Jenny Wilks
Insight meditation & mindfulness teacher
Gaia House Retreat Centre & Exeter University

Jenny Wilks is a clinical psychologist, has practised meditation for many years in various Buddhist traditions, and has an MA in Indian religions. She has been teaching insight meditation since 2008 on retreats at Gaia House and the Barn in Devon, UK. She has attended several mindfulness teacher training retreats, had intensive training and supervision at Exeter University while working on a research trial of MBCT, and is a trained mindful self-compassion teacher with the Center for MSC. Jenny has taught MBSR and MBCT in a range of settings including cancer and palliative care, recurrent depression, and for the general public. She currently works as an MBCT therapist at Exeter University, and teaches and supervises on their post-graduate Diploma in Mindfulness-based Approaches including teaching on the ethical foundations of mindfulness. Jenny has a particular interest in the interface between Buddhist and secular approaches to mindfulness. For more information, please visit the following websites:

Mindful Living Show Presentation

Friday 1st June 2018

Time 12:00-12:30pm

"Is mindfulness an ethical training?"

There has been much debate about how ‘secular’ mindfulness relates to its traditional roots in Buddhist ethics. This talk will argue that mindfulness can be seen as an inherently ethical training while remaining accessible to people of all faiths and none.