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A Buddhist Course in Mindfulness

Bring true mindfulness into your life with Michael Stone.

Michael Stone was a beloved teacher of meditation, yoga, and mindfulness. His passing in 2017 was a shock to all. We at Lion’s Roar were always honored to work with Michael, publishing his writing in Lion’s Roar magazine and developing A Buddhist Course in Mindfulness with him.

The course features Michael the way so many people experienced him as a teacher and friend: articulate, engaging, good-humored (sometimes downright funny!) — and in gentle mastery of his subject matter.

Engaging in mindfulness helps us cultivate the courage to meet what arises in our lives as it arises, and to not hold on to it. It’s simpler than you think — especially when you have access to a great teacher, possessed of warmth and steeped in Buddhist mindfulness training and practice.

In 3+ hours, featuring 2 in-depth guided meditations, this course presents Michael at his eloquent best, teaching you not just about mindfulness, but giving you the foundation for a lifetime of realizing it — and enjoying it.

Also included are helpful review materials to reinforce what you’ve learned, and further readings (specially selected by the editors of Lion’s Roar) by some of today’s finest Buddhist teachers, including Pema Chödrön, Sharon Salzberg, and Norman Fischer.

Enroll today to make the life-changing benefits of mindfulness practice yours with A Buddhist Course in Mindfulness.

  • Over 3 hours of teachings offered in 29 easy-to-follow videos
  • 35+ minutes of guided meditations
  • Practical advice on finding your meditative posture (including in a chair), how to transform reactivity, what to do with your hands and eyes during meditation, and more
  • Supportive Lion’s Roar magazine readings on sitting with pain, understanding the Buddhist view on karma and why we suffer, key Buddhist meditative techniques, and “How to Establish a Daily Practice of Almost Anything, in Six Steps”
  • All Lion's Roar Online Learning courses include closed captions


Your Instructor


Michael Stone
Michael Stone

Shôken Michael Stone was a Buddhist teacher, yogi, psychotherapist, and author who presented traditional meditative tools in plain language to facilitate their greater impact in the worlds of psychology, technology, economics, and ecology. His meditation teachings integrated traditional Vipassana and Zen forms with insights from Yoga and Mahayana Buddhism, while honoring the integrity of each tradition.


Class Curriculum



Frequently Asked Questions


Is mindfulness practice actually beneficial?
Yes. A time-tested practice with countless adherents, mindfulness meditation helps us address difficult mental states and cultivate positive ones. And there’s good reason to believe it can be good for our physical health as well as our mental health. As a 2018 Lion’s Roar magazine article notes, “recent studies suggest that mindfulness may have impacts on our hearts, brains, and immune systems, among other potential effects,” and can “play a supportive role in health care by helping people to cope with pain, stress, anxiety, and depression.” (It may be contraindicated in some cases; please seek treatment if you need it.)
Is mindfulness practice really for you?
Mindfulness is for everyone. We all deal with stress and distraction every day. Mindfulness is a time-tested way to re-prioritize our well-being, cultivate peace, and — not least of all — bring about profound, powerful insights.
Not a Buddhist?
Not a problem! You’ve probably noticed that mindfulness meditation has been taken up by all kinds of people (and even businesses and cultures) lately. That’s because mindfulness requires no specific beliefs. But it’s always been a prized virtue among Buddhists, who’ve made teaching and practicing it a specialty, eventually fueling its current widespread adoption.
When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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