Mindfulness: ongoing resources


After the program you may be interested in exploring further and there are many groups offering ongoing exploration and practice which would deepen what you have been learning in the MBSR course. Here are some websites and resources we like:


 The real meditation practice is how we live our lives from moment to moment to moment.

Jon Kabat-Zinn


About mindfulness

Rick Hanson: How meditation changes your brain

Jon Kabat-Zinn: Compassion and the history of MBSR

Jon Kabat-Zinn: Listening is an act of love

The Neuroscience of Happiness by Willoughby Britton

Center for Mindfulness, UMass

Mindfulness research

Mindfulness Research Guide

UCLA research resources

Stanford University Research


Pain: is it all in your mind? by Lorimer Mosely


  Australia-wide communities and retreats

dharma.org.au - a community of Australian teachers offering retreats in Insight Meditation

Sydney Insight Meditators

Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre

Melbourne: Dhamma Sukha Meditation Centre

Melbourne Insight Meditation

Perth Insight Meditation  

Adelaide insight Meditation http://www.dharma.org.au/

Alice Springs Insight Meditation http://www.dharma.org.au/

Hobart Vipassana meditation

Brisbane Insight Meditation :http://www.dharma.org.au/Heart-Insight.html

Billabong Retreats

Wake Up project

  Resources for practice

Mindfulness Clock For PC users

Mindfulness Clock for Mac users

Sitting Equipment:

If you want to be comfortable and support your body well in sitting, a stool from Black Dragon can do the trick: Check them out HERE

meditation stool black dragon seats

  Online resources

Insight Meditation Journal - a wonderful resource for you to study with contemporary teachers through reading

Insight Meditation Society, USA - is one of the central Insight Retreat Centres and meditation refuges in the USA. The site is full of wonderful links so click away and explore!

Audio Dharma - provides free downloads of talks by Insight and Zen teachers on a range of topics, supported by online donations.

Dharma Seed - offers hundreds of talks by well-known Eastern and Western teachers from a range of traditions

Rick Hanson - a brilliant communicator about all things mindfulness

Wisebrain - a website with articles and talks on mindfulness

Mindful Self Compassion - an eight week program on self-compassion

Mindfulness Based Compassionate Living - an eight week program on cultivating compassionate living for yourself and others

Buddhist Geeks a great site with lots of talks from some wonderful geeks!

Eco Dharma - linking our mindfulness practice with our care for the world.

Tara Brach - an Insight meditation teacher and therapist

  Mindfulness-oriented Therapies 

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy

Mindfulness integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MiCBT)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

  Mindfulness for children

Mindful Schools

Association for Mindfulness in Education

Mindful Childbirth and Parenting

Susan Kaiser Greenland

Still Quiet Place

Meditation Capsules


Gawler Foundation, VIC http://www.gawler.org/

Quest for Life


What People Are Saying

I have learnt a lot about myself through the MBSR course. Coming from a place of feeling very disconnected to myself, I now feel I am engaged and listening to what I need, which then has allowed me to handle what life has to offer in a positive way.

Anonymous, 2018

Since doing your course (Living with Wisdom and Compassion) my major transformation has been in my daily work as a family doctor. Instead of being the best doctor I can so that patients will admire me and appreciate me I am aware that I am regularly “putting myself in my patients shoes.” I want their lives to be better and their suffering to diminish. Whether that is through my doctoring or something not related to me is not relevant.



Ingrid (GP), 2018

Understanding mindfulness has changed my life.



Lee-Anne , 2018

It was great to be able to explore the strength of compassion, both internally and externally, through Living with Wisdom and Compassion. This course builds on what MBSR began. While it had its challenging moments, I came away from it feeling stress-relief thanks to my heart softening yet strengthening. And from the ability to see that even though we are all unique individuals, and we may express ourselves in wildly different ways, we all have the same needs. The better I can get at understanding those needs the more effective I can be in helping myself and others. I highly recommend this course to everyone.

Lisa, 2018

Bravo Ingrid Jolley and Openground! Thank you for your soothing and strengthening MBSR course. I’m feeling grounded, curious and hopeful about the future. I have the tools I need to lead an authentic, fulfilling life. 


Roz , 2018