Events CALENDAr

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Each week John guides several short, live, classes with questions and answer sessions on the wonderful Meditation Live app. These classes are now being live-streamed so that anyone can join in.


17 Sep ‘Mindfulness At Work’
Live Online Panel Discussion for Meditation.Live
Time: 8:00 est - 13:00 bst - 17:30 IST - 22:00 aest

In this engaging informal discussion John will answer questions on ‘Mindfulness & Mediation at Work.’
Gain new perspectives and insights while learning how to incorporate mindfulness, meditation and presence into your working life.
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18 Sep ‘A Kind Heart’
Live Online Panel Discussion for Meditation.Live
Time: 10:00 est - 15:00 bst - 19:30 IST

In this engaging informal discussion John will answer questions on the heartful practice of meeting compassion within yourself and its benefits. Gain new perspectives and insights while learning how to cultivate feelings of compassion by holding feelings of kindness in our heart
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19 SEP ‘Meditation to Relieve Stress & Anxiety’
LIVE ONLINE CLASS FOR MEDITATION.LIVE
TIME: TIME: 8:00 EST - 13:00 BST - 17:30 IST - 22:00 AEST

This session will be 10-min guided practice with Q&A to help relieve stress and anxiety, and to gently help you arrive into your natural state of living awareness and being.
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‘The Journey through Poetry to The Sacred’
A short talk & poetry reading

13 Sept 6pm - Slate Weekender at The ‘Sidney & Matilda’ Gallery, Sheffield

John will be talking about his journey through poetry to his life as a sacred teacher and how spiritual practice can benefit us all, he will also be sharing a few poems.


28 Sept - Literature Must Fall
Impact Hub, Birmingham

Talk and meditation:
Getting to the Root; the Sacred as a Radical Act

Getting to the Root is a meditation on answering difficult questions from the heart rather than the mind, led by poet, essayist and spiritual teacher John Siddique.

The event will start with a ‘de-phoning’ ceremony and a heart-based meditation practice, in order for us to connect to ourselves, our feelings, our mind-bodies. From this place, John will share his thoughts about what spirituality means for people of colour, and the ways in which western spirituality, often predicated on ‘spiritual bypassing’, the plastering over of actual issues with empty rhetoric, can do great harm to POC’s. He will explore the roles that POC play in the worlds of writing and publishing, constantly becoming the othered subjects of media representations, and ways to undo this. And he will speak of how any practice that only comes from the mind and is not rooted in heart and spirit cannot truly produce transformative change, since this is the place the problem arose from in the first place. In contrast to this mind-space, the audience will step into their emotions, and experience what it feels like to be grounded in this open and stronger place within themselves; seeing the gifts that can arise from this space, and the truly radical capacity for change that the sacred contains. John will also speak about his own journey and about the connection between spirituality and the written word, and will share some of his poetry with the audience.