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.

MBCL Blog

Self-compassion for men – The courage to be authentic

Self-compassion for men – The courage to be authentic

I had been living in South-East Asia as a Buddhist monk for about 6 years. When I came back to Europe in 1988 I fell into a strong culture shock and identity crisis. I remember one of the things that really supported me was reading a book by Guy Corneau: ‘Absent...

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More international recognition of MBCL

More international recognition of MBCL

With the call for compassion becoming ever louder in the world, we are pleased that EAMBA European Associations for Mindfulness officially acknowledges Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living (MBCL) as a Mindfulness-Based Programme (MBP), according to internationally...

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