Nottingham: The UK’s first ever community mass meditation – video and pictures

Hundreds gathered in Old Market Square today (May 13) for a mass meditation organised by ThinKNotts. 

ThinKNotts is a holistic event inspired by the 1993 Washington DC experiment that saw thousands of participants use meditation to bring about a more peaceful community.

On Saturday 13th May from 11am, Unplugged Space (US) launched ThinKNotts in Old Market Square.

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The inspiration behind this event was to connect local people with meditation and holistic practitioners and therapists practicing in Nottingham and the county of Nottinghamshire.

SCHEDULE:

MAIN STAGE:
11.00: Live Music – David Keye (Sunpan)
11.45: Talk -Jeannie Thompson, Unplugged Space: Energy Medicine
11.50: Kat Chu, Unplugged Space: Introduction
12.00: Lord Mayor’s Opening Speech
12.05: MASS COMPASSION & PEACE MEDITATION led by Sarah McLean, Hay House Author & Worldwide Meditation Expert
12.25: Activity – Seb Sutherland: Fitness
12.45: Live Music – Sound Bath: Kayu Gangsa (Malaysian Gamelan Orchestra, Nottingham)
13.15: Poem: Nina Dauban, Nottinghamshire Community Foundation: Peace Room
13.16 Live Music – Trekkah: The Enlightening
14.00: Talk – Sarah McLean The Power of Attention: Awaken to Love and its Unlimited Potential with Meditation (led the meditation at 12 midday).
14.30: Live Music – Lia White (The Voice)
15:00: Activity – Kindy Kaur: Energising Shiatsu
15:30: Talk – Jeannie Thompson – Courage To Be You
16:00: Activity – Laughter Yoga: Lisa Brindley (Revitalise Wellbeing) and Sue Cooper
16.20: Community Talk- Jeannie Thompson, Kat Chu, Sunita Passi, Sue Cooper (Unpluggd Space)
16:45: Closing Meditation
17:00: Close of Event

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WORKSHOPS TENT:
11.00 Jackie Wilson (Kids Skills 4 Life) – Empowered: A Connected Families Workshop
11.30 Ayravcin and Karunavaca – The Nottingham Buddhist Centre Workshop
12.00 MASS MEDITATION – GO TO MAIN STAGE
13.15 Anna de la Vega: The Urban Worm Harnessing the Power of the Earthworm in the City (child friendly)
14.00 Alison Knox – Happiness is a Way of Beeing (child friendly)
14.30 Laila-Elizabeth Risdon & Vanya Green – How to be at Peace in all this Craziness
15.00 Samantha Culshaw-Robinson – Relax and Sleep
15.45 Carroll Macey – The Mindful Approach to Working Life
16.00 Mandala Time with Erica Tranfield (child friendly)

MEDITATION TENT:
11.00 Mel Wraight, Stillpoint Mindfulness and Counselling
11.30 Jason Sewell, Tai Chi/Qi Gong & Meditation Instructor, Turtle Lodge Healing: The Breath of Rainbow Light Meditation
12.00 MASS MEDITATION – GO TO MAIN STAGE
13:00 Brenda Dunn – Aurora Orbs Demonstration
13:30 Pam Burrows
14:00 Jayne Pigford
14:30 Meditation Surgery
15:00 Shaun Glossop (Nottingham Mindfulness Group)
15:30 Dr Patrizia Collard (author of Little Book of Mindfulness) ‘The Compassionate Body Scan’
16:00 Dave Slater: Zen Meditation (Being Now)
16:30 Just Jude, Magical Interactive Kora Lullabies for Families

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