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:

Samye Ling 2019 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.

This weekend is open to all Mindfulness teachers or those on a Teacher Training pathway.

Friday 31st May – Sunday 2nd June 2019

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

London 2019 CPD Weekend: An Introduction to Mindfulness Based Inclusivity Training (MyBIT)

This course will be an introduction to the MBIT programme that aims to nurture the tools to recognise, accept, celebrate and thrive on our differences rather than be threatened or troubled by them.

During this CPD weekend we will explore the skills and qualities we all have within us to be in society in ways that benefit humanity, the earth and all life. We hope that as more of us cultivate individual inner peace and wisdom, we can collectively feel better resourced to do ‘our bit’ to co-create a more peaceful, inclusive and harmonious world.

The weekend will offer the opportunity to become more aware of the habitual patterns and perceptions we use to navigate the world we find ourselves in. Patterns which can also obscure the reality of our deep kinship, common ground and interconnectedness. It could be said that the job of a Mindfulness teacher is to facilitate an ‘inner revolution’. However, attention to diversity, inclusion and difference can help empower oneself and others to contribute more fully to a peaceful revolution of kindness and tolerance externally too.

The MBIT programme is being developed in London by The Urban Mindfulness Foundation in collaboration with the Mindfulness Association. This CPD will be co facilitated by Fay Adams lead Teacher-trainer with the Mindfulness Association and Dean and Aesha Francis of the Urban Mindfulness Foundation.

This weekend is for anyone who has completed at least the first weekend of the Teaching Level One: Introduction to Teaching Skills course or who have begun teacher training on another pathway.

Saturday 28th- Sunday 29th September 2019

Location: London Samye Dzong, 15 Spa Road, Bermondsey, London, SE16 3SA. For more details please click here.