The Dying of the Light

Our next meeting: Sunday 18th November, 3.00pm at Upper Lodges, Stanmer Park, Brighton

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Following on from our meetings so far this autumn, this time Alex will lead a guided meditation on how we can deal with the ‘dying of the light’. November is a time of remembering and thinking about loss: from Halloween and All Souls Day at the beginning of the month, through Armistice Day/Remembrance Sunday in the middle, to the Remembrance Day for Lost Species at the end. For those of us who care about justice – both environmental and social – these feel like dark and scary days. How, then, might we live well in them? To borrow from Dylan Thomas’s poem, do we rage against the dying of the light, or just go gentle into the dark night? What is the way of God, especially in the light of Jesus’ sayings: “Blessed are those who mourn,” and “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for justice?” Join us for this guided meditation in the autumnal woods – not necessarily for answers but for shared, contemplative exploration of these questions that haunt us.

Come dressed for the weather, with extra warm layers as we’ll be sitting still. Bring a camping chair or a mat to sit on. We’ll meet by the finger-post in the Upper Lodges car park off Ditchling Road, Stanmer Park, ready to walk to the woods at 3.00pm. See ‘How to find us’ for details, including public transport.

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