A Free Six Week Online Introductory Course
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Up to now, most programs have taught mindfulness meditation in a face-to-face setting, usually at economic cost. This approach limits the number of people who can take advantage of this training.
This six-week course is designed to make this practice available to many people who find it impractical or impossible to attend regularly scheduled courses outside of their home. This online course would take less time than required for most people just to commute to and from formal classes. All one needs is twenty to forty minutes a day for the formal practice and to be mindful during other routine activities.
One can use a friend’s computer or a public computer (in which case one may need to use a voice/cassette recorder to record the audio instructions from the computer’s speaker, and print out the written instruction to read later).
-Six weekly units of online instruction on the theory and practice of meditation.
-Daily meditation practice with audio/video-guided instruction.
-Internet forum for interaction with the instructor and other students.
Upon completion of the course, participants would be able to:
1. differentiate various meditation techniques including concentration/relaxation versus insight/mindfulness.
2. understand mindfulness and its components.
3. independently practice by applying mindfulness in formal meditation and in daily life.
4. describe the benefits of meditation.
1. Introduction to meditation
4. Definition and components of mindfulness.
-Attitude for practice
-Working with the body and the mind
-Daily life mindfulness
– Non-harming commitment
Methods of Instruction: Online (flexible schedule) including:
-Video instruction. (in progress)
Methods of Evaluating Student Progress: