Our Hub closes on Friday 18th December.
Please find below all newsletter communications to our community about our closure.
Wednesday, 11th November 2020
This is Nick, the founder of Mindfulness Meditation Hub.
I am writing to let you know that on Friday 18th December our Hub will be permanently closing.
The past 4 years of running our Hub has been a rewarding journey. Many have volunteered their time to offer content to the community and help our Hub operate, and many thousands have attended sessions at our Hub over this time. I trust that like me, for you it has been a beautiful and insightful experience to be part of.
As we develop our practice we realise and accept that nothing in life is permanent, our perspectives and circumstances evolve, change and emerge over time.
Even though our Hub is closing on the 18th December, it’s essence will continue. A number of our facilitators will likely continue offering classes, courses and events either online or at other locations around Perth. These details will be added to our website closer to 18th December.
In the meantime I highly recommend making the most of your time at our Hub. Come in, attend a session, or have tea with us whilst we are still open. All current classes, courses & events will continue to run as scheduled up until 18th December. Please refer to our Live Class Timetable here for details.
I have been reflecting on the experiences, benefits and joy that I have received from my involvement in our Hub and I hope that you find some time over the next few weeks to do the same, and you are welcome to record your thoughts and gratitude on the Gratitude Board we have created on our website.
So why close?
I started our Hub back in 2016 and I have volunteered more than full-time hours to run our Hub since then, of late mostly behind the scenes. It became clear to me 2 years ago that full-time volunteering to run our Hub was not sustainable over time. A small group of us have since spent that time reviewing various strategies to continue our Hub for the community well into the future, however none of those options have come to fruition, nor have they felt like the right way to continue our Hub moving forward.
It hasn’t been easy to decide to close our Hub however it feels like the right decision. Everything in life comes and goes, and our Hub and related experiences also follow this same pattern of nature. What has the potential to remain stable is your regular practice. As you maintain your practice through the natural cycles of life, you may develop the stability, strength and capacity to ride waves of change.
What are you grateful for?
I am often reminded of the importance during times of change to remind myself of the things that I am thankful and grateful for. If you wish to do the same and participate in this process together, a Gratitude Board has been added onto our website for you to post anything about our Hub, volunteers and community that you are thankful or grateful for.
Over the next few weeks, weekly updates will be sent out to you to help you transition with us through this period up until we close.
Thank you for being part of MMH and we look forward to continuing to see you at our Hub up until the 18th December.
Director / Founder
Mindfulness Meditation Hub
Thursday, 19th November 2020
How our hub started!
In September 2016, MMH opened its doors in Nedlands. The intention was to create a space to explore mindfulness meditation and share that with others, but more importantly to learn from others in the process.
Service to the community was an important aspect of MMH. From the start the organisation has been fully volunteer-run and operating on a Pay From Your Heart basis to cover running expenses.
For the first few months only silent meditations were offered. Attendance was low and it became clear that more people would benefit from learning via courses and guided meditation classes. So this revised offering started at the beginning of 2017 and from that point MMH really took off and many people started to attend. A single volunteer ran the entire space and all these sessions.
Welcoming additional volunteers
Around this time a fork in the road was reached, the organisation either continued to solely offer Buddhist inspired mindfulness meditation, or became more of a hub and welcomed other mindfulness, meditation & self development practices.
The latter was chosen and in March 2017 the first 3 facilitator volunteers were welcomed to start running their own sessions and courses at our hub.
Each subsequent month brought a new facilitator offering their practices and insights with the community.
Moving to West Leederville
By 2018 we had reached capacity in Nedlands and the hub felt like it wanted to grow further, so in September 2018 we moved into our current premises in West Leederville providing us our larger meditation space, reception area and library.
In the past 2 years in West Leederville we have continued to grow, offering more sessions and courses, to many more participants, and a larger number of volunteers have come onboard to support the community and organisation.
And this is how our hub came to be the hub that it is today.
Thanks & Gratitude
So many volunteers have contributed to our hub over the past 4 years, and many many more people have attended our hub. So many great experiences and learning has been shared.
We have added a Thanks & Gratitude board onto our website for people share their thoughts, and their thanks and gratitude for the hub.
So far 60 people have posted onto this board.
You may like to read through some of those comments, and you may also like to post comments and share in this process together with us.
We will continue to send out weekly information in the leadup to our closure on the 18th Dec.