*Scholarships available to those who qualify.
This training program is proudly co-sponsored by the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA and the Mexican Institute for Mindfulness.
Lesson 1: Overview
- Overviewing the Spectrum of Awareness Practices
- How these practices map up against traditional meditation practices
- Where does our personal practice lie on this MAP?
- How we can teach the full range of practices to our students and help them become their own guide in expanding their meditation practice
Lesson 2: Focused Awareness
- What is Focused Awareness and what purpose does it serve?
- Techniques to build focus in your meditation
- Teaching students how to develop focus through meditation techniques
Lesson 3: Flexible Awareness Part 1: Investigative Awareness
- What is Investigative Awareness?
- How to lead meditations that move beyond focused awareness
- Teaching Working with Emotions as an investigative awareness practice
Lesson 4: Flexible Awareness Part 2: Choiceless/Open Awareness
- How to lead open awareness meditations
- What is choiceless awareness?
- Pointing Students towards Insight in all flexible awareness practices
Lesson 5: Introducing Natural Awareness
- What is Natural Awareness?
- An exploration of glimpse practices that can point us towards natural awareness
- How to introduce practice that point people towards the nature of awareness itself
- How to incorporate natural awareness into daily life
Lesson 6: Putting it all together
- How to use the full spectrum of awareness practices to guide students’ practice
- What type of awareness practice is most useful when?
- how to teach students to guide their own practices
- Next steps
- Articulate an overview of how these different types of meditations fit together and map them onto traditional Buddhist practices, such as Vipassana, Dzogchen, etc.
- Identify the parameters that help define the different types of practices: expansion, effort, object-based
- Utilize techniques for improving focused awareness and tools to share with students
- Utilize investigative awareness and how to apply this type of awareness in practitioners or our own practice
- Articulate the use of RAIN as an investigative awareness practice
- Point students towards insight in meditation
- Identify natural awareness: how to discover it in our meditation and point students there
- Identify how to look at the nature of awareness itself, as a meditation practice
- Apply these range of practices into daily life
- Customize meditation practice: Teach the student which practice to use when, and how they can skillfully incorporate the range of practices
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is the duration of the Training?
8 weeks. The program starts on June 16th. You will have access to the platform one week before the first live session with Diana, as well as one week after the last live session.
Are the sessions live?
Yes! There will be 6 live sessions with Diana Winston. Additionally, you will have access to complementary materials in our online platform, including recordings of the live sessions.
Can I pay in monthly installments?
Yes, you can pay in 3 monthly installments with Paypal.
Who will be teaching this training?
Diana Winston, Director of Mindfulness Education at the Mindful Awareness Research Center, UCLA.
Who certifies this training?
This program is co-sponsored and certified by the Mindful Awareness Research Center and the Mexican Institute for Mindfulness.