Mindful stargazing evening at Tokes Farm

Mindful stargazing evening at Tokes Farm

Saturday 26th November 2022 from 18:00pm to 22:00pm

Tokes Farm
Tokes Lane, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 9AP

Join astrophysicist and Zen teacher Mark Westmoquette for an evening exploring various mindful stargazing practices, focussing on scientifically, energetically and spiritually contemplating our place within the cosmos and our connections to it.

Before going outside, we’ll practice a cosmic body scan, sensing different parts of our body and how they’re made of stuff that was produced in stars billions of years ago.

Then as we go outdoors, we’ll spend some time immersing ourselves in the experience of the night sky as it is (clear or cloudy) and explore how we can feel part of the cosmos, at home in this vast universe of ours.

Hearty supper and hot drinks included.

Please note that this has already taken place on 26/11/2022


Event organiser

Mark Westmoquette

Mark Westmoquette is organising this event

Please contact Mark Westmoquette directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

Please book your place for this event via Mark Westmoquette's Mindful Stargazing website.

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Event darkness

The Moon has a big impact on the visibility of celestial bodies in the night sky. Try to plan your stargazing when there is no bright Moon at night as this is when the skies will be at their darkest.

The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.



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