MBCL

Welcome to Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living

Ancient wisdom and modern science confirm the beneficial effects of mindfulness and compassion. These qualities grow with practice, which is perhaps what the world needs more than ever. MBCL is a compassion training programme, developed by Erik van den Brink and Frits Koster, and a deepening follow-on course after foundational courses in mindfulness.

Compassion does not exclude anyone. It embraces friend and foe – humans, animals, plants, in all their diversity, and yes… also ourselves.

Calendar

5
Feb
2023

Online Silent MBCL Retreat Day

Erik van den Brink

Online

30
Mar
2023

Interpersonal Mindfulness - La pratique interpersonnelle de la pleine conscience

Erik van den Brink

Centre Spirituel La Solitude, Bordeaux, France

8
Jun
2023

MBCL Foundation Course in Poland

Erik van den Brink

Pełnia Ośrodek Warsztatowy

Offerings

You can experience MBCL in various ways, on location or online. There are courses for a wide audience, for specific groups and for professionals of various backgrounds. The standard course consists of eight weekly sessions. Furthermore, there are experiential seminars, retreats and MBCL Teacher Trainings.

Erik van den Brink

As a psychiatrist-psychotherapist I felt particularly attracted to methods that empower our self-healing capacity. Thus, I became a pioneer in applying mindfulness- and compassion-based approaches in mental health care. My work shifted from being a therapist to being a trainer in self-therapy. Having retired from clinical work, I remain active as a trainer, supervisor and counselor of health care workers, mindfulness teachers and other professionals.