Practical Meditation

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Meditation Training

 

My approach to meditation is to tailor the training to your needs as much as possible. It must be accepted however, that like any thing else in life, meditation needs practice and perserverance, particularly in the first stages.

 

glc I've recorded a short talk about the way I work as a meditation trainer, in which I've tried to cover any questions you might have, as well as inspiire you to at least try it out. (Right click on the flower, click 'save link as' to download MP3 - the file is about 3 Mb and 8 minutes long)

 

THE BENEFITS OF MEDITATION PRACTICE

When all the words have been spoken, a brutal fact of meditation is that it is only through personal practice that the skill of meditation is created. There is no meditation without practice.

With practice emotional reactions become less overpowering, leading to a calmer, less anxious mind/body.  As a result health improves, and qualities of rightness begin to appear in life. New qualities of mind begin to arise – as you learn to let go of superfluous mental activity, you are able to access more intuitive aspects of mind, living more from spontaneous understanding than from linear thinking.

 

 

Training For Groups

THE COURSE

Over the four weeks of the course, through practice, discussion and instruction, a common-sense understanding of meditation as a life skill will be developed.

In particular, we will binding the meditation methods together with the needs and challenges of contemporary Western life so the methods can be utilised in any environment, and in any situation. 
 

WEEK 1

Basic rest 

The first stage of meditation - how to rest the mind and body effectively – the value of taking rest throughout the day. 

The truth about ‘stress’

Why it is an unfortunate truth that most of what we find stressful about life is, in fact, created by ourselves. 

Reactive cycles

The relationship between mind and body – how our mental habits load the natural flow of life with unnecessary layers of self-generated stress.

Ultimate truth and Relative truth

Looking for what is essential in each life situation, to create a degree of choice as to what we react to and what we don’t.

WEEK 2 

Basic meditation

The second stage of meditation – how to build a concentration that is light, contemplative and effortless. 

The distinction between attention and awareness

The notion that anxiety is the enemy of creativity and well-being – that all anxiety arises from an anxious attention focussing too tightly, and not enough of the wider perspective of awareness – too much of the trees, not enough of the forest. If the attention is relaxed, awareness spreads and the mind unwinds naturally. As the mind unwinds, through the mind/body connection, so too does the body.

The true nature of thinking

How the mind works - thoughts think themselves – dealing with compulsive thinking. The notion of ‘softening the mind’.  

 The main object

Using the breath as a main object to practice concentration in meditation, and as a safe haven for the attention in the flow of life.

The limitations of expectations

In meditation and in life, preconceived expectations tend to form barriers against the extraordinary, hemming us into repeats of the past. How to let go of expectations in meditation and in life.

 WEEK 3

Mindfulness meditation

Defusing mental reactions by taking control of the attention. Creating mental tranquillity by learning to let go … of everything.

Insight

The nature of mind, creativity and intuitive insight. The notion that these things are not created, or owned, but are invited - that creativity and insight arise naturally from a tranquil mind.   

WEEK 4 

Metta (Buddhist notion of detached compassion and kindness) meditation

This is the most important meditation of all. Compassion and kindness, particularly directed to the self, is at the core of efficient meditation. The notion of self-love. How our relationship with individual self is mirrored in the collective self around us.

Using body sensations to assist physical healing

The body signals with thousands of different sensations, communicating how it feels, and what state it is in. In working with these signals mind and body can become partners in how to deal with injury and illness.

Integrating all the stages of meditation into one

Meditation as an active environment in which we take care of ourselves at the source – in the mind.

Time: 4 weeks, 1 night a week (2 and a half hours per session).

Total cost for 4 weeks: $180 per person (Includes 1 X book and 1 X audio instruction CD of the lessons

 

Individual Meditation Training

For those who cannot find time to attend the group session, counselling or meditation instruction can be arranged by appointment, as individual sessions with m.

COST: $75 per 2 hour sessione.

 

Corporate Seminars

I am available to deliver seminars and workshops in meditation methods anywhere, anytime.

The fee is negotiable. For bookings contact:

Judy Crowe
Corporate Chillout
PO Box 183
Balaclava 3183

T:  03 9534 5369
M:  0417 034 004

info@corporatechillout.com.au
www.corporatechillout.com.au

 

 

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