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The course is divided into six units but you are invited to study at your own pace. Each lesson offers roughly one hour of material to work with, including video teachings, prompts for reflection, optional quizzes, and a communal discussion board. There will also be take-home contemplations and exercises for you to explore in your practice.
Unit 1 | Mindfulness and the Four Noble Truths
Stephen, Christina, Akincano, and John explore the role of mindfulness in the historical Buddha's awakening, which entails the recognition, performance and mastery of four ennobling tasks.
Unit 2 | Establishing Mindfulness (Satipatthana)
Our teachers take us through the Satipatthana teachings as presented in the foundational texts of the Pali Canon in order to clarify, refine, and enrich this profound practice.
Unit 3 | Mindfulness as a Contemplative Training
How does mindfulness function in the training of a Buddhist practitioner? What role does it play in cultivating wholesome mental states?
Unit 4 | The Psychology of Mindfulness
What is the psychological framework in which mindfulness is understood and practiced? Drawing on both traditional Buddhist psychology and contemporary psychotherapy, we will consider how mindfulness supports human flourishing and wellbeing.
Unit 5 | Secular Mindfulness
Does secular mindfulness differ from the mindfulness taught in traditional Buddhism? How do we integrate this 2,600-year-old practice into our busy modern lives? How do we ensure mindfulness stays vital and relevant?
Unit 6 | Ethics and Mindfulness
The benefits of mindfulness have been noticed by those whose motives we might call into question. How can we live ethically in a way that supports our practice? Is it even possible to separate mindfulness from a commitment to an ethical life?