Stephan Bodian: Beyond Mindfulness - Contemplative Journal

Beyond Mindfulness

An Introduction to Spiritual Awakening

by Stephan Bodian

Available Now!



I encourage you to investigate and penetrate the many ideas and preconceptions you already have in order to reach the living truth that lies beneath… rather than hanging out in the branches.

from Wake Up Now by Stephan Bodian


We’ve heard about mindfulness, but how do we reach beyond it to discover who we are?

In Stephan Bodian’s workshop, you’ll learn a more direct approach to spiritual awakening, as found in Zen and Tibetan Buddhism and Advaita.  In guided self-inquiry, you’ll learn how to turn your awareness back onto itself.  He will illuminate your path to enlightenment.


This course includes a workbook, video lessons, and audio meditations to enhance your awakening experience. 

Week One

Week 1: What is Spiritual Awakening?
2 talks and audio guided meditations
Audio Meditations
1.1 Inner Sensing as the Ground
1.2 Is Anything Missing from This Moment Right Now?

Week Two

 Week 2: Why the Direct Approach?
2 talks and audio guided meditations.
Audio Meditations
2.1 Expanding Awareness Beyond the Body
2.2 Being Aware of Awareness

Week Three

 Week 3: Mind Like the Sky
2 talks and audio guided meditations.
Audio Meditations
3.1 Inquiring into the Nature of Thought
3.2 Who Am I? Searching for the Ultimate Subject

Week Four

 Week 4: Embodying Your Awakening
2 talks and audio guided meditations.
Audio Meditations
4.1 Resting in Your Natural State
4.2 Exploring the Nondual Nature of Reality


  • Type: Pre-Recorded
  • Materials: Workbook (.pdf), video classes, guided audio meditations
  • Sections: 4 Weeks
  • Availability: On Demand

Your purchase entitles you to unlimited on-demand access.


Here's a sample of what this class offers!

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About Stephan Bodian

An internationally known author, psychotherapist, and teacher of mindfulness and spiritual awakening, Stephan leads regular intensives and retreats and offers spiritual counseling and mentoring to people throughout the world. His popular guidebook Meditation for Dummies has sold over a quarter of a million copies worldwide, and his digital program Mindfulness Meditation (with Mental Workout) has been praised in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. His latest book, Beyond Mindfulness, is now available on Stephan trained for many years as a Buddhist monk and edited the magazine Yoga Journal for a decade. His other books include Buddhism for Dummies and Wake Up Now.

Don't take our word for it. Read reviews from other students here:

I like the online format, as I work both full-time and a part-time job now. It's a way to continue learning about this path we are on that fits my schedule.

- S.

I took Mark's classes and I mostly enjoyed the depth of his presentation, his clear vision. I also like to hear him interacting with people--really taking time to listen and to understand. I consider Mark one of my most inspiring teachers.

- H.

I took the course by Cynthia Bourgeault on the four voices of discernment. I enjoyed that very much, as it was very practical.

- C.

I like your classes on developing my contemplative prayer.

- R.

I took Four Voices taught by Cynthia Bourgeault. I enjoyed the teaching, then the practical instruction.

- W.