Maureen Cooper


Maureen Cooperis the founding director of Awareness in Action,an organization dedicated to helping people accomplish sustainable well-being in their lives, with their relationships and in the work environment. This comes about by developing awareness through integrating meditation and compassion as part of their response to everyday situations.

Drawing on more than twenty-five years of experience as a professional educator, senior manager in a non-profit organization, an entrepreneur and as an experienced practitioner of Buddhist meditation, she leads workshops and training programs in the UK and Europe.

Her book, The Compassionate Mind Guide to Reducing Stress is a ground-breaking effort that brings together the best of modern science and the wisdom of the world’s ancient contemplative traditions into a practical manual for thriving in today’s fast-paced world. The book shows how each of us develops habits to help us survive, which are often not in our own best interests. Through working with meditation and compassion we can learn to transform these habits into new, healthy ways of working with challenges that we face.


Maureen was born in London, UK but love took her to the Netherlands, where she lives with her partner in Amsterdam.