8-week MBLC (online and in-person) 2020-2021


Mindfulness Hrvatska is pleased to again host our 8-week introductory course in mindfulness. The course, created by the UK-based Mindfulness Association (MA), is called the Mindfulness Based Living Course (MBLC). The course has continuously run very successfully since it was first introduced in Zagreb in 2017. The MBLC is offered both as an online course and an ‘in-person’ course in Gornji Grad, Zagreb.


Previous participants in the MBLC have said:
“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”.
“I have learned that sometimes it is just enough to become aware of what is going on inside me – then acceptance just happens. I don’t have that feeling of senselessness that I use to have before and to me that is the greatest achievement.”
“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”.
“Now I don’t just meditate mindfully, I have started introducing mindfulness in almost every activity I do and there is a big difference in quality of my life before and now.”

The course is for people with no prior experience and also for people who already practice Mindfulness. It is a comprehensive introduction to practicing mindfulness meditation. Mindfulness is a secular practice which involves no religious beliefs or affiliations. In 2020, the MBLC, both in-person and online, is taught by Dr David McMurtry, an experienced mindfulness teacher, Emeritus University professor and currently President of ‘Mindfulness Hrvatska’. David lives in Zagreb, Croatia.

The MBLC is recognised as an eight week course in the UK Good Practice Guidelines (Bamba.org). It is also listed by ‘Mindfulness in Schools’ as an eligible pre-requisite course for beginning the .b or Paws.b course for teachers (see https://mindfulnessinschools.org/prerequisites/dot-b/).

The MBLC is comparable to other 8-week courses such as Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) or ‘BreathWorks’.


MBLC online course

THE INTRODUCTORY SESSION HAS BEEN POSTPONED BY ONE WEEK TO ALLOW MORE PEOPLE TIME TO REGISTER. IT IS NOW ON MONDAY 07 SEPTEMBER at 19:00.


Using Zoom, the seminars of the online course are on Monday evenings from 19:00-21:00. The course is taught in English.
There is a free online introductory session, which is a ‘taster’ of the course, to allow you to decide if you wish to continue with the MBLC or not. This introductory session is online on Monday 07 September 2020, 19:00-21:00.

To register for the online introductory session, please send an email to
info@mindfulness-hrvatska.hr. Please state that you wish to join the online
introductory session.

The dates and themes for the 8 weeks of the online Mindfulness Based Living Course which follows the Introductory Session (all Monday evening) are:

Week 1: 14.09.2020 – Start Where We Are
Week 2: 21.09.2020 – The Body As A Place To Stay Present
Week 3: 28.09.2020 – Introducing Mindfulness Support
Week 4: 05.10.2020 – Working With Distraction
Week 5: 12.10.2020 – Exploring The Undercurrent
Week 6: 19.10.2020- Attitude Of The Observer
Week 7: 26.10.2020 – Self Acceptance
Week 8: 04.11.2020 – A Mindfulness Based Life


MBLC in-person course

THE INTRODUCTORY SESSION HAS BEEN POSTPONED BY ONE WEEK TO ALLOW MORE PEOPLE TIME TO REGISTER. IT IS NOW ON WEDNESDAY 09 SEPTEMBER at 19:00


The course will also be held in-person on Wednesday evenings, 19:00-21:00, in Gornji Grad, Zagreb. The course is taught in English.
There is a free introductory session, which is a ‘taster’ of the course, to allow you to decide if you wish to continue with the MBLC or not. This in-person introductory session is on Wednesday 09 September 2020, 19:00-21:00.

To register, please send an email to info@mindfulness-hrvatska.hr. The available places are allocated to the first 20 people to register. Please state that you wish to join the in-person introductory session in Gornji Grad, Zagreb.

The dates and themes for the 8 weeks of the Mindfulness Based Living Course (in-person, in Gornji Grad, Zagreb) which follows the Introductory Session are (all Wednesday evening):

Week 1: 16.09.2020 – Start Where We Are
Week 2: 23.09.2020 – The Body As A Place To Stay Present
Week 3: 30.09.2020 – Introducing Mindfulness Support
Week 4: 07.10.2020 – Working With Distraction
Week 5: 14.10.2020 – Exploring The Undercurrent
Week 6: 21.10.2020 – Attitude Of The Observer
Week 7: 28.10.2020 – Self Acceptance
Week 8: 04.11.2020 – A Mindfulness Based Life.

Please note that the MBLC in-person can only run if corona virus measures allow. All legal requirements, such as social distancing, will be adhered to, and the number of participants may be further limited. We will cancel the in-person course if we deem it to be necessary for safety reasons, in which case those registered for the in-person course may then, if they wish, join the online course.

Course fee (in-person and online)
The fee for the whole course (8 weeks), both for the online course and the in-person course, is 1200 kunas or €160.00. There is no fee for the online or in-person introductory session. There is a 20% discount on the course fee for those who are unwaged, pensioned or a registered full-time student. Please let us know if this applies to you.

Each week the course involves:

  • a two-hour in-person session (in-person or online)
  • mindfulness practices to undertake throughout the week;
  • audio files of tutor-led practices to download;
  • a course handbook or manual (printed and/or PDF)
  • a follow up email every week of the course.

    These are all included in the course fee. Upon completion of the course, participants will receive a ‘certificate of completion’.
    People who are thinking of training to teach mindfulness should consider our Level 1 ‘Being Present’ Course instead of the MBLC, as it is the mandatory first stage of our mindfulness teacher training pathway. For more information please see the event on Facebook or our website.

    For further information or to register for an online or in-person introductory session on Monday 07 September 2020 (online) or Wednesday 09 September 2020 (in-person), please email info@mindfulness-hrvatska.hr
    We look forward to meeting you soon!