Explore new tools for mindfulness

Mindfulness Tools, a 5-day Residential Intensive Program™ is a way to experience in-person MBSR training in idyllic locations around the world, taught by CFM certified teachers. It is based on the Center for Mindfulness' 8-week MBSR program.
MBSR in Mind-Body Medicine is a 7-day residential training program for those seeking a deeper understanding of MBSR who may want to become an MBSR teacher or to bring mindfulness into their professional practice and work environment.

Embark on the MBSR teacher pathway

The Oasis Institute for Mindfulness-Based Professional Education and Training's MBSR teacher education programs are based on knowledge gleaned from continuous MBSR teaching, research outcomes and competency assessment over 38 years. Our teacher education and certification pathway is typically completed over 36 months, with courses domestic, abroad and online.

Uncover the science of mindfulness

Understanding the underlying science of mindfulness can inform your own practice while helping you to serve others more effectively. Physicians, healthcare and mental health providers, therapists and MBSR/MBCT teachers look to us for understanding the neuroscience and research behind mindfulness. Many of these courses are taught by mindfulness experts, physicians and researchers, under the leadership of the CFM Research Director, Judson Brewer, MD, PhD.


Mindful Beginnings

Since the 1979 founding of the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center by Jon Kabat-Zinn, the Center for Mindfulness (CFM) has expanded to be the premiere academic institution in the science, research and application of mindfulness-based practices.

Over this time more than 24,000 people have completed the 8-week Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program at the Center for Mindfulness.  The programs we offer are based on the data and research that springs from this longevity in mindfulness, unmatched by any other academic institution.

The Oasis Institute was started by Saki Santorelli in 2002 and since that time over 18,000 MBSR teachers have trained with us worldwide. They are certified to rigorous standards, critical to ensuring integrity and fidelity of the MBSR curriculum.


CNN's Top 10 Meditation Retreats

Our Mindfulness Tools program at the Glenview Hotel in Wicklow, Ireland was named as a Top 10 retreat by CNN - "for somebody who wants a (meditation retreat) location with all the typical traveler amenities."

Mindfulness Tools™

For people new to mindfulness, and MBSR teacher trainees

Specifically designed to bring the 8-week UMass Medical School Center for Mindfulness MBSR program to people around the world - in five intensive, residential days.

Sheraton Four Points
Norwood, MA

January 7 - 12, 2018

Located in Norwood, MA, just 18 miles south of Boston, this program is open to anyone who would like to invest 5 days learning new ways to enhance well-being and live life with more peace and calm.

Sheraton Sonoma
Petaluma, CA

February 23 - 28, 2018

Located in the heart of California wine country. Join us and learn to access and cultivate your natural capacity to actively engage in caring for yourself. Find greater balance, ease, and peace of mind.

Professional Development & Retreats

5-Day Silent Mindfulness Retreat

Joshua Tree Retreat Center

January 2 - 7

This Mindful-Way mindfulness meditation retreat at Joshua Tree Retreat Center in Southern California is an intensive, residential, teacher-led, 5-night silent meditation retreat, which emphasizes the deep understanding and practice of mindfulness meditation.

Essentials of Mindfulness:
A Silent Retreat

Spirit Fire Retreat Center, Massachusetts - USA

January 12 - 17

This all-inclusive 5-day silent retreat at Spirit Fire Retreat Center in Leyden, MA, will afford you the opportunity to sink into stillness and deepen your mindfulness practice. Guided sitting, lying down and walking meditations will be offered along with body work in the form of guided gentle yoga and self directed meditative ballwork practice.