Mindfulness Based Learning Course
with Mabel Odessey

Fridays, Apr 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26, Jun 2 & 9, 10:30am–12:30pm EDT ONLINE

The aim is to help participants develop a mindfulness practice that can be applied in both personal and professional life.

MBLC is an 9-week course consisting of eight classes (two hours long), preceded by an introductory class. It is encouraged to attend all sessions and engage in a daily personal practice in-between classes to get the most from the course. The course manual and links to guided practices will be included. It is suitable for beginners and long term practitioners.

The course is experiential and you will learn more about secular compassion-based mindfulness, and some simple tools for making mindfulness an ongoing part of your life.

All you need to bring with you is an open mind and a sense of curiosity. We all come to the course with hopes and objectives, however, in order to experience the present moment, we must leave expectations at the door. 

The Mindfulness Based Living Course (MBLC) was developed by the UK Mindfulness Association and is built upon the work of international mindfulness teacher Rob Nairn and includes all the principles of Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program and includes compassion and self compassion practices.

Short Video

Mabel Odessey gives a brief overview of her background and announces her upcoming course in April; Mindfulness Based Learning Course.

Important Note

This is an online-only event that is administered using Zoom.

After registering, the system automatically sends a confirmation and/or a receipt email that contains the Zoom meeting link and/or other instructions. If you don’t immediately receive the system email(s) or you have any other questions, please contact us at [email protected].

*Zoom is an interactive video-conferencing tool that allows participants to see one another and ask questions. You will need a computer, a tablet or a smartphone with the Zoom application to attend. If you are using Zoom for the first time, please login earlier to allow any necessary installations on your device.

Registration / Schedule

Suggested $180 for 9-weeks of the course ($20 per session)
Other offering options: free to $270 (free, $5, $10, $30 per session)

The suggested amount helps support teacher offerings and expenses, direct costs and rent. Shantideva member discounts or benefits will be applied automatically if you have a membership in MindBody. 

Shantideva Center may publish recorded sessions in the public domain (e.g., on YouTube). By registering for this event, you are agreeing to give your consent to this process. To protect your privacy, we recommend being conscious about any personal information you share during the sessions. To further enhance anonymity, you may want to consider turning off video or naming yourself using abbreviations.

Time zone: US Eastern Daylight Time (GMT/UTC-4)

For questions regarding registration, please email [email protected] for assistance.


All recordings will be available soon.

About the Facilitator

Mabel has been working with the Foundation for Developing Compassion and Wisdom for over 10 years. She is an accredited 16G Level 1, Level 2 and 16G for Children and Teens as well as Building Balanced Empathy facilitator. She is a founder member of Education Universelle France.

Mabel recently completed a postgraduate degree in Mindfulness and Compassion at the University of the West of Scotland. Where she also became an accredited mindfulness and compassion teacher by the Mindfulness Association UK.