‘Responding with Compassion’ certified Mindfulness Course (Level 2) 2021-2022

Mindfulness Hrvatska in partnership with the UK Mindfulness Association, is pleased to host in 2021-2022 our Level 2 Mindfulness Course ‘Responding With Compassion’.

Responding With Compassion’

‘Responding with Compassion’ enables participants to develop their mindfulness practice by training in compassion. It is ideal for those who have completed the Level 1 ‘Being Present’ Mindfulness Course and who wish to enhance their mindfulness practice so as to hold inner experience with warmth and kindness.

This secular course starts with building self-compassion into basic mindfulness practice. Through compassionate imagery and mindful self-compassion, we cultivate positive emotions as a way of building up an inner resource, from which we can approach the difficulties that are part and parcel of being alive. We then approach the self-critic: that persistent inner voice that is harsh and condemning, and always finding fault in what we do.  What it would be like to cultivate an inner voice that is kind and supportive, and to live life from this place, rather than from a place of destructive self-criticism?

In the course of the journey we move from self-compassion towards compassion for others, exploring practices which help us find balance and perspective beyond our narrow preferences, generating love and friendliness to our inner and outer worlds, responding appropriately to pain and suffering while also appreciating the good things in our lives, integrating compassion into all that we do. As there is a strong emphasis on the experiential nature of the course, there are home practice suggestions between the sessions that include regular compassion practice and daily life exercises.

Blended Course

As well as home practice, the course involves 4 modules, each of which has a study/practice weekend. The course blends together in-person and online learning, so we can benefit from the advantages of both approaches. Weekends 1 and 4 are in-person and weekends 2 and 3 are online. It is also hoped that this blended learning approach will make it easier for participants who do not live in or near to Zagreb to participate. It may be possible for participants, when necessary, to undertake 3 or all of the study/practice weekends online.

Online study/practice weekends will meet on Friday 18.00-21:00; Saturday 09:00-14:30; Sunday 09:00-13:45.

In-person study/practice weekends will be on Saturday and Sunday, each day from 10:00-17:00.

The dates of the study/practice weekends are:

Module / Weekend 1 (IN-PERSON): 13-14 November 2021

Module / Weekend 2 (ONLINE):    11-13 March 2022

Module / Weekend 3 (ONLINE):   22-24 April 2022

Module / Weekend 4 (IN-PERSON): 25-26 June 2022

Responding with Compassion will be taught by Lead Tutor Anna Zubrzycki from Poland and Dr David McMurtry from Zagreb. The course is open to anyone who has completed the ‘Being Present’ Level 1 Mindfulness Course or an equivalent course.

The themes for each module / weekend are:

Module / Weekend 1: Self Compassion

Module / Weekend 2: Working With The Self Critic

Module / Weekend 3: Four Limitless Qualities

Module / Weekend 4: Compassion in Action

Each weekend involves:

  • Tutor-lead seminars

  • Tutor-led mindfulness practices

  • Silent mindfulness practice

  • Small and whole group discussions.

  • Opportunities to raise questions.

Participants must take part in at least 3 of the 4 modules (75%) to receive a course completion certificate.


Each of the 4 modules (including the study/practice weekend) costs 1,600 kuna or €210.00. The course fee can be paid in up to 4 instalments or in one payment.

The course fee includes:

  • A course manual or handbook (in English)

  • Audio recordings of tutor lead practices (in English)

  • All seminars at the four study/practice weekends.

If you are already a trained teacher of the 8-week Mindfulness Based Living Course (MBLC), upon completion of ‘Responding With Compassion’, you can undertake mindfulness teacher training to also teach the Mindfulness Association 8-week Compassion – Based Living Course (CBLC).

See https://www.mindfulnessassociation.net/ma-courses/teacher-courses/train-to-teach-mindfulness-level-three/

To reserve a place on ‘Responding With Compassion’ or if you have any questions, please email [email protected] The course is limited to 20 participants.

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Nov 13 2021 - Jun 26 2022


10:00 am - 5:00 pm