Course Information

Donation Event: In the cool shade of equanimity with Frits Koster

When: 19 Mar 2024
Where: Online Event
Tutors: Frits Koster, Bridgette O'Neill

About the event:


‘Equanimity is calamity's medicine’ – saying attributed to Publilius Syrus (85–43 BC)

Equanimity is a term that is little used in many languages, whereas there is a lot of information about this (re)balancing quality in Buddhist psychology, where it is called one of the four ’heavenly abidings’ or brahmaviharas. In the secular Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living or MBCL training, we have integrated these four relational virtues as ‘the four friends for life'.

In this webinar, we will explore in theory and practice what equanimity means, how it can express itself in different ways, and how we can develop equanimity to ourselves and to others - in the midst of all the vicissitudes we can experience as a human being.

This event is offered in collaboration with the Mindfulness Network Community Friends (MNCF) - an initiative to engage the wider mindfulness community and reach new audiences. Led by a Committee of Volunteers, supported by the Mindfulness Network, we work together to run a programme of donation-based events and inspiring content. You are welcome to visit the Community Friends area of our Community site, which is open to all, for more opportunities to practice and learn together.
The event will take place online using Zoom from 6.30 pm to 8 pm (UK time)

Who is the event for:

Familiarity with the practice of mindfulness is recommended but not necessary.

Preparation for the event and what you will need:

In order to participate, you will need:

  • A room where you can close the door and engage in the workshop away from family distractions. Confidentiality must be maintained by ensuring that those who are not at the event cannot see your screen or hear the audio. It may be helpful to use headphones.
  • Log in via a computer that is resting on a hard surface and which has audio and a webcam. Please don’t use handheld devices. 
  • A space for practice, a mat, cushion, and blanket may be helpful for your comfort.  

The Facilitators:

Please see the biographies via the links at the top of this page for more information. 

Online information:

The webinar will take place via Zoom - a weblink and joining instructions will be sent on Thursday 7 March, and again on Monday 18 March as a reminder and to inform those registering later.

Please add to your safe senders' list and check your spam/junk folder for communication from us. 


Please login via Zoom 6.30 pm – 8 pm UK time (UK Time)

If you are attending from a different time zone, please check equivalent timings in your time zone.


This event is free to attend. We welcome all donations via the application form and encourage you to consider a contribution, large or small, which will make a big difference in helping us widen access to mindfulness-based approaches. 
Donations raised from this event will help to fund our bursaries, which enable us to remove financial barriers for those wishing to use our charity's services. As a charity we want to continue to provide free events and opportunities for everyone to access high-quality, mindfulness-based training, supervision, and retreats; donating today will support someone else to have these same opportunities and allow us to continue offering events of this nature.

The application and donation process:

Our application and donation process involves the following steps:

  1. Please complete the application form and you will be given the option to donate via PayPal or card at this stage should you choose to do so.
  2. Application is received and you will be booked into the event.
  3. We will email you the Zoom link and joining instructions in advance of the event. 

Please add to your safe senders' list and check your spam/junk folder for communication from us. 

Payment and cancellation policy:

Please let us know if you are unable to attend so that we can unsubscribe you from further emails about this event.

Contact us:

Please feel free to email us at to discuss any questions you may have about the event.  

Click here to sign up to our waiting list - unfortunately this event is now full.