Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living (MBCL)

A follow-up compassion training programme after a foundational course in mindfulness

Ancient wisdom and modern science confirm the beneficial effects of mindfulness and compassion. Fortunately, we can grow these qualities with practice, which is perhaps what the world needs more than ever.

MBCL is a compassion training programme, developed by the Dutch psychiatrist-psychotherapist and mindfulness teacher and trainer Erik van den Brink and the Dutch meditation teacher and mindfulness teacher and trainer Frits Koster.

It is recommended as a follow-up course after participating in a foundational course in mindfulness and helps to deepen the healing effects of mindfulness with exercises for cultivating compassion for yourself, others and the planet at large.

MBCL welcomes people in all their diversity and not exclude anyone on the basis of their gender, or their ethnic, cultural or religious background.

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International Online MBCL Teacher Training 2023

International Online MBCL Teacher Training 2023

"May there be kindness in your gaze when you look within." - John O´Donohue This line from John O’Donohue’s poem "For Belonging’"can perhaps be an inspiration for us all, for the year ahead. The poem was read at the end of the online Teacher Training in...

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Kindfulness

Kindfulness

"Contemporary scientific knowledge solidly affirmsthat kindness and compassion are to the brainwhat the breath is to life." In the end of the 70s, like all young men in the Netherlands, I had to join military service for some time. I had just started to meditate and...

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