Linda Lehrhaupt, Ph.D. has created the Mindfulness-Based Teacher Project (MBTP) to share her more than three decades of experience as a teacher of mindfulness-based approaches. Founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Mindfulness-Based Approaches in Germany, she has been leading teacher-training programs in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) since 2001. She began training with the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 1993 and is certified by them to teach MBSR. She has also directed teacher-training programs in Tai Chi and Qigong for more than 20 years and has received dharma transmission as a Zen teacher in the White Plum lineage, founded by Taizan Maezumi Roshi.

With a degree in education and doctoral research in the study of religious rituals and traditions, she brings rich and extensive experience to this inspiring and down-to-earth podcast series to support teachers in the fields of mindfulness-based interventions, mindfulness in various contexts, mindful movement and contemplative traditions.

It’s often said that to teach mindfulness, one has to embody it. And that’s where the separation begins. We only want to embody what we admire.
What we think others will appreciate. The messiness, the dark night, the broken heart, don’t belong.
And yet, there is a voice calling from somewhere deep within us that says, “Lean on me.” It’s  a quiet knowing that arises before we know that we know. And it whispers softly: “The moment you notice your heart is closing, it’s opening.”

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