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Leeds Sanctuary, Sanctuary

Sanctuary

This week, David discusses "Sanctuary"... Sanctuary offers us both our name and one of our values at Leeds Sanctuary. Like so many words it can mean different things to different people. What then does Sanctuary mean to us as the Methodist Church in Leeds City Centre? The Rock Chapel at St Bueno's Church, North Wales… Continue reading Sanctuary

Flourishing, Meditation, Reflection

Always Angry?

This meditation was written and recorded for us by our friend Tim from The Blackbird Project, who runs our Monday Mindfulness sessions. The meditation is an opportunity for you to examine emotions that may feel like they are always with you, with a short focus at the start on anger as an example. It is… Continue reading Always Angry?

Justice, Leeds Sanctuary

Justice

This week, Anna discusses "Justice", one of our core values at Leeds Sanctuary. The concept of "justice" has always been important to me. It has shaped my understanding of the world around me, informed the decisions I have made and helped me retain hope at times that have otherwise felt hopeless. I can remember as… Continue reading Justice

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In Conclusion

“Remember that all things which happenTo you are raw materialsEndlessly fertileEndlessly yielding of thought that could changeYour life and go on doing so forever.” - Ben Okri The Anastasis Icon Is-o- lat-ed by Andreas Anastasis Take a look at the first image: it may be familiar to you as I have used it twice already.… Continue reading In Conclusion

Encounter, Leeds Sanctuary

Encounter

This week, Emily discusses "Encounter", one of our core values at Leeds Sanctuary. All of us, every day, have encounters. We encounter others in our homes, in our apartment buildings, down our streets, at school, on public transport, in the shops; the list goes on and the possibilities are endless. But encounter isn’t always easy.… Continue reading Encounter

Meditation, Wellbeing

Stillness

This meditation was kindly provided for us by Tim at Blackbird Mindfulness, who runs our weekly Monday Mindfulness sessions. This meditation was written and recorded to give you the opportunity to discover Stillness. Stillness can be found all the time, and this practice encourages you to still your mind and your heart, finding a comfortable… Continue reading Stillness

Meditation, Wellbeing

Labelling

This meditation was kindly provided for us by Tim at Blackbird Mindfulness, who runs our Monday Mindfulness sessions. Sometimes our minds can be very busy; our thoughts darting and pulling our attention in different directions. This recording is an introduction to the practice of labelling your thoughts, empowering you to defuse them and take control.… Continue reading Labelling

Meditation, Reflection, Wellbeing

Home

This month we have been thinking a lot about "home"... What is your relationship with home? Many of us find ourselves starting to spend more time at home and indoors at this time of year; there’s less daylight, and the weather is becoming increasingly cold and more unpredictable. This can present genuine challenges to our… Continue reading Home