Meditations in Dove Cottage Garden


Organizer: Dove Cottage and The Wordsworth Museum

Name: Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum

Phone: 015394 35544




Town End
Grasmere, Cumbria,
LA22 9SH

Price Notes

Free entry


Dove Cottage, the Wordsworth Museum and Art Gallery is located on the A591, the main Kendal to Keswick road through the Lake District, just South of the Grasmere mini roundabout.


In ancient Chinese tradition practices such as Taiji (movement) & Qigong (breath) were developed to bring human beings into accord with nature, fostering a sense of inner integrity, or what can be recognised as the ‘inner happiness’ described by Wordsworth. These meditative arts are also believed to engender ’the valley spirit’, a state of spontaneous creativity which has been sought and venerated by Chinese artists, calligraphers and writers for centuries. Eileen Pun, a Lake District poet and martial artist (pictured), will lead a series of five sessions exploring these practices this summer: 1st June - The water tortoise and creative flow 15th June - Floating wooden dragons: mind & direction 29th June - Your fire breathing crane: passion & balance 13th July - Crouching tiger, earthly strength 27th July - Forging metal snakes: flexible precision Participants will be lead through simple physical and breathing exercises in order to develop mind-body coordination and overall wellness. Each session will also include reflective, creative journalling and complimentary tea, with a special opportunity to sample a different Chinese tea each time. The relaxed and informal sessions are designed as a series, but each stands alone You are advised to wear loose fitting clothes with sufficient layers for the outdoors and comfortable lightweight shoes such as trainers. No experience necessary, suitable for adults of any age. Advanced bookings preferred, drop-ins welcome.

Event Details

Start Date End Date Times
01/06/2017 01/06/2017 15:00 to 16:30
15/06/2017 15/06/2017 15:00 to 16:30
29/06/2017 29/06/2017 15:00 to 16:30
13/07/2017 13/07/2017 15:00 to 16:30
27/07/2017 27/07/2017 15:00 to 16:30