with Mark W. Muesse
Online Class

Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation

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What is meditation? Join Professor Mark W. Muesse, Ph.D., for a dynamic exploration of this ancient practice. You’ll come away with a clear understanding of the essence of mediation and how to practice it.


  • beginner
  • 24 episodes
  • 12h30m

Included in this Class

1. Mindlessness: The Default Setting

1. Mindlessness: The Default Setting

Do you control your mind, or does your mind control you? Investigate how the mind operates and the condition of "mindlessness," the pervasive swirl of thoughts and judgments that separate you from the world around you.

2. Mindfulness: The Power of Awareness

2. Mindfulness: The Power of Awareness

Explore the notion of "mindfulness," or nonjudgmental attention to experience, as it occurs in everyday life and as a deliberate practice.

3. Expectations: Relinquishing Preconceptions

3. Expectations: Relinquishing Preconceptions

Prof. Muesse introduces the practice of meditation as a tool for developing mindfulness. Here, distinguish the true nature of mindfulness meditation from common preconceptions about it.