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, Australia, Norway, Spain and Slovenia;
- GERMAN spoken in Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
For DUTCH spoken MBCL activities click here.


18 Oct 2018 - 21 Oct 2018

Weiterbildung zum/zur LehrerIn für MBCL (Block 2/2)

Location: Wiesloch (bei Heidelberg), GERMANY
Organisation & Information: Akademie im Park


22 Oct 2018 - 23 Oct 2018

Refresher MBCL

A two-day refresher course for MBCL-teachers and those who have followed an MBCL Foundation Course
Location: Wiesloch (bei Heidelberg), GERMANY
Organisation & Information: Akademie im Park


29 Oct 2018 - 4 Nov 2018

MBCL Teacher Training

A 6-day residential MBCL Teacher Training combining Module 1 and 2, in tranquil surroundings, yet close to London and airports.
Venue: Emerson College, East Sussex, UK
Organisation & Information: The Mindfulness Network, UK


23 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018

MBCL Grundlagenseminar

Location: Berlin, GERMANY
Organisation & Information: Institut für Achtsamkeit und Stressbewältigung


2 Dec 2018 - 9 Dec 2018

MBCL Teacher Training

This first MBCL Teacher Training in Spain offers Module 1 and 2 combined, from Mon 19.00 until Sun 14.00.
For those who followed an MBCL Foundation Course, such as the one offered 23-26 November 2017.
Location: near Barcelona, SPAIN
Organisation: Instituto esMindfulness
For information and application click here.


1 Feb 2019 - 3 Feb 2019

MBCL Foundation Course

Tutors: Erik van den Brink & Bridgette O'Neill
Location: The Beeches, Bournville, Birmingham, UK
Organisation & Information: The Mindfulness Network, UK


8 Mar 2019 - 10 Mar 2019

MBCL Grundlagenseminar

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


1 Apr 2019 - 6 Apr 2019

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


5 Apr 2019 - 7 Apr 2019

MBCL Foundation Course

Tutors: Frits Koster & Bridgette O'Neill
Location: Greencoat Place, London
Organisation & Information: The Mindfulness Network, UK


9 May 2019 - 12 May 2019

Advanced Deep Listening

4-day retreat with Rosamund Oliver.
Location: Huize Elisabeth, Denekamp, NETHERLANDS.
Organisation: Trainingsbureau Mildheid & Mindfulness.


17 May 2019 - 23 May 2019

MBCL Teacher Training

Both module 1 and 2 will be offered in a tranquil residential setting.
Location: to be announced, near Ljubljana, SLOVENIA
Organisation and information: Varna Baza 


21 Jun 2019 - 23 Jun 2019

MBCL Foundation Course

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


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


11 Sep 2019 - 15 Sep 2019

The Five Keys to Mindful Communication

5-day retreat with Susan Gillis Chapman and Greg Heffron.
Location: Huize Elisabeth, Denekamp, NETHERLANDS.
Organisation: Trainingsbureau Mildheid & Mindfulness.


27 Sep 2019 - 29 Sep 2019

MBCL Grundlagenseminar

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


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


21 Mar 2020 - 26 Mar 2020

MBCL Teacher Training

6-day residential programme combining module 1 and 2
Location: near Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
Organisation: Centrum voor Mindfulness
For information click here