Welcome to this web-site. You may have found your way here because you have bought my recent book, SEE, LOVE, BE which bravely mentioned this web address on the back way before I had actually set up the site. Or you may have navigated here because you are interested in Mindfulness, spirituality or the connection between the two.

What I offer (books, courses, retreats etc.) can be found under other sections on the site. But my main interest is what might be called Mindful Living i.e. actually living it all out. How do we live a life marked by awareness (SEE), compassion (LOVE) and ease of being (BE) in this modern (in my case urban) world?

Practising some form of meditation will be part of it but we are not here to become good meditators but good humans. And there are many facets to being a good human with all its shades of light and dark all of which are equally valued parts of the picture.

Mindful Living will be about how we spend our time, what food we eat and how we travel as well as our engagement with the rest of humanity and the rest of nature. I am interested in it all.

If you are a fellow traveller on this journey then it’s great to be in contact. I have been writing monthly blogs on the theme and you can sign up to receive these in a newsletter. But do browse the rest of the site for other material – and if you haven’t bought my book yet then for goodness sake what are you waiting for!


This is Tim Stead’s personal web-site.

I am an accredited mindfulness teacher and associate of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre. A former Church of England Vicar, I now operate as a freelance mindfulness teacher and writer running 8 week courses, residential retreats and quiet days. I also offer spiritual direction/accompaniment. I am based in Oxford, UK.

I follow the Mindfulness teachers good practice guidelines and am listed on the UK Mindfulness Network Teachers Listing:

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Mindful Hope 3

HOPE 3: IN TROUBLED TIMES Things have changed rather radically since last month when I planned the subject matter for this 3rd blog on Mindfulness and Hope. However, it seems to me that if what I was planning was authentic at all then it would be relevant for any time. So I have decided to …

Mindful Hope 2

Hope Part 2: Kinds of Awareness Having explored (in last month’s blog) how despair can sometimes take hold of us, some might ask then, is there a problem here which is actually caused by mindfulness? In other words you could argue that mindfulness is about awareness and that greater awareness of the world and of …

Mindful Hope 1

MINDFUL HOPE – PART 1: Despair  DESPAIR I have been pondering for a while about making hope the theme of a New Year’s blog. The trouble is that now we have got here I am not feeling very hopeful at all. (Ed. but do keep reading, this does get better – a bit).  After a …

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