Kindful.co is a sole tradership in Forres, in the north of Scotland between Aberdeen and Inverness. The area of operation is primarily within Scotland.
Kindful.co is the successor to the social enterprise, Compassion 'n Action, which operated 2009-2015. Clients listed below include both Kindful.co and Compassion 'n Action clients.
Claralynn Nunamaker -- I combine over 15 years of Buddhist practice with coaching and counseling skills, as well as extensive experience with groups teaching Compassionate Communication in a variety of settings. A certified Health & Wellness Coach at HealthWorks in Forres and International Coaching Federation member, I hold a PGC in Counselling and Groupwork from the Centre of Therapy in Glasgow, am a Counselling Skills member of COSCA, and am currently enrolled at the University of Aberdeen in a 5-year doctoral programme (2015-2020).
A woman of many parts, in addition to the above, I've worked as a forester (California Registered Professional Forester 2606 and author of ‘Tree Tips & Forest Facts’), a musician (visit iTunes – Clarelynn Rose), an English teacher in China, a writer, and more. Education includes two MSc degrees, in Environmental Systems and Forestry. For nearly a decade I was step-parent to four pre-teens & teenagers, and since 2000 have become very active in Buddhist and Interfaith communities.
Interest are many, including Taiji, Qigong, meditation, Taize singing, Pali language, Early Buddhist Texts, supporting bhikkhunis, Chinese (Mandarin), and collies – especially dancing with my collie cross, Nunuk.
I also sit on boards and/or volunteer with a number of organizations. As of Dec 2015, the list included SuttaCentral.net, the Milntuim Hermitage Trust, Forres Dhamma Friends, Forres EcoSangha, Moray Interfaith, and the Moray All-Sangha group. Previously volunteer roles have included tsiMoray (board member), Awakening Truth, fundraising and media work for a Transition Town, serving as the Buddhist representative to the Scottish Interfaith Council and the Edinburgh Inter-Faith Association, newsletter editor and/or website person for various organisations, chair of the Northern California Society of American Foresters, and board member to the Redwood Valley Outdoor Education Project.
Volunteer activities (Sept 2015)
tsiMoray ~ SuttaCentral.net ~ Milntuim Hermitage Trust ~ Forres Dhamma Friends ~ Khema Corner book group ~ Forres EcoSangha, Moray Interfaith ~ the Moray All-Sangha group ~ Awakening Truth
Previously volunteer activities
Scottish Interfaith Council ~ Edinburgh Inter-Faith Association ~ Transition Town Forres ~
Society of American Foresters ~ Redwood Valley Outdoor Education Project ~ Envirothon
www.dhammafriends.net — Forres Dhamma Friends
www.heartwoodmusic.com — music of Clarelynn Rose
www.mysangha.org.uk — All-Sangha website for central and northern Scotland
www.petition2014.org — 2014 petition to allow Ajahn Brahm to be able to present his paper on gender equality at the UNDV celebration.
Clients & Partners
• The Secret Garden
• Caledonian University
• Tiphereth, Edinburgh
• The NHS, Isle of Wight
• Pathhead Primary
• Bodhi Eco-Project
• The Occupy Movement
• Quaker Meeting
Awards & Activities
• Phi Kappa Phi, love of learning award
• ‘Compassionate Communication & Conflict Transformation’, Sakyadhita International Conference, Vietnam
• Buddhism and Social Enterprise: creating a more compassionate economy