Welcome to the Mindfulness Association

We are a welcoming and compassionate organisation offering information about mindfulness and a wide range of courses that support people in their training and practice in mindfulness, compassion, insight and wisdom.

We believe that Mindfulness is a way of life and not a brief intervention for relieving symptoms. Our unique compassion-based mindfulness courses are for life and cater for beginners, experienced practitioners, those that want to train to teach Mindfulness and experienced teachers.

We have a members community, a mindfulness for life programme with some great retreats and a continuing professional development program for all the teachers out there.

Scroll through our latest courses or use the links below to find the course for you.

The Mindfulness Association is a member of the British Association of Mindfulness Based Approaches (BAMBA).  Our tutor team have decades of experience,  adhere to BAMBA’s good practice guidelines and are listed on the BAMBA listing of mindfulness teachers. Our teacher training meets the requirements of the BAMBA good practice guidelines.

Come Practice With Us

Welcome to the Mindfulness Association

Daily FREE Mindfulness Meditation

Join our free daily practice at 10:30am & 7pm Monday to Friday.

Click the button below to join the Daily Meditation

Mindfulness is proven to be beneficial for mental health and wellbeing in the right circumstances, but please note these mindfulness meditation practice sessions are not a treatment for mental health problems or addiction


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A Word from Our Founders



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It has been our extraordinary privilege to work as part of a wonderful team in the development of the Mindfulness Association since the organisation was founded in May 2010. We were all fortunate to have Rob Nairn as a teacher and friend and then work with him to set up the Mindfulness Association. All our lives have changed, beyond recognition, for the better, due to the practice of mindfulness, compassion and insight meditation and it is our delight to share this practice with those that we teach. We hope that the resources on this website, our membership, online and face to face offerings benefit you in a similar way.

Please Help Us to Help Others with the Everyone Project

The Everyone Project
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The MA tutor team lead the daily sits on a voluntary basis. If you find the sits beneficial and if you are able to, the tutor team would be delighted if you could make a donation to the Everyone Project. In this way we can all continue to support each other through the benefit of mindfulness. Just £5 will pay for one session of the Mindfulness Based Living Course to be delivered to one person.

Part of this work has been made possible by an award from People’s Postcode Trust, a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

See www.everyoneproject.org for more information about our work. Thank you!

You can donate using the button below. In order for the Everyone Project to benefit from Gift Aid, please login to your PayPal account to opt in to the Gift Aid scheme

In the last year we have donated over £36,000 to the Everyone Project, which will enable many people to benefit from Mindfulness, who wouldn’t normally have the opportunity. If you would like to contribute to the donations please go the The Everyone Project website and click on the donate button.

Every year we offer 2 free weekend retreats for our members. 

It costs just £10 for a 6 month trial to the membership – which means you can then join the retreat for free.  Go to our members page for more information or join now.

Come practice with us and make the world a better place!

Friends of the Mindfulness Association