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Welcome to the website of Frits Koster, with information about Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living (MBCL), an advanced course in 8 sessions for those who did MBSR/MBCT.

Every human being has a capacity for compassion. It is a universal human quality, inherently present in everyone, but, for many reasons, often not fully cultivated. Fortunately compassion can be developed and deepened through practice, and this is the aim of compassion training. Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living (MBCL) is a training program developed by Frits Koster and Erik van den Brink for those who wish to learn how to deal in a healthy way with pain, stress or suffering, in whatever form it presents – physical, mental, emotional or relational. Those already familiar with mindfulness practice can deepen the healing effects of mindfulness with the help of this program, which offers exercises in cultivating compassion for ourselves and others. 

In 2015 the English translation of our book ‘Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living’ (Routledge) has been published. This book is translated into Spanish as ‘Vida compasiva basada-en-mindfulness’ (Desclée de Brouwer). In 2018 the MBCL-Workbook (Routledge) will be published.


Frits Koster has offered a webinar in German language in German language on 5 December 2017. Click here to watch the webinar