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Enjoy these freely accessible resources on MBCL!

Webinar: Four Friends for Life
In this webinar Frits Koster (co-founder of MBCL) introduces you to the Four Friends for Life – kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity. The event was offered by The Mindfulness Network (UK) in March 2022. English spoken.

Video approx. 1 hour and 20 minutes

Webinar: Compassionate Breath

In this Webinar Frits Koster (co-founder of MBCL) introduces you to the practice of Compassionate Breathing (originating from the old Tibetan meditation practice Tonglen) in practice and in theory. The event was offered by The Mindfulness Network (UK) in February 2021. English spoken.

Video approx. 1 hour and 20 minutes

Talk: Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living (1/2)

This is part one of a talk with Erik van den Brink (co-founder of MBCL) on MBCL. Here Erik shares why MBCL was developed and explains how compassion can have a healing effect on our tendency to be harsh and critical on ourselves. The talk was offered by Japan International Mindfulness center in 2020. English spoken with Japanese translation.

Video part 1 approx. 20 minutes

Talk: Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living (2/2)

This is part two of a talk with Erik van den Brink (co-founder of MBCL) on MBCL. Here Erik points to the evolved design of our brains, which is already setting up for suffering, our responsibility to learn deal with this in a wholesome and compassionate way and that suffering caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, provides an opportunity for new insights and the awakening of compassion in a more profound way. The talk was offered by Japan International Mindfulness Center in 2020. English spoken with Japanese translation.

Video part 2 approx. 15 minutes

Podcast: Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living

In this podcast Frits Koster (co-founder of MBCL) talks about the value of mindfulness and compassion and about the MBCL compassion training. Podcast presented by Persent Moment Mindfulness in June 2020. English spoken.

Audio approx. 30 minutes

Insight Timer Audio

The Horsewhisperer is an exercise taken from the MBCL Programme and spoken by Frits Koster (co-founder of MBCL). It may allow you to unerstand, how the attitude of compassion can shift towards equanimity and offer a way how to deal with hurt parts within – the parts that have difficulty receiving kindness and react with backdraft. Practicing with the patience of a horse whisperer may eventually lead to healing your relationship with them. Recording accessible at Insight Timer. English spoken.

Audio approx. 20 minutes

Insight Timer Audio

Breathing Space With Kindness is a short informal practice taken from the MBCL Programme, spoken by Erik van den Brink (co-founder of MBCL). It is suitable to do at any moment in your everyday life when you are in need of a pause. Recording accessible at Insight Timer. English spoken.

Audio approx. 6 minutes

Insight Timer Audio

Breathing Space With Compassion is a short informal practice taken from the MBCL Programme, spoken by Erik van den Brink (co-founder of MBCL). It is ment for moments, when you encounter suffering and require a mindful pause. Recording accessible at Insight Timer. English spoken.

Audio approx. 6 minutes

Insight Timer Audio

A Safe Place is a mindfulness-based imagery practice to cultivate greater compassion and self awareness taken from the MBCL Programme. It is spoken by Erik van den Brink (co-founder of MBCL). It is recommended you become familiar with the practice Breathing Space with Kindness before you do this one. Recording accessible at Insight Timer. English spoken.

Audio approx. 15 minutes

Insight Timer Audio

A Compassionate Companion is a soothing, mindfulness-based imagery practice from the MBCL Programme, spoken by Erik van den Brink.It is recommended you become familiar with the practice Breathingspace With Kindness and A safe Place before you do this one. Recording accessible at Insight Timer. English spoken.

Audio approx. 16 minutes

Talk: Achtsam und mitfühlend leben!

In ihrem Vortrag Achtsam und mitfühlend leben! hat Jana Willms das MBCL Mitgefühlstraining im Rahmen des Sommersymposiums 2020 Achtsamkeit, Mitgefühlt & Liebe: Patentlösung für unsere Zeit? am Benediktushof Holzkirchen vorgestellt. Deutsche Sprache.

Video approx. 60 minutes

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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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