Where the heart is: a visual meditation

“Heart is where home is” Nancy Horseman When you look at the first image what do you see? What does it make you think about? This picture shows a piece called ‘Stay’ which I made several years ago about the refugee situation. The little houses each have one of the (often random) categories that allow […]

No going back: a visual meditation

I wonder what you see when you look at the first image: butterfly ghosts perhaps, disappearing into the night. This picture was made by two adults with a disability whom I work with (‘artmakers’); Nat painted the background and Lucy printed the butterflies. The second image is by Amy, also an artmaker. This last two […]

Seesion 1 of ‘mindfulness in difficult times: body scan

This is the first in our six part course introducing you to different mindfulness techniques, session one introduces the body scan technique. This course is the perfect way to introduce yourself to mindfulness for the first time. Each session will have a video where Cathy teaches us about the technique and then two meditations that […]

Mindfulness for difficult times: an introduction

Mindfulness for difficult times is a course introducing you to the different techniques of mindfulness. We are thrilled to be working with mindfulness teacher and massage therapist Cathy Ward on this course. She shares her wisdom and her own experiences. There will be six sessions and each of them will have a youtube video of […]

I can’t breathe: a visual meditation on privilege

The first image is called the mandylion. The story of the mandylion is that the image of Christ was transferred onto a towel, which he had used to wash and dry his face, and became the source of healing for the king of Edessa, who had asked Jesus to visit and cure him of leprosy. […]

Consider the birds: a visual meditation

Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them  (Matthew 6v26) This picture is one of several designs I made based on the flight of the swallow. These were made into stencils, which different community groups across Bradford used to print […]

Meditation for Activists

A guided meditation for activists, helping them find moments of peace and quiet. Times of rest and reflection keep you energised and make sure you don’t burn out. There is a stilling exercise, a couple of readings and lots of time for quieting your mind. https://soundcloud.com/leedsmethodistmission/meditation-for-activists Photo by Max van den Oetelaar on Unsplash Music […]

Even the sparrow: a visual meditation

Now is the time of year for nesting. And this year the birds are really noticeable. They have lost a lot of their fear and are coming closer. Yesterday I watched a magpie collecting nesting material from our back hedge, something I have never seen before, and on my solitary walk this morning I found small feathers, witness to nesting activities such as the defense of ones territory.