Frequently Asked Questions

Please find below some of the FAQ's that may help answer your question. Questions on specific events can be found on the Event page.

I am interested in/working with mindfulness. Can I visit the Centre?

Unfortunately, the centre is not open to visitors. We are a research based institution so most of what we do is office work. The mindfulness courses we offer take place in our seminar room at the OMC; however people are unable to sit in for training or general interest.

I have an opportunity for the OMC to participate in some media/interview/PR. Who can I speak to?

The OMC is a small team of researchers and teachers/trainers, who may be available for interviews. We do encourage enquiries, however due to our size it might be difficult to find an immediate response. Please use our contact form and we will be in touch as quickly as possible.

I would like to do a sabbatical or be a visiting student at the OMC

Unfortunately we have a relatively small core team and are not often able to support sabbatical visitors or visiting students. Where opportunities are available we advertise these on our website and through social media.


I would like to study for a PhD/DPhil at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre. How do I go about it?

From time to time we accept DPhil students whose research interests align closely with the core work of the centre and its current research projects. Funding is a key issue and where we have funding available for doctoral students we will advertise this on the OMC website, Department of Psychiatry website and elsewhere. At other times we are unlikely to have the capacity to take on additional doctoral students. However if you have access to funding and a strong research proposal that is a close match to our programmatic work please do contact us to discuss this further.

Who works at the centre? Who are the teachers and trainers?

Please refer to our People page for information on who works at the Centre.

How do I find the Oxford Mindfulness Centre?

Please refer to the Contact Us page for details including a map and an address. We will send detailed travel information when you sign up to one of our courses.

How can I work/volunteer at the centre?

There are currently no volunteer vacancies at the OMC. If this changes the website will be updated. All vacancies are advertised on the University of Oxford webpage as well as our own.

What should I do if I have a concern or complaint regarding the OMC?

Please read our Complaints Procedure document Complaints