Embodying the Qualities of Mindfulness

16 Guidelines is now part of the continuing studies school at the University of Toronto.

The 16 Guidelines has been part of the University of Toronto’s curriculum for over four years with approximately 100 students every year going through a 16G inspired programme.

The 16 Guidelines are the foundation of the applied ethics course for the Certificate Programme in Applied Mindfulness Meditation.

In its latest form the course is called Embodying the Qualities of Mindfulness and is offered through the school of continuing studies. 16G courses in the past had been offered through the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work.

The course is described on the University’s website as follows:

In this experiential course you will reflect on your motivations, intentions, values and practices in order to contribute to a secular, inclusive, universal and embodied practice. Discussions will surround an ancient set of 16 Guidelines inspired by leaders committed to a culture that proposes mindful thought, values, relations and compassion-in-action.

In the last term of 2017 the class had 24 students (pictured), all using mindfulness in their personal and professional lives. Another 35 participants took the adapted 16 Guidelines curriculum in November and December.

To read more about the course visit the link: http://learn.utoronto.ca/courses-programs/business-professionals/certificates/foundations-of-applied-mindfulness-meditation

The University of Toronto is also one of the main partners at the upcoming “A Mindful Society conference” where the 16 Guidelines and Transformative Mindfulness Methods will be represented.