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Developing a life-long practice

Watch Richard talk about some of the ways that you can continue to explore, develop and embed mindfulness practices in your life.

Watch Richard talk about some of the ways that you can continue to explore, develop and maintain mindfulness practices in your life.

Tips for maintaining a mindful life

Go to Downloads for a list of tips to help you live more mindfully and review Frequently asked questions about formal mindfulness practice for establishing and maintaining a formal mindfulness practice. We hope you find these help you continue to develop your practice after the course ends.

Learning and support outside the course

An option for ongoing learning and support is to find a meditation group in your area, if that’s of interest to you.

Although some regions are more isolated than others, there are a growing number classes offered in community centres, schools, health clinics, yoga schools, churches and other religious and spiritual centres.

Our hope is that your experiences and learning on this course will help you quickly work out whether what they are teaching is congruent with mindfulness or not.

Look for classes that embody a sense of listening, respect and openness. It can also be good to look closely at the personal attributes of the teachers/facilitators and any senior students, as this is what you will be cultivating if you practise there.

Forming your own online community

If you’d prefer to connect with others or create a mindfulness-related online community on a social media platform such as Facebook, you’re welcome to do so. However, it must be noted that Monash University and FutureLearn do not monitor or officially endorse it. Richard recommends the Mindful.org Facebook page.

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