Social and political engagement: refugees and the referendum

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...

Psychological reflections on meditation

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...

Radio 2 Interview – Good Morning Sunday

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...

All Party Parliamentary Report on Mindfulness – BBC Breakfast

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...

How has mindfulness helped?

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...

How does mindfulness help with stress?

How does mindfulness help with stress? I recently spoke to my friend and fellow mindfulness teacher Dr Karen Neil about how mindfulness helps us with stress. She trained as a Pharamcist before becoming a Mindfulness Teacher. We discussed the bodily changes that come...