Previously called Mindfully Together, KMMG is a weekly evening of Buddhist mindfulness meditation in association with Richmond Mindfulness Meditation Group. We average 22 meditators attending each week. We aspire to bring mindfulness, concentration, compassion, and insight to daily living. Our meetings will give us the opportunity to practice guided meditation, walking meditation and silent sitting meditation. We also share readings from a wide range of Buddhist and other spiritual teachers. There is an opportunity for “mindful speaking” in which we communicate with compassionate listening and loving speech. Our meetings finish with tea. Our meetings are open to all. You do not need to be a Buddhist or a Quaker to attend, nor do you need any previous experience of meditation.
Kingston Quaker Centre replaces the Meeting House formerly in Eden Street and continues more than three centuries of Quaker presence and service to the community in Kingston. It is a beautiful new building built to high architectural and environmental standards. A quiet and peaceful space intended for silently meeting together. Quakers welcome everyone who shares their ideals of equality, integrity, simplicity and peace and have both Christian and non-Christian members. Richmond Mindfulness Meditation Group is a friendly and inclusive group, founded in 1997, with both Buddhist and non-Buddhist members. The Group is inspired by and associated with Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh’s Community of Interbeing and with the Insight Meditation tradition of Gaia House.
We are very much looking forward to welcoming you to our meetings in this inspiring and beautiful space. You do not need to join Meetup in order to attend. We would be grateful if you do not join the Meetup until you actually plan to attend at least once, in order to avoid confusing the statisitics.
Kingston Quaker Centre address: Fairfield East, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 2PT. Directions from Kingston train station to Kingston Quaker Centre are here. If you are coming by bus from Ham/Richmond, take the 65, alight at Cromwell Road or Eden Street and you can follow the same map. From Surbiton/Esher, alight in Eden Street.
Parking available for the disabled only with or without blue badge. Full disabled access and hearing loop. Other cars can be parked at Cattle Market car park. The nighttime rate applies at local car parks and ranges from £2.10 to about £3.00 for the whole evening. We have plenty of bike racks.
There is no charge for attending our meetings but donations of £3-£5 are gratefully accepted towards running costs. Please make contact before attending for the first time through MeetUp.
We have many members who are not on the Meetup list, so RSVPs do not reflect true numbers attending.
Note: For the avoidance of doubt, Mindfully Together is neither a therapeutic group nor a stress reduction group. Our meetings have a minimum age limit of 17 and we regret that children cannot be brought to our meetings.