Meditation for Crazy-Busy People.
What you'll learn
- Why to Meditate: how we can live life every second, with joy and honesty and presence.
- How to Meditate: we'll go over three basic, yet challenging meditations, plus 6 guided meditations with Waylon.
- When to Meditate: how to best incorporate meditation into the fabric of your crazy-busy days.
- Meditation in Action: how to bring your Meditation into your Crazy-Busyness, and dissolve the stress and mindlessness through specific, life-opening tips.
- We're not trying to be fancy, spiritual people. We're just trying to be good human beings.
- There are no requirements to take this course. All you need is the time to listen to the lectures and to practice the meditations provided.
As they say in Zen Buddhism, if you don't have time to meditate, then meditate twice as long.
But really: even a few minutes a day can and will relax your neurosis, wake up your habits, and dissolve your stress.
Why? Meditation can save us time, help us connect with good ideas and break-throughs, and help us enjoy our lives, commutes, family, and relationships far more, with less drama and time lost sick or down in the dumps.
What this course is:
A lifelong companion for the moments when busyness and overwhelm strike, and we're in need of a little space, a little groundedness, and a long, deep breath.
What this course isn't:
A guilt-trip. A to-do list. An excuse to spiral into self-improvement.
Meditation isn’t about self-improvement.
...No. Instead, rather, meditation is about relaxing. Befriending oneself, and one’s seemingly solid problems. It’s about letting go and being with the present moment (and the next moment, and the next moment), just as it is. Then we can improve. But it’s out of kindness, love and joy.
Not sure if your life needs meditation? Here's why we meditate:
We're not trying to be fancy, spiritual people. We're just trying to be good human beings.
Who this course is for:
- Beginner meditators, advanced meditators, and anyone in-between.
- Workaholics and burned out humans.
- Anyone interested in Buddhist meditations or in implementing a daily meditation practice.
Waylon Lewis, founder of Elephant Journal & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat.” Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword’s Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by “Greatist”, Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: “the mindful life” beyond the choir & to all those who didn’t know they gave a care. His first book, Things I would like to do with You, touches on modern relationships from a Buddhist point of view. His second book, It’s Never too Late to Fall in Love with Your Life, is available for preorder.