Degree In Mindfulness


Cambridge University Offers Degree In Mindfulness for $33K

Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts is offering a Master of Arts in Mindfulness Studies degree. It’s a two-year program that costs $33,300. Books by Jon Kabat-Zinn, considered the forefather of mindfulness, are required reading. Students study the effects of meditation on health, education and business. A week-long silent retreat is also required.

Edith Lesley Wolfard began the Lesley School in 1909. Her first students were studying to become kindergarten teachers. They gathered in the living room of the Lesley Wolfard family home in Cambridge. At that time, the kindergarten movement was an emerging idea and preparing women for careers outside of the home was a radical notion. Lesley Wolfard’s guiding principles are still upheld today: “to be different; to consider the individual of basic importance; to inculcate the ideal of gracious living; and to foster the traditions of American democracy.”

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  • Mark N Roberts  On October 17, 2014 at 7:54 PM

    Makes Scn. look downright affordable. I would rather train to Cl-8 even in the church than do that one course. I can always correct the outpoints from my training, since I have 2500 hrs. of solo already, using the principles of mindfulness for a lot of it, thanks to you. I also use a lot of your study techniques.

    It may seem that I disagree with you a lot, but not really in the grand scheme of things.


  • vinaire  On October 17, 2014 at 8:19 PM

    Details About the MA in Mindfulness Program

    This 36-credit Master of Arts in Mindfulness Studies is a two-year program offered in a hybrid format, in which you start each year with an 8-day residency on Lesley’s campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts. During the residency you’ll take classes, meet with faculty members, conduct research, and network with peers. Between residencies those students who reside locally can continue to attend classes on-campus, while those students at a distance will join classes and discussion from their home community via online tools.



  • Mark N Roberts  On October 17, 2014 at 9:01 PM

    Much more thorough than I first realized.


  • Mark N Roberts  On October 17, 2014 at 9:04 PM

    I cannot get the link to “Update Notes” to work.


    • vinaire  On October 17, 2014 at 9:06 PM

      That was “published” by error. Those were personal notes.


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