Beyond Mindfulness with Tim Lott

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If you’e ever wanted to explore the intellectual underpinnings of the mindfulness movement, then this is the course for you.

Across six video lectures, novelist and journalist Tim Lott relates the story of how he discovered the work of Alan Watts, the populariser of Buddhism in the West, and how it changed his life.

Tim goes on to relate the key concepts of Eastern philosophy, and comes up with his own attitude to life which he calls Zenism.

Come and join Tim, explore the colourful life of Alan Watts, and get a grip on the fundamental concepts that underlie the philosophy of the East.


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What you get

Six video lectures – which you can watch repeatedly – plus notes and access to community forum

Who is it for?

This course if for anyone who would like to gain a thorough intellectual understanding of the philosophy that underpins the mindfulness movement

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Carole
10/11/2017

Beyond Mindfulness with Tim Lott
I loved this lecture series and think anyone with even a mild interest in Eastern philosophy will enjoy this introduction to the wisdom of the east. I subscribed to this series with a vague interest in eastern philosophy, but it was not long before my interest turned to fascination and I was eager (even obsessive) to know more about Alan Watts. I found it hard to stop myself reading just one more chapter of his many books or listening to yet one more of his lectures. Some of Alan Watts’ ideas made my brain hurt so I frequently checked back in with Tim Lott’s lectures when I thought I was losing the plot. They helped give a perspective on some difficult ideas.

Listening to Alan Watts’ ‘point of view’ has been both fascinating and rewarding. He asks us to suspend all preconceived ideas about the world and our place in it and to open up our minds to think in a very different way, using the wisdom of the east. It has been an interesting experience to “unlearn something everyday”, to give Alan Watts time to go deep into his topic and see how he relates his ideas to the western scientific model. His theories are refreshing and intellectually stimulating. He even offers hope for solving some of the anxieties of modern life.

Thank you Tim Lott for this excellent introduction to the ideas of Alan Watts - it has been an exciting discovery.

Joan Glasper
27/02/2016

Beyond Mindfulness Tim Lott
I disagree with the previous reviewers who dislike Tim Lott's delivery. I have enjoyed these lectures immensely, and although Tim has a different style from Mark Vernon (whom I also enjoy), he is indeed eloquent in his presentation. His voice is steady and soothing, and he repeats ideas in different ways throughout each lecture, so the learner can more easily pick up Watts's ideas. I have found Watts difficult to grasp in the past, but Tim helps me see through to his ideas. And they are very useful ideas! I highly recommend this series of lectures.

idler
29/02/2016

Thank you Joan, that is good to hear! We'll be sure to pass your comments on to Tim. And if you have nay questions for him, please do post them in the forum and we'll pass them on.
The Idlers

Katrin
12/11/2015

Beyond Mindfulness Online Course
Sorry to say so, but I do have to completely agree with Serena's review. I don't doubt that Tim Lott is a very distinguished journalist but I was extremely disappointed with the delivery, apparently completely read from a tele prompter, and with an unfortunate camera angle that only at few instances gave the impression of looking at the audience rather than the script. This is not to say that this course is uninteresting at all. But in comparison with the delivery of the Ancient Philosophers online course for example, this very static format does not seem to have been the best choice if Mr Lott is otherwise renowned for his eloquence.

idler
12/11/2015

Dear Katrin
Thank you very much for your comments. We have taken them on board and I'm sorry that you were disappointed with Tim's delivery. I will take this feedback to the team and we'll make sure that we improve the delivery in future.
Tom

Reviews

Carole
10/11/2017

Beyond Mindfulness with Tim Lott
I loved this lecture series and think anyone with even a mild interest in Eastern philosophy will enjoy this introduction to the wisdom of the east. I subscribed to this series with a vague interest in eastern philosophy, but it was not long before my interest turned to fascination and I was eager (even obsessive) to know more about Alan Watts. I found it hard to stop myself reading just one more chapter of his many books or listening to yet one more of his lectures. Some of Alan Watts’ ideas made my brain hurt so I frequently checked back in with Tim Lott’s lectures when I thought I was losing the plot. They helped give a perspective on some difficult ideas.

Listening to Alan Watts’ ‘point of view’ has been both fascinating and rewarding. He asks us to suspend all preconceived ideas about the world and our place in it and to open up our minds to think in a very different way, using the wisdom of the east. It has been an interesting experience to “unlearn something everyday”, to give Alan Watts time to go deep into his topic and see how he relates his ideas to the western scientific model. His theories are refreshing and intellectually stimulating. He even offers hope for solving some of the anxieties of modern life.

Thank you Tim Lott for this excellent introduction to the ideas of Alan Watts - it has been an exciting discovery.

Joan Glasper
27/02/2016

Beyond Mindfulness Tim Lott
I disagree with the previous reviewers who dislike Tim Lott's delivery. I have enjoyed these lectures immensely, and although Tim has a different style from Mark Vernon (whom I also enjoy), he is indeed eloquent in his presentation. His voice is steady and soothing, and he repeats ideas in different ways throughout each lecture, so the learner can more easily pick up Watts's ideas. I have found Watts difficult to grasp in the past, but Tim helps me see through to his ideas. And they are very useful ideas! I highly recommend this series of lectures.

idler
29/02/2016

Thank you Joan, that is good to hear! We'll be sure to pass your comments on to Tim. And if you have nay questions for him, please do post them in the forum and we'll pass them on.
The Idlers

Katrin
12/11/2015

Beyond Mindfulness Online Course
Sorry to say so, but I do have to completely agree with Serena's review. I don't doubt that Tim Lott is a very distinguished journalist but I was extremely disappointed with the delivery, apparently completely read from a tele prompter, and with an unfortunate camera angle that only at few instances gave the impression of looking at the audience rather than the script. This is not to say that this course is uninteresting at all. But in comparison with the delivery of the Ancient Philosophers online course for example, this very static format does not seem to have been the best choice if Mr Lott is otherwise renowned for his eloquence.

idler
12/11/2015

Dear Katrin
Thank you very much for your comments. We have taken them on board and I'm sorry that you were disappointed with Tim's delivery. I will take this feedback to the team and we'll make sure that we improve the delivery in future.
Tom