The Roots of Mindfulness Part 1, with Professor Douglas Brooks

Episode Summary

In part one of this two-part episode, Douglas Brooks and Derik Mills discuss the roots of mindfulness by delving into ancient, sacred texts.

Episode Notes

Professor Douglas Brooks has long been fascinated by Buddhism and Hindu traditions. He lived in India with his teacher, Dr. Gopala Aiyar Sundaramoorthy, for many years, studying and practicing Srividya, Auspicious Wisdom, and the modern traditions of goddess-centered Tantra. In part one of a two-part episode, Professor Brooks recalls the roots of his fascination with both Buddhist and Hindu traditions and culture, and brings in ancient texts to help you chart a path into your practice of mindfulness. You may find that reflecting with him in this episode may refresh your view of mindfulness and your practice of it. 


Douglas Brooks at the Religious Studies Project

GLO classes:

Selected Glo classes from Douglas Brooks:

Origins of Asceticism in India

Identity, Ego and the Subtle Body in Early Yoga

Stages in Life: The Four Ashramas

The Sciences of Dharma: Dharmashastra or the Sources for Truth and Justice

The Role of Food

The Origins of the Word ‘Yoga’

Varuna, Keeper of the Grand Order