PlaySpace News June 22

Living Our Dying Recordings

now available to listen with or without the book

PlaySpace welcomes donations to help cover the cost of production; once these expenses are covered any further donations will go to the charities “Good Life Good Death Good Grief” and “Autumn Voices” and “Dignity in Dying” You can donate here

Another series of eight Living Our Dying weekly workshops will be starting in mid-September in the Kibble Palace of the Glasgow Botanic Gardens. These workshops are free and supported by Lapidus Scotland. For more information and booking email

Autumn Voices holds regular monthly flash competitions, inspired by their monthly content themes. They are offering a special addition to this for May and June, with a new competition inspired by the book, Living Our Dying, and the open and generous work of Dying Matters Awareness Week.

Postcard Launch

At the Lapidus Scotland Postcard Launch on 16th June, Valerie Gillies will be presenting “How The Grasses Dance

The Unfinished Hut

“The subtitle of this perfectly simple small book might give a clue. It can only be ‘an unfinished journal’ because the subject is ‘unfinished’. The title phrase is from Morven Gregor who also provided the photograph which is wrapped around the writing and overprinted to make a cover.” . . . . more

Walking & Writing & Talking Workshops

Dawsholm Park
A pair of strolls on 3 & 10 June, starting at the bridge over the Kelvin at the eastern edge of the park. All walks start at 10.30 and last about two hours. They are free

We live as we move, a step at a time, and there is something in gentle walking that reminds me of how I must live if I am to save this life that I have been given.
from Walking in the World by Julia Cameron

Anxiety Almanac

Three PSP authors (Alec Finlay, Gerry Loose, Sukhema aka Larry Butler) have been contributing to the Anxiety Almanac – an antidote to anxiety about covid and everything else that’s dark and depressing in our world.

Anyone can contribute a thing they see for the first time, along with their first name, the date, and the place. Feel free to send these to me at Of course. you can use the material you collect in any way that you wish.

Monday 16 May, 2022 : early morning in the arboretum, Sukhema plays taiji under the big sitka spruce and smiles as rain drips through the needles – no watering today at plot 60,Glasgow Botanic Gardens.

Bringing Mindfulness to Life

Book tour starting in Newcastle Buddhist Centre with a half day retreat on Saturday 25th June. Then London, Croydon and Dublin. And a day retreat in Glasgow tbc.

Engaging stories, showing how to live with ease and compassion in these complex times. “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. Bringing Mindfulness to life is also available as an e-book.

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