Brigid Avison is a trained mindfulness teacher, now semi-retired after running courses for nearly a decade. She previously worked as a dyslexia support tutor for students studying at degree level in Oxford and, before that, as a non-fiction book editor and writer. She has been practising Insight meditation for many years, and helps to run one-day retreats in Oxfordshire. Her other sources of joy include trees and streams, gazing, meeting friends, reading poetry, witnessing kindness and generosity, and her husband David.
Brigid writes: `For me, the Mandala Trust embodies so much of what I value in the human spirit – our wonderful capacity to feel our common humanity, to see beyond our social and cultural identities, to witness and rejoice in others’ creative responses to the challenges faced by their communities. Being part of the enabling of those responses – sharing the energy of kindness and generosity – lifts my heart.’