What we're about

This is a fun, relaxed group for making new 'GayMates.' All are welcome, to join, regardless of sexuality etc. all you need is a sense of fun! Members currently organise social meetups: nights out, museum visits, cinema trips and a whole host of other activities. Some events are hosted others are not.

We welcome your input and suggestions in developing this group! To post events click on 'Suggest a new meetup'. To attend events click on 'YES'. If you wish to make new friends and try new things, then this is definitely the place to be.

We look forward to meeting you!

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GayMates Meetup Group is open for all members to post events, simply message Serge with your idea.

GayMates is supported by

http://MenInTouch.co.uk
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Serge and the GayMates Leadership Team. Xxx

Upcoming events (5)

AUΤΗΕNTIC RELATING

Online event

Welcome back to the second session of Authentic Relating.

For more information and to secure your place visit https://menintouch.co.uk/authenticrelating

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Authentic Relating is the practice of expressing your true experience in the company of others, discovering and revealing deeper layers of yourself and being willing to see deeper layers of others. It’s about learning to tune into the present moment: to speak from that place, knowing that you don’t have to hide any part of your experience. We’ll use time-tested “games” that encourage having fun while playing with different ways of relating to one another. It’s about listening deeply and developing the skill of empathy.

Authentic Relating is a safer place to learn to remove our masks in order to practice relating “person-to-person” or even “essence-to-essence.”

More info on the event: https://menintouch.co.uk/authenticrelating/

When: 22, 29 April & 06 May 2021

Where: Online via Zoom

Investment: £70 -£30 sliding scale for the whole 4 session course.

Special Guest Teachers: Coach Sequoia and Daka Ziji

Scholarships are available with priority given to indigenous, trans and people of colour.

Risk free: Try out the first class before you commit and pay for the series; pay between the first and second classes. No refunds after payment.

Find more about our guest teachers : https://www.menintouch.org/who-we-are

Tring Circular Walk, Hertfordshire

Tring Station

The Tring Circular is a walk of two halves. The first is all wide-open spaces and rolling grassy knolls along the Chiltern Hills Ridgeway, while the second is flatter ground that weaves through shaded beechwoods. From mid-April to late May some of these woods sprout a thick carpet of bluebells. Just off the main walk, Dockey Wood attracts the crowds (and sometimes has an entry fee), but we prefer the quieter, wilder Flat Isley. Take a picnic to eat along the way and stop for tea at the charming Greyhound Inn in Aldbury (if open), which is one of the best country pubs near London.

Distance: 10.1 miles (5h walk + lunch stop) Difficulty: Moderate
Get there from Central London: 9:39am West Midland Train from Euston station to Northampton arrives Tring at 10:21am

If rain is forecast or there is train disruption we will postpone to another Saturday.

Free: https://www.walkingclub.org.uk/walk/tring-circular/

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GayMates Meetup Group is for all members to post events, simply message Serge with your idea. GayMates is supported by https://MeninTouch.co.uk
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Authentic dating for men who love men #7

Online event

Hello, my friend Laurie is organising a dating event and would like to invite you to

Authentic dating for men who love men in UK

Imagine a really truthful date. Online.

You are invited to this spicy event for men who love men (self identified as men).

You will be paired up with random partners, a little like speed dating. You will play Authentic Relating games specially designed for this event.

Authentic Relating is the practice of listening and speaking from a place of presence and feeling, allowing us to weave richer and more truthful connections. All from the comfort of your home.

Join via Zoom. Please ensure your laptop has zoom downloaded in advance.

Cost is £8 waged, £5 unwaged, via PayPal.

To register, please select Going and pay https://www.paypal.me/laurieking101
or
Bank transfer to MR LAURIE KING[masked]
Once you have paid Laurie, let Stan Lee know and he will send you the zoom link.

The room will close at 8.05pm.

For more information, visit itoiauthenticrelating.com.

REGISTRATION CLOSES at 8PM Saturday (1 day before the date).

Gay, Bi, Trans Men's Mindfulness Meditation Online Group

London

£15.00

Welcome to this friendly online community of men. Learn how to stop stress and worry taking over and cultivate a sense of wellbeing, ease and calm through these simple guided meditations. Beginners welcome.

We connect together at the start by sharing for a few minutes. This has been so important for people over this time of increased isolation as it gives a chance to feel part of a community of men and realise that we are not alone in a lot of what we might be struggling with right now.

Mindfulness is not about escaping from the world or forcing your mind into silence, but as my teacher once said "it's building a container to hold the chaos". The rest of the evening explores how to build this strong container by connecting deeply into our body and using the breath as an anchor for our attention so that we can train our mind to stay more on a single point rather than drift into random thoughts, ideas and worries.

As you meditate you're not stopping your thoughts but changing your relationship to them: welcoming whatever is present, allowing it and bringing kindness to any difficult emotions there may be connected with upsetting thoughts. In this way you'll learn how to be more fully alive, connected and at ease.

Mid evening there's a 10 minute break after which I introduce the theme for the session and we go into groups of 3 for 15 minutes to discuss and share.

The evening finishes with a guided Loving Kindness meditation which explores feeling a sense of good will and kindness to a friend, ourself and others.

"Nick's Monday night meditation sessions have become an incredibly important part of my week. I have been amazed at how these have worked so well online during lockdown and hope he considers continuing an online format when life goes back to normal. It has been vital to creating a sense of community during this time as well as bringing some peace and stability into my home at the start of each week."

About the teacher: Nick lived as a Buddhist monk for 6 years and has meditated for over 30 years. This group has been running for 11 years. Nick shares his experience in a secular format that is open to anyone.

The evening is free for those on limited income, with a suggested fee of:

£15 full price
£12 reduced (for those on a low income)
£8 concession (for students, unemployed and retired)

To book your place: https://bookwhen.com/evolvingminds

If you need a free place please contact Nick.

For guided meditations please see my You Tube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwNPLJARKKdiPa0p_DiqXVQ

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