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Interest in meditation, mindfulness, and contemplation has grown exponentially in recent years. Rather than being seen as mystical practices from ancient Buddhism or esoteric philosophy, they are increasingly seen as technologies rooted in evidence from psychology and neuroscience. Mindfulness has become the basis for numerous therapeutic interventions, both as a treatment in healthcare and as a means of enhancing well-being and happiness. For millions around the world, mindfulness has become a life-style choice, enhancing and enriching everyday experience. Mindfulness is big business. But, what actually is mindfulness? Is it really good for you? Can anyone learn it? How can you recognize charlatans? Would you want to live in a mindful society, and would it smell like sandalwood? What does it feel like to be mindful? Are you mindful already, and how would you know? Evolving from the popular Honours Academy course at Leiden University, this innovative course combines conventional scholarly inquiry from multiple disciplines (ranging from psychology, through philosophy, to politics) with experiential learning (including specially designed ‘meditation labs,’ in which you’ll get chance to practice and analyze mindfulness on yourself). In the end, the course aims to provide a responsible, comprehensive, and inclusive education about (and in) mindfulness as a contemporary phenomenon. During the production of this course, we have been supported by Willem Kuyken, Director of the University of Oxford Mindfulness Centre, and Stephen Batchelor, co-founder of Bodhi College. And we gratefully acknowledge the contributions made by Mark Williams, co-developer of Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), and Rebecca Crane, Director of the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice at the University of Bangor....
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Sugerido: 5 Weeks, 7 modules incl Honours project, approx 3 hours per week, suggested 30-45 minutes per day for experiential practices.

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Welcome to the course

People come to the study of Mindfulness for all kinds of reasons; I’m curious to know what brings you here. Perhaps you’re someone who already has a Mindfulness practice and you’re keen to know more about it? Perhaps you’re someone who has heard a lot about this mysterious thing called ‘Mindfulness,’ but you’re suspicious or skeptical about it, so you want to see what all the fuss is about? Is it really something real? Just a fad or fashion? Does it really cure all our ills? Perhaps you’re a student of psychology, or philosophy, or politics, or you’re an entrepreneur or a therapist? Whoever you are, and whyever you’re here, you’re very welcome. I look forward to learning about and from you as we embark on this adventure together....
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1 vídeo (Total de 6 min), 6 leituras, 1 teste
Video1 vídeos
Reading6 leituras
Meet the instructor & the team5min
Welcome to Leiden University5min
Complete our short survey10min
Study tips for studying online5min
Being successful in an international virtual learning environment5min
How to behave in an academic way5min
Quiz1 exercício prático
How mindful are you?2min
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5 horas para concluir

Introduction to Mindfulness

In this fist module, we’re going to explore the foundational question of what Mindfulness actually is! This module has been designed to approach this question by considering a series of preconceptions about Mindfulness in contemporary societies. Hence, here we meet the characters who will help and guide us through the rest of the course: the scientist, the monk, the ninja, the zombie, and the hippie. I hope you find these to be worthwhile companions on our journey. In the end, we’ll discover that these preconceptions are not without merit, but that they are only partial pictures of the whole. We’ll also engage in our first Meditation Labs so that we can begin to weigh these preconceptions against our own experiences....
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11 vídeos (Total de 68 min), 2 leituras, 3 testes
Video11 videos
Preconception - enlightenment8min
Preconception - martial magic7min
Preconception - mindlessness8min
Summary8min
Meditation lab l part 15min
Meditation Lab l part 26min
Kuyken: why mindfulness?2min
Kuyken: representation of mindfulness4min
Batchelor: coming to mindfulness3min
Batchelor: what draws others to mindfulness?2min
Reading2 leituras
Med Lab 1: Exercises10min
What is this thing called Mindfulness?10min
Quiz2 exercícios práticos
Check your knowledge8min
Journal after Meditation Lab 120min

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Psychology of/& Mindfulness

One of the most significant developments in the field of Mindfulness in recent years has been the development of ‘construct Mindfulness’ as a therapeutic tool and as a scientific technology. Both of these rest upon (and produce) bodies of scientific evidence about the effects and correlates of Mindfulness practice, both in terms of therapy and neurophysiology. In this second module, then, we’re going to explore some of implications and elaborations of these approaches. We’ll see what happens to the idea of Mindfulness when we make it into something that can be measured, and then we’ll investigate some of the most popular (and effective) Mindfulness-based Interventions, such as MBSR and MBCT. In the end, we’ll also ask whether this operationalized approach to Mindfulness actually hides deeper philosophical, religious, and existential questions, to which we’ll turn in the next module. ...
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16 vídeos (Total de 116 min), 2 leituras, 3 testes
Video16 videos
Operationalizing mindfulness10min
Measuring mindfulness11min
The problem of dis-ease11min
Mindfulness-based stress reduction10min
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy12min
Common principles in mindfulness interventions9min
Summary6min
Meditation lab II7min
Kuyken: encountering difficulty4min
Kuyken: assessing teaching2min
Kuyken: science and Buddhism3min
Kuyken: who should teach?5min
Kuyken: 8 weeks later?4min
Batchelor: mindfulness teachers3min
Batchelor: mindfulness qualifications3min
Reading2 leituras
Med Lab 2: Exercises10min
Psychology of/& Mindfulness10min
Quiz3 exercícios práticos
How stressed are you?2min
Check your knowledge20min
Journal after Meditation Lab 22min

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Philosophy of/& Mindfulness

One of the great debates in the field of Mindfulness revolves around the question of the nature of its relationship with Buddhism. In this module, we consider some of the ways in which this relationship can be understood, including by paying attention to the fact that Buddhism is a diverse and multivocal tradition. Going even further, we explore the possibility that traditions of thought other than Buddhism might provide valuable insights into Mindfulness, ranging from Daoism through Stoicism to contemporary American philosophy....
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16 vídeos (Total de 126 min), 2 leituras, 2 testes
Video16 videos
Buddhism and sati10min
Vipassana and samatha11min
Zen8min
Daoism10min
Stoicism11min
Modernity and mindfulness12min
Summary6min
Meditation lab III8min
Kuyken: Buddhism and other traditions3min
Batchelor: was Buddha a therapist?6min
Batchelor: secular dharma5min
Batchelor: Pali canon3min
Batchelor: is dharma always Buddhism?3min
Batchelor: dharma needn't be Buddhist2min
Batchelor: towards modern dharma4min
Reading2 leituras
Med Lab 3: Exercises10min
Philosophy of/& Mindfulness10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Journal after Meditation Lab 32min

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Politics of/& Mindfulness

It is commonly assumed that Mindfulness is a solitary pursuit, and yet there is also often talk of a ‘Mindfulness Revolution,’ as though Mindfulness is also a social movement. In this module we’ll explore some of the ways in which the practice of Mindfulness might impact on ethical, social, and political issues today. We’ll ask questions about whether a Mindful society would really be a utopia, or whether it would be a nightmare. We’ll investigate the significance of Mindfulness in the military and in education, and finally we’ll attempt to engage with the meaning and significance of the commercialization of Mindfulness in capitalist societies....
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10 vídeos (Total de 80 min), 2 leituras, 2 testes
Video10 videos
Mindful utopias and distopias11min
Martial mindfulness10min
Mindfulness in education10min
The mindfulness industry10min
Summary9min
Meditation lab IV4min
Kuyken: mindfulness in society3min
Batchelor: mindfulness in society5min
Batchelor: commercialism and mindfulness3min
Reading2 leituras
Med Lab 4: Exercises10min
Politics of/& Mindfulness10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Journal after Meditation Lab 42min
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por AANov 2nd 2017

Awesome!\n\nLots of valuable theory, which includes uncovering fears and doubts. And the most important: practice. You can learn meditation here, and truly understand why the hell it's so important.

por DCApr 27th 2017

The combination of theory and practice in this course has made it thoroughly enjoyable and I feel I have a deeper understanding, both conceptually and practically, of mindfulness.

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Leiden University is one of Europe's foremost research universities. This prominent position gives our graduates a leading edge in applying for academic posts and for functions outside academia. Leiden University is the oldest university in the Netherlands. It was founded in February 1575, as a gift from William of Orange to the citizens of Leiden after they had withstood a long siege by the Spanish. Our motto is: Praesidium Libertatis — Bastion of Liberty....

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  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you purchase a Certificate you get access to all course materials, including graded assignments. Upon completing the course, your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

  • It is very wise to consider whether you need support for your participation in this course. You will spend quite a lot of time working on yourself, so it is possible that issues will emerge that disturb you. So, before you start the course, consider telling a good friend or family member that you intend to take this course and ask them to be available for you if you need some support during the course. Perhaps they will even want to take the course with you. You can also make use of the community of students and teachers around this course to seek support and answers to your questions. You will probably discover very quickly that many of us share similar issues, and that talking with your peers about them will help. Finally though, do not be afraid to seek more professional help if issues arise with which you feel unable to cope. Remember, this course is not itself a programme of therapy. In the end, if it feels too much, you should be willing to reconsider whether this is the right time for you to take this course -- do not feel pressured or obliged to continue it. You can leave and rejoin at any time, as feels comfortable to you.

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