What we're about

Welcome to the Mindfulness Meditation Meetup in Bedford.

This is a mindfulness group for beginners and experienced mindfulness practitioners alike who wants to practice mindfulness regularly in an informal, relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

It offers a range of different meetups in the week suited to different experience levels.

The Wednesday evening drop-in meetings are open to all and draw from a wide range of meditation resources but in particular the mindfulness based meditation techniques developed from Kabat-Zinn's work on stress reduction meditation (MBSR) with emphasis on group practice and support for each other. Each session last for an hour starting at7:30pm.

During the pandemic we are meeting via Zoom. Weekly details, and how pay and signup can be found under 'Events'. We meet our costs via a suggested Paypal donation per meeting of £2 for earners and £1 for non-earners.

All welcome to join and practise with us, we are friendly and welcominggroup.

The group was started in March 2012 by Per Norrgren, of inMindSight who facilitated the group's weekly meetings up until September 2014 when he left the UK for Portugal at which point Mark Strathern' an experienced meditation teacher, took over and continues to organise the sessions and facilitate the practice.

Please note: Mindfulness Meditation Bedford is an open meetup group for the purpose of practicing mindfulness meditation. The group does not provide counseling or medical treatment and if you are, or believe you may be, suffering any physical or mental condition, please seek advice from your doctor.

The Future

Hopefully as lockdown lifts we will go back to meeting at Bedford Quaker Meeting House, 5 Lansdowne Road, Bedford, MK40 2BY, Bedford (map) When we will probably revert to meeting our costs through a suggested donation of £5 per for earners and £2 for non earners. More is welcome, less is accepted.

Upcoming events (4+)

Mindfulness Meditation Bedford (at present Zoom only)

Needs a location

Zoom only again.

Unfortunately face to face meetings at the Quaker Meeting House have had to be suspended whilst the present uncertainties continue at least until into the New Year. We will be continuing on Zoom, see below for access details.

Welcome to the weekly Mindfulness Meditation Bedford Meetup we always welcome newcomers so drop in for a hour of mindfulness whether you’re are beginner or an old hand. We always make everyone welcome.

Over the next few weeks when we get underway again there are exciting things planned, including a full four week course at a single sitting! Keep an eye on the website for details of weekly topics and planned courses

More details of all this on this will announced be on the website:

Costs
For the mean time we will be keeping to our suggested donations:
Zoom: £2 earners, £1 non-earners
Payment can be made online at: https://paypal.me/bedfordmeditation

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/475529453
Meeting ID:[masked]

Each week we have a particular topic that we spend 15-20 minutes taking a more in depth look at, but we always try make sure that beginners those who are just curious don’t get left behind. The joining link is above. However there is a waiting room on the Zoom meeting and if you turn up late whilst we are meditating it maybe a few minutes before we notice and let you in.

We are an open, warm and welcoming group with an experienced meditation facilitator and helpful members.

Mark Strathern, Anna Palutikoff Organisers

Please note: Whilst all our facilitators undertake to follow the relevant parts of the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teachers Good practice guidelines. Mindfulness Meditation Bedford is an open meetup group for the purpose of practicing mindfulness meditation. The group does not provide counseling or medical treatment and if you are, or believe you may be, suffering any physical or mental condition, please seek advice from you doctor.

Joining the meeting:
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/475529453
Meeting ID:[masked]

Mindfulness Meditation Bedford (at present Zoom only)

Needs a location

Zoom only again.

Unfortunately face to face meetings at the Quaker Meeting House have had to be suspended whilst the present uncertainties continue at least until into the New Year. We will be continuing on Zoom, see below for access details.

Welcome to the weekly Mindfulness Meditation Bedford Meetup we always welcome newcomers so drop in for a hour of mindfulness whether you’re are beginner or an old hand. We always make everyone welcome.

Over the next few weeks when we get underway again there are exciting things planned, including a full four week course at a single sitting! Keep an eye on the website for details of weekly topics and planned courses

More details of all this on this will announced be on the website:

Costs
For the mean time we will be keeping to our suggested donations:
Zoom: £2 earners, £1 non-earners
Payment can be made online at: https://paypal.me/bedfordmeditation

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/475529453
Meeting ID:[masked]

Each week we have a particular topic that we spend 15-20 minutes taking a more in depth look at, but we always try make sure that beginners those who are just curious don’t get left behind. The joining link is above. However there is a waiting room on the Zoom meeting and if you turn up late whilst we are meditating it maybe a few minutes before we notice and let you in.

We are an open, warm and welcoming group with an experienced meditation facilitator and helpful members.

Mark Strathern, Anna Palutikoff Organisers

Please note: Whilst all our facilitators undertake to follow the relevant parts of the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teachers Good practice guidelines. Mindfulness Meditation Bedford is an open meetup group for the purpose of practicing mindfulness meditation. The group does not provide counseling or medical treatment and if you are, or believe you may be, suffering any physical or mental condition, please seek advice from you doctor.

Joining the meeting:
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/475529453
Meeting ID:[masked]

Mindfulness Meditation Bedford (at present Zoom only)

Needs a location

Zoom only again.

Unfortunately face to face meetings at the Quaker Meeting House have had to be suspended whilst the present uncertainties continue at least until into the New Year. We will be continuing on Zoom, see below for access details.

Welcome to the weekly Mindfulness Meditation Bedford Meetup we always welcome newcomers so drop in for a hour of mindfulness whether you’re are beginner or an old hand. We always make everyone welcome.

Over the next few weeks when we get underway again there are exciting things planned, including a full four week course at a single sitting! Keep an eye on the website for details of weekly topics and planned courses

More details of all this on this will announced be on the website:

Costs
For the mean time we will be keeping to our suggested donations:
Zoom: £2 earners, £1 non-earners
Payment can be made online at: https://paypal.me/bedfordmeditation

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/475529453
Meeting ID:[masked]

Each week we have a particular topic that we spend 15-20 minutes taking a more in depth look at, but we always try make sure that beginners those who are just curious don’t get left behind. The joining link is above. However there is a waiting room on the Zoom meeting and if you turn up late whilst we are meditating it maybe a few minutes before we notice and let you in.

We are an open, warm and welcoming group with an experienced meditation facilitator and helpful members.

Mark Strathern, Anna Palutikoff Organisers

Please note: Whilst all our facilitators undertake to follow the relevant parts of the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teachers Good practice guidelines. Mindfulness Meditation Bedford is an open meetup group for the purpose of practicing mindfulness meditation. The group does not provide counseling or medical treatment and if you are, or believe you may be, suffering any physical or mental condition, please seek advice from you doctor.

Joining the meeting:
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/475529453
Meeting ID:[masked]

Mindfulness Meditation Bedford (at present Zoom only)

Needs a location

Zoom only again.

Unfortunately face to face meetings at the Quaker Meeting House have had to be suspended whilst the present uncertainties continue at least until into the New Year. We will be continuing on Zoom, see below for access details.

Welcome to the weekly Mindfulness Meditation Bedford Meetup we always welcome newcomers so drop in for a hour of mindfulness whether you’re are beginner or an old hand. We always make everyone welcome.

Over the next few weeks when we get underway again there are exciting things planned, including a full four week course at a single sitting! Keep an eye on the website for details of weekly topics and planned courses

More details of all this on this will announced be on the website:

Costs
For the mean time we will be keeping to our suggested donations:
Zoom: £2 earners, £1 non-earners
Payment can be made online at: https://paypal.me/bedfordmeditation

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/475529453
Meeting ID:[masked]

Each week we have a particular topic that we spend 15-20 minutes taking a more in depth look at, but we always try make sure that beginners those who are just curious don’t get left behind. The joining link is above. However there is a waiting room on the Zoom meeting and if you turn up late whilst we are meditating it maybe a few minutes before we notice and let you in.

We are an open, warm and welcoming group with an experienced meditation facilitator and helpful members.

Mark Strathern, Anna Palutikoff Organisers

Please note: Whilst all our facilitators undertake to follow the relevant parts of the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teachers Good practice guidelines. Mindfulness Meditation Bedford is an open meetup group for the purpose of practicing mindfulness meditation. The group does not provide counseling or medical treatment and if you are, or believe you may be, suffering any physical or mental condition, please seek advice from you doctor.

Joining the meeting:
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/475529453
Meeting ID:[masked]

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