Mirjam Hartkamp (1980) graduated in Art Therapies (BA) and Cognitive science (Mres /Mphil), with a certificate in psychotherapy. She also studied western and Buddhist philosophy. Having worked in Spain, Argentina, The Netherlands and Malta, she currently works mainly in Rome on her doctorate research on the effects of meditation on cognitive processsing and well-being (La Sapienza University, cognitive psychology).
As a clinical practitioner she works from a Buddhist perspective. Mirjam started practicing Vipassana intensively in 2009, with teachers from East and West and began her teachers training in 2013. She works together with several renowned teachers in the field and with the endorsement of the Dutch Insight Meditation Foundation (SIM) In her teachings she emphasizes the cultivation of radical self acceptance and love; applying metta [loving kindness] to self and others is crucial for transformation and insight.
She dedicates her life to the Dhamma; on a personal (practice), interpersonal (teaching and psychological consults) and impersonal level (research), wishing to deepen liberating knowledge and cultivate compassionate happiness. She (co-)conducts yearly several intensive retreats.