History of Mindfulness

Six-week course, beginning -
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Its theory and practice, and how it relates to different forms of Buddhism

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Course dates: Thursdays 23, 30 January and 6, 13, 20 and 27 February 18.00 – 20.00

Since the end of the 20th century, mindfulness practices have transformed our understanding of psychology and the way the mind works. Techniques associated with mindfulness have suggested that the means of improving our mental health and well-being is to be found, with help and guidance, by ourselves. Little is ever explained, however, about what mindfulness actually means, how it relates to Buddhist psychology and practice, and how it came to be so popular. 

This six-week course explores the Buddhist background to mindfulness. Explore the origins of the term ‘mindfulness’ and discuss the various ways mindfulness has been taught and explained across different forms of Buddhism. By examining Buddhist psychology, gain an understanding about what mindfulness involves, in practice and theory. We also discuss mindfulness in modern settings and show how it has been interpreted in entirely new contexts.


Name: History of Mindfulness
Where: Harry M Weinrebe Learning Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Price: Full Price: £295.00
Senior 60+: £265.00
Student: £250.00
Registered Unemployed: £250.00
18-25: £250.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546
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