About us

Welcome to the website of the Kingston Mindfulness Meditation Group. 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 meet weekly on Wednesdays, normally at the Kingston Quaker Centre, but we are currently meeting online during the Coronavirus practise. We practise Buddhist meditation and we aspire to bring mindfulness, concentration, and insight to daily living.  During our meetings we 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.  (See Our practice pages for more details of what we do).

Our meetings are open to, and welcomes, new members.  You are advised to check the When we meet page before attending to confirm that there is a meeting that week and any change in venue.

There is no charge for attending meditation evenings but donations are accepted towards running costs. Please make contact by email before attending for the first time.

Each practice group is a friendly, and inclusive group.

Kingston Mindfulness Meditation Group was founded in 2014, with both Buddhist, non-Buddhist and Quaker members.  We follow our Guiding Principles which encapsulate what we value about our Group.  For the avoidance of doubt, we are 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.

In addition to our regular evening meetings we have periodic Days of Mindfulness where we have the benefit of a full day of practice.