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From Mindfulness to Happiness<br>The Path of Non-Duality

From Mindfulness to Happiness
The Path of Non-Duality

This Indica Course is for all people who desire to discover happiness through the practice of and insights from Mindfulness. 

COHORT COURSE
Duration
15 Hours
Date & Time

22 August 2022 - 5 December 2022

5:30 PM -6:30 PM IST

Every Monday (except on 24th October 2022)

Price

Course Fee: $50
Enrollment Guide
Medium of Instruction
English
Validity
One year from the beginning of the course
Delivery
Online through Indica Courses Learning Portal
Contact Details

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Introduction

Mindfulness, within the Indic traditions, is called smrti or sati. In the recent decades a secular form of mindfulness has been developed for stress reduction and reducing depressive episodes. Both the secular and spiritual mindfulness approaches support in leading a practitioner to happiness, not qualified by time, place nor causation. We can learn to ‘be’ happy as opposed to ‘becoming’ happy. This Indica Course will systematically present Mindfulness and its pathways to Non-Duality. The curriculum is based on the Secular traditions of Mindfulness and Adi Shankara’s philosophy of Non-Dualism.

Learners will be given homework for self-reflection/study and recommended practices.

Learning Outcomes

• Appreciation of the difference and similarities between Secular and Spiritual forms of Mindfulness
• Understanding of how Mindfulness practices are supportive in the journey of being Happy
• The method of knowing and experiencing the Non-Dual Consciousness

Syllabus

• Defining and Describing Mindfulness & Non-Dual Consciousness
• Myths and Misconceptions about Happiness
• The Mechanisms of Mindfulness
• Types of Mindfulness Practices
• Types of Consciousness
• The experience of Non-Dual Consciousness
• The nature of insight generated by Mindfulness
• The pathways to Non-Dual Consciousness through Mindfulness
• The conducive attitudes of the Practitioner

Reading List

• Wherever You Go There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn
• The Book of One by Dennis Waite

Faculty
teacher

Kathirasan K

Dr. Kathirasan K (Kathir) is a thought leader, speaker, workshop leader, executive coach, entrepreneur and author. He is known for his engaging and clear presentations on Advaita Vedanta (Non-Dualism), Secular Mindfulness and other applications.

Kathir had his tutelage with Swami Satprakashananda Saraswati (of Atma Vidya Vanam), who is a disciple of Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati. He studied the subject of Advaita Vedanta meticulously under Swamiji’s guidance for several years, before teaching this knowledge to serious seekers.

Kathir is also the author of several books which includes ‘The Advaita Vedanta of Siva Samhita’, ‘Mindfulness in 8 Days’, ‘Mindfulness-Based Leadership’ and ‘Mindfulness for the Family’.

He is the founder of two companies and has been involved in community work for more than 20 years. He was born in Singapore and has been living there all his life. He holds a Ph.D in Yoga Philosophy and Meditation, and an MBA. He is also a Certified Mindfulness Teacher (CMT-P) and a supervisor to Mindfulness Teachers-in-Training.