Meditation Tools For Doing Life

Finding Calm in the Midst of the Storm
Rating: 2.4 out of 5 (11 ratings)
4,553 students
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Know how to find peace in the midst of the storm, through breath techniques, structured and free-flow writing and community engagement exercises.


  • An active, open and contemplative mind. Yoga pants not required.


This course teaches students to work through their internal and personal struggles by learning how and when to implement a series of meditative exercises. These exercises are intended to motivate the meditator to reflect inward, express their struggles verbally or through writing, and ultimately find peace with themselves even if their circumstances do not improve.

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone who wants to know how to enrich their life through meditation and meditative practices

Course content

1 section13 lectures1h 19m total length
  • Introduction
  • Got A God Problem?
  • Overview of the Exercises
  • Preparing a Writing Journal
  • Introduction for the Exercises
  • Introduction for Recollection and Exercise 1: Recollection Mantra
  • Exercise 2: The Breath of God
  • From Knowing the Unknowing, an Overview of Exercises 3-8
  • Meditation Tools in Action: Dr. Phalen's Experience
  • Exercises 3-5: Reading and Writing, the Diary, and Dialogue
  • Exercise 6-7: Letting Go & Concentrative Meditation
  • Exercise 8: Reflective Flow & The Heart of the Process
  • Action Meditation & A Final Word


Founder and Dean of New Millennium School
John Phalen
  • 2.4 Instructor Rating
  • 11 Reviews
  • 4,553 Students
  • 1 Course

John Phalen has had a diversified career as an Episcopal priest, organizer/provider of human services and an educator.  He has a Master of Divinity from Berkeley, Yale Divinity School and a Doctor of the Science of Theology from San Francisco Theological Seminary.  He served as an Air Force Chaplain and organized a major refugee resettlement program, then an English language/vocational school for refugees. Presently he is Founder and Dean of New Millennium School – an alternative school for religious and spiritual studies, enabling graduates to care for the earth and its people. He is a published, produced playwright and an independent filmmaker.