Got this interesting link from Reasons to be Cheerful (David Byrne's excellent website). How do concert spaces make themselves more mindful? This is how the Carnegie Hall did it:
I often use concerts and performances as a way of being more aware. Not just the music but also my response to the music; my body's movements; the presence of other listeners. I practice pulling focus from the perfomer's fingers to the whole auditorium, indeed to the world outside the building.
There's a nice Spotify playlist attached:
Music for Well-Being,https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7o2qmxfEMYFanTkUsDPaCF?si=0def95fecb5a4b99
won't put up the booking pages till later in the year, but I've just got the dates for Holy Island 2024, just in case you want to put them in your diary:
20-27 July 2024 Summer Retreat (for all levels) Beingfulness Outdoors
6-13 October 2024 Autumn Retreat (for more seasoned meditators) Subject TBA
@Patrizia Tenerelli asked about a mantra for generosity in todays session. Although I couldn't find a specific Sanskrit mantra for generosity (at least from an authentic source), I thought I would post this mantra practice from the book Healing Mantras by Thomas Ashley Ferrand.
It's a mantra practice that allows you to work with various inner conditions. He explains that it's about offering up the negative quality and invoking the quality of peace. As people mentioned, including me, about various emotions coming during the generosity practice this practice might be suited.