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    • Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation

    • By: Mark W. Muesse, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Mark W. Muesse
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
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    Meditation offers deep and lasting benefits for mental functioning and emotional health, as well as for physical health and well-being. These 24 detailed lectures teach you the principles and techniques of sitting meditation, the related practice of walking meditation, and the highly beneficial use of meditative awareness in many important activities, including eating and driving. You will also learn how to use the skills of meditation in working with thoughts and emotional states.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very good lectures on mindfulness!

    • By Mike on 09-19-13

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Confucius, Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad

    • By: Mark W. Muesse, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Mark W. Muesse
    • Length: 18 hrs and 55 mins
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    No understanding of human life, individual or collective, could be complete without factoring in the role and contribution of these history-shaping teachers. Now, this 36-lecture series takes you deep into the life stories and legacies of these four iconic figures, revealing the core teachings, and thoughts of each, and shedding light on the historical processes that underlie their phenomenal, enduring impact.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant introduction to those 4 great teachers

    • By Curdy on 11-21-13

    Regular price: $41.95

    • The Power of Awareness

    • By: Mark W. Muesse
    • Narrated by: Mark W. Muesse
    • Length: 33 mins
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    Explore the notion of "mindfulness" - nonjudgmental attention to experience - as it occurs in everyday life and as a deliberate practice. Note the many benefits of mindfulness practice, from the freedom to choose how you respond to life, to releasing detrimental emotions and patterns of thinking, to its effects on your physical health.

    Regular price: $1.37

    • Insight: Clearing the Mind

    • By: Mark W. Muesse
    • Narrated by: Mark W. Muesse
    • Length: 32 mins
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    Practicing mindfulness over time prepares the mind for "insight," which in this tradition means seeing clearly into the fundamental nature of reality. Begin an inquiry into what Buddhism calls the three "marks" of existence with the notion of impermanence - the eternal arising and passing away of all phenomena.

    Regular price: $1.37

    • Great World Religions: Hinduism

    • By: Mark W. Muesse, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Mark W. Muesse
    • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 310
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    In this 12-lecture series, you'll encounter a religion that is perhaps the most diverse of all; one that worships more gods and goddesses than any other, and one that rejects the notion that there is only one path to the divine. These lectures provide a window into the roots of, perhaps, all religions. You'll explore the course of Hinduism's 5,000-year journey.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An important introduction into Hinduism

    • By Jacobus on 05-09-14

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Religions of the Axial Age: An Approach to the World's Religions

    • By: Mark W. Muesse, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Mark W. Muesse
    • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
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    These 24 extraordinary lectures offer you the rare opportunity to relate your own spiritual questions to a variety of ancient quests for meaning and transcendence. Professor Muesse looks at the historical conditions in which the world religions arose and explores how they answered shared metaphysical and human dilemmas.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent teaching

    • By Paul A. on 12-09-17

    Regular price: $34.95