Course Contents

The course will consist of four modules starting May 5, with videos, articles and audio recordings, in addition to two live video webinars, a weekly mindfulness practice, and a forum to help participants support each others’ mindfulness practice:

Week 1

  1. Course Overview
  2. Core video lesson: – with Leo & Robert
  3. Core lesson: Week 1 mindfulness practice: sitting (with meditation instruction video)
  4. Core lesson: The Mechanics of Habits, and How to Change, by Leo Babauta
  5. Audio lesson: What’s a Mindful Workday Like? By Robert Thomas
  6. What is mindfulness? by Susan O’Connell
  7. We Are All Zen Students, by Marc Lesser
  8. Live Webinar: Robert Thomas & Leo Babauta, Thurs. May 9 at 3pm Pacific/6pm Eastern
  9. Ask the students: why are you here?
  10. Forum Q&A on Friday May 10

Week 2

  1. Core video lesson: with Leo & Robert
  2. Core lesson: Week 2 mindfulness practice
  3. Core video lesson: Using Slogans to Remember Mindfulness – with Robert Thomas
  4. Core lesson: Expecting things to be perfect, by Leo Babauta
  5. Article: Practicing in the Mud – ideas about perfection, by Susan O’Connell
  6. Audio lesson: What’s a Mindful Workday Like? By Susan O’Connell
  7. Live Webinar: Susan O’Connell & Leo Babauta, Thurs. May 16 at 3pm Pacific/6pm Eastern
  8. Forum Q&A on Friday May 17

Week 3

  1. Core video lesson: The Cessation of Suffering – with Leo & Susan
  2. Core lesson: Week 3 mindfulness practice: computer ritual
  3. Core Video Lesson: More Slogans to Remember Mindfulness – with Robert Thomas
  4. Core lesson: How to Remember Mindfulness, by Leo Babauta
  5. Audio lesson: What’s a Mindful Workday Like? By Mark Lancaster
  6. Busy and Not Busy, & Resting in the Moment
  7. Podcast: Shame, Regret & Forgiving – by Susan O’Connell
  8. What We Can Learn from the Zen Students of Tassajara, by Leo Babauta
  9. Live Webinar: Robert Thomas & Leo Babauta, Thurs. May 23 at 3pm Pacific/6pm Eastern
  10. Forum Q&A on Friday May 24

Week 4

  1. Core video lesson: with Leo & Robert
  2. Core lesson: Mindful Email, by Leo Babauta
  3. Core video Lesson: Mindful Managing – with Robert Thomas
  4. Core lesson: Week 4 mindfulness practice
  5. Video Lesson: Expanding Practice, and Continuing Habits – video with Leo & Susan
  6. Right Livelihood, by Randy Komisar
  7. Audio lesson: What’s a Mindful Workday Like? By Jordan Thorn
  8. Video Lesson: Mindful Communication – with Lisa Hoffman
  9. Video Lesson: Mindful To-do List – with Lisa Hoffman
  10. Live Webinar: Thurs. May 30 at 3pm Pacific/6pm Eastern
  11. Downloadable sheet: Mindfulness Exercises
  12. Forum Q&A on Friday May 31

What To Expect

Course participants can expect four weeks of mindfulness lessons and practice:

  1. Course content: Each week you’ll receive videos, articles, and audio podcasts.
  2. Mindfulness practice: Students will be asked to do a daily mindfulness practice and report daily successes on the forum.
  3. Webinars: Three live video webinars will be held (May 9, 16, and 30) — two with Robert Thomas and Leo, and one with Susan O’Connell and Leo, where students will be allowed to ask questions via text chat.
  4. Q&A: Each week, Robert and Leo will answer questions submitted on the forum — answers will be posted on Fridays.
  5. Continuing practice: Students will receive a handout with mindfulness exercises they can practice beyond the course, and some suggestions for continuing mindfulness in the workplace after the course ends.

Registration for the class is now closed.