The Roots of Mindfulness Part 2, with Professor Douglas Brooks

Episode Summary

In part two of this two-part episode, Professor Douglas Brooks seeks a deep understanding of mindfulness and its practice by discussing ancient Buddhist and Hindu texts.

Episode Notes

In part two of our exploration of mindfulness, Professor Douglas Brooks summons his extensive knowledge of ancient texts to help listeners access a deep understanding of mindfulness and its practices.

Derik Mills and Professor Brooks discuss how mindfulness is not just something you’re practicing on your yoga mat. It is a moment to moment practice that you develop every day.  Professor Brooks believes the true benefits will come with commitment. “Little by little, again and again,” is the way to approach this rewarding  practice. 

Links:

Rajanaka is a tradition of individual learning and community education.We study mythology and comparative philosophy, art, literature, and especially the expansive definitions of yoga. Visit the website

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