Mindfulness Instructor Training I

The first in a three-course series training students to offer instruction in shamatha practice and become mindfulness instructors. Participants develop skills in first-time meditation instruction and mentoring new practitioners. Guidance in sitting meditation posture, mindfulness of breathing, walking meditation, and working with some of the main obstacles to shamatha are emphasized. Practical demonstrations, mock interviews with faculty, peer feedback, lectures and discussion, and guided meditation sessions are included. Prerequisite: Students are accepted by application only, must have completed a dathun, and must have maintained a consistent shamatha practice for at least one year
Course Number: REL609W
Units: 1.0