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Vidyamala Burch

Vidyamala Burch OBE is a mindfulness and compassion teacher, speaker, coach and award-winning author.


Her evidence-based Mindfulness-based Pain & Illness Management (MBPM) approach has reached over 100,000 people around the world and is recognised by health boards globally.


Through her work, she hopes to empower those living with pain or difficulty to reclaim their lives.

 "I admire Vidyamala tremendously. Her work could save your life - and give it back to you."

Jon Kabat-Zinn

PhD., scientist, best-selling author, founder of the MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction)


Vidyamala is an experienced and insightful speaker with a down-to-earth approach who speaks on a range of topics including how to thrive with a health condition, how to train the mind and how to lead compassionately. She is available for keynotes, seminars and workshops tailored to your organisation’s needs. 


Looking for support in your personal and professional growth? Vidyamala works with people wanting to enhance their lives with greater meaning and accomplishment. She offers one-on-one and group coaching with wise and kind guidance, and practical tools to help you transform your life for the better.  


Vidyamala teaches regular year-round workshops, retreats and masterclasses around her specialities of pain management, mind training and Buddhism.


Join her next event, or drop into one of her popular free weekly meditations. 

Watch Vidyamala talk to Rick Hanson about using mindfulness to cope with pain and illness

"Vidyamala’s work is absolutely brilliant, grounded in both deep science and her own deep realization. It’s the most effective approach I know for easing physical pain through mental practices; it’s also widely applicable to other kinds of stress and suffering. And in the essence of her methods is a life-transforming compassion and wisdom."

Rick Hanson

PhD., psychologist, best-selling author, Senior Fellow of UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center

Listen to Vidyamala being interviewed about mindfulness and chronic pain on Radio New Zealand

Mindfulness for Chronic Pain with Vidyamala Burch Radio New Zealand
00:00 / 29:59

Praise for Vidyamala and her work

Ruby Wax

Comedian, best-selling author, mental health campaigner

Vidyamala is an amazing woman. When I interviewed her I never saw her flicker in pain, not once. She just sat there and glowed.

Jeremy Hunter

Co-founder of the Executive Mind Leadership Institute at The Drucker School

The power of Vidyamala Burch’s teaching comes from the visceral example of her own existence.  She possesses a singular authority that inescapably demonstrates the mind’s potential to transform pain into love, wisdom and radiance.

Mark Williams

Best-selling author, Co-founder of Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy and Emeritas Professor University of Oxford

The book [Living Well with Pain and Illness] is a moving and compelling invitation to bring a radically new way of working with the fact of our pain...Vidyamala knows of what she speaks.

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