Introduction into Mindfulness Meditation course

Ever get the feeling that life could be so much better, if only…? Do you sometimes think that your strengths are being diminished by your lesser virtues? Do you sometimes miss the big picture?

Then mindfulness can help.

Mindfulness is a way to create order in the wilderness that your mind can sometimes be. In a way that is accepting, non-judging and loving.

Inward’s Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation course differs from other courses. The main difference is that we limit the group size, so that every participant gets the fullest possibility to learn this valuable human skill. So, whereas most other mindfulness courses regularly host groups of 10 or 12 people, our courses rarely have more than 6 participants.

In the next few weeks, there are a number of opportunities to join the Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation course. Courses generally take place on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays, either mornings or evenings.

Prices and Discounts

(Dutch) employers regularly have employee development funds. If your employer pays for the course, the price is € 495 ex BTW. An invoice is part of the arrangement. Select the appropriate option when registering for this course.

To keep the course as accessible as possible, non corporate-sponsored individuals get a discounted rate. See below for starting dates, prices and availability.

Course startsTimeSlots open?Price
Monday Evening, September 18, 201719:30yes€ 345
Monday Evening, January 15, 201819:30yes€ 295 Early Bird

Students may be eligible for a further € 30 discount, ask about it when you register.

Duration: eight weekly mornings or evenings
Location: Oudegracht aan de Werf 5

Learn mindfulness at Inward Meditation Center

Meditation strengthens your focus by training your attention. Mindfulness instills a greater understanding of yourself and the world around you. It makes you more gentle and less driven by emotion. But most of all, mindfulness can show you how you are continually creating your own reality, moment by moment. Seeing this opens the door to making that reality better and better. You always knew you were capable of great things…

During the course of eight weeks, you’ll get acquainted with the three components of a balanced meditation practice: concentration, mindfulness and lovingkindness. You’ll practice with both formal and informal meditation techniques on a daily basis, so you can use these practices at will, in your daily life, for the rest of your life.

Advantages of learning meditation

Scientific studies have consistently shown that mindfulness meditation:

  • diminishes feelings of depression, anxiety and temper
  • improves memory, reaction time and mental stamina
  • helps with maintaining and enjoying meaningful connections with others
  • diminishes the key indicators of chronic stress, for instance high blood pressure
  • strengthens the immune system, helping combat the common cold, flue and other illnesses

Active learning

During the course of eight weeks you will each week be exposed to new forms of meditation. We’ll be keeping a fast pace, and we will not coddle you. You’ll have to commit to keep up. That means engaging with the course materials on your own. It also means that you’re going to be asked to start a daily meditation practice. This will take up 30 minutes to an hour each day. Bear in mind that the course will likely only be effective if you commit to this regimen.

The teacher


My name is Merijn de Haen. Ever since I can remember, I’ve been interested in the adventure of consciousness. I started meditating at an early age and have committed to a daily practice in 2009. Starting in 2011, I have been organising weekly meditation meetings. This endeavour has led to the creation of Inward Meditation Center in February 2015.

Some testimonials:

Mindfullness has changed my life!
Since i have taken this course , i feel :
happier , with more energy , more focus , more relaxed , more clear into my mind.
If you want to find the real you and grow personally and take life easier , I invite you to attend to this course.
100 % recommendable!


The introduction into mindfulness meditation course offers opportunities to gain new perspectives, share insights and experiences, and is a safe environment to get to know the way your mind works better. I found it valuable to my process of personal development.

S. F.

De introductiecursus van Inward is een prettige, laagdrempelige instapcursus voor iedereen die kennis wil maken met meditatie. In acht weken krijg je als cursist een goed beeld van de basisbeginselen van meditatie en wat je er zoal mee kunt bereiken. Een aanrader.

Vincent Poeze

Thumbs up! Insightful, peaceful and a perfect moment for contemplation and ‘centering’.

Suzanne C.

An excellent oasis for meditation. Merijn, thanks again for everything!


Register for the course

The program:

1Concentration Meditation
2Mindfulness Meditation
5Self Mastery
6Self Transcendence
7Metta Meditation
8Meditation in Your Daily Life

General Information

  • Sessions last 120 to 150 minutes.
  • Minimum group size is 4. We can accommodate 8 people at most.


  • Course materials (reader, homework assignments, guided meditations)
  • The access fee to the Tuesday Night Walk-in Meditation Sessions at Inward – value € 10 per session – for the duration of the course

Partake of the wonderful opportunity to learn this essential skill.


Use the form below to register for the mindfulness course. Please know that any information you share with us will be kept in the strictest confidence by your teacher and will only be used to tailor the course to your needs. If you decide against participating, your information will be destroyed. If the group is full and you can’t or won’t wait for the next group, your information will be destroyed. When the course is over, your information will be destroyed.

You’ll receive payment instructions within 24 hours. Your registration is secure when your payment has been received. Inward Meditation Center offers full refunds up until 7 days before the course starts. No refunds are available after this period, but enrolment in a future course may be discussed.

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