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Preconception- Mindlessness

In this video, I discuss a negative preconception of mindfulness, represented by the image of the zombie. What frightens or concerns you when you think of mindfulness? Would you want …

Meditation Lab I: introduction part 1

In this video, I discuss why experiental learning is important when you are studying mindfulness, and how these practices add to the whole, especially if you are able to discuss …

Preconception – Enlightenment

In this video, I explore the image of the Buddhist Monk. It is interesting to look at this popular preconception, as it tells quite a lot about what assumptions we …

Preconception – Martial Magic

In this video, I consider the preconception of the Monk or Ninja. The character of the spirit warrior or warrior monk has been common in literature and popular culture throughout …

Study tips for Online Learning

We believe it is important in an online course to create the same kind of safe academic rigorous atmosphere in the community as you would find at the Leiden University …

Introduce yourself!

Prof.dr. Chris Goto-Jones Here is my oifficial bio: Educated in Cambridge, Keiō (Tokyo), and Oxford Universities, Chris Goto-Jones is Dean of Humanities and Professor of Philosophy at the University of …

This thing called ‘mindfulness’

You have made your first decision. You have decided that you want to know what this thing called ‘mindfulness’ actually is. In this first content video of the course, I …

Course Introduction

In this video, which starts with the trailer you may already have seen when enrolling for this course, I will explain the structure of the course to you and what …

The Mindful Garden

As I already discussed in the previous video, the team from the Centre for Innovation at Leiden University (though based in The Hague), have been inspired by this course to …