Mindful Mediation - Syllabus 1, Section B)

Boris Böttcher posted 1 year ago, 1 Responses
TASK: As this is the first task that you are going to deal with, I kindly ask you to write down all the questions, responses, thoughts and ideas that you may have on your mind and create detailed documentation of your personal development during this training.
1) What does mindfulness mean to you?
To understand the other beings around me. To open up myself and step back from my own mind set, believes etc., in order to let the perspective of the counterpart to show up.
2) Which role does it play in your daily life?
So far, not too much. For example, in development and cooperation, I had more in mind, to what is called to be the white saviour.
3) Exchange with your friends and find similarities.

1. Identify and list features that influence(d) you,
My hometown, my family, my sister, my school, my friends.
2. Add connections and interactions if there are any,
The impact of my past is quite present.
3. Explain the impact of the features on your personality.
The influence from my past, is what I most criticise in others, or missing in others.

TASK: Please reflect for yourself first and then compare your findings with a peer researcher and with the possible findings listed on the right-hand side of this page. Take your time and feel free to browse the web for further information on this conflict. Such a very first catalog of questions could be:
A UN Mediator – can (s)he be neutral?
Is it the purpose of the UN Mediator to act neutral?
Does the origin of the UN Mediator possibly influence his work?
What are the benefits for the UN to settle this conflict?
Who has the benefits of having these countries in conflict?
Who may have an advantage of destabilizing the EU or UN?
Is this conflict a diversion for another conflict to be executed?
What are the benefits of the parties in conflict?
Does this conflict bear a new name for an older dispute?
Which neighboring states support each of the parties?
What economic relations do they have and would there be an advantage for these neighbors?
Foundation of Republic of North Macedonia, February 2019.

Deep Listening – Critical Thinking – Wise Speaking
TASK: Please reflect and look for more similarities that you might be able to identify. You are also free to cite other sources than Buddhist texts. Add your findings accordingly to your TD.
I find other sources for:
•	Right Thought (deep listening)
•	Right Understanding (critical thinking)
•	Right Speech (wise speaking)
Vipassana Meditation: I do practice it since May 2018. Anyhow, the circle of Ignorance, Wrong View, Attachment, Suffering, and eventual then again Ignorance, etc. is more clear to me out of the above description.
Further example for my reflection is: Robert Beetz, ‘Be the change that you are looking for’ (Sei Du die Veränderung, die du Dir wünschst).

Dear Boris,

thank you for your statements. I believe you can go much deeper, especially at such points as to how your family had an impact on you, etc. But this reflective work might be done privately.

Please add the reflections on the case of the UN Mediator.

BR, Daniel