Free Mindfulness Drop-in Sessions

In these days when so many of us are facing financial hardship, we are happy to offer these drop-ins completely free of charge.

Connect 5 minutes before the start time (or 10 minutes if you are new to using zoom).

If you are prompted to give a password, it is 569748

Love Mindfulness Free Weekly Drop-in:

Open to anyone, anywhere whether you are new to mindfulness or have previous experience. With Annie Akasati and Carolyn Drake

Tuesdays 11.00-11.30am, with time for shared reflections afterward for anyone who wishes to join.

NB: The Friday drop-ins will be discontinued, following the final session on 23rd October. 

Free Weekly Drop-in for the Brighton Buddhist Centre: 

Open to anyone, anywhere whether you are new to mindfulness or have previous experience. Wednesdays@One, with Annie Akasati and Carolyn Drake

1.00-2.00pm (SAME ZOOM LINK)

In these uncertain times it can help to learn ways to calm the anxious mind, to see through difficulties more clearly, and to relate to those around us - and ourselves - with kindness and in friendship.

Join us for guided mindfulness practice and support to reduce anxiety and increase your wellbeing. Connect with others in a nourishing, interactive session.

We look forward to sharing a drop-in with you soon!

Help with joining a zoom session:

  • When connected through the link above, please click the buttons to connect your video and audio so you can be seen and heard. We also appreciate you displaying your name.

  • Click the 'Gallery View' symbol (usually in the top right corner of your image) to see all participants.

  • As far as possible, be in a reasonably quiet room where you won't be disturbed.

  • It's best to have a straight-backed chair (leaning back in a sofa usually makes it harder to focus), or meditation cushions / stool if you prefer.

  • Having other devices with a microphone on in the room may sometimes cause problems with sound quality: try turning the volume down on other devices, or putting them on airplane mode.

Zoom etiquette:

  • As far as possible please avoid answering any calls / messages during the session apart from emergencies. If you are using mobile phone for the meeting try setting it to airplane mode to stop other messages coming though during the session.

  • Please set your own screen to 'mute' when you are not speaking. ('mute/unmute' can be seen in in the corner of your screen next 'Gallery View'). If you wish to speak, raise a finger then, when invited to speak, click on 'unmute' to speak. Don't forget to click back to 'mute' after speaking!

  • Please sit fairly near your device as it may be hard to hear you otherwise. If your head and upper body are in the frame , that is about right. If you are using a phone or laptop, consider propping it on a surface such as a desk so your image does move about and distract others.
     

Our Online Mindfulness Drop-ins are completely free. There is no expectation for you to donate at all; we are just happy to see you there!

 

And, if you would like to donate to support this work we will be very grateful. A one-off occasional donation is preferable to small donations after a class. Any amount would help to keep the classes going. Please use the donate button below.

The donate button will take you to a PayPal page in a separate window.

"Thank you so much for the on-line drop-in meditation sessions. I have benefitted from the sessions you have led since the very beginning of the lockdown period....The virtual classes are so well-run that I feel I almost prefer them to more traditional classes. They have really helped to manage the anxiety associated with both the total lockdown and the more recent easing & increased exposure outside the home environment."

Linda, Brighton, June 2020

The drop-ins are conducted via Zoom. You can use a PC, laptop, tablet or mobile phone. Clicking the link below will take you directly to the meeting on your browser.

 

You may also download the Zoom app on your device here. Clicking the link will then open the app on your device.