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English
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Learner Career Outcomes

60%

started a new career after completing these courses

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got a tangible career benefit from this course

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Shareable Certificate
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100% online
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Flexible deadlines
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Beginner Level
Approx. 13 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

1 Necessity of self-reflection

2 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 75 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
1-1. What is the goal of your life?6m
1-2. Literature on self-reflection10m
1-3. Draw my life graph13m
1-4. Self-leadership10m
1-5. Human completion5m
1-6. Ultimate purpose of self-reflection9m
1-7. Self-reflection and world peace11m
2 readings
Opinions from previous on-line meditation learners10m
Lecture slides for week 110m
1 practice exercise
Quiz for Week 116m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

2 Principle and practice of self-reflection

2 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 105 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
9 videos
2-2. How much do I know my self7m
2-3. Exercise of self-reflection7m
2-4. Practice of self-reflection through relationships12m
2-5. Practice of self-reflection through myself8m
2-6. Practice of self-reflection through emotions of love and hatred7m
2-7. Practice of self-reflection through worries9m
2-8. Practice of self-reflection through response20m
2-9. Your current state & Future you want9m
1 reading
Lecture material for week 210m
1 practice exercise
Quiz for Week 210m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

3 Copied world and real world

3 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 118 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
8 videos
3-2. Human recognition observed by philosophers19m
3-3. Human recognition observed by neuroscientists13m
3-4. Interview with a neuroscientist21m
3-5. Human illusion10m
3-6. Principle of mind formation12m
3-7. Human mind & Original mind15m
3-8. Understanding the reasons why we can't live with free will13m
1 reading
Lecture material for week 310m
1 practice exercise
Quiz for Week 324m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

4 The methodology of mind cleansing

2 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 84 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
8 videos
4-2. Do you want to change yourself? (2)13m
4-3. Methodology of mind cleansing11m
4-4. Your will for change8m
4-5. Repetition of self-reflection - Pride8m
4-6. Repetition of self-reflection - Human relationships11m
4-7. Repetition of self-reflection - Love12m
4-8. Real potential and positive mind11m
1 reading
Lecture material for week 410m
1 practice exercise
Quiz for Week 416m

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  • The mind is memorized thoughts of my lived life, habits inherited from my parents and thoughts of my body. Those are all stored in my brain, which cause all my thoughts and actions. Those become many different thoughts, fixed frame (fixed idea and prejudice) , causes of conflicts in human relations and stress. You become unhealthy. I had not done as I had thought. However, those minds are all non-existent false (illusionary) ones. If you throw away the false mind, you can find the original existence of your true mind (true self).

  • It is the false mind thrown away. The true mind exists eternally, and does not disappear because it is real. If you recover this true mind of your original self, the inner potential of positive power are revealed and you can be successful in any area by doing one thing at a time. You can be healthy, happy and live a complete human life. Human completion is to exceed your boundaries and live with your neighbors in the world in happiness and harmony. You can attain the creative and convergent mind required in this time.

  • Yes. Students who successfully complete the class will receive a Statement of Accomplishment signed by the instructor. The final grade is based on 12 quizzes (60% of the final grade) and 6 assignments (40% of the final grade). To receive a Statement of Accomplishment, you have to obtain more than 60% of the maximum score. To receive a Statement of Accomplishment with Distinction, you have to obtain more than 80% of the maximum score.

  • All the materials will be provided via the course site. You do not have to purchase any textbook for this course.

  • You will practice how to close the gap between your current state and the future you want though self-reflection. Objectively you can evaluate your whole life at each age and find causes of your current state. You can subtract the causes in your daily life which results in widening the gap. Then, you can be a happy and competent person.

  • High school level physics and biology are recommended, but not required.

  • This course is designed for anyone who is interested in fulfilling his/her goals. Anyone who wishes to be a positive, sociable, reliable, and wise manager, team member, teacher, student, parent or friend.

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