Welcome to the Mindfulness Association

A 4 Level Pathway

Compassion Based Mindfulness

We offer a wide range of courses that support people in their practice of Mindfulness, Compassion, Insight and Wisdom

Compassion is at the HEART of everything we do

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

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. Our Mindfulness courses 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.

See our latest courses below to find the course for you. Our team have decades of experience. The Mindfulness Association is a member of the British Association of Mindfulness Based Approaches (BAMBA), and our teacher training meets the requirements of the BAMBA good practice guidelines.

Upcoming Courses

All Courses

Below is a selection of our latest courses for beginners, experienced practitioners, those that want to teach Mindfulness and exclusive members retreats

Daily FREE Mindfulness Meditation

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

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


To join these sessions you will need to have a Zoom account. 

Katrina Gordon
Katrina Gordon
The Mindfulness Association teach the practice of secular mindfulness through compassion and I love this approach: all the benefits of Buddhism without having to become a Buddhist! 😂❤️ Beautiful people doing beautiful work.
Simone Stolton
Simone Stolton
I have completed all my current training with The Mindfulness Association. What I love about them is that are real, honest, authentic & affordable! With high quality training to boot - and great support for teachers. Highly recommended.
Andrea Dixon
Andrea Dixon
A brilliant organisation led by amazing people! I've accessed many courses, retreats & teacher training opportunities in person and online and all have been absolutely fantastic. The continuous support & offerings are also fab. I highly recommend them. Thank you for all that you do 🌟
Susan Davies
Susan Davies
I had a very lovely weekend at Samye Ling with the Mindfulness Association. Nice people, beautiful surroundings. It was so nice to come here again after over 2 years away because of COVID.

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A Word from Our Directors

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.


co Founder / Director / Tutor


co Founder / Director / Tutor


co Founder / Director


Rob Nairn

Rob Nairn is the founder of the Mindfulness Association and developed a systematic and effective Mindfulness training on which our Mindfulness courses are based. He has guided us and many of his students meeting obstacles we face with curiosity and self kindness.

Rob’s unique blend of training and experience in law and psychology as well as having received teachings by distinguished Buddhist meditation teachers enables him to explain Mindfulness concepts from a Western psychological and secular perspective. His students have benefited from his experience and friendly sense of humour

Watch and listen to some of his teachings by clicking the button below.


The Everyone Project. Please Help Us to Help Others

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!

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