There are many people in the world who know meditation would be good for them - but are overwhelmed on where to start. Buddhist mediation, Hindu meditation, breathing meditation, Insight meditation, tantric meditation - the list is endless (and confusing)
This course (taught by a scientifically minded person), breaks down the KEY ELEMENTS that are common to all teachings - so you learn the very essence of meditation and how to do it.
Step by step and easy to follow the course will give you an clear understanding of what meditation is, the psychology behind why it works and how to do it.
Included are lecture on how to meditate and guided meditations that you can download to your phone to play during your own meditation practice.
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In this video we look at the 3 foundations of technique. wisdom and open-heartedness and we discuss why all 3 of these foundations need to be developed together.
In this lesson we discuss the two main tool (mindfulness and introspection) that a meditator has to work on his mind and strengthen the three foundations.
In this lesson we discuss the different types of meditation that you will see in the world and make a big distinction between the most common meditations (guided) and the more pure meditation (single pointed). Both are useful and we should try to balance our practice.
In this lesson we discuss some of the common misunderstandings that people might have around meditation so that we can be clear in what we are hoping to achieve.
In this lesson we talk about how people use meditation. Some people love to meditate to get away from their daily stresses. But how much more powerful would it be to use meditation to actively work with those stressors during meditation so they cease to disturb you in real life.
Where is the best place to meditate and when is the best time to do it? These questions are answered in this lesson.
Now we know where and when to sit - we are ready to start. And what is the first thing you need to do? Sit, of course. In this lesson we cover the main sitting postures used for meditation.
In this lesson we start with the one main obstacle you will be battling with in meditation - distraction. We discuss how it can come in many forms and how when we try to fight it, it gets stronger.
In this lesson we look at moving the meditation object from the body to the breath. For a lot of people this will allow for a more peaceful and calming meditation although it can sometimes be more difficult to maintain concentration on the breath.
In this lesson we take a look at doing walking meditation - a great way for people who find it hard to keep still while sitting to start their practice. And of course the great thing is that we can now practice meditation whenever we are going places.
In this lesson we talk about the benefits of doing guided meditations as opposed to single object meditation. We recommend doing a mixture of the easier guided meditations and the single object meditation which are harder but help strengthen our practice.
In this discussion we talk about the stages that a meditator will go through as he or she deepens their practice. The benefits of knowing where you are at in your meditation journey and what lies ahead of you is both useful and very motivating. So enjoy this discussion on the deeper levels of meditation.
In this discussion we continue on with the discussion on the stages of the path. See how at each level of our deepening meditation practice we get different benefits from the practice and also face different challenges.
Thank you for your dedication and I trust you enjoyed the course. This course was designed to cover the basics for setting up a meditation practice. To deepen your meditation practice further, you will need to study the proper technique of meditation. I have spend over 30 years studying different meditations around the world and there are commonalities across many meditation traditions. And it was these techniques that have helped me go from a novice to a good meditator.
These Techniques are explained in the next module of this 3 part course: Meditation Technique: Module 2
Additionally, we are looking for mediation leaders to run meditation groups around the world. If you are interested in running your own meditation group in your community, please also contact us via:
Peter is a life coach, meditation teacher and NLP trainer.
"I am one of the lucky few who has found their passion in life. For me, teaching (and learning from) people who want to find out how to best utilise the mind is what life is all about. And I get to do that every day and meet amazing people along the way."
Peter Radcliffe is a highly experienced and well regarded meditation teacher and NLP trainer. He teaches students though the lens of a calm mind to help bring peace, happiness and joy to their lives. Peter's unique background as a Buddhist monk empowers his retreats to be so much more than an ordinary getaway, it becomes a journey in itself.
Born and raised in Adelaide, Peter worked as an engineer for twenty years. He became interested at an early age in the practices of different philosophies and religions and studied elements of Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, Sufism, modern psychology and NLP. Peter travelled the world living and working for many years in the United Kingdom, Middle East, America, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan and throughout Australia.
In 1993, at the age of 22, Peter spent time as a Buddhist monk in the rainforests of Thailand. During this period and since then, he has completed many meditation retreats, some up to as long as nine months in total solitary meditation.
Peter began coaching and teaching meditation to small groups in 2004. He left the corporate world behind in 2009 to teach meditation, NLP, and personal development full time.
Peter is based on the Fleurieu Peninsula, an hour south of Adelaide, and is married with three young children.