Laguna Beach, California
Mirjam (M.A. International Cultural & Business Studies, Development Cooperation & NGO Management) is a practising Certified MSC, MBSR and Yoga Teacher, trained in the Mindful Schools Curriculum, and experienced in Council Practice and contemplative dialog. She cooperates since 2016 with the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion (CMSC) as International Affairs Manager and has taught MSC in Germany, Vietnam and in California. She also works for Arbor Seminare and, on a voluntary basis, in the core team of the European Network for Grateful Living „Dankbar leben“. She trains in the “Awake in the Wild” nature meditation Teacher Training to integrate dharma and gratitude practice with her love for nature and experience in the outdoors. Mirjam’s intention in her work is to grow together into more awareness of our human interconnectedness with our planet. She has lived in Spain, California and other countries, her home base being Freiburg, Germany and currently still Laguna Beach, California. Most of her work life was dedicated to project management, capacity building and evaluation in development cooperation. She passionately stands for a socially engaged practice out of a dharma perspective. As a mother of three, she cares deeply for how we can build sangha, learn and encourage each other. Opening our senses and re-learning to trust our bodies and hearts, humbly embedded in the great web of life, are accessible doorways into more peace and happiness and may lead to a needed change of mindset and way of action in the way we live our lives.