Continuing Professional Development

The Mindfulness Association offers regular continuing professional development (CPD) weekends for Mindfulness Teachers. Our Level 2: Responding with Compassion, Level 3: Seeing Deeply and Level 4: Mindfulness for Life, also meet the CPD requirements of the UK Good Practice Guidelines.

Or, if you are a member of our Teacher Membership, you can meet your CPD needs through our monthly online CPD sessions at no extra cost. If you are not a member and would like to join, make sure to visit our membership page for more information.

You can click on an event title below to get more information about a particular event.

Upcoming CPD Weekends:

London 2018 CPD Weekend: The Courage to Teach

This weekend offers space to listen deeply and inquire into ‘the who’: what has brought us to mindfulness, the journey we are on, how this fits with our work or place in the world, and what is calling us forward.  Based on the work of Parker J. Palmer, author of ‘The Courage to Teach’ (with whom Barbara Reid, one of the tutors has trained), the approach we take over the two days will be to create space in community for us to reflect deeply and personally on our identity and integrity as teachers, the inner and outer landscapes of our teaching work, and our human wholeness.

Saturday 27th – Sunday 28th October 2018

Location: Kagyu Samye Dzong, 15 Spa Road, Bermondsey, London, SE16 3SA. For more information and directions, please click here


Samye Ling 2019 CPD Weekend: The ‘Compassionate Warrior’ in our Mindfulness Practice and Teaching

In this CPD weekend we will explore the two sides of the compassionate warrior; the strong back (wrathful energy) and the soft front (peaceful energy) of unconditional compassion. We will do practices to recognize these qualities in our own experience, exploring how to strengthen them as inner resources for being with the difficulty, challenges and suffering in and around us. We will learn what is needed to balance and integrate these two sides/energies of compassion in ourselves and in our role as a mindfulness teacher.

Friday 22nd- Sunday 24th February 2019

Location: Samye Ling Tibetan Centre, Eskdalemuir, Langholm, Dumfriesshire, DG13 0QL. For more informaton and directions please click here.