Guest house thursdays

with Joanna Watters


Thursday, October 7th  2021

19h UK time

An hour in the good company of others to welcome our experience in the present moment, and reconnect with what is most precious : our source nature, our essence.

Joanna will guide a meditation and then offer a simple inquiry into “this being human” to be shared in breakout spaces, with some time to reflect together afterwards.

No particular previous experience necessary. Come with a curious heart and an open mind.

Watch a recorded meditation

The Guest House – by Rumi Translated by Coleman Barks

This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still, treat each guest honorably. He may be clearing you out for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in.

Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.

Joanna Watters

Teacher and Retreat Facilitator

Originally trained as a primary school teacher, my career has meandered through many expressions, mainly working with people, of all ages in various social contexts, including horticulture, counselling, massage and reflexology. Read more…

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