Course Information

Two-Day Inquiry Workshop

When: 3 May 2019 – 4 May 2019
Where: The Queen Hotel, Chester
Tutor: Taravajra

The inquiry process is central to the teaching of Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). This two-day, experiential training will provide an opportunity to develop understanding, skill and confidence in the inquiry process.

This training is an element of the formal Teacher Training Pathway (TTP) and the certificate of attendance can be included in your TTP Portfolio. This course can also be taken as a stand-alone training event as part of your own Continuing Professional and Personal Development. If you register on the TTP after having completed this training, the certificate can be included retrospectively. 

Who is the training for:

The workshop will be especially relevant to those who are teaching or have begun to teach eight-week mindfulness courses (i.e. MBSR/MBCT or equivalents) and want to develop skill in facilitation of the inquiry process. The workshop is one of the requirements of Level One certification for those registered on the Teacher Trainer Pathway.

What is involved:

The training will explore the theories and intentions of the inquiry process as a core element of MBSR and MBCT and offer opportunities to practice inquiry in small groups with fellow mindfulness teachers.

What to bring/wear:

Some mats and cushions will be available, but these will be limited in number so please bring any equipment you require for meditation practice if possible. It’s advisable to wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing.

Our trainers:

Our trainers are all members of the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (CMRP) training team. All have been extensively trained in this approach and engage in a rigorous ongoing process of training and supervision. We use strict criteria when selecting teachers/trainers to work with us. The name of the specific trainer(s) for this event is at the top of this page. Just click on the trainer name to find out more about him/her.


The Queen Hotel is located within walking distance of the city centre, directly opposite Chester Railway Station.


Please arrive at 10.00am for a 10.30 start on the first day. The course will end at approximately 5.30pm on the first day.

Please arrive for a 9.00am start on the second day.  The course will end at approximately 4.00pm on the second day. 

Our rates:

Our full rates have no hidden extras.

CMRP Masters student rate – does not include lunch or accommodation £250.00

Standard Rate (see course descriptor) – does not include lunch or accommodation £280.00

Subsidised Rate (see course descriptor) – does not include lunch or accommodation £250

The application process:

Our application and payment process involves the following steps:

  1. We receive your application form and assess it to ensure that this event is suitable for you. We endeavour to make assessments within a week.
  2. Upon offering you a place, we will then invoice you for the full amount.
  3. Your place is fully confirmed once we receive your full payment.
  4. We will email you the joining instructions in advance of the course.

Payment and cancellation policy:

Please read our Terms and Conditions for information regarding payments and cancellations.

Contact us:

Please feel free to email us at to discuss any questions you may have about the course or whether it is appropriate for you at this time. We will ensure that your query reaches the correct person.

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