Winter Solstice Practice Day

Last Saturday – the day of the solstice – a few of us gathered at the Centre in Inverness for a day of meditation, reflection and togetherness. Led by Satyapada, and embraced by the mandala of the five archetypal buddhas, we thought ┬ádeeply about the year that has passed and the year to come. A peaceful, hopeful day!

One of the activities was to think about something positive about ourselves, something we perhaps started during 2013 and intend to continue in 2014. This we wrote in gold and silver pens on fragments of slate, which we then put in a little boat Satyapada made for the occasion. Then we carried our boat with its ballast of hope down to the River Ness and launched it into the fast flowing water and the future!