Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living

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Below you find international MBCL Foundation Courses, Teacher Trainings and other activities led by Erik van den Brink and/or Frits Koster:
- ENGLISH spoken in the UK, Ireland, Netherlands, Australia, Slovenia, Spain (with Spanish translation), France (with French translation), Poland (with Polish translation).
- GERMAN spoken in Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
For DUTCH spoken MBCL activities click here.


17 May 2019 - 23 May 2019

MBCL Teacher Training

Both modules 1 and 2 will be offered.
Location: to be announced, in/near Ljubljana, SLOVENIA
Organisation and information: Varna Baza 


4 Aug 2019 - 10 Aug 2019

MBCL Retreat UK

A residential retreat led by Erik van den Brink and Bridgette O'Neill in the stunning scenery of Snowdonia, Wales. Primarily aimed at mindfulness teachers and health care professionals wishing to deepen their mindfulness practice with heartfulness. All key practices of the MBCL programme will be guided during this retreat. It is a grounding experience and substitute for the MBCL foundation course for those wishing to proceed with MBCL Teacher Training.
Venue: Trigonos, Nantlle, Caernarfon, Wales, UK.
Organisation & Information: The Mindfulness Network, UK


6 Sep 2019 - 8 Sep 2019

MBCL Foundation Course

Location: Oslo, NORWAY
Organisation & Information: Institute for Mindfulness-Based Approaches


19 Sep 2019 - 22 Sep 2019

MBCL Teacher Training Module 2

The first MBCL Teacher Training in Warsaw, POLAND. 
Offered in combination with the first module 30 May - 2 June 2019.
Organisation, information and application: Fundacja Polski Instytut Mindfulness.


27 Sep 2019 - 29 Sep 2019

MBCL Grundlagenseminar

Ort: Wiesloch (bei Heidelberg), DEUTSCHLAND
Organisation und Information: Akademie im Park


11 Oct 2019 - 13 Oct 2019

MBCL Grundlagenseminar

Mit Jana Willms. 
Location: Zentrum für Achtsameit und Resilienz ZAR, St. Gallen, SWITZERLAND
Organisation & Information: Institut für Achtsamkeit und Stressbewältigung.


14 Oct 2019 - 20 Oct 2019

MBCL Teacher Training

A 6-day residential MBCL Teacher Training combining Module 1 and 2, in tranquil surroundings, close to LONDON airports and railway stations.
With Bridgette O'Neill, Frits Koster (1st half) and Erik van den Brink (2nd half)
Venue: Emerson College, Forest Row, RH18 5JX East Sussex, UK
Organisation & Information: The Mindfulness Network, UK


24 Oct 2019 - 27 Oct 2019

MBCL Fondamentaux

English spoken with French translation
Location: Moulin de Chaves, Le Maine, 24640 Cubjac, FRANCE
Information & Organisation: Euthymia


9 Nov 2019 - 11 Nov 2019

MBCL Foundation Course

Location: Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
Organisation: Centrum voor Mindfulness
For information click here


22 Nov 2019 - 28 Nov 2019

Weiterbilding zum/zur MBCL-LehrerIn (Modul 1 und 2)

Ort: Rosenwaldhof, Groß Kreutz in der Nähe von Berlin, DEUTSCHLAND
Organisation und Information: Institut für Achtsamkeit und Stressbewältigung


3 Dec 2019 - 8 Dec 2019

MBCL Retreat

A 5-day residential retreat led by Erik van den Brink and Sylvia Comas Barrera, English spoken with Spanish translation. Primarily aimed at mindfulness teachers and other professionals, who have a foundation in secular mindfulness (MBSR, MBCT or equivalent) and wish to deepen their mindfulness practice with heartfulness. All key practices of the MBCL programme will be guided during this retreat. It is a grounding experience and substitute for the MBCL foundation course for those wishing to proceed with MBCL Teacher Training.
Venue: House of Spirituality Santa Elena, Solius, Gerona (within proximity of Barcelona), SPAIN
Organisation and application: Mindfulness con Corazón.


10 Jan 2020 - 13 Jan 2020

MBCL Foundation Course

The first foundation course in Istanbul, TURKEY
English spoken with Turkish translation
Organisation and application: Mindfulness Institute Istanbul


13 Jan 2020

Compassion toward oneself and others in caring professions

One-day workshop in Istanbul, TURKEY
With Frits Koster. English spoken with Turkish translation
Organisation and application: Mindfulness Institute Istanbul


2 Mar 2020 - 7 Mar 2020

MBCT-LehrerInnen Weiterbildung

Mit Heike Alsleben und Erik van den Brink
Ort: Haus Klara in Zell am Main, Würzburg, DEUTSCHLAND
Organisation und Information: Institut für Achtsamkeit und Stressbewältigung


21 Mar 2020 - 26 Mar 2020

MBCL Teacher Training

6-day residential programme combining module 1 and 2
Location: Hotel & Congrescentrum Mennorode, Elspeet, NETHERLANDS
Organisation: Centrum voor Mindfulness
For information click here


27 Mar 2020 - 29 Mar 2020

MBCL Foundation Course

Led by Bridgette O'Neill & Barbara Hussong
Location: Mindfulness Centre, Wakefield, UK
Organisation & Information: The Mindfulness Network, UK


26 Apr 2020 - 2 May 2020

Weiterbildung zum/zur MBCL-LehrerIn (Modul 1 und 2)

Location: Zisterzienserinnenabtei Mariastern, Gwiggen 1, A-6914 Hohenweiler, SWITZERLAND.
Organisation & Information: Institut für Achtsamkeit und Stressbewältigung.


30 Apr 2020 - 3 May 2020

MBCL Foundation Course

English spoken with Spanish translation.
Location: near Barcelona, SPAIN
Organisation & Information: Mindfulness con Corazón


21 May 2020 - 24 May 2020

MBCL Fondamentaux

English spoken with French translation
Location: venue to be announced, FRANCE
Information & Organisation: Euthymia


5 Jun 2020 - 7 Jun 2020

MBCL Foundation Course

Non-residential three-day introduction to MBCL. 
Location: to be announced, IRELAND
Organisation & Information: The Mindful Space


14 Aug 2020 - 20 Aug 2020

MBCL Retreat UK

A residential retreat led by Erik van den Brink and Bridgette O'Neill at a tranquil site within easy reach from London and airports. Primarily aimed at mindfulness teachers and health care professionals wishing to deepen their mindfulness practice with heartfulness. All key practices of the MBCL programme will be guided during this retreat. It is a grounding experience and substitute for the MBCL foundation course for those wishing to proceed with MBCL Teacher Training.
Venue: Emerson College, Forest Row, RH18 5JX East Sussex, UK
Organisation & Information: The Mindfulness Network, UK


23 Aug 2020 - 30 Aug 2020

MBCL Teacher Training

English spoken with French translation
Location: La Guiaiderie, 79500 Saint-Vincent-la-Châtre, FRANCE
Information & Organisation: Euthymia


3 Sep 2020 - 5 Sep 2020

MBCL Foundation Course

Non-residential three-day introduction to MBCL
Location: Portmarnock, Dublin, IRELAND
Organisation & Information: The Mindful Space


6 Dec 2020 - 13 Dec 2020

MBCL Teacher Training

English spoken with Spanish translation. This residential MBCL Teacher Training in Spain offers Module 1 and 2 combined.
Location: near Barcelona, SPAIN
Organisation & Information: Mindfulness con Corazón