Local Group: Edinburgh & Perth


ConsciousCafe Edinburgh and Perth led by Violet Dalton and Moraig Henderson. The first event will be an online discussion and events following will be in person and include walks and discussions.

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Sunday 23rd April 2:00 - 4:00 PM BST

Ichigo Ichie - The art of making the most of every moment the Japanese way

blossomTo celebrate the arrival of the cherry blossom, we will discuss Ichigo Ichie, the art of making the most of every moment, the Japanese way. The meaning of ichigo ichie is something like: what we are experiencing right now will never happen again and therefore we must value each moment like a beautiful treasure.

If you want to find out more about this Japanese philosophy, you can read the book of Ichigo Ichie by Hector Garcia and Fransec Miralles, or come along and, "take part in a transformative experience to discover how to make each and every instant the best moment of our lives".

We will gather from 1:50 and will meet inside the main entrance at the West Gate, next to the stairs leading up to the Gateway Cafe. We will start with a coffee/tea in the Gateway Cafe, sitting outdoors if the weather allows. We will continue our discussion as we walk through the gardens to appreciate the cherry blossoms.

ConsciousCafe brings together lovely conscious people with the intention of having interesting conversations, meeting new and old friends and enjoying wonderful outdoor locations. We look forward to meeting interesting people, having fascinating discussions, and experiencing the energy in the garden!

The walk will be circular (45 mins to an hour in duration).

The Botanics is one of the world's leading botanical gardens with a history dating back over 350 years. There are around 70 acres of beautiful landscape and wonderful skyline views of Edinburgh.

We are asking for a small donation of £2:00 for this event to assist with the work of ConsciousCafe which is a not-for-profit organisation. We will collect this on the day.

Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed in the gardens unless needed for assisting.

Health & Safety:
Any walk (easy to difficult) can pose a danger of personal injury and all participants should be aware of and accept these risks, which can be mitigated by wearing gear/shoes/boots suitable for the nature of the walk and the prevailing weather conditions.

By signing up for this walk you confirm that you have fully accepted that you participate on this walk - through your own volition and are responsible for your own safety and enjoyment. The organisers do not have any formal duty of care for participants. Apologies for this legalistic statement, but always necessary to allay any expectations for responsibility on the part of organisers.

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