While it is generally known that mindfulness is a part of the Buddhist tradition, most people are unaware of how and where mindfulness fits within Buddhism, and how the Buddhist understanding and practice of mindfulness relates to the secular understanding and practice of mindfulness.

The aim of this workshop is to explore the Buddhist origins of mindfulness and how it relates to how we understand and practice secular mindfulness. This allows us to have a deeper appreciation of our own mindfulness practice, and a deeper foundation for those of us teaching mindfulness.

The Satipatthana Sutta is where the Buddha explains mindfulness: "This is the only way for the purification of beings, for the overcoming of sorrow and lamentation, for the destruction of suffering and grief, for reaching the right path, for the attainment of Nirvana, namely, the Four Foundations of Mindfulness."

In the workshop, we’ll cover the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, through a
combination of presentation, discussion, exercises and short mindfulness
practices. We’ll also explore how secular mindfulness draws on these four
foundations, with particular attention to the concepts and practices within
Breathworks courses.

Who is this event for?

● Anyone with an interest in mindfulness and/or Buddhism.
● Anyone who has done a mindfulness course.
● Anyone with a mindfulness practice.
● Anyone with a Buddhist practice, or knowledge of Buddhism.
● Breathworks mindfulness teachers and trainee teachers.
● Mindfulness teachers and teacher trainees with other mindfulness teacher training organisations.

What participants will gain

● More understanding of mindfulness within the Buddhist tradition.
● A deeper understanding of many concepts and practices in Breathworks courses, and other secular mindfulness courses.
● An experience of bringing these insights into meditation practice.
● Explorations of ways of bringing these insights into mindfulness in daily life practice.


When: 8th November 2021

Time: 6 pm - 8 pm UK time (see this Time Zone Converter for your time zone)

Where: Online video platform, Zoom.

How to join

When you book you'll receive a form to submit, this will allow us to email you a link for the online video calls platform Zoom> When you receive the link - simply click on it at the start time to join the online video call. Click here for a short video on how to use Zoom.

Your Masterclass Leader

Fidelma Farley is an Associate Trainer with Breathworks. She teaches on the 8 week Breathworks courses, teacher training events, and is a mentor and practice course supervisor. She is a Buddhist, practicing within the Triratna Buddhist Order. In 2015 she devised a 4 week Follow-on Mindfulness course based on the Satipatthana Sutta, which she ran for the general public 2-3 times a year for three years.


Individual £37
Concession £27


There are a limited number of concessionary places which are available to people in financial hardship. As a guide we suggest this applies to people with an income of less than £17,000 a year, or less than £20,000 if you live in London. If your annual income is higher than this and would like to discuss your eligibility for a concessionary place for other reasons, please contact us.

Please note that we usually record our online CPD, Masterclasses and Workshops as selected recordings will be made purchasable on our online shop for training purposes. If you don't wish to be recorded, please feel free to switch off your video and/or audio during the event. 

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