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Evolving Minds Gay Men’s Mindfulness

https://evolvingminds.org.uk/gay-mens-mindfulness/

An oasis of calm in the heart of London for gay, bi and trans men.

“This group is unique and is valuable for men who just drop in occasionally or attend regularly. It provides a reasonable ‘compromise’ for those who are new to meditation as well as those who are more experienced meditators. The group is led in a wise and thoughtful way bearing in mind it is for a diverse mix of guys.”

• start the week in a calm environment
• learn skills to help you let go of stress and nagging thoughts
• learn a natural way to deal with addictions
• improve you sense of self-worth and confidence
• meet some great people!

The group is now in its 10th year and attracts a diverse range of men. The evening starts with some mindful movement, to bring awareness into the body, and then a guided body awareness meditation and mindfulness practice. There is a 25 minute tea break mid evening offering the opportunity to socialise, or there is the option to listen to a talk or music in a smaller group if you want to stay in a quieter space. After the tea break there is a short reflection on a topic about mindfulness or gay men’s wellbeing. We then finish with a guided meditation on self-care, the Loving Kindness meditation.

No prior experience of meditation is needed as full instructions are given and you are guided into the meditation. Most participants sit on chairs, but there are mats and cushions available for sitting on the floor.

Meetings every Monday except Bank Holidays

Venue:
Friends Meeting House 8 Hop Gardens (a pedestrian lane off St Martins Lane) London WC2N 4EH

Time:
7.30 – 9.15 pm

Cost:
There is a reduced rate for your first visit of £10 or £5 concession for students, retired or unwaged.
£12 regular price
£8 concessions (students and unwaged)

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