For meditators old and new!

For meditators old and new!

For meditators old and new!

event Saturday, September 23, 2023 schedule 3.00pm - 4.00pm BST
Past event
Past event
event Saturday, September 23, 2023 schedule 3.00pm - 4.00pm BST
  • Book cover - Journeys to the Deep by Dr Elizabeth English
In-person at Sidgwick | £15
Open to: 
Alumni and guests
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Join Dr English who will be reading from her new book which combines guidance on meditation with original poems that illumine the meditator's path.

This book is a treasure trove, packed with inspiration, wisdom and guidance for meditators old and new. With gentle humour and insight, Elizabeth English takes us on a voyage into the world of mindfulness meditation, as she dovetails lyrical prose and beautifully crafted poems, written within, or just following, a meditation. Her simple but profound message is: ‘Meditate as you can, not as you can’t.’

‘This is a book of real wisdom and grace; a travelling companion for the work that is done in silence, far below the surface of the mind.’  -  Rowan Williams 

Dr English will be onsite during the day if you would like to purchase a book and have it signed


Dr Elizabeth English

Elizabeth English

Dr Elizabeth English began meditating as a student in 1983. Three decades later, she was appointed as Cambridge University’s first ever Mindfulness Practitioner. Her courses are the subject of research published in The Lancet showing significant benefit to students, and are now also offered more widely online ( Elizabeth draws on four decades of personal meditation practice and her ordination within a Western Buddhist tradition, as well as her doctoral research at Oxford, where she studied Buddhist meditation texts. She is also a certified teacher of Focusing, Somatic Experiencing and Nonviolent Communication. She spends much of her time singing and writing, both poetry and prose. 

Booking information

In-person lectures at the Sidgwick Site as part of Alumni Festival cost £15 per person.

Booking for this event is now closed.


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