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Mindfulness: What It Is, Where It Comes From, and How to Practice It is a Course

Mindfulness: What It Is, Where It Comes From, and How to Practice It

Ended Mar 18, 2019

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Full course description

Course Date:

Jan 21 - Mar 18, 2019


8 weeks


3 hrs/week



Course Type:



Certificate (free)


Mindfulness meditation practice is an essential aspect of Buddhist training. This course presents simple explanations of and instruction on the meditation practices of calm abiding, insight, and wisdom, emphasizing methods drawn from the Theravāda, Zen, and Tibetan Buddhist traditions. The course format combines short simple introductory lectures and meditation practices that can be done at home and integrated into your everyday life.


  • Learn the Buddhist roots of mindfulness.
  • Understand how mindfulness developed in the West.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how mindfulness is applied to stress reduction.
  • Develop skills to properly apply mindfulness techniques in daily life.

Target Audience: Life-long learners, Buddhists, health professionals, and those with interest in meditation, stress reduction, healthy living.

Course is offered by Naropa University.

Course Instructors

Judith Simmer Brown

Judith Simmer Brown


Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at Naropa University and author of The Dakini's Warm Breath: The Feminine Principle in Tibetan Buddhism and Meditation in the Classroom.

Amelia Hall

Amelia Hall


Assistant Professor in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism at Naropa University.