About the Mindfulness Group for Men

The Mindfulness Group for Men (MGM) is a free monthly online session open to both men who are completely new to mindfulness and to those with experience. All our sessions are guided by qualified and experienced volunteer teachers. 

We meet once a month and alternate between the third Saturday of the month (11am to 12pm, UK time) and the third Tuesday of the month (6pm to 7pm, UK Time).

Yes, men meditate too! 

Statistically, more women practice mindfulness than men, showing that we seem to be less drawn to the world of mindfulness. But regular practice may bring many benefits - help you live in the now, relieve stress, lower blood pressure, become less reactive and support a calmer disposition. 

The MGM was set up in January 2021 by Carmelo Di Maria with the intention of creating a welcoming place for men to begin their mindfulness journey and /or deepen their practice. Our ambition is to attract more men into the practice of this millennial wholesome tradition.

Our freely-offered events are part of an initiative called the Mindfulness Network Community Friends. As a charity we want to continue to provide opportunities for mindfulness practice to all. If you would like to make a donation, no matter how small, can do so here: https://home.mindfulness-network.org/donate/

The joining link is the same for every session:

Meeting ID: 885 4231 1085
Passcode: 203306

Dates for 2024 (all UK time)
  • Tuesday 16th January (6pm-7pm) Nick Hammond
  • Saturday 17th February (11am-12pm) Ken Lunn
  • Tuesday 19th March (6pm-7pm) CANCELLED
  • Saturday 20th April (11am-12pm) Rob Hawkes
  • Tuesday 21st May (6pm-7pm) Nick Hammond
  • Saturday 15th June (11am-12pm) Rob Hawkes
  • Tuesday 16th July (6pm-7pm) Danny Jolly
  • Saturday 21st September (11am-12pm) Danny Jolly
  • Tuesday 15th October (6pm - 7pm) Gary Petingola
  • Saturday 16th November (11am - 12pm) Rob Hawkes
  • Tuesday 17th December (6pm - 7pm) Gary Petingola


"I teach MBSR at the Tampa VA hospital and I've been regularly attending the virtual Mindfulness Group for Men offered thru the Mindfulness Network Community Friends. These monthly sessions for men are wonderful and I look forward to each one … even with a 5 hour time zone difference. The camaraderie of the UK guys make this very special for me. It's especially rewarding that we have both an arrival practice plus a longer 20-30 Min practice which still gives us time to check-in with each other to see how we are doing.  I definitely recommend this for anyone that has ever practiced mindfulness… beginners and experienced will find it very beneficial." Rich Cohen, Tampa, FL.


Please feel free to email us at communityfriends@mindfulness-network.org to discuss any questions you may have about the group.

The Mindfulness Network is committed to safe practice and we have a Safeguarding Policy that sets out our duty of care to everyone who comes in to contact with the organisation. You can read about the policy here http://home.mindfulness-network.org/our-policies/

Mindfulness practices are suitable for most people, though there may be certain circumstances when it may be wiser not to practice formally. If you’re unsure about whether this is a good time to be coming along to the MGM practice sessions, please contact us with your questions. You can also contact us if you notice that taking part in a session has caused any increase in either physical or emotional difficulties. We will talk through with you how you can practice safely and where you may be able to access further support.

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.

Sign up for the Mindfulness Network newsletter to hear about more about our events: http://home.mindfulness-network.org/newsletter/

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