We believe that capacities of heart and mind can and should be central to public policy making. 




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Author: Liz Bassett

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Author: Liz Bassett

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UK parliamentarians have trained in mindfulness and are now practicing in Westminster


National parliaments have begun mindfulness programmes inspired and supported by our work


Politicians from across the world attended our first ever Global congress of mindful legislators in 2017

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Latest events

  • ICM 2020 - International Conference on Mindfulness

    On June 24-26 2020, the Danish Center for Mindfulness, Aarhus University, will host the biannual International Conference on Mindfulness. Keynote speakers include Prof Rhonda McGee, Dr. Sarah Lazar, Prof Willem Kuyken and Jamie Bristow. Read more

  • Contemplative Science Symposium - October 2019

    The Mindfulness Initiative is partnering with Mind & Life Europe to curate a conference theme on contemplative practice & politics Read more

  • Online launch event for a Fieldbook for Mindfulness Innovators

    The Mindfulness Initiative is hosting an online event to launch a Fieldbook for Mindfulness Innovators, a free resource which has been developed by innovation consultant Menka Sanghvi to support pioneers of all stripes in the growing field of mindfulness training. Read more

Latest news

  • Launch of the Fieldbook for Mindfulness Innovators

    The Mindfulness Initiative's latest publication, a free resource to support pioneers of all stripes in the mindfulness teaching community, was launched on September 19th with an online event. You can watch the recording now. Read more

  • Time for new thinking about mindfulness and social change

    In a recent article published by openDemocracy, MI director Jamie Bristow proposes that inner work alone won’t bring collective evolution, but we can’t build better systems without developing hearts and minds. Read more

  • APPG Event: Neurobiology of Social Connectedness

    'Father of Polyvagal Theory', Dr Stephen Porges, and leading expert on oxytocin (the 'cuddle hormone'), Dr Sue Carter, speak about how mindfulness and yoga could help us to live well together Read more