Mindfulness and Buddhism ADED11378

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: Short Courses
  • Credits: 0
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Summer
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

Mindfulness is valuable for anyone wishing to open the door to a fuller, richer experience of life. This four-day course explores how mindfulness has been drawn from the Buddhist meditation tradition and applied within our current society to enhance wellbeing and effectiveness.  Buddhist practice developed mindfulness as a way of waking from the half-life of habit, knee-jerk reaction and limiting self-views, to allow individuals to engage with a more active, conscious role in life.


Block 3 (4 days)

Monday 8 - Thursday 11 June


Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses






Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non-Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

The course aims to support students to:

■ Recognise how the current practice of mindfulness has developed from Buddhist meditation traditions.

■ Understand how to handle difficulties without stress, recognise the importance of living moment by moment and understand the process of making clear, conscious choices

■ Learn to distinguish subjective thoughts from objective facts

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ Comprehend the practice of mindfulness within Buddhist traditions and recognise how this has been applied in current society to a range of helping settings.

■ Understand that 'Mindfulness Learning' involves the application of a series of techniques to allow the individual to stay more securely in touch with their present-moment experience, without the added assumptions, interpretations and dramatic mental narratives

■ Apply acquired knowledge to real-life and work situations in a professional and empathetic manner

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits