john siddique meditation

Mindfulness of Breathing Meditation

John guides one of the fundamental meditation practices, the 'mindfulness of breathing.' 

Suitable for beginners or the most experienced practitioner, this practice is largely silent with only the lightest amount of guidance so that you may discover your own awareness for yourself.

Recorded live during the first session of our course on Thich Naht Hahn's 'The Miracle of Mindfulness.' You can access the course discussion and content here.

The Connected Heart - Free Meditation


'To feel the intimacy of brothers is a marvellous thing in life. To feel the love of people whom we love is a fire that feeds our life. But to feel the affection that comes from those whom we do not know, from those unknown to us, who are watching over our sleep and solitude, over our dangers and our weaknesses — that is something still greater and more beautiful because it widens out the boundaries of our being, and unites all living things.' - Pablo Neruda


Free Meditation For Peace, Truth, &  Connection guided by sacred teacher and writer John Siddique

EVERYONE WELCOME - 13th July, 6-7pm. Hebden Bridge Town Hall.

This event will also be live-streamed on the Authentic Living Facebook page for those around the world who wish to join us.

The 13th of July looks set to be a day of strong emotions, political debate, reaction, ideals, ideas, as well as apathy, denial, opinion, sensationalism and just more of the same old stuff that separates us from each other. Like every other day, it is also a chance and a choice to be a day of awareness, compassion, love, and change for the better. Genuine change can only come about when we meet what is with real presence and awareness. 

Reactivity, while it might feel powerful and entitled, leads us away from the ability to see and respond from consciousness and heart, and so if we desire lasting peace and progress we must learn to be in the here and the now with clear sight and wholeness - then we become powerful in the truest sense.

We are giving and sharing this guided meditation event for all who wish to sit in the spirit of truth, peace and openness. All people are welcome. When we gather together in the spirit of truth like this (the old word for it is sangha) we are at our most whole, supported and alive, and we genuinely help by bringing healing, wholeness, transformation and compassion to ourselves and the world.