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Mindfulness Courses, Retreats & Teacher Training

Mindfulness CIC was co-founded and is run by Suryacitta Malcolm Smith and Gaynor Quilter. Suryacitta has dedicated his life to the practices of Mindfulness and Compassion meditation since 1989. He is one of the most experienced teachers in the UK and leads events around the world. Gaynor has been practising since 2005 and teaches in a variety of settings.

At Mindfulness CIC they run mindfulness courses, and meditation retreats for:

  • The General Public
  • Business
  • Charities
  • Universities
  • Healthcare and NHS

Research shows the benefits of regular Mindfulness Meditation includes:

  • Emotional and psychological well-being
  • Reduction of anxiety
  • Better able to manage difficult situations
  • Lowering blood pressure
  • Better health and vitality
  • Quality of life

Mindfulness helps us to wake up to our life and the world around us.

We are one of the main mindfulness course providers for the UK and are a Community Interest Company. We have taught 1000s of people on our mindfulness courses and retreats.

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Latest Courses and Retreats

Buddhism for today

If there is no self, who’s reading this? Beyond Mindfulness – Buddhism for Today

Time: 24th February 2018 @ 10:00 am – 25th February 2018 @ 4:30 pm

Level 2 mindfulness retreat - IF THERE IS NO SELF, WHO’S READING THIS? Beyond Mindfulness – Buddhism for Today. Sunnyside, 12 Groby Lane, Newtown Linford, le6 0hh   VIEW MAP 24th – 25th February 2018 Lunch and snacks included PRICE: Full: £195.00 | Reduced fees: £145.00 This weekend on Mindfulness and Buddhism is aimed at anybody who has done the […]

Mindfulness retreats

Passionate Presence – Five day Mindfulness meditation retreat

Time: 20th August 2018 @ 11:00 am – 24th August 2018 @ 11:00 am

August Monday 20th – Friday 24th, 2018 - 10.00 – 16.30 VENUE, NANPANTAN HALL, LOUGHBOROUGH   VIEW MAP PRICE: Full: £595 for a single room | £495.00 for a large shared room. A deposit of £100 is needed to secure a place. Price includes all vegetarian meals. 5 lunches, 4 evening meals, 4 breakfasts and snacks For more info and […]

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Feb 01

Mindfulness meditation and Compassion – eight week course

1st February 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 22nd March 2018 @ 8:45 pm GMT
Mar 17

Mindfulness and Compassion – course over three consecutive days.

17th March 2018 @ 10:00 am - 19th March 2018 @ 4:00 pm GMT


Sat 16
Feb 24

If there is no self, who’s reading this? Beyond Mindfulness – Buddhism for Today

24th February 2018 @ 10:00 am - 25th February 2018 @ 4:30 pm GMT
Jul 28

Summer School – Mindfulness and Buddhism – course over two weekends

28th July 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12th August 2018 @ 4:30 pm BST
Aug 20

Passionate Presence – Five day Mindfulness meditation retreat

20th August 2018 @ 11:00 am - 24th August 2018 @ 11:00 am BST


Feb 03

Train to teach – One place available due to cancellation

3rd February 2018 @ 10:00 am - 8th February 2018 @ 4:30 pm GMT
May 12

Train to teach Mindfulness – One Place Left

12th May 2018 @ 10:00 am - 17th May 2018 @ 4:30 pm BST
Jul 14

Train to teach Mindfulness 6 day course – places available

14th July 2018 @ 10:00 am - 19th July 2018 @ 4:30 pm BST

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“A Mindful Life focuses on four key concepts: meditation, controlling the overthinking mind, learning to embrace negative emotion, and understanding the meaning of mindful living.”

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Mindfulness and Compassion by

“Suryacitta writes in a way that everyone can understand and relate to. I found his book fascinating and enlightening.”