What we're about
Welcome to Newham's Mindfulness Meditation Meetup Group where we will practice secular mindfulness meditation with the intention and motivations around improving the health and wellbeing of ourselves and others.
A key focus of this group will be the cultivation of mindfulness and compassion for the benefit of ourselves and others we connect with. The group will provide the opportunity to learn and practice mindfulness in a safe environment.
We will run drop in sessions on a Saturday morning 10.30am -12.30.
Each drop in session will start with a welcome and mindful movement exercise. We will then do a guided sitting practice. This will be followed by open enquiry and sharing to facilitate development, learning and understanding. At the end of the session, there is a short dedication.
Venue: The Red House, 13 Upton Avenue, Forest Gate, Newham, London E7 9PN.
The sessions are suitable for complete beginners and the experienced. Some cushions, mats and blankets will be provided. However, please feel free to bring your own meditation comforts if you have an established practice.
To keep this group going there is a suggested minimum donation of £3 per session for members of the Urban Mindfulness Foundation or £5 for non members.
From time to time we will run the 8 week mindfulness based living course. Please note that during the courses no drop in sessions will be available.
The sessions are run by authentic practitioners who have been committed to their own mindfulness practice for at least 5 years or more, as well as teaching mindfulness to the wider community. Each of the leading facilitators are in year three of the Masters Degree in Mindfulness Studies offered by the University of Aberdeen and the Mindfulness Association. We also follow the UK Network of Mindfulness Teachers Guidelines and continue a detailed CPD programme that includes gaining cherished teachings from the Authentic Tibetan Buddhist Kagyu Lineage and Samye Ling and Samye Dzong Monastery's, The Mindfulness Association and Oxford Mindfulness Centre. If you are looking for a place to deepen your practice and understanding of mindfulness you have come to the right place.
We look forward to practising with you.