Jul 21, 2020
A course that will open your mind and heart. I thoroughly enjoyed it and learnt so much about Mindfulness and how I want to incorporate it into my daily life, relationships and personality. Thank you!
Nov 02, 2017
Awesome!\n\nLots of valuable theory, which includes uncovering fears and doubts. And the most important: practice. You can learn meditation here, and truly understand why the hell it's so important.
By Plamen P•
Mar 09, 2017
A practical introduction to mindfulness.
By Kristina R D•
Jul 02, 2017
I would have liked more quizzes.
By Cour S•
Apr 15, 2018
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Aug 02, 2017
By Graeme C•
Jan 24, 2017
This is a good course, and I would (indeed, have) recommend it to others.
However the week on science seemed to lack any references that i could find; unless i'm missing the obvious. If there were none included then this is not acceptable when discussing science in an academic context. If they are there somewhere then i think the course as a whole would be improved by making them more apparent. Perhaps by putting the references for a lecture at the end of the lecture, where there is already a slide giving credit for the use of images. This is basic practice when lecturing on science generally.
Either way I'm loving the course and thank you for producing it!
By Cynthia A•
Mar 11, 2018
I found myself fast forwarding throughout the videos, I found lots of the information redundant and repetitive. I felt as if we never reached the actual point of the subject or the meat of it so to speak. I kept waiting for more depth, more information, more "aha" moments in which I felt I have learned something, but that did not happen. Perhaps I am already mindful as I do try to be every moment of every day.
By Edvard T•
Sep 13, 2018
I understand the course title reads ‘dy-mystifying’, but I expected that there would be more on the ‘positive side’, i.e. what mindfulness ‘is’ based on facts and scientific findings rather than spending so much portion of content talking about what mindfulness ‘isn’t’ which I don’t think really necessary.
Also, there are opinions presented as knowledge, that needs to be mindful of.
By Mukli K•
Mar 03, 2017
Long and unbalanced course. The first weeks are long with too much materials, that I think, should be separated to more weeks, than last weeks has no any new materials just short discussion prompts. Maybe it is my fault, but I waited for something else, this was my first philosophy and mindfulness course.
By Bach K L•
Apr 16, 2020
A little too in depth and heavy sometimes. I missed more practical language and practices. Good in general, but sometimes I lost track and was difficult to follow the videos with full attention.
Really light assessments but interesting peer revisions.
By Sreya D•
Jul 19, 2020
The ideas shared in the course are very informative. However it is quite lengthy and becomes disengaging after a while
By Erkin K•
Jan 14, 2018
Concept and subjects very good, his stable voice and his sometimes hard English makes you sleepy
By Annie C•
Jul 09, 2020
Lots of information and clinical lectures on mindfulness as well as practices.
By Belakhdar A•
Apr 25, 2020
good but complicated
By Sally P•
Jul 10, 2020
A colon is made of two dots. Is it the top dot that implies the bottom dot, or rather the bottom dot that implies the top dot, and what if the dots are not in exact lineage above each other but a little bit apart, can that still be called a colon: well yes and no at the same time.... If you like that kind of reasoning you'll love this course. Without the written transcripts I find it extremely hard to follow the course speaker, and the reasoning all circular avoiding a clear statement. The practical exercises of meditation are much more useful.
Oct 15, 2019
Though it is rich with informaton, I personally found this course far less fascinating than I had initially hoped. It felt to be a stream of information that I couldn't really apply, I didn't feel like I was progressing in my scientific or meditative journey here just rehearsing lots of terminology and icons. The teacher was well spoken and easy to understand but I think the actual content of the course lost me along the way.
By Ghazi A•
Dec 02, 2016
This course could've been better by the inclusion of more examples, the lecturer is very monotonous and sadly, i see no discussion forum for this course, in addition to that, whenever i tried replying to the comments the reply button turned grey and nothing happened. I had reported to resolve the issue but nothing happened the issue persists. It could have been done much better specially the lectures. Thank you :)
By Brian P•
Jun 27, 2017
Perhaps I was expecting that focused more on practice than history, but this involved too much Sanskrit vocabulary and eastern religion for me. I'm dropping out.
By Peter W•
Jul 20, 2020
Was searching for a more academic perspective on mindfulness and meditation. This is more of a western history and perspective summary.
By Tanya C•
Oct 24, 2016
The course was hard to follow and understand.
Jul 18, 2017
By Somesh N•
May 19, 2020
Didn't teach anything even after spending an entire hour on the course. All I did was answer surveys and discussions. Video content is stretched out and circles around the topic instead of discussing the topic. Got tired after the first ninety minutes. You are better off practicing meditation than waste time on this course. Do not recommend at all. Watch movies or tv shows instead.
By Javier O•
Apr 19, 2020
This course rapidly turns into metrics, most students that continue reaching me are avid for assess the experience of mindful practices rather than practicing mindfulness.
By Jacob N•
Jun 26, 2020
If you sign up for this class they will send you emails promoting their politics even if you request not to get messages from Leiden University.
By Gilian R H•
Mar 16, 2017
I did not enjoy how this course was taught. It was confusing and hard to understand the professor did not go at a pace i found helpful.
By Komal A•
Dec 30, 2017
Course content can be improved. Didn't find it interesting or got knowledge on the topic