Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Mark Baverstock is new Coordinator of the Leicester Great Heart Circle!

Hello folks,

As many of you know, I'm planning to leave Leicester in September and move up North.  Several people have said they'd like the Great Heart Circle in Leicester to continue after I've gone, so I've thought a lot about possibilities.  At the weekend I asked Mark Baverstock if he will take on the role of coordinator/vision holder for the circle, and he's agreed.  So this is  fantastic news!  I don't know how many of you plan to keep coming, but I would ask you all to support Mark for the first few months as he takes over and feels his way into it.

The plan is for Mark to begin coordinating right away, with the July and August circles, and I'll still be there as a participant to give him support.  I don't know yet if I'll be here for the September one.  I'm still planning to hold Metta Circles in my house over the summer :-)

Mark has come along to the group dedicatedly for over two years, and has often guided the relaxation session at the start and offered prayers and blessings at various times.  He has a strong background in Indian/Hindu traditions, is connected to a Sufi lineage, and most importantly has the enthusiasm to hold open the space of practice for us all on a regular basis.

Much love to you all, and see you next month I hope.

Chris Zang Starbuck

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Great Heart Circle, 7th June


 The Great Heart Circle this evening was big and fun in spite of the cold rain pouring down outside!  For the main session of Zen meditation we went down into the lower room and made it cosy and warm with heaters, little lanterns and blankets...  Some of us did a ghost-tour of the old chapel building in the dark, and attempted (unsuccessfully!) to scare Natalie...