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.


20 Jan 2021 - 10 Mar 2021

International Online MBCL Teacher Training 'try-out'

Suitable for mindfulness teachers or other professionals with experience in mindfulness-based work, wishing to pioneer a first try-out of MBCL teacher training online.
With Erik van den Brink, entirely English spoken.
Dates: 6x Wednesday in 2021 on 20 and 27 January; 10 and 17 February; 3 and 10 March.
For information click here.


9 Feb 2021 - 16 Mar 2021

International Online MBCL Foundation Course

This foundation course is offered online and entirely English spoken. It satisfies the experiential requirements for MBCL teacher training.
Dates: 6x Tuesday 9.00-12.30 CET on 9, 16, 23 February and 2, 9, 16 March 2021.
Tutor: Erik van den Brink.
Organisation: Institute for Mindfulness-Based Approaches.
For information and application click here.


15 Feb 2021

Free Online Workshop - Compassionate Breathing

With Frits Koster, 6.30-8 pm (GMT)
Organisation & Information: The Mindfulness Network UK


4 Mar 2021 - 7 Mar 2021

MBCL Teacher Training in two parts

The first Teacher Training in Turkey, English-spoken with Turkish translation.
Offered non-residentially in two parts of 3,5 days.
Module 1 is 4-7 March 2021. Module 2 is 10-13 June 2021.
Location: to be announced, Istanbul, TURKEY.
Organisation, information and application: Mindfulness Institute Istanbul.


6 Mar 2021 - 1 Apr 2021

MBCL Foundation Course Online

Dates: Sat 6th March (9 - 5pm), Thursdays 18th, 25th March and 1st April (9am – 1pm) 2021.
Led by Bridgette O'Neill and Barbara Hussong.
This online course meets the experiential prerequisites for MBCL teacher training.
Organisation & Information: The Mindfulness Network, UK


25 Mar 2021 - 28 Mar 2021

MBCL Teacher Training in two parts

In English with Polish translation. Offered non-residentially in two parts of 3,5 days.
Module 1 is 25-28 March 2021. Module 2 is 9-12 September 2021.
Location: to be announced, Warsaw, POLAND
Organisation, information and application: Fundacja Polski Instytut Mindfulness.


25 Mar 2021

Minfulness & Compassion in Healthcare

WEBINAR 20.00-22.00 JST (=11.00-13.00 UTC). English with Japanese translation
Organised by The Mindfulness Center, Japan
Click here for information and application


12 Apr 2021 - 17 Apr 2021

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


6 May 2021 - 9 May 2021

MBCL Fondamentaux

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


9 May 2021 - 12 May 2021

MBCL Grundlagenseminar ONLINE

Deutsch gesprochen, mit Jana Willms.
Organisation & Information: Benediktushof, Holzkirchen, DEUTSCHLAND


11 Jul 2021 - 17 Jul 2021

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

German spoken Teacher Training near Vienna. AUSTRIA
Location:Buddhistisches Zentrum Scheibbs i 
Organisation & Information: Geistreich 


16 Jul 2021 - 18 Jul 2021

MBCL Foundation Course

Non-residential, with Frits Koster
Location: Portmarnock, Dublin, IRELAND
Organisation & Information: The Mindful Space


24 Jul 2021 - 13 Aug 2021

International MBCL Teacher Training ONLINE

This six-day MBCL Teacher Training, originally planned residentially 30 Jul - 5 Aug 2021, had to move online due to Covid. This led to the decision to adapt the course to a more effective online format and spread the dates.
Two hour orientation 4-6 pm on July 24. Day 1: July 25. Days 2 and 3: July 30-31. Days 4 and 5: August 6-7. Day 6: August 13.
Tutors: Erik van den Brink & Bridgette O'Neill 
Organisation & Information: The Mindfulness Network, UK


25 Aug 2021 - 29 Aug 2021

MBCL Foundation Course

With Frits Koster and Sylvia Comas
Residential and English spoken with Spanish translation.
Location: near Barcelona, SPAIN
Organisation: Mindfulness con Corazón
For more information: click here


17 Sep 2021 - 19 Sep 2021

MBCL Foundation Course

Non-residential, with Frits Koster
Location: Sanvika, near Oslo, NORWAY
Organisation & Information: Creationwork


26 Sep 2021 - 3 Oct 2021

MBCL Teacher Training

English spoken with French translation, with Erik van den Brink and Fairouz El Hammar-Vergnes
Location: La Guiaiderie, 79500 Saint-Vincent-la-Châtre, FRANCE
Information & Organisation: Euthymia/IMA


14 Oct 2021 - 17 Oct 2021

MBCL Fondamentaux

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


6 Nov 2021 - 8 Nov 2021

MBCL Foundation Course Online

Online, English spoken with Turkish translation.
Organisation, information and application: Mindfulness Institute Istanbul, TURKEY


19 Nov 2021 - 25 Nov 2021

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

Mit Erik van den Brink und Jana Willms
Ort: Seminarhaus Rosenwaldhof, Bergstrasse 2, Gross Kreutz (bei Berlin), DEUTSCHLAND
Organisation und Information: Institut für Achtsamkeit und Stressbewältigung


13 Jan 2022 - 16 Jan 2022

Grundlagenseminar Interpersonal Mindfulness Program (IMP)

Mit Erk van den Brink und Bernd Langohr
Ort: Haus Klara in Zell am Main, Würzburg, DEUTSCHLAND.
Organisation & Information: Institut für Achtsamkeit und Stressbewältigung.


18 Mar 2022 - 3 Jun 2022

International Online MBCL Teacher Training

This MBCL Teacher Training is offered online and entirely English spoken. 
Dates: 6x Friday 9.00-12.30 and 14.30-17.30 CET on 18 March; 1, 15, 29 April; 13 May; 3 June 2022.
Tutors: Erik van den Brink & Frits Koster
Organisation: Institute for Mindfulness-Based Approaches.
For information and application click here.