Jake Dartington

Insight Meditation, Nottingham


Jake Dartington has practised meditation since 1995 and has been teaching retreats and courses since 2007. He has completed many extended periods of silent retreat and trained as a Dharma teacher with Christina Feldman. He has also studied Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy at Bangor University and teaches mindfulness courses in Nottingham.



Insight Meditation is the traditional inspiration behind contemporary mindfulness-based therapies and methods

About Jake

Jake began practising meditation in 1995. He spent many months on silent retreat and completed a three-year Dharma teacher training with Christina Feldman. Since 2007, Jake has led retreats in the Insight Meditation tradition at Gaia House and other centres around the UK and elsewhere in Europe. He now teaches with a range of organisations including Bodhi College, London Insight Meditation, the Mindfulness Network, Brussels Mindfulness, Bahia Yoga, and the European network of Associations of Mindfulness Based Approaches. Jake is a mentor on the mindfulness training programme run by Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach.


Jake has also trained at Bangor University as a teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy and is registered with the UK Network of Mindfulness Teachers. Since 2012, he has regularly taught eight-week courses in Nottingham. He has also led mindfulness workshops for the University of Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NHS Trust and other public and private sector organisations.


Jake has spoken about mindfulness and meditation on Radio Two, Radio Nottingham, BBC Breakfast, BBC East Midlands Today, and Notts TV. A former college teacher of Religious Studies and Philosophy, Jake has Masters degrees in Philosophy and Buddhist Studies.




Meditation offers a way to live with deeper wisdom, compassion, peace and joy and I love to share what it offers with others.


For all of the details of my mindfulness courses in Nottingham see nottinghammindfulness.com

For details of my retreats see the Gaia House website.

I also regularly teach with Sheffield Insight, Oxford Gaia House Retreats and London Insight Meditation.


Audio Talks

All of the talks I’ve given at Gaia House are on Dharmaseed. It is an excellent site that gives you access to talks by many Insight Meditation teachers, including Christina Feldman who trained me. You can search for talks by theme or by teacher.



February 17th Insight Meditation Silent Day Retreat Nottingham

The retreat is now fully booked. If you’d like to hear about future events, please email to have your name added to the mailing list. During the day, we will practice meditations that help us to be aware of what is happening in our own hearts and minds and to sense our innate potential for […]

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Social and political engagement: refugees and the referendum

There is a long established tradition of ‘Engaged Buddhism’ and in my own practice I’ve been reflecting on social and political issues more over the last year or so. As part of this process, I made a short film about the experiences of refugees and asylum seekers in Bradford and gave a talk about some […]

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Psychological reflections on meditation

One of the most interesting areas of connection between Buddhist practice and Western culture is the dialogue with psychology and psychotherapy. Barry Magid and Tara Brach are two teachers who have made particularly interesting contributions to this conversation. In a series of talks this autumn I am reflecting on their work.

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Radio 2 Interview – Good Morning Sunday

This week I was interviewed by Claire Balding on Radio 2’s programme Good Morning Sunday. We spoke about mindfulness, retreats and responses to the recent attacks. I was also able to give a brief reflection on compassion.

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All Party Parliamentary Report on Mindfulness – BBC Breakfast

The All Party Parliamentary Report has been published with recommendations for mindfulness in healthcare, education, the criminal justice system and the workplace.   Our studio was featured in a piece on BBC breakfast publicising the report.   You can read the full report here.

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How has mindfulness helped?

There is lots of scientific research explaining the various ways in which mindfulness practice helps. It’s also lovely to hear personal accounts of how practice has helped people. Three people who’ve been to my classes in Nottingham say more about the benefits of their mindfulness practice.

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Contact me

You can get in touch with Jake using the contact form on theĀ Nottingham Mindfulness website.

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