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

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 literary theme, as books can be such a source of inspiration in our lives and contain a wealth of wisdom, whether fiction or non-fiction.

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

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 are on alternate Saturdays will begin at 3pm, running for approximately 40 minutes.

Session Details as follows:

June 15th:  Perception

“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change” - Dr. Wayne. W Dyer, Change your thoughts, change your life : living the wisdom of the Tao

June 29th:  Excitement

“Standing on the shoulders of giants, we peer into the darkness with eyes opened not in fear but in wonder” - Brian Cox, Wonders of the Universe

July 13th: Reality

"Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean it is not real?" – JK Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

July 27th:  Oneness

“Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror. But you are eternity and you are the mirror.” – Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

Aug 10th:  Change

“And what had he wanted? He'd never sat down to think about it. But mostly, he wanted yesterday to be different from today.” – Terry Pratchett, Making Money

Aug 24th:  Play

“For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much — the wheel, New York, wars and so on — whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man — for precisely the same reasons.” – Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Sept 14th:  Choice

“Even if we all want you here, you don't belong until you decide you do.” – Stephenie Meyer, The Host

Sept 28th:  Humanity

“Without stories, we wouldn't be human beings at all” – Philip Pullman, His Dark Materials