Programme of Talks and Events at the Hamblin Centre

For further workshops and events independently run at the Hamblin Centre, please look under Activities>Practitioners or Activities>Groups

Our programme of talks, workshops and meditations are concerned with, as HT Hamblin put it, "the development and unfoldment of the heavenly consciousness". Come and join us on your journey.

  • Booking in advance is appreciated but not essential
  • Do telephone us for further information in relation to any particular talk or workshop.
  • How do I get there? From Chichester: proceed along the A259 through Fishbourne into Bosham. At the Swan roundabout, continue straight on towards Nutbourne, Emsworth. Turn right 250 yards after the roundabout into the access road. Turn left as you enter and Bosham House is directly ahead.
  • From Havant/Emsworth: proceed along the A259 past Chidham. Take the next left after Newell's Lane, signposted Hamblin Hall. There is an upper and lower car park. For most activities, please enter via the side entrance, marked Hamblin Hall.

Donations to the Hamblin Trust (Registered Charity no. 1133567) will help to continue the work of the Trust.

Currently some events are listed under the menu items
What's On > Groups and What's On > Regular Events.

To view any given month's events, simply click on its name below.

 2017    

Wednesday
3rd

2:00pm -
3:30pm
(Hall)

Monthly Mindfulness Practice Sessions – with Barbara Boxhall.

If you enjoy practising Mindfulness on a regular basis, it can be helpful to join others for support in your own practice. 
Led by Barbara, there will be Mindful meditation, a poem or a reading and a chance for some discussion within the group. 
We can bring our insights, our difficulties with the practise, and our mutual intention both to support ourselves, and the group, through Mindfulness.
The meditations could include a Body Scan, sitting meditation, mindful movement and walking. Please come in comfortable clothes. 

Cost: £8

Saturday
6th

10:30am -
12:30pm
(Hall)

New Vision Light Workers

A group that meets regularly each month to provide a mutually nourishing and supportive environment for spiritual practice and development.These 2-hour sessions include an opening attunement, discussion on a range of topics and a closing meditation. There is a lot of laughter as we try not to take ourselves too seriously! Our primary purpose is to channel Light to the world and to those people and situations needing spiritual support. There is no one school of thought predominant, as we all share our own experience and insight, so all are welcome to explore and share with us.

A voluntary donation of £5 to support the Hamblin Trust is invited.

Saturday
6th

3:00pm - 4:30pm
(Hall)

Celtic Harp with Harriet Earis
MUSICAL EVENT

Come and be inspired by an afternoon of
superlative Celtic Harp with Harriet Earis:        

lively, uplifting music from Wales, Ireland and Scotland.

We are very pleased to welcome Harriet back to the Hamblin Centre. 

This will be an afternoon with a difference.

Harpist Harriet Earis has a degree in Celtic Studies from Trinity College,
Cambridge and draws upon a joyful musical repertoire that embraces old and new music from Wales, Ireland and Scotland.

In 2005, Harriet was one of a few young musicians in the UK to be awarded a place on Yehudi Menuhin’s “Live Music Now!” scheme, which led to over 150 solo concerts. Since then, Harriet has gone from strength to strength, with three solo CDs and accolades in the traditional music scene.

The Musicians’ Union magazine described her second album as ‘superlative’.
Her trio album Alignments, with her trio of harp, bass and drums, mixing Celtic music with jazz, was launched in 2016 and the Celtic Heartbeat show on Radio Wales described her music as being so therapeutic that “it should be available on the NHS"! 

Harriet performs regularly internationally and has played solo in the Royal
Albert Hall and the 02 Arena in London (to over 25,000 people) as part of the Young Voices Tour 2008. She is just back from a tour of Italy and Germany.

Cost: £12 (£10 for members of the Hamblin Trust)    
includes refreshments.



Tuesday
9th

1:45pm -
3:30pm
(Library)

Cygnus Café

Come along and join with us in our Cygnus Café discussion group in the library at Hamblin Hall.Cygnus Community Café Gatherings are an inspiration of Cygnus members and friends to offer "places to meet for open heart-to-heart communications, free from mindsets, belief systems or dogmas".

"Leave your beliefs and coats at the door... And 
listen to what your intuition has to say." Geoff Napier
(Dates and times under review: please call the office to check before travelling).

Donations welcomed and split between the Hamblin Trust and the Cygnus Community

Saturday
13th

2:00pm -
4:00pm

Connecting to the Love Within (Hall)

WORKSHOP with Gillian Routledge

7-step method to discovering a loving connection with yourself. 

Life and the relationships we have are meant to be fulfilling and connected to 
a deep sense of love. Unfortunately, this is not the case for many.  Some relationships are full of frustration, longing for a more loving partner and a sense of disconnection. It seems that life conspires to pull us along in duties, tasks and commitments, and we wonder why it feels that our very life force is being sucked from us. One day, if we are lucky enough to recognise it, a 
wake-up call will help us to re-evaluate our life and implement strategies to really make a difference.  What if it was possible to have a positive impact on those around you, especially your loved ones?  How would it feel to be more connected to the person you were born to be?

This workshop will be around how we create our reality and to learn ways to implement simple changes which can lead to a major shift in our awareness. 
Cost: £12 (£10 for members of the Hamblin Trust)

Sunday
14th

2:00pm -
4:00pm
(Library)

Living Astrology with Carol Duncan

A meeting place for astrologers of all levels, where we consider the astrological patterns of the moment, and reflect upon events in the world and in our own lives.Please bring your own natal chart. Enquiries to Carol Duncan, 01243 576634 carolduncan8hl@btinternet.com

Suggested donation £5.

Wednesday
17th

12:15pm -
1:30pm
(Hall and Library)

Health & Wellbeing Afternoon

A choice of free 20-minute taster sessions of complementary therapies and healing treatments. 
No need to book but do arrive early to get a treatment of your choice! *
All are welcome to socialise over a cup of home-made soup. 
(*Availability for any particular therapy cannot be guaranteed). 

Suggested donation: £3.50.

Followed at 1:45 by a talk on a health-related theme.

Wednesday
17th

12:15pm - 4:00pm
(Hall)

Harnessing the Power of Positive Psychology
TALK with Alison Hughes

As a personal and executive coach, Alison Hughes uses the tenets of positive psychology in order to help clients become more effective in life.  What do people who are happy, healthy and successful do differently that can be instructive to the rest of us? 
How do some people grow through adversity? What attitudes and feelings, such as gratitude, positivity and curiosity, are associated with greater success?
This session will explore how positive psychology helps people lead happier, more successful lives and become their own best selves.
This session will explain some of the theory behind positive psychology and explore some tools that can help you develop a “positivity bias” that will help you become more resilient and successful. 

Cost: £5



Friday
19th

7:00pm - 9:00pm
(Hall)

Road to Peace
FILM

In a world dominated by suffering and violence, how can we create peace in our lives? This award-winning film embarks on an extraordinary
 journey with one of the most celebrated humanitarians of all time, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet. The Nobel Peace Prize winner offers a radical vision of how we can create lasting peace within ourselves and on a global level. Witness his unique gifts connecting with people on a personal level.

Offering a compelling insight into the Dalai Lama's daily life, his escape into exile, and the political situation in Tibet, the film is  interwoven with historical context, sweeping panoramas of Tibet, capturing both the essence of the
ancient, sacred realm from which His Holiness hails and his rise to prominence on the modern global stage as a powerful emissary of Peace.

COST: £5 (includes a glass of wine or soft drink)

 


Saturday 20th

2:00pm - 4:00pm
(Hall)

Krishnamurti: His Life and Legacy
TALK
Speaker: Bill Taylor, Development & Coordination Director for the Krishnamurti Foundation Trust.

Bill first became interested in Krishnamurti’s teachings while studying Buddhism in Nepal in 1977. He attended talks given by Krishnamurti in England and Switzerland and then began working at Brockwood Park in Hampshire, the international boarding school founded by Krishnamurti. He was Co-Principal of the School for 15 years before moving into his current position.

Described by the Dalai Lama as “One of the greatest thinkers of the age”, Krishnamurti dedicated his life to speaking about the human condition throughout the world.

Staying nowhere for more than a few months at a time, he did not consider himself as belonging to any race or country. Over the years his annual gatherings in India, at Ojai, California, at Saanen in Switzerland and at Brockwood Park in Hampshire attracted thousands of people of different nationality, occupation and outlook.

Krishnamurti spoke not as a guru, but as a friend, and his talks and discussions were founded not on tradition-based knowledge but on his own insights into the human mind.
This presentation will consider the bizarre life-story of Krishnamurti, his teachings and the places that he founded and that continue to this day.

Cost: £12 (£10 for members of the Hamblin Trust)


Saturday
20th

2:00pm - 3:30pm
(Library)

What is your heart’s desire?
ASTROLOGY LECTURE    
FACILITATOR: Lindsay Gladstone

Named after the Roman goddess of love, Venus, symbolizes feelings of self-worth, an appreciation of beauty, art and music as well as your emotional need for love and affection.
Money and material security can all be signified by the placement of Venus. Today we explore the potential for pleasure and joy in our lives.

Cost: £10 (£8 for members of the Hamblin Trust)

Wednesday
31st
2:00pm -
3:00pm
(Library)

Monthly Meditation

Exploring What I Am Not with Polly Stone.

Wednesday
7th
2:00pm -
3:30pm
(Hall)

Monthly Mindfulness Practice Sessions – with Barbara Boxhall

If you enjoy practising Mindfulness on a regular basis, it can be helpful to join others for support in your own practice. 
Led by Barbara, there will be Mindful meditation, a poem or a reading and a chance for some discussion within the group. 
We can bring our insights, our difficulties with the practise, and our mutual intention both to support ourselves, and the group, through Mindfulness.

The meditations could include a Body Scan, sitting meditation, mindful movement and walking. Please come in comfortable clothes. 

Cost: £8

Saturday
10th

10:30am -
12:30pm
(Hall)

New Vision Light Workers

A group that meets regularly each month to provide a mutually nourishing and supportive environment for spiritual practice and development.These 2-hour sessions include an opening attunement, discussion on a range of topics and a closing meditation. There is a lot of laughter as we try not to take ourselves too seriously! Our primary purpose is to channel Light to the world and to those people and situations needing spiritual support. There is no one school of thought predominant, as we all share our own experience and insight, so all are welcome to explore and share with us.

A voluntary donation of £5 to support the Hamblin Trust is invited.

Saturday
10th

2:00pm - 4:00pm
(Hall)

Shake Up Your Thinking
TALK SPEAKER: Mark Fleming

Mark has been a student and teacher of Raja Yoga for 25 years. He teaches meditation, positive thinking, self esteem and stress-free-living courses. He particularly strives to find both the spiritual significance as well as the humour within daily events.

We think, think and think. We think fast, think deep, think emotionally, think too much, think on autopilot. Is your thinking limiting or empowering you? Your thinking determines your experience and your success.

What we all need to do is shake things up. Shake off the unnecessary, unproductive thinking, the can’t, don’t and won’t and the out-of-date thinking.
Mark will encourage us to explore our own ingrained patterns of thinking and consider what we might adjust. Like the grooves in a record, our thoughts so often repeat themselves. When the thoughts are positive, this can increase our wellbeing but when we think depressing thoughts, we need to find out why and to find ways to ‘change the record’. 

Cost: £12 (£10 for members of the Hamblin Trust)


Sunday
11th


2:00pm -
4:00pm
(Library)

Living Astrology with Carol Duncan

A meeting place for astrologers of all levels, where we consider the astrological patterns of the moment, and reflect upon events in the world and in our own lives.Please bring your own natal chart. Enquiries to Carol Duncan, 01243 576634 carolduncan8hl@btinternet.com

Suggested donation £5.

Saturday
17th

2:00pm - 4:00pm
(Library)

All around the houses?
ASTROLOGY LECTURE    
FACILITATOR: Lindsay Gladstone

The horoscope is a map of the cosmos from a geo-centric perspective. During the course of history a number of house systems, based on a 12 fold division of the chart, were developed using co-ordinate systems based on either the ecliptic, time, or space. Today we shall discuss the validity of the house systems that we favour in our everyday in our everyday practice as astrologers.

Cost: £10 (£8 for members of the Hamblin Trust)

Wednesday
21st

12:15pm -
1:30pm
(Hall and Library)

Health & Wellbeing Afternoon

A choice of free 20-minute taster sessions of complementary therapies and healing treatments. 
No need to book but do arrive early to get a treatment of your choice! *
All are welcome to socialise over a cup of home-made soup. 
(*Availability for any particular therapy cannot be guaranteed). 
Suggested donation: £3.50.

Followed at 1:45 by a talk on a health-related theme.

Wednesday
21st

1:45pm - 3:00pm
(Hall)

Aromatherapy & Wellbeing
TALK  with Sarah Williams

Sarah Williams is an experienced aromatherapist who has been working with essential oils as a professional multidimensional holistic teacher for nearly 20years.

She will be exploring how essential oils and creams may benefit physical and emotional wellbeing, including the reduction of pain in the joints and muscles, improved sleep and a reduction in stress and anxiety. Sarah will be bringing an assortment of the Soul Harmony aromatherapy products for people to try.

You can find out more at her website www.organic-aromatherapy.co.uk

Cost: £5.

 

Wednesday
28th

2:00pm -
3:00pm
(Library)

Monthly Meditation

Enjoying Silence with Jasmine Carter.

Saturday 1st

10.30am - 12.30pm (Hall)

New Vision Light Workers

A group that meets regularly each month to provide a mutually nourishing and supportive environment for spiritual practice and development. These 2-hour sessions include an opening attunement, discussion on a range of topics and a closing meditation. There is a lot of laughter as we try not to take ourselves too seriously! Our primary purpose is to channel Light to the world and to those people and situations needing spiritual support. There is no one school of thought predominant, as we all share our own experience and insight, so all are welcome to explore and share with us.
A voluntary donation of £5 to support the Hamblin Trust is invited.


Wednesday 5th

2:00pm - 3:30pm
(Hall)

Monthly Mindfulness Practice Session

If you enjoy practising Mindfulness on a regular basis, it can be helpful to join others for support in your own practice. Led by Barbara, there will be Mindful meditation, a poem or a reading and a chance for some discussion within the group. We can bring our insights, our difficulties with the practise, and our mutual intention both to support ourselves, and the group, through Mindfulness. The meditations could include a Body Scan, sitting meditation, mindful movement and walking.Please come in comfortable clothes.

Cost:£8

Tuesday 11th

1.45pm - 3.30pm (Library)

Cygnus Café

Come along and join with us in our stimulating 'Cygnus café' discussion group in the library at Hamblin Hall. All are welcome. Donations welcomed split between Cygnus and the Hamblin Trust

Wednesday
12th

2.00pm - 3.00pm (Meditation Sanctuary )

Meditation for everyone

These friendly, welcoming sessions are open to members and visitors alike to explore different methods of meditating in beautiful surroundings in our meditation sanctuary, situated in the grounds of the Hamblin Centre. No previous experience of meditating is required, indeed a 'beginner's mind' is to be encouraged. .

Donations welcome

Tuesday 18th

2.00pm - 3.30pm (Library)

Poetry Club

Do you love poetry? This new poetry group will start on Tuesday 18th July and will meet on the first Tuesday of each month thereafter from 2pm to 3.30pm to explore poems on a variety of themes. The poetry will have a spiritual focus and there will be plenty of interactive time to reflect, listen, discuss and share. Participants are encouraged to bring along favourite poems if they wish to do so.

'Poetry is plucking at the heartstrings, and making music with them'. Dennis Gabor

Cost: £5 (includes tea and refreshements)
All welcome, no experience necessary!

Wednesday
19th

12.15pm - 3.30pm (Hall Library and therapy rooms)

Health & Wellbeing Afternoon

A relaxing and nurturing afternoon, open to everyone. Take time out and enjoy our peaceful surroundings. Receive comfort, nourishment and support.

12:15-1:30 A choice of free 20-minute taster sessions of complementary therapies and healing treatments. No need to book but do arrive early to get a treatment of your choice! *
All are welcome to socialise over a cup of home-made soup.
(*Availability for any particular therapy cannot be guaranteed).
Donations welcomed.

Wednesday
19th

1.45pm - 3.00pm (Hall)

The Uses of Acupuncture
TALK in Hamblin Hall with Caroline King

Caroline is an experienced acupuncturist with over 25 years' experience, working in hospital and local surgery settings, teaching and examining.

Acupuncture is an ancient form of treatment that is used to treat an ever-widening range of conditions. The NHS and many practising doctors use acupuncture and now refer their patients to acupuncture specialists. Caroline practices Chinese Medicine pulse diagnosis as a way of tailoring her treatment to her client's individual needs.

In this talk 'The Uses of Acupuncture', Caroline will be explaining why and how acupuncture is used.
Cost:£5

Saturday 22nd

2.00pm - 4.00pm (Hall)

TALK: Caroline Gibbons - Essences and Reiki with flowers

Caroline's Essences
Caroline has used the powerful energy of nature to create a unique range of flower essence creams to energise, enhance and heal. She uses organic, wild and sustainable essential oils and organic moisturising ingredients like Shea butter, olive oil and flaxseed oil. Caroline's creams are suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Flower essences changed Caroline's life many years ago when they helped her son Charlie to start sleeping through the night regularly for the first time at the age of 7. She is thrilled to have created this range of creams for the world to discover and enjoy the power of nature for healing in a luxurious cream. Caroline will talk about the stories behind each cream - where the essences were made, the essential oils and feedback about the creams. There will be creams for you to smell and try. The creams are £20 each and available to buy at the talk -25% of sales on the day will be kindly donated by Caroline to the Hamblin Trust. For more info: www.carolinesessences.com.

Cost: £12 or £6 for Hamblin Trust members

Wednesday 26th

2.00pm - 3.00pm (Meditation Sanctuary )

Meditation for everyone

These friendly, welcoming sessions are open to members and visitors alike to explore different methods of meditating in beautiful surroundings in our meditation sanctuary, situated in the grounds of the Hamblin Centre. No previous experience of meditating is required, indeed a 'beginner's mind' is to be encouraged.

Donations welcome.

Tuesday
1st

2.009m - 3.30pm (Library)

Poetry Club

Do you love poetry? Our new poetry group will explore poems on a variety of themes. The poetry will have a spiritual focus and there will be plenty of interactive time to reflect, listen, discuss and share. Participants are encouraged to bring along favourite poems if they wish to do so.

'Poetry is plucking at the heartstrings,and making music with them'. Dennis Gabor

Cost: £5 (includes tea and refreshements)
All welcome, no experience necessary!

Wednesday 2nd

2.00pm - 3.30pm (Hall)

Monthly Mindfulness Practice Session

If you enjoy practising Mindfulness on a regular basis, it can be helpful to join others for support in your own practice. Led by Barbara, there will be Mindful meditation, a poem or a reading and a chance for some discussion within the group. We can bring our insights, our difficulties with the practise, and our mutual intention both to support ourselves, and the group, through Mindfulness. The meditations could include a Body Scan, sitting meditation, mindful movement and walking. Please come in comfortable clothes.

Cost: £8


Saturday
5th

10.30am - 12.30pm (Hall)

New Vision Light Workers

A group that meets regularly each month to provide a mutually nourishing and supportive environment for spiritual practice and development. These 2-hour sessions include an opening attunement, discussion on a range of topics and a closing meditation. There is a lot of laughter as we try not to take ourselves too seriously! Our primary purpose is to channel Light to the world and to those people and situations needing spiritual support. There is no one school of thought predominant, as we all share our own experience and insight, so all are welcome to explore and share with us.
A voluntary donation of £5 to support the Hamblin Trust is invited.

Saturday
5th

2.00pm - 4.00pm
(Hall)

Astra Ferro: Stepping Stones on the Spiritual Path

Stepping stones are markers for stepping forward on the spiritual path. The path that a person walks through life is unique.  Life itself brings as many opportunities to grow and to unfold.  Each one of us has to walk the path alone.  In this way we discover our own inner light, our own wisdom, and our own contact to the truth within.  There are many pathways to choose.  How we choose this depends very much on the vibration and quality that is necessary for us individually.  We need to trust that each step brings as closer into that greater ocean of life.  

Cost: £12 or £6 for Hamblin Trust members

NOTE: Astra will be holding a book launch at 1:30pm for her new book Stepping Stones on the Spiritual Path - all welcome to attend


Wednesday 9th

2:00pm - 3.00pm
(Meditation Sanctuary)

Meditation for everyone

These friendly, welcoming sessions are open to members and visitors alike to explore different methods of meditating in beautiful surroundings in our meditation sanctuary, situated in the grounds of the Hamblin Centre. No previous experience of meditating is required, indeed a 'beginner's mind' is to be encouraged.

Donations welcome.

Saturday 12th

2:00pm - 4:30pm
(Hamblin Hall)

Plant Drawing in the Landscape,
with local artist Jules Simmons

Come and draw the trees and shrubs of the established Hamblin Centre gardens, and learn their plant names as a bonus! Explore drawing techniques and laying down a background colour to display your drawing against. All levels welcome, working outside with sketch pads returning to the hall for a fuller piece.

Cost: £25 per person including tuition, materials and refreshments . Booking essential - limited places.

Wednesday 16th

12.15pm - 3.30pm (Hall and Library)

Health & Wellbeing Afternoon

A relaxing and nurturing afternoon, open to everyone. Take time out and enjoy our peaceful surroundings. Receive comfort, nourishment and support.

12:15-1:30 A choice of free 20-minute taster sessions of complementary therapies and healing treatments. No need to book but do arrive early to get a treatment of your choice! *
All are welcome to socialise over a cup of home-made soup.
(*Availability for any particular therapy cannot be guaranteed).

Donations welcome.


Wednesday 16th

1.45pm - 3.00pm (Hamblin Hall)

SPEAKER: Tracey McEachran - 'Knowing Your Purpose'

Tracey is the director of Curious Minds Consulting. She will be sharing how she discovered her own purpose one day in a very dramatic way. Knowing your purpose is life-enriching - it guides us through life. However, many people do not take the time to reflect on their own purpose. In this interactive session, participants will learn how to distil and articulate their own sense of purpose. This session is a 'follow on' from Tracey's talk on Core Values, but everyone is welcome to attend, regardless of whether they attended the last session.

Cost: £5

Saturday 19th - Sunday 20th
11.00am -
6.00pm
(Last client at 5.00pm)
(Hamblin Hall)

West Sussex Regional Healing Days with healers from the Harry Edwards Sanctuary

(By appointment, between 11.00-17.00) A wonderful opportunity to receive calming and relaxing healing sessions, stimulating the body's natural ability to heal. From the Harry Edwards healers, here at the Hamblin Trust. Healing is a natural energy therapy, given with the intention of rebalancing your body's energy flow. It is a relaxing treatment. As an energy therapy, healing works on all levels of your body: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual, according to your individual needs, supporting your body's natural ability to heal itself. It is non-invasive and suitable for all ages. Your healing session will last for half an hour. The session begins with the opportunity for you to explain the nature of any problems in complete confidence. You will then be invited to lay on the couch fully clothed or to remain seated, whichever is more comfortable for you. We will talk you through a simple relaxation and visualisation exercise, with the intention of encouraging your body and your mind to relax.

We suggest a voluntary donation of £15 or more. Your donation will be divided between the HEHS and the Hamblin Trust.

To book your appointment, please email the Harry Edwards Sanctuary with your details on: info@burrowslea.org.uk or phone 01483 202054, www.sanctuary-burrowslea.org.uk
Registered Charity No. 1098712

Wednesday 23rd

2.00pm - 3.00pm (Meditation Sanctuary )

Meditation for everyone

These friendly, welcoming sessions are open to members and visitors alike to explore different methods of meditating in beautiful surroundings in our meditation sanctuary, situated in the grounds of the Hamblin Centre. No previous experience of meditating is required, indeed a 'beginner's mind' is to be encouraged.

Donations welcome.

Saturday 2nd

10:30am - 12:30pm
(Hall)

New Vision Light Workers – all welcome

A group that meets regularly each month to provide a mutually nourishing and supportive environment for spiritual practice and development. These 2-hour sessions include an opening attunement, discussion on a range of topics and a closing meditation. There is a lot of laughter as we try not to take ourselves too seriously! Our primary purpose is to channel Light to the world and to those people and situations needing spiritual support. There is no one school of thought predominant, as we all share our own experience and insight, so all are welcome to explore and share with us.

A voluntary donation of £5 to support the Hamblin Trust is invited.

Saturday 2nd

2:00 - 4:00pm
(Hamblin Hall)

NEW STORY: FILM
Facilitator: Chris Johnson

Join us here at the Hamblin Trust to view some inspiring material from an exciting new film conceived, developed and promoted by the Findhorn Foundation - A New Story for Humanity As humans, we find our way by story. Our stories shape us, hold us and give meaning to our lives. Every so often it becomes clear that a prevailing story is no longer serving. Now is such a time. The convergence of multiple crises we face on the planet requires collective solutions, and it is by gathering and working together in groups to dream into, and find our place within, a new story for humanity, that change will happen.Some of the "chapters" we shall be viewing and discussing at this session range from 'The Interdependence of all Life' to 'Earth Law', 'Gender', 'Education' and 'Self Mastery'. Come and share in this exciting new venture with us. Find out more at http://newstoryhub.com/film/

Refreshments will be provided. Entrance is free but a voluntary donation of £5.00 is suggested to cover the cost of the event.

Tuesday 5th

2:00 - 3:30pm
(Library)

Poetry club

Do you love poetry? Our new poetry group will explore poems on a variety of themes. The poetry will have a spiritual focus and there will be plenty of interactive time to reflect, listen, discuss and share. Participants are encouraged to bring along favourite poems if they wish to do so.

'Poetry is plucking at the heartstrings, and making music with them'. Dennis Gabor

Cost: £5 (includes tea and refreshements)
All welcome, no experience necessary!

Tuesday 12th

1:45pm-3:30pm (Library)

Cygnus Café

Come along and join with us in our stimulating 'Cygnus café' discussion group in the library at Hamblin Hall. All are welcome

Wednesday 13th

2:00pm-3:00pm
(Meditation Sanctuary)

Meditation for everyone

These friendly, welcoming sessions are open to members and visitors alike to explore different methods of meditating in beautiful surroundings in our meditation sanctuary, situated in the grounds of the Hamblin Centre. No previous experience of meditating is required, indeed a 'beginner's mind' is to be encouraged.

Donations welcome.

Friday 15th

2:00pm-3:0pm (Hall)

Introduction to...Chair yoga.

Chair yoga is a great way to stretch from head to toe without the need to get out of your chair. Chair yoga helps relieve tension, helps you breathe more effectively and leaves you feeling both energised and relaxed.

We will enjoy a variety of yoga poses modified to make them accessible to anyone! It may be of particular interest to anyone who cannot stand for long periods or who finds it challenging to move easily from standing to seated to lying down positions. While seated on chairs, we can do variations of stretches, twists, forward bends, and gentle backbends. All are welcome to give it a try.

The aim of these three sessions is to give you both the ideas and confidence to continue practising at home. Office workers can also take advantage of chair yoga's adaptations to sneak in some stretches at work!

Please come in loose comfortable clothing - ideally with the possibility of taking off shoes and socks and do let Kathryn be aware of any serious health concerns before enrolling.

Kathryn has been teaching Yoga for over 30 years and runs a variety of classes locally to suit all levels of age and ability. Do contact the office of you would like any further information.

Commitment is to all three sessions - 15th, 22nd and 29th September. Advanced booking required

Total cost for three sessions £15.

Saturday 16th

2.00-4.00pm (Library)

TALK: Tracey McEachran - Reducing the Impact of Guilt in our Lives

Tracey is an experienced accredited life coach who specialises in helping individuals and groups build emotional intelligence.

Combining her skills as a life coach with personal experience of living with guilt, Tracey has created this interactive, practical workshop. It will begin with looking at different aspect of guilt, appropriate and inappropriate, followed by participants reflecting on how feelings of inappropriate guilt are having a negative impact in their lives. We will journey together, through understanding the triggers for our guilt. Participants will leave with greater self-awareness and a small toolkit to constructively deal with guilt.

Cost: £12
(£6 for Hamblin Trust Members)

Wednesday 20th

12.15-3.30pm
(Hall and Library)

Health & Wellbeing Afternoon

A relaxing and nurturing afternoon, open to everyone. Take time out and enjoy our peaceful surroundings. Receive comfort, nourishment and support.

12:15-1:30 A choice of free 20-minute taster sessions of complementary therapies and healing treatments. No need to book but do arrive early to get a treatment of your choice! * All are welcome to socialise over a cup of home-made soup. (*Availability for any particular therapy cannot be guaranteed).

Donations welcomed.

Wednesday
20th

1:45pm - 3:00pm (Hamblin Hall)

SPEAKER: Pratibha Castle - Heart Healing Meditation techniques

We will explore some simple techniques to connect with the heart. These can help to relax us, - alone or in company - into the present, connecting us to unconditional acceptance. This quality of the spiritual heart transforms judgement - of self and other - and opens us to self-love and a gratitude for the blessings of the moment.

From the early '70s, Pratibha's particular passion has been how the 'ordinary' mundane world of daily life may be transformed moment by moment through the qualities accessed through meditation. The techniques she learnt to love, that nurtured joy and awareness, encouraging a freedom from the conditioning of the past - dance, sound, heart meditation, and in recent years, sitting silently - she incorporates into her work with others.

Cost: £5.

Thursday 21st

11:30am - 12:30pm (Hamblin Hall)

World Peace Day meditation & Candle lighting for World Peace

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The United Nations General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. Come and share some time with us on Peace Day and make your personal commitment to making the world a more peaceful and sustainable place. Activities will include sharing inspirational stories, poems and ideas to promote world peace, joining with many others around the world in meditating on peace and conclude with each one of us lighting a candle as we make our own personal peace pledge.

Donations welcomed

Friday 22nd

7:00pm - 9:00pm (Hall)

Film Night: I Am

Change your life.and change the world.
  I Am is the incredible story of how one man went from riches to rags and it changed his life for the better. One of Hollywood's leading comedy directors, Tom Shadyac is the creative force behind such blockbusters as Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Liar Liar, The Nutty Professor and Bruce Almighty. However, in I Am, Shadyac steps in front of the camera to recount what happened to him after a cycling accident left him incapacitated, possibly for good. Meeting with a variety of thinkers from the worlds of science, philosophy, academia, and faith--including Noam Chomsky and Archbishop Desmond Tutu--Shadyac emerges with a new sense of purpose, determined to share his own awakening to his prior life of excess and greed and investigate how he as an individual, and we as a race, could improve the way we live our lives. The result is a fresh, energetic, and life-affirming film that that poses two practical and provocative questions: what's wrong with our world, and what can we do to make it better?

Cost: £5 (includes a glass of wine/soft drink)

Saturday 23rd

10:30am - 1:00pm (Hamblin Hall)

Find Your Voice: singing group
with Marcus Sly

A workshop for anyone who is nervous of singing, or was told they couldn't sing as a child. Together we will create a safe and welcoming space to find your voice! Singing is a birthright! However, many people had a bad early experience as singers in which they were judged or written off for reasons which are usually more to do with bad teaching than any innate problem in the pupil. In this small group workshop we will explore how we can become comfortable with our voices and free ourselves to make musical sounds without stress, shame or judgment! It will be a relaxing, fun and hopefully inspiring opportunity to find the song in yourself.

Cost: £12 (£6 for Hamblin Trust members)

Wednesday 27th

2:00 - 3:00pm
(Meditation Sanctuary)

Meditation for everyone

These friendly, welcoming sessions are open to members and visitors alike to explore different methods of meditating in beautiful surroundings in our meditation sanctuary, situated in the grounds of the Hamblin Centre. No previous experience of meditating is required, indeed a 'beginner's mind' is to be encouraged.

Donations welcomed

Saturday
30th

2:00pm - 4:00pm
(Hamblin Hall)

Abhinaya - Indian classical dance, a talk and demonstration

With Vidya Thirunarayan Come and find out about this type of beautiful and graceful Indian classical dance called Abhinaya, portraying spiritual stories of The Vedic tradition. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about this ancient art form and all its rich dimensions through a talk and practical demonstration. Vidya Thirunarayan trained in Bharatanatyam at the world renowned Kalakshetra in Chennai, India. She has over 20 year experience as a performer, choreographer and tutor. We are thrilled to welcome Vidya here to the Hamblin Centre it's an afternoon not to be missed!

Cost: £12, or £6 for Hamblin Trust members

Tuesday
3rd

2.00pm - 3.30pm (Library)

Poetry Club
with Lisa Sturge

Do you love poetry? Our new poetry group will explore poems on a variety of themes. The poetry will have a spiritual focus and there will be plenty of interactive time to reflect, listen, discuss and share. Participants are encouraged to bring along favourite poems if they wish to do so.

'Poetry is plucking at the heartstrings, and making music with them'. Dennis Gabor

Tea and refreshments will be included, cost £5 All welcome, no experience necessary!

Wednesday 4th

2.00pm - 3.30pm
(Hall)

Monthly Mindfulness Practice session
with Lisa Sturge (on behalf of Barbara Boxhall)

If you enjoy practising Mindfulness on a regular basis, it can be helpful to join others for support in your own practice. Led by Barbara, there will be Mindful meditation, a poem or a reading and a chance for some discussion within the group. We can bring our insights, our difficulties with the practice, and our mutual intention both to support ourselves, and the group, through Mindfulness. The meditations could include a Body Scan, sitting meditation, mindful movement and walking. Please come in comfortable clothes.

Cost: £8

Wednesday 4th

8:30pm - 9.30pm
(Hall)

Quivers and Quavers: Singing for All!
A series of singing sessions on Wednesday evenings with Marcus Sly

Come sing with us! Everyone is welcome to this series of workshops in which we  we will sing together for enjoyment, health and relaxation. Together we will create a safe and welcoming space to explore our voices, and free ourselves to make beautiful music without stress, shame or judgment. Nervous or uncertain singers are very welcome, as well as those who feel more confident.Regular weekly attendance is encouraged, in order to build vocal skills and confidence.

Cost £5 per session

Friday
6th

2:00pm - 3:00pm (Library)

Introduction to...Reconnecting with your inner joy
with Lisa Sturge

6th, 13th & 20th October 2.00 - 3.00 Introduction to...Reconnecting with your inner joy

Week 1: What is Joy to you? Sharing joyful experiences and memories with others.

Week 2 - What gets in the Way of Joy? Exploring what can keep us from experiencing Joy. Ways to re-connect and to go within

Week 3 - Re-connecting to Joy - Exploring ways to re-connect with the Divine, living in Joy, relishing Joy, sharing Joy with others.

Commitment is to all three sessions Advanced booking required
Total cost for three sessions £15

Friday
6th

3.30pm - 5.30pm
(Hamblin Hall)

SHORT COURSE - Autumnal Colour in the Landscape - first of 4 workshops
with Jules Simmons

Jules is an environmental artist & teacher, with a passion for art history and natural sciences. She enjoys being an art history guide at Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, and a set designer for Bench Theatre at the Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, Havant. Painting, drawing and sculpture are the ways she creatively explores the world.

A series of four art workshops designed to expressively record the changing Autumnal landscape through drawing and painting. Explore drawing techniques and laying down a background colour to display your drawing against, using the Hamblin Garden as inspiration. All levels and ages welcome, including those who may be convinced that they can't draw! Please bring your own A5 sketchbook, drawing pencils & eraser, watercolour pencils or paints & watercolour paper. Other materials provided, for students to experiment with new skills.

Commitment is to all four sessions. Further dates: Fri 13th, 20th & 27th Oct.
Advance booking required. Total cost for four sessions: £100 (includes tuition, materials & refreshments. Limited to 12 places.)

 

Saturday 7th

10:30 - 12:30pm
(Hall)

New Vision Light Workers

A group that meets regularly each month to provide a mutually nourishing and supportive environment for spiritual practice and development.
These 2-hour sessions include an opening attunement, discussion on a range of topics and a closing meditation. There is a lot of laughter as we try not to take ourselves too seriously!
Our primary purpose is to channel Light to the world and to those people and situations needing spiritual support. There is no one school of thought predominant, as we all share our own experience and insight, so all are welcome to explore and share with us.

A voluntary donation of £5 to support the Hamblin Trust is invited.

Saturday 7th

2:00 - 4:00pm
(Hall)

A Gardener's Year: a talk by Sue and Pat Attridge

Sue will talk about why she loves working in the Hamblin garden, describing its delights and challenges. Pat, her husband, will present a slideshow of some of his beautiful photos of the grounds. Price includes afternoon tea with homemade cake made with fruit from the Hamblin garden.

Cost: £12 (£6 for members of the Hamblin Trust)
Proceeds to the Hamblin Gardening Fund




Wednesday
11th

2:00pm - 3:00pm
(Meditation Sanctuary)

Meditation For Everyone

These friendly, welcoming sessions, held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month, are open to members and visitors alike to explore different methods of meditating in beautiful surroundings in our meditation sanctuary, situated in the grounds of the Hamblin Centre.
No previous experience of meditating is required, indeed, a 'beginner's mind' is to be encouraged.
Donations welcome


Wednesday
11th
8:30 - 9:30pm
(Hamblin Hall)

Quivers & Quavers: Singing for All
Marcus Sly

A series of singing sessions on Wednesday evenings with Marcus Sly Come sing with us! Everyone is welcome to this series of workshops in which we  we will sing together for enjoyment, health and relaxation. Together we will create a safe and welcoming space to explore our voices, and free ourselves to make beautiful music without stress, shame or judgment.

Nervous or uncertain singers are very welcome, as well as those who feel more confident. Regular weekly attendance is encouraged, in order to build vocal skills and confidence.

Cost £5 per session

Saturday 14th

7:45 - 9:45pm (Hall)

John Meriton & Friends Musical Evening

John Meriton & Friends Musical Evening We are delighted to welcome the return to the Hamblin Trust of John Meriton and friends offering another memorable fundraising evening of music and laughter.

John is a singer/ songwriter from Hampshire who's songs are about life as he sees it; real people, places, emotions and experiences.  With a powerful, warm and witty delivery, John plays solo, as well as with an acoustic band of great musicians, in folk and acoustic clubs and festivals across the south of England. John's CDs include:The Line in 2010 brought together his old and new songs to celebrate his passion for song writing and acoustic music.  The Ballad of Colin Loader in 2012 featured songs related to his then home town of Emsworth.  The Wind Up Heart Chronicles was released in 2016.  The John Meriton Band features Jon Hardcastle on guitar and vocals,  Ian Maclaughlin on bass, Sophie Butler on vocals and flute and Alan Blackmore on percussion.

 

To find out more about John's music at www.johnmeriton.co.uk  We hope you will be able to join us for this very special evening. Soft drinks and refreshments by donation but feel free to bring your own wine or beer. If you would like to reserve a table for you and your friends, please ensure you book in advance.

 

Cost: £10

Sunday
15th

2:00 - 4:00pm
(Library)

Living Astrology

A meeting place for astrologers of all levels, where we consider the astrological patterns of the moment, and reflect upon events in the world and in our own lives. Please bring your own natal chart. Enquiries to Carol Duncan 01243 576634 carolduncan8hl@btinternet.com

Suggested donation £5

Wednesday
18th

12:15 - 3:30pm (Hall and Library)

Health & Wellbeing Afternoon

A relaxing and nurturing afternoon, open to everyone. Take time out and enjoy our peaceful surroundings. Receive comfort, nourishment and support. 12:15-1:30 A choice of free 20-minute taster sessions of complementary therapies and healing treatments. No need to book but do arrive early to get a treatment of your choice! * All are welcome to socialise over a cup of home-made soup. (*Availability for any particular therapy cannot be guaranteed).

Donations welcomed.

Wednesday
18th

1:45pm - 3.00pm (Hamblin Hall)

SPEAKER: Louise Toone - What can change with Craniosacral Therapy?

Talk and Demonstration with Louise Toone
Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle touch treatment that helps your nervous system become calm and settled. Subtle and profound changes can occur leading to transformation in both physical and mental health. For example, long-standing, painful neck and back symptoms can resolve, persistent headaches and migraines can become a thing of the past and emotional overwhelm can be replaced by a state of balance.

During the treatment, as you are encouraged to feel deeply safe and settled, your body can release and let go of old patterns. Following a treatment, clients often report a clear state of difference, such as a feeling that they have never felt so relaxed before or sometimes clients may connect by feeling that they are back to their "old self". It is common for people to sleep very well after a craniosacral therapy treatment. New ways of living can become possible, with higher energy states and improved concentration levels. Craniosacral therapy can help babies, young children, teenagers and adults.

Cost: £5.

Wednesday 18th

8:30pm - 9:30pm
(Hall)

Quivers & Quavers: Singing for All
Marcus Sly

A series of singing sessions on Wednesday evenings with Marcus Sly
Come sing with us! Everyone is welcome to this series of workshops in which we  we will sing together for enjoyment, health and relaxation. Together we will create a safe and welcoming space to explore our voices, and free ourselves to make beautiful music without stress, shame or judgment. Nervous or uncertain singers are very welcome, as well as those who feel more confident.Regular weekly attendance is encouraged, in order to build vocal skills and confidence.

Cost £5 per session

Friday
20th

7:00m - 9:00pm (Hall)

The Power of the Heart - Film Night

From the director of 'THE SECRET', Drew Heriot, comes this unparalleled and life-changing film about the astonishing power and intelligence of your heart. Featuring some of the most inspiring and influential icons of our age including Paulo Coelho, Maya Angelou, Deepak Chopra, Isabel Allende, and Eckhart Tolle, this film - which ties into a book of the same name - presents fascinating evidence that your heart is much more than a physical organ. and that it can actually transform your views of money, health, relationships, and success. This film is an experience that will lead you to uncover... and rediscover... the treasure in your chest.

Thought provoking enough to cause an actual shift in my thinking. LAURA SCAIA

COST: £5 (includes a glass of wine or soft drink)

Saturday
21st

2:00m - 4:00pm (Library)

Autumn Astrology Lecture
with Patricia Godden

Autumn Astrology Lectures by Patricia Godden BSc PhD dip WESA FAPAI
The natal horoscope shows the potential of a life. It shows a person's nature and what he or she could experience in different areas of life. What the natal chart cannot show is when those potential events may happen. Some of the techniques used to give a timeframe to the events will be presented during this autumn's astrology lectures by Patricia Godden.

About Patricia Godden BSc PhD dipWESA FAPAI
A scientist turned astrologer! With a degree in Physiology and Biochemistry and a doctorate in endocrinology, the study of hormones, Patricia worked in scientific research and then the pharmaceutical industry. An increasing spiritual awareness led her to study astrology with the White Eagle School of Astrology. She now lives in Hampshire and works as a consultant astrologer, gives talks, teaches and has written two books. Her website, www.patriciagodden.com, gives more details.

Transits - Transits are the positions of the planets as they move through the heavens. When their positions are superimposed on the natal horoscope, it is possible to see which of life's potentials are being brought into focus at any one time. Knowing this can help you work with the potential available to you and make the most of it.

Cost: £10 (£5 for members of the Hamblin Trust)

Tuesday
24th

7:30m - 9:30pm (Hall)

Global Oneness Day

Join us here at the Hamblin Trust to celebrate Global Oneness Day, a movement promoting spiritual activism and a powerful new paradigm in human culture.

The event will include a guided meditation for world peace, a reading of the Oneness Declaration and live audio streaming of the following sessions taking place in the USA:

1. Healing Sounds & Oneness Blessing: with Jonathan Goldman & Pierre Pradervand
2. Science of Oneness: with Bruce Lipton, Gregg Braden, Nassim Haramein & Lynne McTaggart 

Global Oneness Day is an opportunity to celebrate unity in our diversity, as a community consecrated to serving humanity's collective awakening... for people across the globe to join in celebrating our Oneness with all of life and each other. We invite you to hear these inspirational speakers share how Oneness can be realised and expressed in daily life, so that our global society blossoms into greater health, harmony and happiness. You will be inspired.. Find out more at: https://globalonenesssummit.org

Refreshments will be provided. Entry is free but donations welcomed to cover the cost of the event.

Wednesday
25th

2:00pm - 3:00pm (Meditation Sanctuary)

Meditation for everyone

These friendly, welcoming sessions, held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month, are open to members and visitors alike to explore different methods of meditating in beautiful surroundings in our meditation sanctuary, situated in the grounds of the Hamblin Centre. No previous experience of meditating is required, indeed, a 'beginner's mind' is to be encouraged.
Donations welcomed.

Wednesday
25th

8:30pm - 9:30pm (Hall)

Quivers & Quavers: Singing for All
Marcus Sly

A series of singing sessions on Wednesday evenings with Marcus Sly Come sing with us! Everyone is welcome to this series of workshops in which we  we will sing together for enjoyment, health and relaxation. Together we will create a safe and welcoming space to explore our voices, and free ourselves to make beautiful music without stress, shame or judgment. Nervous or uncertain singers are very welcome, as well as those who feel more confident.Regular weekly attendance is encouraged, in order to build vocal skills and confidence.

Cost £5 per session

Wednesday
1st

2:00pm - 3:30pm (Hamblin Hall)

Monthly Mindfulness Practice Session
Lisa Sturge (on behalf of Barbara Boxhall)

If you enjoy practising Mindfulness on a regular basis, it can be helpful to join others for support in your own practice. Led by Barbara, there will be Mindful meditation, a poem or a reading and a chance for some discussion within the group. We can bring our insights, our difficulties with the practice, and our mutual intention both to support ourselves, and the group, through Mindfulness.

The meditations could include a Body Scan, sitting meditation, mindful movement and walking. Please come in comfortable clothes.
Cost: £8

Wednesday
1st

8:30pm - 9:30pm (Hamblin Hall)

Quivers & Quavers: Singing for All

A series of singing sessions on Wednesday evenings with Marcus Sly Come sing with us! Everyone is welcome to this series of workshops in which we  we will sing together for enjoyment, health and relaxation. Together we will create a safe and welcoming space to explore our voices, and free ourselves to make beautiful music without stress, shame or judgment. Nervous or uncertain singers are very welcome, as well as those who feel more confident. Regular weekly attendance is encouraged, in order to build vocal skills and confidence.

Cost: £5 per session

Saturday
4th

10:30am - 12:30pm (Hamblin Hall)

New Vision Light Workers

A group that meets regularly each month to provide a mutually nourishing and supportive environment for spiritual practice and development.

These 2-hour sessions include an opening attunement, discussion on a range of topics and a closing meditation. There is a lot of laughter as we try not to take ourselves too seriously!

Our primary purpose is to channel Light to the world and to those people and situations needing spiritual support. There is no one school of thought predominant, as we all share our own experience and insight, so all are welcome to explore and share with us.

A voluntary donation of £5 to support the Hamblin Trust is invited

Saturday
4th

2:00pm - 4:00pm (Hamblin Hall)

Pendulum Dowsings
Workshop with Sue Kaemena & Sarah Bradbury

Sarah Bradbury and Sue Kaemena are yoga teachers and experienced pendulum dowsers. They are also representatives of The Aetherius Society, an organisation which takes a practical, modern approach to metaphysics and ancient wisdom, and is dedicated to karma yoga (the yoga of selfless service).

Intuition is one of the most important innate abilities any of us can develop. Pendulum dowsing is a fun and easy-to-learn way to start. The goal of dowsing is to give simple answers to straightforward questions. The pendulum has been used in fields as diverse as nutrition, homeopathy, Bach flower remedies, locating missing objects and even agriculture. In this fun and interactive afternoon, you will be introduced to the metaphysical theory which explains how dowsing works, and have the opportunity to try out and develop your new skills.

Cost: £12 (£6 for members of the Hamblin Trust)

Tuesday
7th

2:00pm - 3:00pm (Library)

Poetry Club
with Lisa Sturge

Do you love poetry? Our new poetry group will explore poems on a variety of themes. The poetry will have a spiritual focus and there will be plenty of interactive time to reflect, listen, discuss and share. Participants are encouraged to bring along favourite poems if they wish to do so. All welcome, no experience necessary!

Poetry is plucking at the heartstrings, and making music with them'. Dennis Gabor.

Cost: £5 (Tea and refreshments included)

Wednesday
8th

2:00pm - 3:00pm (Meditation Sanctuary)

Meditation for Everyone

These friendly, welcoming sessions, held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month, are open to members and visitors alike to explore different methods of meditating in beautiful surroundings in our meditation sanctuary, situated in the grounds of the Hamblin Centre. No previous experience of meditating is required, indeed, a 'beginner's mind' is to be encouraged.

Donations welcomed.

Wednesday
8th

8:30pm - 9:30pm (Hamblin Hall)

Quivers & Quavers: Singing for All

A series of singing sessions on Wednesday evenings with Marcus Sly

Come sing with us! Everyone is welcome to this series of workshops in which we  we will sing together for enjoyment, health and relaxation. Together we will create a safe and welcoming space to explore our voices, and free ourselves to make beautiful music without stress, shame or judgment. Nervous or uncertain singers are very welcome, as well as those who feel more confident. Regular weekly attendance is encouraged, in order to build vocal skills and confidence.

Cost £5 per session

Friday
10th

8:30pm - 9:30pm (Hamblin Hall)

Introduction to. Reconnecting with your Breath
with Kathryn Bingham - first session of a 3-week course.

In this short course we will explore how conscious breathing can help relieve stress, increase our vitality and help us live life to the full! Most of us breathe unconsciously for the majority of our lives, yet becoming aware of our breathing habits and learning to use the breath more effectively can be hugely transformational. Through mindful focussing exercises and gentle physical stretching exercises we will aim to free up our breath and free up our life! Please come in loose comfortable clothing -and do let Kathryn be aware of any serious health concerns before enrolling. Kathryn has been teaching Yoga for over 30 years and runs a variety of classes locally to suit all levels of age and ability. Do contact the office of you would like any further information.

Further dates: Fri 17th & Fri 24th November

Commitment is to all three sessions - Total cost for three sessions: £15 Advanced booking required.

Sunday
12th

2:00pm - 4:00pm (Library)

Living Astrology

A meeting place for astrologers of all levels, where we consider the astrological patterns of the moment, and reflect upon events in the world and in our own lives. Please bring your own natal chart. Enquiries to Carol Duncan 01243 576634 carolduncan8hl@btinternet.com

Suggested donation: £5

Tuesday
14th

1:45pm - 3:30pm (Library)

Cygnus Café

Come and join with us in our stimulating 'Cygnus café' discussion group in the library. All are welcome.

Donations welcomed and split between Cygnus Gatherings and the Hamblin Trust.

Wednesday
15th

12:15pm - 3:30pm

Health & Wellbeing Afternoon

A relaxing and nurturing afternoon, open to everyone. Take time out and enjoy our peaceful surroundings. Receive comfort, nourishment and support.

12:15-1:30 A choice of free 20-minute taster sessions of complementary therapies and healing treatments. No need to book but do arrive early to get a treatment of your choice! *

All are welcome to socialise over a cup of home-made soup. (*Availability for any particular therapy cannot be guaranteed).

Donations welcomed

Wednesday
15th

1:45pm - 3:30pm (Hamblin Hall)

Effective ways to treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Health and Wellbeing Talk with Jenny Edwards

Increasingly, we hear about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) especially relating to war veterans. But new research suggests that there are many more people who have experienced trauma and are suffering quietly with this debilitating condition, which also affects people around them. Jenny will share some of the new understanding about what trauma is and address the following questions: How does trauma affect people's lives?How do we recognise it? Why does it happen to some people and not to others ? What is needed for a person to recover from trauma? Why do different therapeutic approaches work for different people?

Cost: £5.

Wednesday
15th

8:30pm - 9:30pm (Hamblin Hall)

Quivers & Quavers: Singing for All
A series of singing sessions on Wednesday evenings with Marcus Sly

Come sing with us! Everyone is welcome to this series of workshops in which we will sing together for enjoyment, health and relaxation. Together we will create a safe and welcoming space to explore our voices, and free ourselves to make beautiful music without stress, shame or judgment. Nervous or uncertain singers are very welcome, as well as those who feel more confident. Regular weekly attendance is encouraged, in order to build vocal skills and confidence.

Cost: £5 per session

Saturday
18th

2:00pm - 4:00pm (Library)

Autumn Astrology Lecture 2: Progressions,
with Patricia Godden

These are techniques for progressing a horoscope. Today we will focus on the most commonly used one called 'secondary progressions'. This is a method to help us to look at qualities that are brought into focus at different periods in our lives as well as the timing of different types of events.

The natal horoscope shows the potential of a life. It shows a person's nature and what he or she could experience in different areas of life. What the natal chart cannot show is when those potential events may happen. Some of the techniques used to give a timeframe to the events will be presented during this autumn's astrology lectures by Patricia Godden.

Cost: £10 (£5 for members of the Hamblin Trust)

Wednesday
22nd

2:00pm - 3:00pm (Meditation Sanctuary)

Meditation for Everyone

These friendly, welcoming sessions, held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month, are open to members and visitors alike to explore different methods of meditating in beautiful surroundings in our meditation sanctuary, situated in the grounds of the Hamblin Centre. No previous experience of meditating is required, indeed, a 'beginner's mind' is to be encouraged.

Donations welcomed.

Wednesday
22nd

8:30pm - 9:30pm (Hamblin Hall)

Quivers & Quavers: Singing for All
A series of singing sessions on Wednesday evenings with Marcus Sly

Come sing with us! Everyone is welcome to this series of workshops in which we will sing together for enjoyment, health and relaxation. Together we will create a safe and welcoming space to explore our voices, and free ourselves to make beautiful music without stress, shame or judgment. Nervous or uncertain singers are very welcome, as well as those who feel more confident. Regular weekly attendance is encouraged, in order to build vocal skills and confidence.

Cost: £5 per session

Friday
24th

7:00pm - 9:00pm (Hamblin Hall)

The Peaceful Warrior - Film Night

Dan Millman (Scott Mechlowicz) is a gifted athlete whose desire for success drives everything he does. When a mysterious stranger (Nick Nolte) opens Dan's eyes to a new vision of strength and understanding, the Olympic hopeful finds that he still has much to learn and more sacrifices to make.

Cost: £5 (includes a glass of wine or soft drink)

Saturday
25th

2:00pm - 4:00pm (Hamblin Hall)

Advaita Philosophy
Talk by Mark Ryland

Advaita is a Sanskrit word which literally means 'not two'. This Indian philosophical system is drawn from the Vedas. Advaita Philosophy is the strongest single influence behind the 'Practical Philosophy' courses offered by the Wessex School of Philosophy and its sister organisations around the country. Although described as 'Philosophy', it is spiritual and its content appears to be resonant with the inner divine consciousness as articulated by Hamblin.  The talk will assume no prior knowledge of the subject and address: Where does Advaita come from & how do we know about it, what does it say and what are its implications for everyday living.

Our speaker, Mark Ryland, has had a lifelong amateur interest in this Philosophy through membership of the Guildford School of Practical Philosophy of which he is the leader. 
  An Engineer by profession, he who has worked as an IT Programme Manager in the City of London for the last 20 years. As a keen yachtsman he is a regular visitor to Chichester Harbour.

Cost: £12 or £6 for Hamblin Trust members

Wednesday
29th

8:30pm - 9:30pm (Hamblin Hall)

Quivers & Quavers: Singing for All
A series of singing sessions on Wednesday evenings with Marcus Sly

ome sing with us! Everyone is welcome to this series of workshops in which we will sing together for enjoyment, health and relaxation. Together we will create a safe and welcoming space to explore our voices, and free ourselves to make beautiful music without stress, shame or judgment. Nervous or uncertain singers are very welcome, as well as those who feel more confident. Regular weekly attendance is encouraged, in order to build vocal skills and confidence.

Cost: £5 per session

Saturday
2nd
10:30am - 12:30pm (Hamblin Hall)

New Vision Light Workers

A group that meets regularly each month to provide a mutually nourishing and supportive environment for spiritual practice and development.

These 2-hour sessions include an opening attunement, discussion on a range of topics and a closing meditation. There is a lot of laughter as we try not to take ourselves too seriously!

Our primary purpose is to channel Light to the world and to those people and situations needing spiritual support. There is no one school of thought predominant, as we all share our own experience and insight, so all are welcome to explore and share with us.

A voluntary donation of £5 to support the Hamblin Trust is invited

Sunday
3rd
10:30am - 3:30pm (Hamblin Hall)

A Day of Mindfulness and Peace with Barbara Boxhall
Part of the 8-week MBSR course but open to all.

A chance to deepen and sustain your Mindfulness practice. This is a practice day and integral part of the work done over the previous weeks and will be largely reflective. Please bring a contribution for a vegetarian lunch to share. This silent practice day is open to anyone who would like to spend a day being led by Barbara in mindful practice in silence with others, whether you have been on one of her courses or not. Please call the office to book your place.

Cost: £25

Tuesday
5th
2:30pm - 3:30pm (Library)

Poetry Club
with Lisa Sturge

Do you love poetry? Our new poetry group will explore poems on a variety of themes. The poetry will have a spiritual focus and there will be plenty of interactive time to reflect, listen, discuss and share. Participants are encouraged to bring along favourite poems if they wish to do so.

'Poetry is plucking at the heartstrings, and making music with them'. Dennis Gabor.

All welcome, no experience necessary!

Tea and refreshments will be included. Cost: £5

Wednesday
6th
8:30pm - 9:30pm (Hamblin Hall)

Quivers & Quavers: Singing for All
A series of singing sessions on Wednesday evenings with Marcus Sly

Come sing with us! Everyone is welcome to this series of workshops in which we will sing together for enjoyment, health and relaxation. Together we will create a safe and welcoming space to explore our voices, and free ourselves to make beautiful music without stress, shame or judgment. Nervous or uncertain singers are very welcome, as well as those who feel more confident. Regular weekly attendance is encouraged, in order to build vocal skills and confidence.

Cost: £5 per session

Saturday
9th
2:00pm - 4:00pm (Library)

Autumn Astrology Lecture 3: Solar Returns, with Patricia Godden.

Have you ever wondered why we say 'Many happy returns' on birthdays? It is because the Sun has come back to the position in the sky that it was in when you were born. A horoscope for this time each year is like a new horoscope for the year and by relating it back to your natal horoscope, you can see which areas of your life you may focus on during the year.

Cost: £10 (£5 for members of the Hamblin Trust)

The natal horoscope shows the potential of a life. It shows a person's nature and what he or she could experience in different areas of life. What the natal chart cannot show is when those potential events may happen. Some of the techniques used to give a timeframe to the events will be presented during this autumn's astrology lectures by Patricia Godden.

Saturday
9th
7.45pm-9.15pm (Hall)
(doors open 7.30)

Candlelit Sound Meditation with Sounds Inspirational
Chris Sangster & Jackie Winsor.

Come and experience some seasonal magic with a difference. At this busy time of the year, treat yourself to a relaxing evening of atmospheric instrumental sounds and meditation, with Sounds Inspirational. After an initial guided meditation, bathe in the healing vibrations from a range of indigenous instruments from around the world. The complete experience lasts around 50 minutes. You are welcome to sit or lie on the floor - if lying down, we suggest you bring blankets, pillows etc to make yourself more comfortable.

All proceeds towards Hamblin Trust funds - cost £12 or £6 for Hamblin Trust members.

Wednesday
13th
2:00-4:00pm (Hamblin Hall)

Christmas Cheer

Join us for a festive afternoon to get you into the Christmas spirit. Enjoy Christmassy snacks and a glass of punch (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and have fun with a light-hearted Christmas team quiz. A few festive songs and raffle will round the afternoon off. All very welcome.

Free event

Sunday
17th
2:00-4:00pm (Library)

Living Astrology

A meeting place for astrologers of all levels, where we consider the astrological patterns of the moment, and reflect upon events in the world and in our own lives. Please bring your own natal chart. Enquiries to Carol Duncan 01243 576634 carolduncan8hl@btinternet.com

Suggested donation: £5

Thursday
21st
11:45am-1:00pm (Hamblin Hall)

Candle Lighting Ceremony for our Loved Ones & the World

The winter solstice is a turning point of the year. It is a time for reflection as well as looking forward to the return of the Light. All are welcome to join us for this meditative time of quiet reflection, when we remember our loved ones whether in this world or the next, and express our silent appreciation for all the love and joy they have brought to us. A time, too, to express our hopes and prayers for the year ahead whether on a personal or global level. Come and light a candle in a simple, reflective and supportive gathering. We will begin with a few readings from HTH Hamblin - then anyone is welcome to step forward to light a candle either silently or audibly dedicating their candle's light where needed. Quiet music concludes the ceremony, then all are welcome to stay for light refreshments.

Donations welcomed

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