Dances Of Universal Peace – Sharing Our Inner And Outer Connectedness

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Sacred Space

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Mon 6, 13 and 20 August 11am - 12pm

Chapel at St. John’s (Venue 127)


Mon - Thurs (6 - 27) in August

12.30pm - 1pm

Church at St. John’s (Venue 127)




Dances of Universal Peace are a form of moving meditation/ body prayer, based on spiritual traditions from different parts of the world, using voice (chanting sacred phrases) and simple movements (usually danced in a circle).


Beginners warmly welcomed.





Experience the stillness and mystery of our beautiful church. Music and silence in the midst of a busy Festival. Spend half an hour with some of the Festival’s finest musicians in one of its most stunning buildings. Open to those of all faiths or none.


Monday 6th – Duncan Maclaurin

Tuesday 7th – Ben Kearsley

Wednesday 8th – Norman Lamont

Thursday 9th -  Rich Batsford

Monday 13th - Duncan Maclaurin

Tuesday 14th - Ben Kearsley

Wednesday 15th - Norman Lamont

Thursday 16th – Mairi Campbell

Monday 20th - Ben Kearsley

Tuesday 21st – John Grieve

Wednesday 22nd – John Grieve

Thursday 23rd - Mairi Campbell

Monday 27th – Mio Shapley


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Mindfulness @ Lunchtime



Music, Prayer And Silence: Chanting In The Style Of Taizé

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Tuesdays all year round 12.15pm - 2pm

St Mark’s, Castle Terrace (Venue 125)


Weds (8, 15 and 22) in August

5.30pm - 6.30pm

Chapel at St. John’s (Venue 127)




Stop for a while, come and find peace and mindfulness @ lunchtime – guided sitting and walking meditation, enjoying our food together, mindfully in silence, and ending with a short silent meditation, returning to the world refreshed! Mindfulness is gently bringing our attention to the present moment, involving our inherent capacity for healing and renewal. Please bring your own lunch.





Join us for a meditation in music in St John’s beautiful Chapel. These chants are from the Christian tradition, but are open to those of all faiths or of none.




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Not Ticketed


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One Minute Silence





Thurs (9, 16 and 23) in August

10.30am - 12.30pm

Chapel at St. John’s (Venue 127)


Everyday throughout August

1pm - 1.01pm





Need a quiet time out of the busy rush of the Festival and Fringe? Why not drop in for a healing? Available for those of all faiths and none, it is given by members of The National Federation of Spiritual Healers (NFSH), Scotland, and other recognised healing organisations. Relaxing, gentle and safe. Try it for yourself. The healing is free, but donations towards Festival costs would be gratefully appreciated.


Every day at 1pm you are invited to take a minute to reflect on the need for peace in the world. Wherever you are, stop and reflect – or join us at St John’s if you can.




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Not Ticketed

Worship At One



Mon - Thurs throughout August

1.01pm - 1.30pm

Church at St. John’s (Venue127)


Thirty minutes for silence, words and prayers on a relevant theme including communion for those who wish it. You are welcome to come and go as you please.




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Get involved!

Find out how by contacting us at:


The Festival of Spirituality and Peace

St John's Church
Princes Street
Edinburgh EH2 4BJ

E-mail: info@festivalofspirituality.org.uk


Or use our online contact form.


New Director

The Festival of Spirituality & Peace has a new Director: Andrew Newman.  Andrew brings with him an African/ Scottish view on the path to peace, diversity and inclusiveness.


For information on how to contact him visit the 'Meet the team' page

Calling all Performers


FoSP is searching for innovative and thought-provoking events to be part of 2013's Festival


For more information please see the Performing page 

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