We are very grateful to be able to bring you monthly Women's Circles starting on the 10th March, then on the 7th April and the 5th May, all 7.30 - 9.30pm. These gatherings are a unique offering, a time for all self-identifying women to gather, hold space together, set intentions for the month ahead, reflection on the month past, talk, listen and Be together. We will also practice gentle yoga and meditation in which Jenny will lead the circle with a theme that reflects the month and season. For all enquiries and to book, email email@example.com
£25, concessions available.
We welcome Loretta Dunn, a birth doula, former midwife, retired nurse and current funeral celebrant and her new monthly meet ups, Life Circle. The concept of Life Circle is to encourage people across all age ranges to come together and explore the bigger issues in life e.g. birth, death and everything in between. These meetings will draw on the idea of community modelled by indigenous tribes throughout the world, and has the potential to resurrect the ideals of neighbourhood, friendship and support. First meet ups will be the 21st March 2-4pm.
On Sunday, 5th March, Tribe Porty is teaming up with CREATIVenergie, Love Ghana and the University of Edinburgh to host Portobello’s first Solar Hackathon. We invite you to join us to collaboratively design a flat pack solar lantern that is robust yet stylish and can be both manufactured and assembled in African countries using recycled materials as much as possible. The impact: creation of local manufacturing opportunities, reduction in air miles and transportation costs, and most importantly a more affordable lighting solution that is cleaner and safer than kerosene lamps.
Ready to explore what matters to you? Interested in the insights the science of happiness gives us? Keen to discuss and reflect with like-minded people? Join us for the 8 week Action for Happiness course, giving you the time and tools to be good and do good. The Dalai Lama wholeheartedly endorses the courses as an opportunity to take your 'own action to create a happier world'. All welcome.
Begins on the Sat, 22 Apr 2017 (8 weeks) from , 10am – 12 noon
What are some acts of love that we can do, in this moment of joy and appreciation for what is right here in front of us?
Appreciating the gift of our bodies, we take care of them. The bodies we have are incredible, wonders of nature, and we take them for granted. We abuse them by being sedentary, taking drugs, eating junk food, not taking care of them. Instead, an act of appreciation for our bodies is to care for them. Exercise, walk, eat well, floss, meditate.
Appreciating the gift of life, we explore the outdoors. There is so much to notice and explore, to behold with absolute wonder, that it’s a waste to be online or on our phones all day. Instead, it’s an act of love to get outside and move our beautiful bodies.
Appreciating the gift of food, we nourish our bodies. Instead of abusing ourselves by putting junk in our bodies (just to satisfy cravings of comfort), we can find joy in the nourishment of our bodies with gorgeous, healthy, delicious food. And appreciate that the fresh food we’re feeding ourselves with is a gift, grown from the earth by people we don’t know who support our lives, a miracle not to be taken for granted.
Appreciating this moment, we meditate. This moment is filled with brilliance, and yet we often ignore it. Instead, we can sit and meditate, to practice paying full and loving attention. We can do yoga, moving while we meditate. We can meditate as we go for a run, lift a barbell, ride a bike, swim in the ocean, walk in a sunny park. Read more here.
February brings us three newbies, we welcome the following;
Hannah Ashwell- I have joined Tribe to build in time to grow my textile origami business and pursue personal projects after baby number two- you will find me hot desking on a Monday. My business bY Mi, www.bymi.co.uk, has been going since 2008 creating textile origami pieces; you may have seen me at the Tribe Christmas Markets. I am increasingly being asked to make bespoke origami wedding flowers and commercial installations and I'm enjoying the challenge! Once the to-do list is done I will be trying to record the stories I make up for my kids, doing life admin and enjoying hanging with the grown ups.
Craig Ali- Founder of Total Health, which is a company who helps people become more energised, resilient and healthy; they help grow your business through increased productivity, or help increase fitness and wellbeing at home. Total Health looks at things more holistically, including nutrition, movement and recovery strategies, psychology and behaviour change, alongside our core fitness training elements, and introducing specialists in a range of areas.
Darkness Before Dawn: Redefining the Journey Through Depression
There’s no shortage of psychology self-help books on depression—but this collection, envisioned and edited by Sounds True founder Tami Simon, is not one of them.
You won’t be revisiting familiar therapies or antidepressant options. What you will find is a gathering of 16 exceptional and compassionate teachers who have faced profound depression themselves. Their purpose? To radically shift the way that we perceive the experience. To offer insights and practices that reach beyond conventional models. And to help us receive depression’s uninvited yet singular gifts.
The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone
When Olivia Laing moved to New York City in her mid-thirties, she found herself inhabiting loneliness on a daily basis. Increasingly fascinated by this most shameful of experiences, she began to explore the lonely city by way of art.
Humane, provocative and deeply moving, The Lonely City is about the spaces between people and the things that draw them together, about sexuality, mortality and the magical possibilities of art. It's a celebration of a strange and lovely state, adrift from the larger continent of human experience, but intrinsic to the very act of being alive.
At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade's worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. And just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated. When Breath Becomes Air chronicles Kalanithi's transformation from a naive medical student "possessed," as he wrote, "by the question of what, given that all organisms die, makes a virtuous and meaningful life" into a neurosurgeon at Stanford working in the brain, the most critical place for human identity, and finally into a patient and new father confronting his own mortality.