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A brief word about various updates to the course.
The scientist and the monk sit together
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‘De-Mystifying Mindfulness’ was first launched in 2016 and, since that time, it has been honoured by the participation of more than 200,00 people on various platforms. During these years, we have listened carefully to the views, feedback, and needs of the participants, which have prompted us to make a series of changes and additions to the course. Thanks to the generosity of our donors (through our voluntary ‘dana’ box), we had the resources we needed to make the additions.

So, as well as some minor changes, we’ve launched 2 major rounds of updates, including adding extra materials about sitting with difficulties and about the challenges of teaching mindfulness in 2019. We also added some extra audio files with meditation guidance for participants who requested these in the voice of Chris Goto-Jones.

Then, in 2021, we added two entire new modules (Mindfulness, Trauma & Social Justice; Mindfulness, Nature and the Land), both of which included additional video and audio sessions. This 2021 update also included a new group of interviews with leading figures in the fields of the practice and study of Mindfulness.

Please note: This may seem like a very overwhelming big course, but you should feel free to skip material and exercises marked as extra. Though not all material is compulsory you should mark them as completed to ensure you get your certificate if you so wish.

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