Mindfulness Northwest was founded by Executive Director Tim Burnett in 2011 as a way to offer the benefits of mindfulness meditation and practices to the greater Pacific Northwest, and is now offering courses and staff trainings at sites from Seattle to Bellingham.
Tim has been teaching Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction since 2010, and practicing meditation since 1986. He has completed teacher training with the Center for Mindfulness (CFM) at the University of Massachusetts. Tim was also certified by Stanford University's Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) to teach the Compassion Cultivation program in 2014, and by the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion to teach their course in 2015.
He brings a background in traditional Buddhist meditation practice to his mindfulness work as an ordained Soto Zen teacher having done a 20 year apprenticeship with the well known Zen teacher Zoketsu Norman Fischer. Mindfulness takes the essence of a core Buddhist practice and makes it accessible and non-religious: a powerful coming together of modern psychological and medical understanding with ancient wisdom practices. Tim is happy to have strong background in both sides of this new (and old) way of healing and growth.
He also has a varied professional background including work as an educator, carpenter, software developer and scientist.