Meditation for Christians: A Biblical approach + 8 mp3 files
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Meditation for Christians: A Biblical approach + 8 mp3 files

Meditate with the word of God to experience greater peace and cultivate wisdom.
4.6 (47 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
553 students enrolled
Last updated 6/2018
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 9 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Experience greater peace and calm in life.
  • Be less reactive to stressful situations.
  • Plant the word of God deeply into your mind and body.
  • Appreciate the relationship between meditation and the Christian tradition.
  • Get started right away with eight guided meditations included in the course.
  • Use scriptural passages to create your own meditation experiences.
Requirements
  • A basic familiarity with the Bible is helpful but not necessary.
Description

This course covers the theory and practice of meditation as it applies to a Biblical or Christian worldview. Using key Biblical passages as your guide, you will learn how to cultivate greater peace and wisdom in your life as you impress the word of God deep into your heart and mind.

You Can Fully Embrace the Benefits of Meditation While Staying True to Your Own Beliefs. Meditation is often misunderstood as either a non-spiritual mental health practice or a mysterious ritual belonging to Eastern religions. In fact, meditation has always been intended as a spiritual practice, but it does NOT belong exclusively to Eastern mystical traditions. Meditation, and the related practices of contemplative prayer and "lectio divina" have been part of Christianity from the beginning. 

Daily meditation is a powerful tool to transform our lives and cultivate greater peace and wisdom.  In our modern life, we are too often stressed out, over-scheduled, and unfocused. In fact, it seems life conspires to keep us in this state of unrest. However, Jesus Christ said, "Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." The spiritual life should not one of constant anxiety and fear and reactivity. 

By the end of this course, you will: 

-Understand the basics of mindfulness meditation.  

-Be able to practice the specific practice Christian or Biblical meditation. 

-Understand the ancient practice of "lectio divina" or "divine reading" of scripture. 

-Use a Biblical approach to "mindfulness" and "non-attachment" to be less reactive and fearful. 

-Feel a greater sense of peace and devotion to God as you begin to meditate. 

FREE BONUS: Get started right away with 8 free guided meditations from my popular YouTube channel, Meditations on the Mount. These downloadable MP3 files comprise the complete collection of my CD, Meditations on the Mount, an $8 value. 

I am not anybody's guru and I don't claim any special enlightenment. However, I have been practicing and teaching meditation for about 10 years, to school groups and community organizations. I have learned a few things along the way and am eager guide you in learning a practice that has been a blessing in my life! 


Below are a few of the comments from my YouTube channel and Amazon regarding my guided meditations, which reflect the method taught in this course: 

"Was introduced this these meditations at a Women's Christian Retreat. Two selections from the disk were used for meditation. I found them both wonderful, but was especially impressed with the Lord's Prayer meditation". - Amazon Review

"I could feel my entire body so relaxed, careful, and as if I was floating, all anxiety and tension gone and I was able to feel where love was lacking a little bit in certain relationships and I will strive to love more. Gods presence is great in this meditation I feel physically and mentally changed. Thank you!" - Amy Leak

"All your meditations are wonderful and brought so much peace into my life. Blessings to you." Michely Deana

"You have the most beautiful voice and presence. Thank you for doing what you do. Your meditations are so centering, uplifting and transforming." -Christine Clear

"Very nice. Soothing background music and such a soothing voice of the narrator. I love listening to Scripture being read. A great way to de-stress and focus on God's Word." -Amazon Review






Who this course is for:
  • This meditation course is for anyone interested in bringing peace and focus into their lives by learning a worshipful, Christian oriented approach to meditation. You do not need to be a church-going person or practice a particular faith.
Course content
Expand all 15 lectures 01:37:48
+ Biblical Meditation: Definition and Theory
7 lectures 45:57
Christian Meditation
07:44
Meditating Upon the Word
05:09
Mindfulness: A form of repentance
07:25
Rewiring the Brain
05:22
Letting Go: Non-attachment in a Biblical context
06:46
+ The Practice of Christian Meditation
5 lectures 42:05
The Basics of Meditation Practice
09:52
The basics of scripture passage meditation
10:07
Practical considerations: When, Where, How Often?
05:39
Troubleshooting: Common "problems" in meditating
08:32
Living the Meditative Life
07:55
+ Conclusion + 8 MP3 files
2 lectures 07:49

Download the MP3 files to begin your guided meditations right away! 

Eight Guided Biblical Meditations - MP3 files
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