Mar 05

Guide: Mirjam Luthe

Mirjam Luthe

Mirjam Luthe

Laguna Beach, California

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About Mirjam Luthe

Mirjam offers to plant seeds and walk together on a path that is inspired by her experience as a Certified Teacher in Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), a Certified Teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), as Certified Teacher with Mark Coleman’s “Awake in the Wild” training in contemplative nature practice and Yoga instructor. Currently, a Mindfulness Teacher at the Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute, University of California, Irvine; 2016-2022 International Affairs Manager at the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion (CMSC), UC San Diego, teaching (self-)compassion in Germany, Spain, Italy, Vietnam, California and East Africa. Since 2012 in the coordination team of the European Network for Grateful Living „Dankbar leben“, founded by Brother David Steindl-Rast-Rast.

Mirjam is inspired by teachings of the EcoSattva training with OneEarth Sangha and Earth Holding practices from the Plumvillage Community. Experienced in Council Practice (Zen Peace Makers) and various contemplative dialog and dyadic formats (Bohm Dialog, Interpersonal Mindfulness by G. Kramer); trained in the Foundation Course “Time to Think”. Continuous trainings like “White Awake”, “Cultural Healing, Restoring Kinship”, based on “My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma” by Resmaa Menakem, “Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness” with David Treleaven. Trained in special MSC formats like “MSC for Healthcare”, “MSC for Shame” and “Fierce Self-Compassion”. Consultant and team member at Monviso Institute, Piemonte, a Living Systems’ lab for Research, Education, Entrepreneurship and New Living on Sustainability Transitions and Regenerative Design for a more resilient and just society; a contributor to the MOOC and CAS at ETH Zurich “Designing Resilient Regenerative Systems”. An active team member in Jeremy Lent’s “Deep Transformation Network”. Co-founder of the Inner Development Goal (IDG) “Empathy and Compassion Hub” and official contributor to the Inner Development Goal Summit 2023 in Stockholm. Currently, undergoing teacher training in “Mindfulness-Based Sustainable Transformation”, MBST(Inner Green Deal).

Master of Art (MA) degree in International Cultural & Business Studies (European Studies), and MA in Development Cooperation & NGO Management. Mirjam’s experience builds on 15 years in international consultancy in development cooperation as project manager and evaluation consultant in fields like education, environment, human rights and health before learning and teaching mindfulness practices. She loves being creative in many ways, painting, backpacking long-distance and sleeping in the outdoors, as she was lucky to do plenty as a child in Germany. She is fascinated by the evolution of life and the journey of the universe and intends to express this yearning in her work. Playing Shakuhachi flute, handpan and dance enrich her life, same as enjoying friendships and networks of cooperation in all continents. Her three teens are her daily wise teachers.

While home base is Freiburg, Germany, she have worked and lived in France, Spain, Italy, Brazil, Peru, California, and many other countries. Fluent in German, English, Spanish, skilled in French and Italian and still keeping up basic Portuguese language skills.