My name is Mirko and I fulfil my calling as a contemplative counsellor and a cross-cultural trainer between East and West.
After many years of mainstream studies and freelance jobs for international institutions and the language industry, I felt that I was missing the point. My quest for my true calling pushed me ahead, beyond my comfort zone.
After a life-changing journey in India, I started to discover Asia and Eastern philosophies. In 2015, I embarked in the study of Social Sciences and Counselling.
In 2015 I was in Borobudur, Indonesia, where I first met the dharma, the Buddhist teachings about the real nature of all things. That was the start of my awakening. I dived into Mindfulness meditation, first as a personal therapy, attending the MBSR protocol by Jon Kabat-Zinn, and nowadays as a full, transformative spiritual practice as a part of the Noble Eight-fold Path of Buddhism.
Since then, I have followed several trainings and retreats on Buddhist psychology and philosophy, emotional intelligence and neurosciences. In 2016, I had the privilege of attending the Mind and Life dialogue with His Holiness the XVI Dalai Lama as well as the Empathy and Compassion in Society Conference organised by the Tenzin Gyatso Institute.
After a transformative experience at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, I took refuge in Buddhism with Lama Ken Thupten Chönyi Rinpoche, taking the vow to become a better person in order to better help others.
I am currently following an Advanced Master in Mindfulness Therapy and Neuroscience at the University La Sapienza of Rome to become a certified instructor of MBI (Mindfulness-based interventions) under the supervision of qualified trainers from CISM – Centro Italiano Studi Mindfulness and the University of San Diego, California. Following the successful completion of my studies I will practice as a certified Mindfulness instructor as from March 2018.
And the path goes on.
Mark Twain once said:
“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”
I will be happy to help you grow enough to celebrate the second most important day in your life, too. Just like I did. We are all interconnected. Welcome on my path!
Mirko Dharmakirti Coleschi / The Mind Square