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Introduction to Psychology of/& Mindfulness

This week I will discuss the interest that the field of psychology holds in mindfulness, a trend in the last 20 years, taking it away from the more religious applications. …

Meditation Lab I: Introduction part 2

How should I sit? How do I measure progress? How do I deal with meditations being boring? In this video I discuss these challenges. What are the main challenges that …

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 …

Summary of week 1 Theory

This week has required you to consider your own motivations and preconceptions of mindfulness. In this video I will summarize this weeks lectures and then take a brief look forward …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Introduce yourself!

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

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 …

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 …

Mindfulness in and of Nature and Land

One feature of contemporary mindfulness is that it is increasingly practiced in urban environments, in small rooms in big cities. This tendency has contributed to a form of romanticization of …

Mindfulness and Inclusivity

I interviewed Jeff Corntassel in 2020. Jeff Corntassel is Tsalagi (of the Cherokee Nation). He is currently Associate Professor at the University of Victoria, which is located on Lekwungen and …

Before we begin …

‘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 …

Gardens

Gardens are the most practical way of engaging with Mindfulness in nature in our every day life. Are you able to make time to engage with nature in gardens, parks …