Calm as a Mountain

Learn to Stressproof Yourself in 45 Minutes

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Is stress a part of your life? It doesn't have to be.

Excessive stress shortens our already brief lifetimes and limits our health, relationships, and potential. We need techniques for shedding stress that go beyond short-term relief.

We need stressproofing.

This 45 minute course will equip you with the understanding of what stress really is and three simple Zen meditation techniques that change your relationship to stress, protecting your mind from it's harmful effects:

  • Two stabilizing, grounding practices to reconnect with your calm anytime, anywhere.
  • A technique for identifying the real causes of stress in your life and how to avoid getting caught in them in the future.

You'll also be guided in bringing these techniques into your everyday life.

"I really enjoyed it! I found the mix of videos and some print summary notes really helpful. It came at a very opportune time in my life when I was making some big decisions....your course and a series of Pema Chodron videos helped me get to those decisions in a calmer and more centered fashion than I would have otherwise. Thank you!"

- Laura M, Language Teacher, USA

"I had a quite tough day and I decided to try out your stress meditation. I can say I think I need practice but did find it helpful for sure."

- Kyle M, PhD Student, Canada

Your Instructor

Jason Bond
Jason Bond

As a professional teacher, my life used to be a whirlwind of stress, frustration, anger, sadness, self-criticism, and shame. Alcohol and escapism weren’t moving me forward so I tried meditation. Slowly but surely, I could transform my mental chaos into calm and clarity that lasted beyond my meditation sessions.

Are you ready to transform your stress,

creating a happier, more peaceful future?

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to sit cross-legged on a mountaintop or something?
You are welcome to, however, we can get the same benefits from sitting on a chair. Sitting cross-legged is sometimes said to be the ‘right’ way to meditate and while this posture certainly is stable, it helps to remember that many of these traditions come from Asian countries where chairs were not a part of the local culture. As long as your posture is comfortable and stable, there is no need to find a mountaintop.
Can I practice mindfulness and/or meditation if I identify with a specific faith or none at all?
Absolutely. Our health and wellbeing course and workshops are a blend of traditional Buddhist practices and modern science but does not concern faith or beliefs. The only requirement is a willingness to engage with the techniques to improve overall health and wellbeing. You will never be asked to adopt or change any beliefs while participating in our workshops and courses.
What if looking inside myself is too overwhelming/sad/infuriating/terrifying?
Please do what is useful for you. If this isn't the time to try this, then that is ok. Enrolling in the course gives you lifetime access and you can come back to it whenever it feels right to. In all of our courses, alternative practices/focal points are suggested if you start to feel too overwhelmed. We aim to provide something useful to everyone.
When does the course start and finish?
This course starts right when you sign up and is open for as long as the Tall Mountain Mindfulness site is up.. You are encouraged to work through the material on your own schedule and at your own pace. It will be here for you.
What qualifies you to teach mindfulness and meditation?
I am a member of a living Zen tradition, which is itself part of a 2500 year old process that guides human beings in ending their suffering permanently. My training was done under the guidance of a Zen master while on a 100 hour retreat. This was followed by a rigorous analysis of the quality of my teaching, ensuring that I was maintaining the standard. To remain certified, I follow a Code of Conduct and develop my knowledge of meditation - both independently and with a live teacher. I also report on my professional development every year. In addition, I maintain my personal meditation practices and train with Zen Master Daizen Roshi as one of his students. I formally became a Buddhist and follow the 5 Precepts, practical guidelines for living peacefully, ethically, and ending suffering. An important part of my personal practice has been a vow to transform the suffering in myself and do my best to guide others in transforming their own. I renew this vow and intention daily.

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