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Earth Festival: Winter Solstice | Meditation & Celebration

21/12/2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

£2.25 – £5.00
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This is the space between the ending and the beginning. A still point which contains not the absence of life but the presence of life. In the dreaming, life considers the regeneration and conception of itself.

FREE ADMISSION to the gardens between 10 am & 12 pm

Standard admission from 12 pm (see ticket prices above) | Companions FREE

Refreshments on sale 10 am to 3:30 pm

We gather at the well head at 12 noon for meditation until 12:30.
The focus for our Winter Solstice Midday Meditation will be the Silent Minute, an observance initiated by the Chalice Well Trust Founder, Wellesley Tudor Pole during World War 2.  We will be sharing the story and the meaning of the Silent Minute as a focus for our Silent Meditation at the Well Head together. The idea of the Silent Minute has inspired the World Goodwill organisation in Sydney, to invite people around the world to observe a Silent Minute at 9pm GMT on 21st December wherever they are.  
To learn about ‘The Origin of the Silent Minute’, visit the Chalice Well Trust Archive
For information visit the Sydney Goodwill Silent Minute Initiative 
At 12.30 we invite you to join us around the fire on the lower lawn for an informal Conversation Café. We hope this is an opportunity for people to meet, share ideas, thoughts and beliefs and increase connection through understanding.
FREE admission 10 am-midday. Normal admission applies from midday. As usual, you can use your ticket to come and go throughout the day. Follow the ticket link for more details.
Refreshments on sale between 10 am and 3:30 pm
Winter Solstice Festivities | 2 pm
You’re also welcome to join us at 2 pm for our Winter Solstice festivities when we gather together around the Winter Solstice fire for meditation and song.

We invite all people of goodwill, whatever their spiritual path, religious belief, age or gender, to honour and celebrate nature and our part in the continuing evolution of this beautiful and unique planet, in peace, unity and co-creation with all life on Earth.
Our aim is to be a place to heal mind and body through the agency of the Spirit with the co-operation of Nature. A place to nurture a growing sense of Unity, in every phase of life. To create conditions where Love can manifest in act and word.


12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
£2.25 – £5.00
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