We asked yoga teacher Angela Meiklem what she thought about our Peace day public meditation… she kindly shared her thoughts with us here…
“I had never heard of World Peace Day until the wonderful Wee Retreat got in touch with a plan, a big plan. Would it be possible to get 100 people together for a lunchtime meditation on the 21st September!? The well known quote “if you build it they will come” sprung to mind – and come they did.
In the beautiful City of Music Studio, housed within Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall, the gathering of people is testament to the warm, welcoming and peaceful environment that Vicky creates with all Wee Retreat events. Greeted with smiles at check in and the sounds of Scott York (student of the Junior Conservatoire) on guitar, writing an intention set the scene for all that was to come. Meeting and sitting with friends we settled in ready for a minutes silence at midday – the perfect pause to bring us all on to the same level.
We were treated to wise words from Dr Maureen Sier (Director of Interfaith Scotland), thought provoking, poignant poetry from Imogen Stirling, etheral hand pan music from David (Samadhi Soundscapes) and a beautifully guided meditation from Vicky – the one we all had to thank for making it happen. Vicky’s honest and genuine approach to mindful living is a true inspiration and brought us all together for what will hopefully be a yearly event now. I’ll be there for sure!”