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Bjoern
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Hello Nic, i believe you have to scroll inside that 7 myths of meditation document. You may have scrolled far on the right of your browser window. Could you have a try? For me that works well. Let me know if that works. Enjoy the course and have a great day ;)
NicH
Posted

Hi again!

I've just come on to do week 2 and I'm at the sitting meditation article. Again, I seem to only have half an article?  It finishes where it says "fingers touching". I've tried scrolling and that's all there is on my page? 

Is that the end of the article? It can't be as it doesn't make sense? Can anyone point me in the right direction of the complete article please?

Thank you x

Tine
Posted

Here's the space to ask questions that are not about the subject of the course but general or technical problems you might have with the course.

You can also contact us via the helpcenter or send me a private message.

Tine
Posted

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Here we have 2 scrollbars. One for the site and one for the document itself. Please check moving both. If you still have problems you can comment here or contact us in a private message or via the helpcenter.

CRMcCann
Posted

I managed to finish the course work for week 7, but couldn't find the practice to be done.  I've been a bit distracted at work from COVID-19, so gave up looking for it.  Any quick links that I haven't been able to find, as week 7 stretches into its third week?

Tine
Posted
On 3/13/2020 at 10:53 PM, CRMcCann said:

week 7, but couldn't find the practice to be done

Here's the link to the lovingkindness meditation in week 7: https://palousemindfulness.com/meditations/lovingkindness.html

The overview for all meditations is here:

I hope this helps. Stay safe and mindful. 🙂

Devashish
Posted

Hi All,

I encountered the same issue as NicH. Some of the articles seemed to end abruptly at page-1. I realized that this was happening on my Ipad but not on my laptop.

It may be the same case for others as well. The embedded PDFs do not seem to render properly on some mobile devices but they work fine on a computer. Should anyone else encounter this problem, perhaps try opening the page using chrome on a computer. Hope this helps.

 

dawnrobertson
Posted (edited)

I'm finishing up week 3, and simply blown away by this incredible resource. Deep bows to everyone that makes this happen!!

A few questions and comments. First, I'm about halfway through the Altered Traits book and I'm really grateful Richie and Dan wrote it. They humbly describe how their observation and testing methods have improved over the decades, and thoroughly describe how difficult it is to quantify states of mind. It's great to see pioneers in the mindfulness field dial back any unwarranted claims about the "mindful" panacea.

Second, is anyone aware of any studies that measure heart activity during meditation (other than simple heart rate)? I've heard that when Richie first measured the brain activity of Tibetan monks they laughed and told him that the the skull monitors were useless cuz the mind is focused in the heart. I feel a ton of energy course through my body during meditation and at the end of 10 day retreats I've actually noticed thoughts be a byproduct of subtle heart activity. I'm aware of heart coherence meditations and the HeartMath Institute, but they seem either too fringe-y or unstudied.

Finally, I'm noticing that so far in the course, there are almost no teachings from POC leaders. Many leaders in the insight meditation field are very active in undoing racism and unconscious bias, including Joseph and Sharon's Insight Meditation Society (where JKZ first thought of MBSR). Mindfulness is particularly useful in uncovering hidden states of mind and it might be good to speak about this type of work, and incorporate its lessons into the structure of the course as well. Apologies if this subject comes up later! I just figured I'd mention it here.

 

Edited by dawnrobertson
Temjen
Posted
On 4/28/2020 at 4:51 PM, Devashish said:

Hi All,

I encountered the same issue as NicH. Some of the articles seemed to end abruptly at page-1. I realized that this was happening on my Ipad but not on my laptop.

It may be the same case for others as well. The embedded PDFs do not seem to render properly on some mobile devices but they work fine on a computer. Should anyone else encounter this problem, perhaps try opening the page using chrome on a computer. Hope this helps.

 

hey, I went through the same. I couldn't find even after so much of searching on mobile phone and ipad. Then I decided to check on laptop then and there I got it. I felt quite a relief and happy finding it. I was at the most excited state of being to continue reading and learning. 

Tine
Posted

@Devashish and @Temjen Did you check my answer here in this topic  from the 24th of February? There you find a screenshot where I explain a rather common problem with the two scrollbars that appear sometimes and about which we can't do anything. Let me know it that was it. 🙂

Tine
Posted

Hello @dawnrobertson,

I read altered traits too and the engineer in me really appreciates the scientific approach and how they go into detail really diving into the quality of the studies and the difficulties studying something like meditation.

Thank you for bringing up the lack of BIPOC teachers in this course. I will mention that to Dave Potter who curates the course as we are not directly influencing the content.

However as we are always looking for more teachers and courses for the happiness academy we actively try to encourage diversity. So far the results aren't that good as we didn't have the necessary strong focus from the start, but we are on it!

Temjen
Posted
1 hour ago, Tine said:

@Devashish and @Temjen Did you check my answer here in this topic  from the 24th of February? There you find a screenshot where I explain a rather common problem with the two scrollbars that appear sometimes and about which we can't do anything. Let me know it that was it. 🙂

Yes, @Tine , I could learn to solve this problem after seeing the screenshot and the explanation done by you. I appreciate for your kind explanation for everyone. Thank you 😊 

Tine
Posted

@Temjen Great! I am happy to hear that it worked 🙂


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