This page tells you a little bit about the Mindfulness Association. Our mindfulness courses provide an in-depth, personal, experiential practice of mindfulness that are part of a lifelong journey.  We learn how to be present, respond with compassion and see deeply into our thoughts, feelings and behaviours. This three-tiered approach enables us to embody our practice as a way of life. The structure of our training is in method – the process of learning mindfulness and attitude – cultivating kindness and compassion towards ourselves and others. 

We also provide:

  • Mindfulness teacher training
  • Compassion teacher training
  • Annual mindfulness practice retreats
  • The opportunity to study mindfulness in depth on the MSc Studies in Mindfulness in partnership with The University of Aberdeen.
  • Weekend workshops for Continued Professional Development for Mindfulness teachers. 

Our training is based on the work of Rob Nairn. Rob is one of the world pioneers in presenting meditation training in a way that is accessible to the Western mind. He was asked to teach meditation by the Dalai Lama. His experience of over forty years of teaching meditation to Westerners has enabled him to develop a unique experiential and evidence based training in mindfulness, and so the Mindfulness Association was created to support this. 

We are one of the top mindfulness training providers in the UK. We have been delivering 100s of compassion-based mindfulness meditation courses over 10 years across the UK and Europe. 

All our courses are experiential and evidence based and draw from a broad range of disciplines, including neuroscience, evolutionary psychology and Buddhism.

The Mindfulness Association Team

Why choose us

Compassion is at the heart of all that we do.

  • The Mindfulness Association has 10 years of experience of delivering courses in the UK and Europe. 
  • All our tutors and teachers are very experienced and knowledgeable compassion-based mindfulness and practitioners.  
  • We have a membership providing our practitioners with ongoing support. 
  • Our tutors and tutors and teacher training comply with the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teacher Training Organisations who oversee the quality of mindfulness-based training in the UK. 
  • We partner with the University of Aberdeen which provides us with a foundation of research evidence in mindfulness and compassion
  • The Abbot of Samye Ling, Tibetan Buddhist Monastery & Centre, is our patron and supports the compassionate heart of our training. 


The Mindfulness Association have taught hundreds of people to teach Mindfulness. Across the country there are people teaching our 8 week MBLC & CBLC courses and our 10 week Mindfulness course for teens MBLC-YA.

There are lots of teachers around the country teaching our courses. If you wish to check if your teacher is on the approved teacher list then please email

The Mindfulness Association also has franchises accross Europe and you can get their details below.

Our Franchises

Friends of the Mindfulness Association