Avinash Bansode

I offer supervision in English, Hindi and Marathi.

I have taught mindfulness-based programs for over fifteen years in various rich contexts, including communities, public members, universities, workplaces, and health services in the UK, India, and Europe, with extensive experience overseeing research-based training to promote well-being.

It’s been an honour to have crossed paths with thousands of people worldwide teaching MBCT/MBCT-L/MBSR to people and influential organisations like EY, Amazon, Skyscanner, the Scottish Government, RBS, and NHS.

Having founded Mindfullybeing as a limited company (2014), my team and I direct and offer bespoke mindfulness teacher training courses to progressive organisations, Universities, and individuals.

In 2017, we pioneered Mindfulness Initiatives at three significant Universities in Edinburgh and Royal Edinburgh Hospital (REH). My unique, community-based Kind And Mindful Approach to Living (KAMAL) training was acknowledged and given an Impact Award.

Recently UHB, NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, invited and offered me a Mindfulness Lead role to start MBIs and research at all four hospital sites in Birmingham. I also serve as a Trustee at the Mindfulness Network, UK, where I sit on various committees, incl. EDI and Bursary Committee.

Having engaged in leading Initiatives and various mindfulness-based programs, settling into offering my expertise and experience in training, supervising, and retreat-leading seems a natural progression.

I look forward to supporting and guiding new and experienced mindfulness teachers to deepen their practice and understanding of MBIs.


· M.B.B.S (General Medicine, India)

· Masters in Mindfulness-based Interventions (MBIs), CMRP, Bangor University, UK

· MBCT-L OMC, Oxford, UK


· ACCESS MBCT Registered Practitioner (2021), Oxford UK

Teaching-Training Specialisms


· MBCT for wellbeing.


· MBIs for NHS and workplace settings

· Group Supervisions

· Buddhist Background for MBIs

Supervision Experience

I have been informally mentoring and supporting many mindfulness graduates since 2014 as part of mindfulness training however I am now (2023) joining more formally as a supervisor after completing supervision retreats and workshops with Mindfulness Network.

I supervise new evolving generations of mindfulness teachers and practitioners and have worked with a few beginners but experienced mindfulness teachers too.

Supervision Specialisms

By Population:

o Clinical and NHS

o Workplaces

o Educational and families and carers

o General Public

For Trainees:

Students on training programmes (with organisations listed with BAMBA)

Different Languages:

o English

o Hindi

o Marathi

Supervision Rates

1-hour individual session – £50 – £60

½ hour individual session – £35

Please see our Supervision FAQs for more details on the cost of supervision.

Personal Practice

My professional background/ training is in Medicine (medical GP) and Buddhism (Pastoral Care). Passionate about medical and psychological sciences that reinforce mainstream mindfulness, I also draw my inspiration from Eastern Indian Buddhism tradition, ordained as Vajrahridaya (2002) in Triratna Buddhist Order.

I am currently piloting and supervising a community-based mindfulness program called KAMAL (2021) in Edinburgh, Scotland, where I am based with my family.

As part of KAMAL intensive training, I encourage and engage in regular formal and informal mindfulness practices.

My vision and mission are to guide and support mindfulness-based approaches through training and supervision to enhance the well-being and health of all predominantly minority communities and medical-caring professionals.

I actively support Men’s Mental Health and support groups, one-to-one, and give talks to raise awareness to help families/men seeking help.

Research Activities and Interests

· Engaging and conducting Qualitative and Quantitative Research background in MBIs in academic and NHS settings.

· Completed Research on the effectiveness of Mindfulness in students and staff at the University of Edinburgh (2017).

· Currently engaged in Qualitative Research at the UHB, NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham for Staff with piloting MBIs.

· Raising Mental Health Awareness in Men across the globe

· Leading and supporting Mindfulness Residential Retreats

· Exploring Buddhist Background in MBIs.

· Mindfulness and Parenting

· Cricket (Mindfulness in Sports): Currently working with high-performance athletes at international level.

· Mindfulness in progressive and global organisations incl. governments and UNICEF



KAMAL (Kind And Mindful Approach for Living)

for healing self and healing world

(Writing in progress, to be published)


1. Patiently Facing Our Fears: Useful Lessons from Buddhism and Neuroscience

2. The key is Mulla’s key

3. COVID-19 and the third arrow

Further info:

I enjoy meeting people, making new friends in person, and having a coffee and a chat, so if you are in or around Birmingham or Edinburgh, please drop me a message. I’d love to meet and hear more about you and your practice and or projects. My email is dr.avinash@mindfullybeing.co.uk.

For WhatsApp message: (+44) 7886314954