We know there is a deep desire within the mindfulness community for practice and connection.
In 2021 we launched the Mindfulness Network Community Friends – an initiative to engage the wider mindfulness community and reach new audiences through donation-based events and opportunities to practice. Led by a Committee of Volunteers, supported by the Mindfulness Network, we work together to run a programme of events and inspiring content. The Committee ensures that the MNCF can best serve everyone by providing opportunities to practice and learn together.
Full details of free practices and events will be shared in the Community Friends area of our Community site, which is open to all.
Weekly online guided mindfulness or compassion practice sessions on a Friday morning at 8.15am
These sessions are suitable for all.
Weekly practice sessions in Mandarin at 16.15pm Taipei Time 每周普通話修習時間
for Mandarin speakers 適合普通話人群
Fortnightly sessions for practitioners to connect and practice on a Tuesday at 12.30 pm
These drop in sessions are suitable for those that have taken an 8-week mindfulness-based course, mindfulness trainees and teachers.
Monthly specialist interest groups e.g. Mindfulness for Men on Saturdays at 11 am
These sessions are suitable for those who have taken an 8-week mindfulness-based course, mindfulness teachers and trainees.
Monthly MNCF Supporting Integrity in Teaching and Training SiTT peer group teaching workshops
on the 1st Saturday of every month. These workshops are suitable for mindfulness-based teachers and trainees.
in 2021, we celebrated 20 years of mindfulness at Bangor University through a series of monthly online events, talks and shared reflections; the line-up of high-profile speakers during this year of celebration included Mark Williams and Rebecca Crane. Donations raised from attending and viewing these events will help to fund our bursaries, which enable us to remove financial barriers for those wishing to use our charity’s services.More info
You do not have to be familiar with mindfulness practice to join. There is no need to register. The sessions are entirely free and should last around 30 minutes. Each session, unless otherwise stated, will include:
- 15-20 minute practice
- 5-10 minute teaching
- A short final practice to end for you to take into your day
Come and meet the Bangor University Training Team on one of our monthly open sessions. This is a chance to find out more about our mindfulness teacher training options and find out which course is right for you. You are welcome to ask questions about the BU Masters in Mindfulness and our Training Pathway.More info
These sessions are completely free and open to all. However, if you would like to donate, any amount would be gratefully received via our donations page.
The Mindfulness Network and its volunteers take every care in their preparation of events to make sure they are appropriate for the audience.
Please be aware that you are choosing to participate in our freely offered events at your own risk. We invite you to carefully consider your own personal circumstances and experience when joining these events.
The Mindfulness Network Terms and Conditions apply (though payment and cancellation policies are not relevant for freely offered Events) and the Mindfulness Network can not accept any liability for any injury, loss or damage, suffered during or in relation to the event, however this may be caused.