Mid-Winter Wellness - Meditation in the Library

This winter take some time for yourself and join Clare from Queenstown Meditation at Frankton Library for a series of FREE meditations for all levels and abilities - everyone is welcome!

The benefits of meditation are becoming widely known, both physical and psychological, from reduced blood pressure and cortisol production to an increase in neuroplasticity and a boosted immune system - the perfect activity to calm and restore over winter. Each session will have a poetry theme, as poetry can be such a source of inspiration in our lives, whether comedic, dramatic or thought-provoking.

So come along, embark on a guided journey, and walk away refreshed, renewed and inspired.

This is a FREE community event hosted by Frankton Library and will be held in the Young Adults area.

There will be couches and bean bags available for your comfort but please feel free to bring your own blankets and rugs to reach maximum comfort levels!

These sessions will begin at 3pm and go for approximately 40 minutes. We are also delighted to make these sessions available as sound recordings for those unable to attend and these will be updated each week.

Sat 18th July - Theme: Making Time (Poem: Leisure, by William Henry Davies) - Making Time Sound Cloud Recording
Sat 25th July - Theme: Breaking Free (Poem: This be the Verse, by Philip Larkin) - Breaking Free Sound Cloud Recording
Sat 1st August - Theme: Non-Attachment (Poem: If, by Rudyard Kipling) - Non-Attachment Sound Cloud Recording
Sat 8th August- Theme: Awareness (Poem: Not Waving but Drowning, by Stevie Smith)
Sat 15th August - Theme: Alignment (Poem: Bloody Men, by Wendy Cope)
Sat 22nd August - Theme: Now (Poem: The Way through the Woods, by Rudyard Kipling)

Looking for some further reading?

Check out the recommended reading list below of Poems suggested by Clare:

Classic poetry: an illustrated collection, by Michael Rosen
Classic rhyme and verse, by Eric Kincaid
I’m glad the sky is painted blue: poems for the very young, by Rosalyn Barnett
Animal friends: a collection of poems for children, by Michael Hague
DIY graffiti, by James Norcliffe
The world’s steepest street, by Tessa Duder
New Zealand bedtime treasury: favourite stories and poems to tuck you in and say goodnight
Milk and honey, by Rupi Kaur