Life-Changing Lessons From a Monk

8-session Course Meditation & Mindfulness, Learning & Wisdom
Life-Changing Lessons From a Monk

About this course

Buddha legendarily lived amongst nature in forests, and that's where Forest Monks get their name: They're known for keeping the practices and wisdom of Buddha alive. These wisdom-keepers use powerful traditions and tools like self-love, awareness, meditation, and mindful eating to transform and balance their minds and bodies. In this course, spiritual teacher Nithya Shanti shares the secrets he learned in his six years living as a forest monk — and how you can use them to amplify your life.

About the teacher

Nithya Shanti

Nithya Shanti

Spiritual teacher Nithya Shanti is passionate about helping others realize the joy that exists within. As a host of Roundglass’ weekly podcast “The Stories We Tell,” and through his work at the Nithya Shanti Foundation, Shanti works to address contemporary issues through spiritual teachings of mindfulness and compassion.
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8 Sessions

  1. Course Introduction
    Course Introduction
  2. Start with Why: Different Kinds of Monks
    1. Start with Why: Different Kinds of Monks
    Learn the different insights about monastic living and apply these principles to everyday life.
    18 mins
  3. The Support and Challenge of Community
    2. The Support and Challenge of Community
    A sense of just being gives you clarity on life because by stepping back and experiencing, rather than doing, you develop a deeper perspective.
    10 mins
  4. Everything Is Teaching Us
    3. Everything Is Teaching Us
    To experience a shift in consciousness, it's important to approach life as though everything is designed as an opportunity for learning.
    16 mins
  5. Ritual as Philosophy in Action
    4. Ritual as Philosophy in Action
    How much of what you think of yourself is self-generated, and how much stems from other people's perspectives?
    13 mins
  6. The Currency of Merit
    5. The Currency of Merit
    Be mindful of every step on your journey and your path becomes well lit.
    14 mins
  7. Mindfulness as a Way of Life
    6. Mindfulness as a Way of Life
    Everything is an opportunity to be present, alert, and awake.
    13 mins
  8. Conscious Living and Dying
    7. Conscious Living and Dying
    Live each day more graciously and consciously.
    14 mins
  9. Finding Inspiration
    8. Finding Inspiration
    Monastic teachings and traditions for navigating everyday life.
    13 mins