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The Oxford Mindfulness Foundation partners with The Mindful Foundation in India

The Oxford Mindfulness Foundation partners with The Mindful Foundation in India

A country of 1.44 billion people and the 5th largest economy in the world, India recently celebrated its 75th year of independence. On the one hand, India has a booming economy creating deep global footprints, growing far stronger than any of its counterparts, and on the other it’s a country with the most ancient wisdom traditions.

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Introducing our new partnership with KCFM

Introducing our new partnership with KCFM

The OMF are excited to announce a new partnership with the Korean Centre for Mindfulness (KCFM).  Below is a note from KCFM’s founder and director Dr Heyoung Ahn.

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Further Update: Don’t miss out! Final Opportunity to complete your ‘Modular’ Teacher Training Pathway by Marion Furr

Further Update: Don’t miss out! Final Opportunity to complete your ‘Modular’ Teacher Training Pathway by Marion Furr

Until 2021, we had been offering two different non-academic ways to train as a teacher: the 12-month “Cohort” route, and the “Modular” route. If you have completed some (but not all) modules and workshops for the Modular training route, please read this blog carefully.

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The OMF is offering free weekday practice sessions

The OMF is offering free weekday practice sessions

Free weekday online practice sessions. 19.00-19.30 UK time
New to mindfulness, or hoping to develop a regular mindfulness practice?
If so, please join us for our Weekday Sits – 30 minutes of free guided practices and teaching by experienced OMF teachers.

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Mindfulness Frame by Frame designed by Mark Williams

Mindfulness Frame by Frame designed by Mark Williams

Join us as we offer Mark Williams' new course developed for those who have already completed a mindfulness course and want to explore mindfulness more deeply. This course explores how every waking moment, our understanding of the world is dominated by predicting what actions we need to take next, coloured by what is called ‘feeling tone’.

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Mindfulness Unpacked

Mindfulness Unpacked

We can develop mindfulness; it can be cultivated through mindfulness practice. A question I am often asked is, “What is the difference between mindfulness and meditation?” Meditation is a way of cultivating mindfulness. Instead of the word meditation, which can have all sorts of religious overtones, I tend to use the term mindfulness practice.

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Our ‘Modular’ Teacher Training is Ending by Marion Furr

Our ‘Modular’ Teacher Training is Ending by Marion Furr

Until last year, we have been offering two different non-academic ways to train as a teacher: the 12-month “Cohort” route, and the “Modular” route. Over the next 12 months, we are phasing out the Modular teacher-training route, and after Spring 2023, this Modular teacher training will be discontinued completely.

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2021 Philanthropic Impact

2021 Philanthropic Impact

Just before the start of 2021, the Oxford Mindfulness Centre wrote to members of the mindfulness community for their support.  To all those who gave so generously, thank you!

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The importance of mindfulness-based supervision for teachers

The importance of mindfulness-based supervision for teachers

As a teacher begins to put what they have been learning through personal mindfulness practice and training into teaching – mindfulness-based supervision (MBS) is the space with the help of another to explore teaching and continue to build competence and confidence.

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No action required by Neil Midgley

No action required by Neil Midgley

This new Mindfulness Frame by Frame course from Mark Williams offers an opportunity to deepen and expand mindfulness practice, by focusing on an aspect of human experience that is well-known in ancient meditation teaching – but which is seldom highlighted today.

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