced therapeutic practitioner Susan Lancaster, community meditation can be a helpful way to access the stillness that exists deep within yourself. We are offering a “pay what you can” system for all who attend. These sessions are judgement free zones and all are welcome as long as they respect those around them.

Meet the Host

Susan Lancaster

Susan (she/her) is a long-standing therapeutic practitioner based here in the beautiful building at 25 Palmerston Place. Susan’s current research interests are around how we store emotional pain and trauma in the body and is supported through previous and current postgraduate study. 


20 June
5:30 pm-6:30 pm
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