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The Power of Being Present: The Four Foundations (SR)

Course number : ILR408   ID : 21716    Section Number : 1
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One often hears that one meditates to learn to relax. Although relaxing is often a byproduct of meditation, the true purpose is to be present in one's life more fully; being present on the spot rather than being riveted about according to one's hopes and fears. The practice of the four foundations is an everyday practice to enter the now more fully. Meditation is making friends with oneself and developing compassion towards others. This is a course on mindfulness. It is not about becoming a Buddhist but about employing techniques which Gotama Buddha employed over 3,000 years ago. It worked for him, and it has worked for many people since him in a variety of spiritual traditions. This is not a religious course, but it is about working with techniques and exercises that will allow one to enter the now of everyday life more fully. This course discusses the book Mindfulness in Action: Making Friends with Yourself through Meditation and Everyday Awareness by Chogyam Trungpa. It is recommended that students purchase and read Part One of the book prior to class.

Class Details

4 Sessions
Weekly - Wed


Jerry Webster 



Please read:  This Structured Remote Course is entirely online. The course meets as a real-time online session during the scheduled class time. This course is offered in an online format only. Students must be able to access the course from your own computer/tablet using a link that will be emailed at least one business day prior to the course start. FCC will not be able to provide individual technical support to students during the class sessions. Should you experience difficulties and not be able to access the course, please contact the program office. Only students who have paid the course fee and are officially on the class roster, may join the online class session.

In County 

Price: $30.00

Out of State Price 


Registration Closes On
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 @ 11:59 PM



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
7/28/2021 - 8/18/2021 Weekly - Wed 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Frederick, OFF CAMPUS  Map, Room: Off Campus Location Jerry Webster