A warm 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.

Recognition MBCL as an MBP

In Spring 2022 two leading Mindfulness Associations, the British Association of Mindfulness-Based Approaches (the BAMBA), the Vereniging Mindfulness Based Trainers Nederland (the VMBN), and the EAMBA European Associations for Mindfulness, have officially recognised MBCL as a ‘normal dose follow-on’ Mindfulness-Based Programme (MBP) – for those who have followed a foundational MBP such as MBSR and MBCT before. It is taught along the same principles as other mindfulness-based interventions.

A Practical Guide to Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living

Living with Heart: - A step-by-step guide to for those who wishen to deepen their mindfulness skills with compassion.
Routledge, UK, 2018

Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living

A new Training Programme to deepen Mindfulness with Heartfulness. Routledge, UK, 2015.

Vida compassiva basada en mindfulness

Un nuevo programa de entrenamiento para profundizar en mindfulness con heartfulness

Desclée de Brouwer, Spain, 2017

Mitfühlend leben

Mit Selbst-Mitgefühl und Achtsamkeit die seelische Gesundheit stärken: Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living - MBCL. Kösel, Deutschland, 2013.

Mitgefühl üben

Das große Praxisbuch Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living (MBCL)
Springer, Deutschland, 2020.

Compassievol leven

Een mindfulness-based verdiepingsprogramma. Boom, Nederland, 2016.

Compassie in je leven

Mindfulness verdiepen met Heartfulness. Boom, Nederland, 2019.

Le défi de la compassion

Vivre avec coeur. De Boeck Supérieur, 2021

Şefkat Korkaklara Göre Değil

Mindfulness Temelli Şefkatli Yaşam İçin Bir Uygulama Kılavuzu. İnkılap Kitabevi, 2021