An Introduction to Buddhist Psychology

Masterclass details

Course Leader

John Peacock

How long is the Masterclass?

One Day 9.30am - 4.30pm

Who is the Masterclass for?

Teachers of MBCT and those training to teach MBCT

Where is the Masterclass?

St Hugh's College, St Margaret's Road Oxford OX2 6LE

How many people on this Masterclass?

Up to 50

How much does this Masterclass cost?

£110 - Lunch is not included

Available masterclasses:

8th Jan 2019

Waiting List

An Introduction to Buddhist Psychology
8th January 2019

What is the Masterclass about?

Mindfulness is clearly acknowledged to have its roots in the foundational Buddhist tradition that stretches back two and a half thousand years. Yet, we may ask, what can this foundational tradition add to our current understanding of MBCT founded, as it is, in contemporary understandings within neuroscience and cognitive psychology? Nevertheless, when we begin to examine this two and a half thousand-year-old tradition it presents us with a highly nuanced psychological understanding of what mindfulness is, how it functions and what it means to be a flourishing human being that is highly congruent with many of the contemporary approaches.

Within this Masterclass, we will examine the nature of human distress, to which Mindfulness is directed, and the aetiology of this distress together with a close examination of the self as a process rather than as something fixed, and why this important to understanding MBCT in the contemporary world.

Who is it for?

You are eligible for this training day if:

• You are actively working on the OMC’s MBCT teacher training pathway and have completed any of the modules, for example: an MBCT course as a participant, a silent retreat, or training days devoted to practice teaching in pairs or groups.

• You are a mindfulness teacher who is already teaching mindfulness-based interventions and you wish to increase your knowledge of these topics.


Who is John Peacock?

John has taught meditation for over 30 years both in the UK and internationally with a particular interest in the role that retreats play in the development of secular based mindfulness teachers, and the crucial role of a normative based ethics in creating the conditions for the kind of human flourishing that mindfulness based interventions encourage.