Professor Mark W. Muesse, Ph.D.

Professor Mark W. Muesse
  • Rhodes College
  • Harvard University
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Mindfulness allows us to become keen observers of ourselves and gradually transform the way our minds operate.

Dr. Mark W. Muesse is W. J. Millard Professor of Religious Studies, Director of the Asian Studies Program, and Director of the Life: Then and Now Program at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. He earned a B.A., summa cum laude, in English Literature from Baylor University and a Master of Theological Studies, a Master of Arts, and a Ph.D. in the Study of Religion from Harvard University. Before taking his position at Rhodes, Professor Muesse held positions at Harvard College, Harvard Divinity School, and the University of Southern Maine, where he served as Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. He is a recipient of the 2008 Clarence Day Award for Outstanding Teaching, Rhodes College's highest faculty honor. Known for his experiential teaching style, Professor Muesse was honored for his effective use of imaginative and creative pedagogy as well as his ability to motivate his students toward lifelong study. Professor Muesse has written many articles, papers, and reviews in world religions, spirituality, theology, and gender studies and has coedited a collection of essays titled Redeeming Men: Religion and Masculinities. He is currently compiling an anthology of prayers from around the world. Professor Muesse is a member of the American Academy of Religion and the Society for Indian Philosophy and Religion and has been Visiting Professor at the Tamilnadu Theological Seminary in Madurai, India. He has traveled extensively throughout Asia and has studied at Wat Mahadhatu, Bangkok, Thailand; the Himalayan Yogic Institute, Kathmandu, Nepal; the Subodhi Institute of Integral Education, Sri Lanka; and Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey.

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"Professor Muesse does an outstanding job at presenting the techniques to practice successful meditation and outlines realistic benefits and what to expect while you learn to practice meditation."

 

"I've been interested in meditation for the last few years but could not fully grasp the concept. No matter how many books I read on it felt intimidating to embrace meditation. Professor Muesse changed all that for me."

 

"Dr. Muesee has practical, working knowledge of his subject. He presents it in an easy-going style. He describes his own struggles with meditation and his path of growth resulting from his personal meditation. He is an excellent teacher and mentor for mindfulness."

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  1. (Set) Great World Religions, 2nd Edition & New Testament  Set on sale

    (Set) Great World Religions, 2nd Edition & New Testament

    Taught By Multiple Professors
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    Explore the history and nature of faith as it's practiced around the world. The 60 enjoyable and informative lectures of Great World Religions, 2nd Edition give you an insider's look at Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism. New Testament draws on modern biblical scholarship, recent archaeological discoveries, and careful literary analysis to trace the history of the New Testament and the early...
  2. (Set) The Science of Natural Healing & Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation  Set on sale

    (Set) The Science of Natural Healing & Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation

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    (Set) The Great Ideas of Humankind

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  4. (Set) Mind-Body Medicine: The New Science of Optimal Health & Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation  Set on sale

    (Set) Mind-Body Medicine: The New Science of Optimal Health & Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation

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  5. (Set) Cultural Literacy for Religion: Everything the Well-Educated Person Should Know & Confucius, Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad  Set on sale

    (Set) Cultural Literacy for Religion: Everything the Well-Educated Person Should Know & Confucius, Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad

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    Get a comprehensive knowledge of the world's religions, both large and small, in this intriguing two-course set. First, in Cultural Literacy for Religion: Everything the Well-Educated Person Should Know, learn the basic teachings, symbols, practices, founders, institutions, and values of the world's religious traditions. Then, in Confucius, Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad, discover new perspectives on the moral and...
  6. (Set) Confucius, Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad & Great World Religions, 2nd Edition  Set on sale

    (Set) Confucius, Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad & Great World Religions, 2nd Edition

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    Illuminate your understanding of four spiritual teachers and five major world faiths with this comprehensive two-course set. First, discover new perspectives on the moral and spiritual precepts on which much of human civilization is built with Confucius, Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad. Then, investigate the history and nature of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism in Great World Religions, 2nd Edition.
  7. (Set) Mystical Tradition: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam & Great World Religions, 2nd Edition  Set on sale

    (Set) Mystical Tradition: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam & Great World Religions, 2nd Edition

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    Embark on a grand journey through the nature of religious experience as it is lived and felt around the world with this two-course set. Start with a detailed look at the mystical aspects of the three Abrahamic faiths with Mystical Traditions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Then, in the 60 lectures of Great World Religions, 2nd Edition, get an insider's look at Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism...
  8. (Set) Philosophy of Religion & Great World Religions, 2nd Edition  Set on sale

    (Set) Philosophy of Religion & Great World Religions, 2nd Edition

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    Approach religion from a spiritual and philosophical perspective in this two-course set delivered by a team of expert religion scholars. First, investigate the history and nature of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism in Great World Religions, 2nd Edition. Next, explore piercing questions about divine existence with the tools of epistemology—the branch of philosophy that concerns itself with...
  9. (Set) Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation & Stress and Your Body  Set on sale

    (Set) Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation & Stress and Your Body

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    Discover the harmful consequences of stress and learn how you can reduce it, enhance your sense of well-being, and sharpen your mental abilities with this two-course set by two master teachers: Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation and Stress and Your Body.
  10. (Set)  Scientific Secrets for Self-Control & Practicing Mindfu Set on sale

    (Set) Scientific Secrets for Self-Control & Practicing Mindfu

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  11. (Set) Confucius, Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad & Exploring the Roots of Religion  Set on sale

    (Set) Confucius, Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad & Exploring the Roots of Religion

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    Illuminate your understanding of spirituality with these two courses on great religious leaders and the fascinating remains of the world's earliest religions. In Confucius, Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad, examine the core teachings and thoughts of each of these four iconic individuals. And in Exploring the Roots of Religion, join an archaeologist on an exploration of sacred buildings, complexes, and artwork that have...
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    (Set) Buddhism & Religions of the Axial Age

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    (Set) Religion Super Set - 11 courses

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    This in-depth course set takes you deep into the heart of religion as it is felt and practiced around the world and illuminates your understanding of five major faiths. Introduction to the Study of Religion provides a vibrant first look at the discipline known as religious studies, while Great World Religions, 2nd Edition investigates the history and nature of the world's five major faiths: Judaism, Christianity,...
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    (Set) History of Ancient Egypt & Great World Religions

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    In History of Ancient Egypt, award-winning Professor Bob Brier guides you through the full 3,000 years of recorded ancient Egyptian history. Then, venture into the history and nature of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism in the 60 enjoyable and informative lectures of Great World Religions, 2nd Edition.
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    (Set) Four Great Courses, One Amazingly Low Price!!!

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    Not sure which Great Course you want to order? Then order them all! For a limited time only, you can get Practicing Mindfulness; The Everyday Guide to Wine; Building Great Sentences; and The World's Greatest Paintings in a single four-course set for one amazingly low price! This special offer is the perfect way to sample some of the fascinating subjects, engaging professors, and profound insights you can find only...
  16. (Set) Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation & Confucius, Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad  Set on sale

    (Set) Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation & Confucius, Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad

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    Explore new ways to live in harmony with the world, both in thought and in practice, with this illuminating two-course set. In Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation, get a clear and useable understanding of the essence of meditation and the various ways you can practice it. And in Confucius, Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad, learn about the core teachings, thoughts, and legacies of these four iconic...
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    (Set) Practicing Mindfulness & Optimizing Brain Fitness

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  18. (Set) Confucius, Jesus, Buddha, Muhammad & Comparative Religion  Set on sale

    (Set) Confucius, Jesus, Buddha, Muhammad & Comparative Religion

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  19. (Set) Sacred Texts of the World & Great World Religions, 2nd Edition  Set on sale

    (Set) Sacred Texts of the World & Great World Religions, 2nd Edition

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    Save up to $1,120.80 Starting at $160.90 $1,374.70 $160.90$1,374.70
    Gain a deep understanding of the world’s spiritual beliefs with this fascinating course set. In Sacred Texts of the World, delve into the written works that convey the values that each faith’s adherents live by, and, at times, have been willing to die for. Then, in Great World Religions, get an in-depth examination of the five major faiths of the world.
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    (Set) Great World Religions: Buddhism/Buddhism

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