Two years on, we sit together

By Victoria

Our first Tuesday morning meditation where we came together online began on April 28th 2020, I remember the nervousness of hosting, hoping the technology to work and wondering if anyone would attend.

I’m heartened and humbled by the continuous weekly presence of prison yoga friends, teachers, supporters and staff who steadfastly sit and have created a warm and supportive environment of peace and companionship. Together each week, by sitting in silence with the breath, we are in community with those who live and work in secure conditions around the country.

One of our regular sitters shared recently how they value the weekly gathering:

“What I like about the meditation is that it is shared, not just with others on the screen, but with those in prison. I spend some moments trying to put myself in prisoners’ shoes and share my heartfelt fellowship with them. The meditation is a giving process for me, as well as being personally stabilising”

Volunteer, The Prison Phoenix Trust

By our second anniversary at the end of April 2022 we will have sat together 100 times, I invite you to join us if you haven’t sat with us before, or revisit again when you find space in your busy schedule. Contact us to request the Zoom link.

Come together wherever you may be in the world, drop in whenever you can.