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How to meditate – 6 weeks course – Discovering Buddhism
November 7, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 12, 2018
This a great opportunity to learn the very basics about how to meditate – or refine your existing meditations skills. You´ll learn the definition and purpose of meditation, different meditation techniques, how to sit, how to set up a session, and how to deal with obstacles to meditation. – So practical course.
We start with “How to meditate” – Module Two of Discovering Buddhism Course – on Wednesday 7/11 at 18.00.
This is a weekly course with 6 sessions, always on Wenesdys, from November 7 – to December 12.
Open for everyone, no previous experiences needed.
With Kaisa Kaulanen.
Those who take the entire course – will get audios, meditations, and transcripts for each session.
The sessions follow the audio-teachings, presented in a very pedagogical way – just in order to support your mind and learning.
Observe that the day retreat we have at the end of Module Two, as well an “exam” in co-operation with Kaisa – there is a separate cost for that.
REGISTER here, see tickets below.
Module 2 -How to Meditate – Subject Area Summary
- What is Meditation
- What Is the Mind
- Positive and Negative States of Mind
- Changing the Mind Through Meditation
- Ideas About Meditation
- The Purpose of Meditation
- Body Posture in Meditation
- The Seven-Point Posture
- Explaining Meditation on the Breath
- Calming the Mind
- Common Problems in Meditation
- The Structure of a Meditation Session
- Generating a Positive Motivation
- The Actual Meditation
- The Importance of Motivation
- Placement Meditation
- Analytical Meditation
- Explaining the Meditation on Appreciating Our Human Life
- Obstacles to Realizing Buddha-Nature
- Lack of Interest in Spiritual Teachings
- Combining Analytical Meditation and Placement Meditation
- Using a Slow and Steady Pace
- Recognizing Our Unique Qualities
- Letting Go of Expectations
- Taking Time to Change the Mind
- Minding Our Own Business
- Accepting What Happens
- Avoiding Judgement and Discouragement
- Unusual Experiences
- Developing an Attitude of Equanimity
- Physical Pain and Discomfort
- Explaining the Purification Meditation
- Dealing With Other Obstacles in Meditation
- Unresolved Problems
- Dealing With It Now
- Obstacles to Concentration
- Excitement and Regret
- Purification – The Four Powers
- Dullness and Sleepiness
- Dealing With Depression
- Explanation on the Meditation on Impermanence
- Obstacles to Meditation – Anger
- Finding a Solution to Anger
- Attachment to Sense Objects
- Fear and Attachment
- Accepting Impermanence
- Seeing the Parts of an Object of Attachment
- Seeing the Qualities of People Who Practice the Teachings
- Explaining the Meditation on the Buddha
- Practicing at Home
- Regular Practice
- Meditation Place
- Meditating with Other
- Being Natural
If you want a Completion card for this Module:
Required Integration Practices – Guided Meditations
- Meditation One: Awareness of the Breath
- Meditation Two: Clarity of the Mind
- Meditation Three: Appreciating Our Human Life
- Meditation Four: Purification Meditation
- Meditation Five: Meditation on Impermanence
- Meditation Six: Meditation on the Buddha
____This is Module 2 of the Discovering Buddhism Study Course, which has totally 14 different modules. Each of them can be studied individually. You can read more about Discovering Buddhism Study Course here.
Buddhism is also called “The Buddhist Science of Mind”, and can be studied on many levels. DB is an introductory course in Buddhism, its philosophy and psychology, suitable for you who want to learn more about Buddhism, and for you who want to deepen your practice and knowledge.