Meditation gives me the space to step back and look at myself without judgement. From that awareness comes acceptance, and from that acceptance comes love.
~ Quiet Lotus
Meditation Courses Five Week Mindfulness Meditation Course
Discover the joy of meditation
The meditative state is natural and innate to us all, a state we experience spontaneously and not something that needs to be learned. Meditation is as simple as following our breath, following each breath in and each breath out. But when we begin sitting in meditation, in the silence and space of the breath, it can seem unfamiliar at first. Often questions arise, and having a framework to grow the practice of meditation from can be helpful. This five part course, designed to be followed over five weeks, is a simple guide for anyone wanting to practice meditation regularly, to connect with our innate meditative state of being present in the moment.
I have created this course based on what I have found to be the simplest effective way to practice mindfulness meditation. Though the course is made up of five lessons, meditation begins with the first lesson. The following lessons address the questions that most commonly arise with regular meditation practice, including some tips to make practicing meditation as effortless as it naturally is.
Follow for free over five weeks
The course is free to listen and doesn't require you to subscribe to anything. If you would like to listen offline, the lessons can be purchased and downloaded from our BandCamp store.
All of the lessons are available to listen at any time. I recommend spacing the lessons over five weeks, meditating daily with each lesson for a week, letting the content gently filter through over the course of the week, before moving on to the next lesson. This gives time to observe and reflect, allowing space for insights that will build a solid foundation for your ongoing meditation practice.
Meditation to enjoy, not endure Once you're comfortable with the process of meditation, you may want to spend some time each day in silent meditation, as well as meditating with the audio lesson. If you do, start with a few minutes of silence and gradually increase the duration. If it starts to feel too long, too uncomfortable, or anything like a chore, reduce the length of time until it feels comfortable again.
More information regarding posture, how long and how often to meditate, and answers to other frequently asked questions can be found here.
As you follow the course, the most important piece of advice I can give is to have fun with it!Meditation is not meant to be a struggle. By embarking on meditation practice like an adventure, and engaging our natural curiosity, meditation--the simple practice of being present in the moment--becomes truly effortless and joyous.
And a final note, while mindfulness meditation can be practiced by just about everyone, please consult with your health care practitioner if you have a history of mental illness before beginning this course, or any other meditation practice.