Naropa University, a pioneer in the modern mindfulness movement, is now breaking down the walls of its classrooms to offer this introduction to meditation & mindfulness for everyday life with original faculty and master instructor Frank Berliner.
This unique course provides insight and clear guidance into what makes a successful meditation practice, and it empowers you to bring mindfulness into everyday life. It’s perfect for beginners and a great refresher for seasoned practitioners, rooted in the 2500-year tradition of Buddhist practice that is the cornerstone of Naropa’s curriculum.
Learn and Apply – This course illuminates practical concepts from the Buddhist tradition, includes instruction on posture and breath, with guided meditation sessions and supplemental reading.
What to Expect
Course teacher Frank Berliner is a Professor of Contemplative Psychology at Naropa University and has taught Buddhist meditation for more than 40 years.
Who is the target audience?
Anyone who is curious about Buddhist meditation and its benefits — but is unfamiliar with its fundamental concepts, their meaning, and how to apply these in practice.
What Will I Learn?
Understand and apply foundational concepts of Buddhist meditation practice — their meaning, importance and interrelationships.
Through this course, you will learn to:
- Calm the mind
- Relieve stress & relax the body
- Develop compassion for self & others
- Meet suffering with courage & an open heart
- Develop penetrating insight & liberating wisdom
- Understand historic roots of meditation & mindfulness
Frank Berliner, Meditation Teacher
Frank Berliner, MA, teaches the Meditation Practicum elective. He is a core faculty member in the Contemplative Psychology Department at Naropa University and a psychotherapist and organizational consultant in private practice, specializing in communication training and conflict resolution.
Frank has been a student of Naropa’s founder, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, since Naropa’s opening session in summer, 1974. He studied the psychology and the practice of meditation intensively for four years at the Karme Choling Buddhist Retreat Center, then served three years as national director of Shambhala Training, and four years as director and teacher-in-residence of the Berkeley Shambhala Center.
When does this course start?
This course is asynchronous, you can start at any time you like and you will have access to move freely through the materials whenever it is convenient.
How long will I have access to the course?
You will have access to the videos, lectures and courses material for one full year from the date of enrollment.
How does online learning work?
In this program, we open the entire curriculum to you immediately upon your registration. You can proceed with the course material one module each week or choose to move through at your own pace, whatever works best for your schedule. Once a module opens it is available 24/7 for the duration of the course so you can access the content as often as you like.
We’re here to support your journey and our team is ready to answer any questions you may have. Our goal is to help you feel fully comfortable with the experience.