The Mindfulness Based Living Course (MBLC) will be running for fourth time in cafe-bar Pločnik, Međimurska ul. 21, Zagreb, starting in March 2018. This course is for people with no prior experience of Mindfulness and also for people who already practice Mindfulness.
The MBLC is an 8 week course created by the UK’s Mindfulness Association (MA). It is a comprehensive introduction to practicing mindfulness meditation. Mindfulness is a secular practice which involves no religious beliefs or affiliations.
The dates and themes for the next Mindfulness Based Living Course (all 10:00-12:00, Saturday morning) are:
Introductory Session: 17/03/2018
There is no charge for the Introductory Session, which is a ‘taster’ of the course, to allow to decide if you wish to continue with the MBLC or not.
Week 1: 24/03/2018 - Start Where We Are
Week 2: 31/03/2018 - The Body As A Place To Stay Present
Week 3: 07/04/2018 - Introducing Mindfulness Support
Week 4: 14/04/2018 - Working With Distraction
Week 5: 21/04/2018 - Exploring The Undercurrent
Week 6: 28/04/2018 - Attitude Of The Observer
Week 7: 05/05/2018 - Self Acceptance
Week 8: 12/05/2018 - A Mindfulness Based Life.
There is also ‘Mindfulness Day’, (date to be confirmed).
MBLC is being delivered by Dr David McMurtry, an experienced mindfulness teacher and Emeritus University professor who lives in Zagreb. The course will be taught in English.
The course fee is 50 kunas per session or 400 kunas for all 8 weeks. There is no fee for the Introductory Session.
Each week the course involves:
- a session together on Saturday morning, 10:00-12:00;
- mindfulness practices to undertake throughout the week;
- audio files of tutor-led practices to download;
- a course handbook or manual;
- a follow up email.
To register for the Introductory Session on Saturday 17 March 2018, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The 20 places are allocated to the first people to register.
Some comments from previous participants in the MBLC at Pločnik in Zagreb:
"Thank you for opening a new world to me”.
“I really liked the weekly follow up after each session with plenty of links, articles and audio files”.
“I remember mindfulness everyday and try to include it in my everyday life and activities”.
“I was satisfied with everything. The teaching was clear so I could understand all of it.”
“I have become more aware of my thoughts and habitual reactions”.
"Tutor is great - inspirational and suggestive. There are many materials, especially audio materials. The manual describes the exercises simply and clearly.”
"Being mindful means being more alive!”
"To be honest, this course surpassed my expectations”.
"Mindfulness was the missing puzzle that I needed to connect the dots in my life."