Links

Germany and The Netherlands

  • www.institut-fuer-achtsamkeit.de. Website (German language) of the Institute for Mindfulness-Based Approaches (IMA), which currently offers German and English-language teacher-training training programs in five European countries in mindfulness-based approaches such as Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living (MBCL).
  • www.koesel.de. Website by the German Publication House Kösel Verlag, publisher of  ‘Mitfühlend Leben’ by Erik van den Brink and Frits Koster (July 2013).
  • www.mbcl.org. Website by psychiatrist Erik van den Brink. Together with Frits Koster he has developed the Compassion Training or MBCL as a deepening course for those already familiar with mindfulness practice. Their book Compassievol leven (Compassionate living), in which they describe theory and practice of the program, was published in 2012 by Boom Publishers, It appears summer 2013 in German (Kösel Publishers) and is currently being translated into English. At mindfulness training institutions of various European countries they give train-the-trainer courses, workshops and lectures on MBCL. Amsterdam.

UK, USA and worldwide:

  • www.bangor.ac.uk/mindfulness/. Website of the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (CMRP) in Bangor (UK), supporting mainstream accessibility to empirically underpinned mindfulness-based approaches across all economic, social, religious and political orientations. Foundation Courses, MBCL-retreats and the MBCL Teacher Training Programme are being organised through the CMRP.
  • www.charterforcompassion.org/. Charter for Compassion — was inspired by the Charter for Compassion and created by Karen Armstrong and the Council of Conscience in 2009 It provides an umbrella for people to engage in collaborative partnerships worldwide.
  • www.compassionatemind.co.uk. Website of the Compassionate Mind Foundation inspired by Paul Gilbert, which aims to promote wellbeing through the scientific understanding and application of compassion. 
  • www.compassionatewellbeing.co.uk. Website by Hannah Gilbert (the daughter of Paul Gilbert), with information on workshops CFT, MBCL and other compassion focussed programmes.
  • www.mindfulselfcompassion.org. Website of Christopher Germer, with information about Mindful Self Compassion (MSC).
  • www.self-compassion.org. Website of Kristin Neff, author of ‘Self-Compassion’, with information about self-compassion.
  • www.rickhanson.net. Website of Rick Hanson, author of ‘Buddha’s Brain’.
  • www.sharonsalzberg.com. Website of Sharon Salzberg, meditation teacher and author of ‘Loving-Kindness’. 
  • www.tarabrach.com. Website of Tara Brach, meditation teacher and author of ‘Radical Acceptance’. 

 Ireland

  • www.institute-for-mindfulness.euWebsite (English language) of the Institute for Mindfulness-Based Approaches (IMA), which currently offers German and English-language teacher-training training programs in five European countries in mindfulness-based approaches such as Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living (MBCL).
  • www.mindfulnessbasedtraining.ie/. Website by Maureen Treanor, offering Mindfulness programmes for the general public. The MBCL Foundation Courses and Teacher Training Programme are taught here.
  • www.vipassana.ie. Website by Marjo Oosterhoff, meditation teacher in Ireland.