Moving to Online Sangha

In light of the corona virus, we will be moving to an online Sangha from 25/03/2020.
The meeting will start at 7:30pm using Zoom at https://bit.ly/KMMGOnlineSangha.

If you don’t have a PC or smart phone you can also dial in using one of these numbers:
+44 208 080 6592
+44 203 481 5240
+44 208 080 6591
And use Meeting ID 88 9 7654321 and passwd: 123321
(Calls are at a standard rate and will be included in any minutes you have.)

Top tips:

  • When you click on the link it will prompt you to download the Zoom client if you don’t yet have it. Or you can download the Zoom client on your PC or the Zoom app on your phone for Android or iPhone.
  • If you are new to Zoom we the meeting will be open from 7:15pm and we recommend you connect early to iron out technical difficulties and avoid unnecessary stress. 🙂
  • If you are comfortable with Zoom please join at 7:25pm
  • Make sure you are sitting comfortably in a place where you won’t be disturbed.

We expect the group to last about 1 hour to 1 hour 15mins. It will have a similar format to the normal group, but nothing is fixed yet whilst we adjust to this new way of being together. During most of the practices, we will be muting the group members so that everyone can relax. There will be some time for sharing and we hope that it will still feel like a sangha.

Please bear with us for the first few meetings whilst we iron out any technical difficulties and get used to the platform. If you have a problem, common Zoom questions and difficulties are covered here and we are happy to help you too.

Your feedback and suggestions will be much appreciated. We will do the best we can. And we invite you to come back to your breath if things aren’t working the way that you want, breathe right down into your belly for a few breaths and if you can find a smile for yourself.  And perhaps consider – why should everything always go your way?

Try not to resist the changes that come your way. Instead, let life live through you. And do not worry that your life is turning upside down. How do you know that the side you are used to is better than the one to come? ~ Rumi

 

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Festival of Light

Festival of Light

Wednesday 1st January 2020 we are holding our annual Festival of Light. A time to meet, share and celebrate the beginning of the year in a different sort of way!

We begin with a few of our normal meditation practices, shortened in time a little. Then we have plenty of time for those sangha members who feel inclined to share a poem, a short story, a song or something else with the whole sangha. There will be some time for a cup of tea and a biscuit if you can stay after. It is a fun and uplifting evening!

 

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Day of Mindfulness: Living Wholeheartedly, 30th November 2019

Living Wholeheartedly

Are we fully participating in this world? Is everything we do done wholeheartedly? We invite you to a day of mindfulness practices and mindful contemplation as a doorway into stepping into life wholeheartedly.

The day is suitable for all levels, no previous experience of mindfulness or meditation is required. There will be a number of different mindfulness activities including guided meditations, silent sitting, walking, movement, sound meditations, dharma readings, tea drinking, eating, enquiry and sharing.

Join us for this lovely day on Saturday, November 30th, 2019 at the Kingston Quaker Centre, 10-4pm

Investment and booking:

Standard: £15
Supporter: £20 (to support those who have less means to come)
Supported: £10 (concessions and those on low income)

Book tickets

Postal bookings: For those who don’t have access to the internet payment can be sent to:
KMMG at 73 king Henrys road KT13QA. Please include your name, address, telephone number and a cheque made out to the Kingston Mindfulness Meditation Group

If tickets are fully booked please email infokmmg@gmail.com with your name and contact number to be added to the waiting list. If you need to cancel please contact infokmmg@gmail.com. There are no refunds on cancellations less than a week prior to the mindfulness day.

On the Day:

Please arrive from 09:30 for registration. We will begin the day at 10am. Wear something comfortable – we will be doing a little mindful movement and stretching. We sit on chairs but you are welcome to bring your own meditation cushion as well. Please bring some vegetarian or vegan food to share for lunch

“We are all the leaves of one tree.  We are all the waves of one sea”
-Thich Nhat Hanh

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Day of Mindfulness: Compassion, Connection, Community on Saturday 8th June 2019

Compassion, Connection, Community

In a culture hugely digitally connected but disconnected from ourselves, we invite you to a day of mindfulness practices; connecting with yourself infused with compassion, care and gentle curiosity supported by the sangha – the community.

We hope to build and strengthen our lovely sangha to support us all in facing our difficulties and helping us to see our commonality with compassion and courage. Through connecting deeply with ourselves held in the support of the sangha we gain the ability to connect with compassion to others and live more consciously in the world.

The day is suitable for all levels, no previous experience of mindfulness or meditation is required. There will be a number of different mindfulness activities including guided meditations, silent sitting, walking, movement, sound meditations, dharma readings, tea drinking, eating, enquiry and sharing.

Join us for this lovely day on Saturday, June 8th, 2019 at the Kingston Quaker Centre, 10-4pm

Investment and booking:

Standard: £15
Supporter: £20 (to support those who have less means to come)
Supported: £10 (concessions and those on low income)

Book tickets

Postal bookings: For those who don’t have access to the internet payment can be sent to:
KMMG at 73 king Henrys road KT13QA. Please include your name, address, telephone number and a cheque made out to the Kingston Mindfulness Meditation Group

If tickets are fully booked please email infokmmg@gmail.com with your name and contact number to be added to the waiting list. If you need to cancel please contact infokmmg@gmail.com. There are no refunds on cancellations less than a week prior to the mindfulness day.

On the Day:

Please arrive from 09:30 for registration. We will begin the day at 10am. Wear something comfortable – we will be doing a little mindful movement and stretching. We sit on chairs but you are welcome to bring your own meditation cushion as well. Please bring some vegetarian or vegan food to share for lunch

There will be an opportunity to donate to support the Kingston Mindfulness and Meditation Sangha during the day. The money raised will be used for ongoing costs of rental and provisions to benefit the Sangha such as books and candles.

“We are all the leaves of one tree.  We are all the waves of one sea”
-Thich Nhat Hanh

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Sangha Fundraising Car Boot Sale

Our group is fundraising for much needed support so that we can continue to meet for our lovely mindfulness evenings at the Kingston Quaker Centre.

One of our fundraising activities is attending a Car Boot Sale in Apps Court Farm, KT12 2EG on Sunday 23rd September. We welcome any contributions to the Car Boot sale in the form of items to be sold, generous assistance or actual funds!
Please bring any donated items to Wednesday meetings on 5th, 12th or 19th September 2018.

If you have any other ideas for fundraising please get in touch.

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Community Meeting 8th August

Dear all,

Please join us for a community meeting on Wednesday 8th August, 7:30pm to help shape and grow our beautiful sangha.
We will begin our evening with some meditation practice and then move into mindful speaking and listening for the community meeting. The main item on the agenda is raising more money for the hire of the lovely Kingston Quaker Centre meeting room. So please bring your body, heart, mind and ears for listening, thinking and feeling and any ideas you might have will be most welcome.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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KMMG Walk in Richmond Park 12th May

 

    KMMG Walk in Richmond Park

We will be enjoying a mindful walk, silently if you wish, on the 12th of May through Richmond Park. We will meet at 10.30am at Kingston Gate and walk to the Windmill Cafe on Wimbledon Common.
The walk takes about 1 hour and a half at a gentle pace, giving us time to enjoy nature and maybe say hello to a deer or two.

“People say walking on water is a miracle, but to me walking peacefully on Earth is the real miracle” ~Thich Nhat Hanh

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KMMG Spring Socials- Saturday 24th March and 14th April

Come and join us for our free social this Saturday. Enjoy tea, biscuits and a chat with regular members about meditation, mindfulness, or anything you like!

Location: Kingston Quaker Centre, KT1 2PT
Date: Saturday 24th March and Saturday 14th April
Time: 10:00-12:00
Cost: Free!

“Love is the bridge between you and everything.” Rumi

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KMMG Walk in Richmond Park on Saturday 10th March 2018

 

    KMMG Walk in Richmond Park

 
We hope you are well and keeping warm this cold season.
We will be enjoying a mindful walk, silently if you wish, on the 10th of March through Richmond Park starting at 10.30am at Kingston Gate ending up at Petersham Gate. From there, we will continue towards the Terraced Gardens to a local cafe for a cup of tea and a piece cake for those who wish.
The walk takes about 1 hour at a gentle pace, giving us time to enjoy nature and maybe say hello to a deer or two.

“People say walking on water is a miracle, but to me walking peacefully on Earth is the real miracle” ~Thich Nhat Hanh

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Mindful walk in Richmond Park Saturday 20th January 2018

 

    KMMG Walk in Richmond Park

 
We hope you are well and enjoying the start of a fresh new year!
We will be enjoying a mindful walk, silently if you wish, on the 20th of January through Richmond Park starting at 10.30am at Kingston Gate ending up at Richmond Gate. From there, we will continue on to a local cafe for a cup of tea and a piece cake for those who wish.
The walk takes about 1 hour at a gentle pace, giving us time to enjoy nature and maybe say hello to a deer or two.

“I don’t exercise to be fit or be healthier; I do it to enjoy being alive” ~Thich Nhat Hanh

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