Wise Awareness

Mindfulness-based Wise Awareness (MBWA) courses

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Mindfulness-based Wise Awareness

With Annie Akasati McAuley & Dr Carolyn Drake (Karuna Hridaya)

For people who have completed an 8-week mindfulness course and/or have an established mindfulness meditation practice

10-week courses starting with an orientation session

followed by an 8-week course + a meditative 'retreat' session

In-person at the Brighton Buddhist Centre,

17 Tichborne St, BN1 1UR

Thursday 20 January 9.45am-12.00pm

Cost: £160 / £120 concessions & low wage: 

includes a course handbook & guided audio meditations

Book here via the Brighton Buddhist Centre 


We offer places at the concessionary rate to anyone with genuine need. For example, if you are a student, in receipt of state benefits, on a low pension, low wage, or financially impacted by Covid-19. We will not question your circumstances. 

Comments from our course participants:

"overreached my expectations"

"a journey of real discovery...a mind-expanding and connecting experience that will stay with me for a long time"

 I can recommend this course very highly. Annie and Carolyn are wonderful teachers and they have developed a unique course and it has been (for me) a hugely beneficial experience.

"Gratitude & contentment... thank you."

"Wonder is the beginning of wisdom" Socrates

Annie and Carolyn have drawn on their many years of mindfulness practice and teaching, as well as Carolyn's background in neuroscience, in developing this exciting new course.   

Why train in wise awareness? 

Recent research is showing how wisdom, far from being vague and mystical, can be used in practical ways towards making good decisions in our daily lives.

The benefits can be found in improving our capacity to take a wider perspective, understanding our views and emotional responses to events and how this can help us as we navigate everyday challenges. Training in wisdom helps us to self-reflect more effectively on any situation; make better decisions and to be better equipped to manage change and uncertainty.

What can I expect from a wise awareness course?

  • The Wise Awareness Course is a further development from the Mindfulness Courses and complements the Compassion Course (MBCL).

  • The course draws on the Buddhist roots of mindfulness and the new field of wisdom science and has been developed by Annie Akasati and Carolyn together.

  • You will discover how the emerging science of wisdom is opening up new ways of working effectively with the challenges and flux of life.

  • You will learn to use meditation and practices designed to develop greater awareness and confidence in approaching difficulties more effectively.

  • There will be encouragement and support to maintain a home practice for the duration of the course.

  • Sessions are conducted in a friendly and open atmosphere to encourage sharing and relationship building. 

Online MBWA course

starts April 20th, 7.00-9.00pm

Cost: £120 / £90 concessions & low wage 

includes a course handbook & guided audio meditations

Book Here