A silent circle
A way of meeting others in a group setting in silence. The experience
of being together in silence leaves space for diversity and freedom
on many levels. Whatever one's worldview, political preferences
or current situation, silence and presence provide the common ground.
A group of people sitting in a circle, in or outdoors for 30 min.
One is free to think, meditate, contemplate, pray or simply be.
The purpose of these silent encounters from arrival to leaving is to support
each other in our joys and struggles, just by being there with each other.
When one arrives with all their daily worries and content, there is time to wind down, come closer to inner silence as well as outer. Then refreshed and in a deeper sense supported by others one leaves the circle and notices a different state of being.
As such forms of silent encounter have dissapeared out of the lives of many, some awkwardness may be felt at first. You will be surprised that once these feelings subside, how comforting and easy it is to be together without speaking.
Currently organised once a month in L'Herberie de Queaux, free and open to all. It is recommended to bring your chair with you.
How does it work:
You arrive prior to the beginning time in silence and put your chair in the circle already present.
A sign is given when the 30 minutes start and when they have ended.
During the 30 minutes you try to move as little as possible so you don't distract others.
When you leave remain silent while doing so. That way the after effect of the experience can be observed within.
Next time: Saturday 24 June at 18h at L'Herberie de Queaux.