In a world of constant demands and unending distractions, it's easy to lose sight of the serenity and peace that lie within you. The truth is, much of our stress and discontentment originates from our own minds. We may blame external circumstances, but the real source of our happiness or unhappiness lies within.
Everything is shaped by our minds. When we aren’t aware of our minds and don’t understand how our minds work, we tend to get carried away by our thoughts and emotions, and we often suffer because of it. We get entangled in the constant stream of thoughts, emotions, worries, fears, anxieties, plans, expectations, doubts, regrets, judgments and stories, and we lose touch with the present moment, overlooking the precious moments of our lives.
As a result, we struggle to feel at ease and at peace in our lives and are constantly rushing ahead to the next moment, and the next moment, hardly ever stopping to appreciate and enjoy this moment — and this is a BIG problem, because this moment is your life, and if you aren't in touch with it, you'll miss it.
Mindfulness is the practice of paying attention to the present moment, on purpose, and without judgment. It is to be conscious and awake to the reality of our lives as they are unfolding moment-by-moment. Through practicing mindfulness, we not only experience reality with more clarity, but also gain insight into our experience and to what is occurring within us and around us, allowing us to live our lives with greater wisdom and understanding, so we can experience more peace and happiness, and less stress and dissatisfaction.
Mindfulness has grown a lot in popularity. However, it is still misunderstood by many of the people who attempt to practice it. This training is rooted in the ancient wisdom of the Buddha, teaching you mindfulness in its original context as a practice of inner transformation and awakening.
Based on the ancient teaching of the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, this training helps you master your mind and emotions with practical and time-tested mindfulness techniques.
Peace comes from within, but most of us seek it in external things. This course will show you how you can generate your own inner peace and happiness through mindfulness, meditation, and self-understanding.
Joseph P. Kauffman is an author, mindfulness teacher, and the founder of Conscious Collective. He has published 9 books on mindfulness, meditation, and spirituality.
At age 16, Joseph had a spontaneous mystical experience that gave him a deep insight into the oneness of life. After this experience, he began passionately studying and practicing Eastern philosophy and spirituality.
Joseph has studied extensively the philosophies of various schools of Buddhism, Zen, Yoga, Vedanta, Taoism, and Shamanism and has sought to integrate these ancient philosophies with modern understandings of psychology, neurology, and physics. His curiosity to learn has drawn him to travel abroad and study in India, China, Japan, Nepal, Peru and Guatemala, participating in numerous trainings and retreats and learning from many different teachers and traditions.
Joseph’s journey has brought him to a deep understanding of life and of the importance of mindfulness and meditation as tools for self-discovery and liberation. Now, it’s Joseph's mission to share the wisdom he has received from his studies and to help people experience greater happiness, health, connection and freedom in their lives.
“Learning meditation with Joseph has helped me transform my life. He's a great teacher. I have incorporated his teachings into my everyday routine, and I carry that inner peace I have always craved and bring a new level of focus and intention to each day.”
-Adam Healey, West Virginia
Joseph is an excellent guide, transmitting serenity and kindness in every moment with his words and his presence. I feel very grateful to him. I would recommend anyone who has the intention to grow to experiment with this practice because it is the experience itself that can help us transform the information into knowledge.
This brought me deeper into myself than I have ever been before. I felt lighter, present in my body, and more open and aware than ever! I am so happy to have connected with Joseph. Much love and many thanks!
Joseph was a kind, receptive teacher with much wisdom. His energy provided a space of comfort throughout the whole session. Personally, I had never experienced anything like this and have much gratitude for having gotten a chance to experience it. It was a simple process, yet one that proved to be very, very powerful.
Join today and get a free PDF download of Joseph's book "Awake to What Is: Discovering Peace in the Present Moment."
Is this course good for beginners?
Yes! This course was designed to provide a solid foundation for a mindfulness and meditation practice. It is great for those new to meditation and for experienced practitioners that want to deepen their practice.
Do I need to be trained in meditation to take this course?
No. No previous experience or training is necessary. This course is great for people beginning a mindfulness practice.
Do I need a special place to meditate?
Nope. Just a cushion or chair and a few minutes to yourself. It can be helpful though to create a space in your house or room that is dedicated solely to meditation.
Will this course teach me how to practice on my own?
Absolutely. The purpose of this course is to help you develop your own mindfulness and meditation practice, and to help you get established in mindfulness as a way of being.
Are there guided meditations in this course?
Yes. There are 12 guided meditation practices in this course.
I work a demanding job, will I have time to complete this course?
The course is structured as a 14-day training, with each day varying between 30 minutes and an hour and 30 minutes, depending on the day. It is recommended to take the course day by day for the full 14 days for the best results. However, this is your practice and you are free to take the course at your own pace.
Do I have to practice at the same time each day?
No. You can practice anytime that works best for you. However, it may be helpful to pick a regular time for your practice to help you build the habit of daily meditation practice.
Do I need any certain software to take this course?
No, this course is hosted through this website, so there is no need to download any software. Once you purchase the course you will have an account on the website where you can access your library of downloaded courses.
Is this course for anybody?
Yes. Anyone interested in mindfulness and meditation can take this course.
What comes with this course?
In this course, you get 14 days of mindfulness training, 24 video lessons, in-depth written articles on the teaching topics, 12 guided meditation practices, 12+ hours of instruction, and a downloadable PDF copy of Joseph P. Kauffman's book "Awake to What Is."
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