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Leaving Event for Karunavira

Please don’t talk to KV about this- we are trying to keep it a surprise!

Date: Wednesday December 12th, 7-9.30pm 
Venue: Bishop Hannington Church Hall Nevill Avenue, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 7NH

To come, please book your place here:

On Eventbrite please click on ticket button.

In order to cover costs and have some leftover to give KV a gift, we would like to suggest £10 each.  However, if this presents a bar to anyone attending, or if anyone wants to donate more, please enter the amount.


Drop-ins and day retreats

All drop-ins and day retreats are free of charge and do not require any booking. There are different arrangements for different drop ins. Please read the detail for the site where you wish to attend.   

Drop-ins  All day retreats 

Master classes

Events to support the development of mindfulness teachers and people interested in mindfulness. These include events lasting from one day up to a  week and are typically led by nationally and internationally renowned speakers, as well as by local mindfulness teachers with particular areas of expertise. 

Master classes 

Compassion-oriented events

These events support the development of people interested in compassion-oriented approaches, such as Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) and Mindfulness-based Compassionate Living (MBCL).

Compassion-oriented events 


SMC Annual Conference 2018

Friday 21st Sept 2018, Sussex Education Centre in Hove 

The theme of our 2018 conference was community mindfulness: staying connected, local and accessible. We had workshops, mindfulness practice, discussions and short talks led by mindfulness teachers, researchers and service users. View the programme.


SMC Annual Conference 2019 - please note the change of date!

Friday 25 October 2019

Sussex Education Centre, Nevill Avenue, Hove, BN3 7HY

* Please note that the date for our 2019 conference has changed - the SMC Annual Conference 2019 will now be held on Friday 25 October 2019 and not on the 23 and 24 March 2019 as previously advertised.


  • Rebecca Crane (Director of the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, Bangor University) on 'What makes an effective mindfulness teacher?'
  • Jason Gonzalez (Principal Facilitator of The Mindful Leader programme, in partnership with Queen’s University Belfast William J. Clinton Leadership Institute) on 'Building a Compassionate Culture in a Competitive Environment'
  • Bridgette O’Neill (Trainer, Sussex Mindfulness Centre) and Robert Marx (Co-lead, Sussex Mindfulness Centre) on 'Compassionate approaches to mindfulness: Mindful Self-Compassion & Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living'

A full programme will be available in due course.


The conference is free for SMC advocates and for current/recent Sussex Partnership service users, SPFT Staff and SMC Trust Approved Teachers and SMC researcher staff and students. The conference is £90 for other attendees.  Tea and coffee will be provided.

How to book your place

We are now taking bookings.

Please book your ticket via Eventbrite:



Read more events listing website link See a full list of mindfulness events here (link opens in new window)