Jake Dartington has practised meditation since 1995 and trained as a teacher of Insight Meditation with Christina Feldman, the co-founder of Gaia House. He has been teaching retreats at Gaia House in Devon since 2007.
He also trained as a teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction with Bangor University and teaches mindfulness courses in Nottingham.
Insight Meditation is the traditional inspiration behind contemporary mindfulness-based therapies and methods
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.