Level 8: Science of Mind

Learn how Buddhist psychology explains mind and perception, so you can overcome confusion about self and others.

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What You’ll Gain in Level 8: Science of Mind

Learn the Buddhist abhidharma teachings

Learn to discriminate what’s happening in your mind to practice the middle way

Dispel biases and confusion with wisdom

See how the past colors perception of the present

Make space for a new experience of self

Soften clinging to a singular, unchanging identity

Enjoy having agency over your own well-being

Apply wise view and practical abhidharma teachings to everyday living

Prerequisites for this course: Level 1 through Level 7: Insight

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The 8th Stage in Your Journey to Liberation

In Level 8: Science of Mind (the Buddhist abhidharma teachings) we learn why making erroneous assumptions about our world is the source of all of our problems, disappointments, and difficulties. For better or worse, we see the world as we do because of past actions, thoughts and emotions. The wisdom of right view helps us see clearly, informing our actions and transforming our experience.

  • Uncover Buddhist psychology on what hinders or enables liberation
  • See how our experience of the world is clouded by our perspective
  • Cultivate inner qualities that incline the mind toward practice
  • Create more ease in life by knowing where to direct your interest
  • Let go of the assumption that this experience is mine, me or I
  • Practice right view to take responsibility for your own well-being

Ways to Get Started

Whether you take the levels one-by-one, purchase the Journey course bundle or gain full access to all our courses with a Premium Membership, our progressive online courses will inspire your progress on your path.

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Your Level 8 Mind Trainers

Get to know the dharma teachers and meditation experts who will lead you to new possibilities as you progress on your Journey of Liberation.

Tillman Lhundrup has been teaching meditation and Buddhist philosophy for over 40 years

Tilmann Lhundrup

Life-long Meditation Teacher and Retreat Coach

Trungram Gyalwa, PhD, Internationally Renowned Meditation Master & Scholar

Trungram Gyalwa, PhD

Internationally Renowned Buddhist Master & Scholar

Lama Jampa Thaye, Meditation Master and Scholar

Lama Jampa Thaye, PhD

Meditation Master and Buddhist Scholar

Julia Stenzel PhD is a long time meditation teacher who specializes in the benefits of compassion meditation

Julia Stenzel, PhD

Meditation teacher and Buddhist professor

Bart Mendel is the architect of Mindworks progressive meditation system.

Bart Mendel

Founder and Chief Meditation Officer

Reverend Joseph Rogers is a specialist in addiction recovery and teaches meditation to aid recovery

Reverend Joseph Rogers

Chaplain and Meditation Instructor for Recovery

Khaydroup Podvoll is a Mind Trainer on Mindworks who teaches the benefits of being in the present moment

Khaydroup Podvoll

Contemplative Practitioner, Meditator & Teacher

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