A Year On!

Celebrating the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice’s (CMRP) new structure      It has been a full year now since we formalised our collaboration between Bangor University’s Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (CMRP) and The Mindfulness Network Charity. It has been a full and enjoyable year with much to be celebrated. CMRP is thriving within our new structure which enables the work to benefit from both a […]

Safeguarding: “May We All Be Safe”

– written by Sarah Millband  Understanding Safeguarding in the Context of Mindfulness-Based Teaching, Training and Supervision: Our New Policy and March 2020 CPPD Training Workshop Safeguarding is all about protecting children and adults from harm, abuse or neglect and educating those around them to recognise the signs and dangers.  The Mindfulness Network has just launched […]

Carbon Dilemmas (by Rebecca Crane)

– by Rebecca Crane I recently arrived home from a teaching trip to Lithuania and Germany. The connections were rich. The newly emerging mindfulness-based teaching community in Lithuania are eager to learn, warm in their welcome and a delight to spend time with. Senior teaching colleagues in Germany were keen to look collectively at how […]

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An Inside view of LGBTQ+ Inclusion (by Sheila Roche)

– written by Sheila Roche I am really glad, reading the other contributions to this blog, that the Mindfulness Network is committed in such a personal way to developing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) policies. I am a cisgendered* lesbian and a long-term dharma practitioner. As such, I have facilitated an LGBTQ+ meditation group in […]

Radical Attention (by Rosalie Dores)

– written by Rosalie Dores (re-published in full with her permission) It is not uncommon for meditation to be considered a form of ‘naval gazing.’ Critics suggest that to spend time concentrated on oneself is at best self-indulgent or at worst narcissistic. I couldn’t disagree more, and I am in good company. The Dalai Lama […]

Missing Class (by Colette Power)

If Buddhism in the West becomes solely a means to pursue personal spiritual growth, I am apprehensive that it may evolve in a one-sided way and thus fulfil only half its potential. Attracting the affluent and the educated, it will provide a congenial home for the intellectual and cultural elite, but it will risk turning […]