Mindfulness and Council Circle Practice
Every 2nd Sunday of Each Month – 5pm to 6.30pm – The Loft
Cost: €10.00 / €5.00 Concession
Facilitator: Niamh Barrett ( Common Ground Member )
Contact Niamh at 0862857212 with any Queries
Sitting in Circle in Turbulent Times
This series of mindfulness and circle sessions will invite our experiences and stories of the
uncertainty and upheaval in our world and on our planet at this present time.
This 1.5 hour session will begin with a short (20 min) mindfulness practice of bodyscan,
gentle movement or sitting meditation guided by facilitator Niamh Barrett, before moving
into council circle practice.
Council circle practice has developed and flourished in many traditions over countless
generations. In our time it's continuing as a way of nourishing ourselves and others by
gathering in community to bear witness and to listen and speak from the heart.
Niamh Barrett is a mindfulness facilitator who is affiliated with the Mindfulness Teachers’
Association of Ireland. https://mtai.ie/teachers/niamh-barrett/
She is a student of Zen Buddhism in the Zen Peacemakers tradition and of the Way of
Council (circle facilitation) as a core mindfulness practice. She works to bring it more deeply
into her life by regularly attending council circles, training workshops and retreats and by
offering circles in her local community of Bray and online.