A Path to Understanding Our Lives

Participate in all nine modules or choose the topics that interest you most.

Mindfulness is a quality of awareness in which our perception of the present moment’s experience is not distorted by biases such as old fears, assumptions, or projection into the future. It shows us what life looks like when we see through the lens of universal conditions such as impermanence and interconnection. Mindfulness spearheads the path of understanding our lives by helping us to notice what causes us suffering and what brings us freedom from suffering. It is the root of living our lives more fully and more truly. 

This nine-month online program features IMS teachers from many generations and backgrounds. You can participate in all nine months or pick and choose the topics that interest you most.

  • Christina Feldman - Mindfulness & Dukkha - January
  • JoAnna Hardy - Mindfulness & Ethics - February
  • Winnie Nazarko - Mindfulness & Wisdom - March 
  • DaRa Williams - Mindfulness & Trauma - April
  • Oren Jay Sofer - Mindfulness & Interpersonal Communication - May
  • Kamala Masters, Ruth King & Neesha Patel - Mindfulness & LovingKindness  - June
  • Sharon Salzberg - Mindfulness & Equanimity -  July
  • Nikki Mirghafori - Mindfulness & Science - August 
  • Alexis Santos - Mindfulness & Spirituality - September

Whether you use mindfulness to manage stress or difficult emotions, improve relationships, increase engagement, or enhance your overall well-being, these discussions can help you further live your mindfulness practice.  

This program will be recorded and made available for on-demand viewing after the live sessions. On-demand videos will be available for 90-days following the live event. 

Choose your enrollment fee

As one part of our ongoing effort to expand access to the teachings of the Buddha, all IMS Online programs feature sliding scale registration fees and the opportunity to self-select a low-cost scholarship rate. No-fee enrollment is available for those who request a fee-waiver via email. Our system supports the cultivation of a dynamic and inclusive community and is made possible by our generous donors and those who choose to support other students by contributing at the “Benefactor” level.