Karunavira studied Mindfulness Based Approaches at Bangor University gaining his M.Sc. in 2010. He has taught mindfulness based approaches within the local and wider community since 2005. He now teaches on the Masters course at Bangor University (School of Psychology) and trains mindfulness teachers for the local NHS trust.
He has specialised in teaching mindfulness based approaches (MBCT) with carers, teenagers and Older People. In 2010 he gained a Fd Sc in Person Centred Counselling and now works part-time within the NHS with parents of children who have newly diagnosed complex needs.
Karunavira, studied at London University, Goldsmiths College gaining a BSc (Hons) before starting a career in primary education, resigning his East Sussex headship in 1985 in order to pursue ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order (1989). Since that time he has been teaching meditation and Buddhist studies in and around Brighton and between 2000 and 2010 he was the spiritual director of the Brighton Buddhist Centre.