Thomas McConkie offers a concise yet comprehensive course on mindfulness based on over two decades of daily practice, intensive training and sincere inquiry.

Mindfulness Essentials provides a solid foundation for anyone looking to reap the profound benefits of a mindfulness practice in their daily life. Broken into nine modules with eight in-depth guided meditations, this course will lend momentum to your practice whether you are just beginning or have been practicing for many years.

Sample of the Course

In this excerpt, Thomas describes how essential mindful awareness is to our human experience, as well as the profound benefits of remembering the basic fact of awareness.

Course Curriculum

About Thomas

Thomas is an author, public speaker, and mindfulness teacher. He is the founder of Lower Lights School of Wisdom where he teaches developmental psychology and meditative practice, which he has studied for more than 20 years.

Notable teachers he has studied under include Shinzen Young, Joshu Sasaki Roshi, Musho Roshi, Dr. Terri O'Fallon and John Kesler, Founder of Integral Polarity Practice. He is creator of the podcast, Mindfulness+ and has been featured on NPR, Religion News Service, Tricycle Magazine, and the 10% Happier Podcast.

In the course you will learn:

• What mindfulness is and the benefits from engaging the practice.
• Some of the most common myths about mindfulness that prevent people from truly reaping the benefits of the practice.
• Basic instruction on how to work with the body in a way that invites mindful awareness to naturally blossom in life.
• Why concentration is a fundamental tool to learn, grow, and evolve. Also, how concentration is a skill we can cultivate.
• Subtleties to the art of rest as well as how to access it easily and reliably.
• How to cultivate a sense of abiding happiness independent of conditions.
• How mindfulness catalyzes the healing process and practical tips for allowing this process to unfold.
• Why stillness is an indispensable tool for deepening our mindful awareness.
• Key elements for making ongoing progress on the path.

“Through the masterful guidance of Thomas, I have learned to pay attention to how I pay attention and it has changed how I fundamentally experience life. The principles taught in the course are timeless and so important.”