Practise Mindfulness

Gain a grounding in mindfulness or refresh your practice

Why practise mindfulness? 

Mindfulness and meditation practices help us live a fuller and happier life, by being fully focused on the present moment, not absorbed in regrets, plans, worries or other thoughts. When we practise mindfulness we create more stillness which allows us to see more clearly what brings us happiness and what causes suffering. With this awareness, we can make positive choices in everyday life.

Mindfulness is rooted in Buddhist meditation, with effects verified by neuroscience, and as such is open to non-Buddhists and Buddhists alike.

Mindfulness Courses 

We invite you to join this course and experience guided practices, small group discussions and practical exercises. Available online over six weeks, on a weekend retreat and in person (Covid restrictions permitting), our courses are a flexible way to learn to live with more depth and freedom.

We are currently offering the following courses:  

Be Calm Be Happy

Mindfulness course bringing simple and concrete ways to generate energy and wellbeing and release the stresses and strains of daily life. In the 6 sessions you will learn how to meditate effortlessly, so you can ease painful thoughts and emotions; you will also be encouraged to use mindfulness practices to bring joy into your daily life. Read more..

Looking deeply

A 6-week follow-on course from Be Calm Be Happy building on the learning from this foundation, refreshing and extending our own practice in the Plum Village tradition. The course supports grounding ourselves more fully in Thay’s teachings, giving deep, strong roots to our peace and contentment as a Sangha. Read more..

Living Mindfully

This 6-week course is another step on the path following on from our previous courses Be Calm Be Happy and Looking Deeply. In this course we explore together how to bring the 5 Mindfulness Trainings (5MTs) more fully into our lives, using them as practical guidance and spiritual friends on our intended path of living mindfully. Read more..

Mindfulness for Neurodiversity, ADHD and PTSD

Specially adapted course based on the ‘Be Calm Be Happy’ mindfulness course, reconfigured to focus especially on the applications of mindfulness in support of neurodiversity issues such as ADHD and PTSD. Read more..

Please see the dates that we have available, and feel free to book in, or if you cannot see any dates and times that are good for you, then let us know when is best and we’ll plan some new course dates with you in mind.

We are working towards better representative diversity and inclusion in our courses, which are informed by a diversity of course facilitators’ lived experiences and particularly those of the group. 

Note that all our courses operate on a Not for Profit basis. Any surplus remaining when all costs have been met is returned to the Charity to support our work in promoting the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh in the UK.

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