“Mindfulness” refers to maintaining an awareness of the present moment without judgement. Mindfulness practices such as meditation and yoga have gained popularity in recent years, and have proven to reduce stress and elevate happiness.
Although modern-day mindfulness practices may, at times, feel removed from Buddhism, the roots of mindfulness today can be traced back to ancient Buddhist practices. This course will cover Tibetan Buddhist teachings and will tie those teachings to modern-day mindfulness practices. Students will learn the story of the Buddha through readings, lectures, multimedia formats.
Key Buddhist teachings on mindfulness will be taught throughout your course, including The Noble Eightfold Path and the The Four Foundations of Mindfulness. Tibetan Buddhist meditation techniques will be taught and practiced, and pranayama (breath-work).
This 8 week course is highly experiential and homework consists of daily mindfulness practices.
Each class typically an intro meditation and mindfulness practice, dharma discussion and practices for home studies.
No experience required
Price $195 for 8 weeks.
Kevan Gale, E-RYT 500, has dedicated his life to understanding ways to liberate our minds and find enduring happiness through mind training, the dharma, and a life built on gratitude, compassion and love. Kevan studied Tibetan Buddhist teachings under the tutelage of Khenpo Lama Migmar Tseten of The Sakya Center in Cambridge. For decades he has shared these teachings in order to bring benefit to others. Kevan offers online courses in mindfulness, the study of Buddhist dharma and yoga asana through Triyanastudies.com. He is a lecturer at Northeastern University, where he helped develop the curriculum for a Minor in Mindfulness Studies, with foundations in Buddhist teachings as well as an emphasis on the science of mindfulness practices.
Kevan has led 200-hour and 500-hour teacher trainings for hundreds of students, many of whom have gone on to become yoga teachers and yoga studio owners. Kevan has also led numerous workshops, webinars, and retreats around the world.