Jaya Karen Rudgard

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Jaya began meditating in 1984, and from 1996 to 2005 was ordained as a nun in the Thai forest tradition in the UK at Amaravati with Ajahn Sumedho as her main teacher. She graduated from the Spirit Rock and Insight Meditation Society teacher training with Jack Kornfield and Joseph Goldstein in 2016 and teaches retreats in the UK and internationally.

Jaya is an experienced teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Mindful Self-Compassion. In 2010 she co-founded Go Mindfully with Zoe Shobbrook-Fisher. She is an Associate of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre and a retreat teacher for the Mindfulness Network.

Jaya holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling from University of Wales and an MA in Classics from the University of Oxford.

Contact Jaya: jaya@rudgard.co.uk