PlaySpace New January 2022 – new moon

From Dark to Light – the first new moon 2022

We had a family solstice fire in our friend’s back garden. These are our hands, covered in flour, channelling our good wishes for the world.

We recited the poem/song – From Dark to Light – while looking to the four directions. And we burned things we wanted to discard from last six months, and we said what we have enjoyed in the last six months – like our holiday in Achmelvich.  Since the Summer Solstice 2021, there have been two major changes in our life:

Ratnadevi has finished her book: Bringing Mindfulness to Life  – showing how to live with ease and compassion in these complex times.

Book Launch event 22nd January 5 to 6:30pm on zoom . . . Ratnadevi will guide a short meditation. She will be joined by Linda France, award winning poet, Currently, Linda is Climate Writer for New Writing North and Newcastle University Engaging stories; Max Mackay-James, a GP doctor, death doula and dream weaver who helped found the Die-a-log project; Justin Whitaker, Senior Correspondent at Buddhist Door Global website and current editor of Ratnadevi’s monthly blog ‘Bringing Mindfulness to Life’; Anna Zubrzycki, a leading theatre actress based in Poland, Founder of the Polish branch of the Mindfulness Association, trains mindfulness teachers. Linda, Max, Justin and Anna will each read a passage from the book.

About this book:
In a wonderfully warm and inviting voice, Ratnadevi brings mindfulness down to earth and into the heart. A gifted writer, she turns abstract ideas into living words that draw the reader onward and inward. This is a wonderful complement to classics such as Radical Acceptance, and full of value for our too-hectic world. Rick Hanson, PhD, author of ‘Hardwiring Happiness’ and many other best-selling books. Register in advance for this meeting: BRINGING MINDFULNESS TO LIFE

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Here’s a link to a five minute film about the book.


I was away from Glasgow and PlaySpace Publications, away from computers, phones, letters, newspapers – incommunicado! for three and half months and came home in November with a new name “Sukhema” which means He who is very peaceful, at ease. A name I needs to grow into – it feels like a new pair of walking boots that need breaking in. . . .Some folk continue to call me Larry, some call me Sukhee, my Buddhist friends call me Sukhema.  You choose! 

with well wishes for 2022

Larry or Sukhema

PS. PlaySpace Publications Half Price Sale ends on the 15th January 2022

All PlaySpace Publication books will be available at reduced prices from one third off to half price.  This includes postage within the UK. Titles include: Living Our Dying  (£10 or 2 for £15), Bundles of Bog Cotton, Autumn Leaves, Brushes With War, Bundles of Bog Cotton, Lost Words, Today Today Today, Unfinished Hut, Tributes to Tom Leonard , Heartwork  (reduced from £6.50 to £4.00), Covid Comfort, How Ripples Happen . . . unless indicated all titles are half-price until 15th January. For each title there is a page on PSP website – click on hyperlinks; and you can find the complete list of PSP publications here.   Autumn Voices is also on sale – click on link.


You are invited to the Poet’s Way
Awakening to the power of poems to compliment & enhance our spiritual practice. Bring a poem – yours or a published poem you’d like to share and hear appreciated through a deep reading. The zoom link will open at 5:15 for a 5:30pm start. 
When: Jan 30, 2022 05:30 PM 

Register in advance for this meeting here
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.