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Gay/Bi/Trans Men's Mindfulness Meditation Group in London
Community, friendship and well-being for gay/bi/trans men meeting every Monday except Bank Holidays. An evening to relax, de-stress and socialise. Meet with other men all interested in self-development. Socialise in the tea break with a friendly and inclusive group of men and practice training your mind to rest into a deeper state of calm acceptance. The group offers a place for men to be authentic and open about their experiences, struggles and joys. Cost: £12 (concessions £8) Payment is on the door in cash Nearest Tube: Charing Cross or Leicester Square. No need to book, just turn up. Wear loose clothing if you wish but no need to change from your day wear as chairs are available. Mindfulness is a simple meditation practice where you learn to place your attention on the breath. With this approach to meditation you're not trying to stop your thoughts or make the mind quiet. Instead of this goal orientated approach you are simply learning to notice what is happening in the mind and body, and then choosing where to place attention. This encourages an accepting, patient and caring attitude to yourself. As you keep bringing attention back to the breath and body thinking gradually becomes calmer of its own accord, without any effort, and you can start to experience a sense of peace that comes through being at ease with things as they are rather than by trying to force things to be any particular way. Suitable for beginners with no previous experience and experienced meditators who want the support of meditating in a group. We sit on chairs but there are cushions if you are used to being on the floor. The group is run by Nick Kientsch who lived for six years as a novice Buddhist monk in the Thai forest Tradition and has 27 years experience of meditation. The group is secular so there's no chanting or need for you to have any particular religious belief. For more details see: Map: Blog: . .......................................................................... GayMates Meetup Group is for all members to post events, simply message Andy with your idea. GayMates is supported by . ..........................................................................

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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.

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