Meditation Tools For Doing Life

Finding Calm in the Midst of the Storm
Rating: 2.6 out of 5 (9 ratings)
4,055 students
Meditation Tools For Doing Life
Rating: 2.6 out of 5 (9 ratings)
4,055 students
Know how to find peace in the midst of the storm, through breath techniques, structured and free-flow writing and community engagement exercises.

Requirements

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

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 section • 13 lectures • 1h 19m total length
  • Introduction
    05:35
  • Got A God Problem?
    09:52
  • Overview of the Exercises
    06:55
  • Preparing a Writing Journal
    05:12
  • Introduction for the Exercises
    06:18
  • Introduction for Recollection and Exercise 1: Recollection Mantra
    05:00
  • Exercise 2: The Breath of God
    04:18
  • From Knowing the Unknowing, an Overview of Exercises 3-8
    05:39
  • Meditation Tools in Action: Dr. Phalen's Experience
    04:43
  • Exercises 3-5: Reading and Writing, the Diary, and Dialogue
    07:00
  • Exercise 6-7: Letting Go & Concentrative Meditation
    06:07
  • Exercise 8: Reflective Flow & The Heart of the Process
    05:57
  • Action Meditation & A Final Word
    07:22

Instructor
Founder and Dean of New Millennium School
John Phalen
  • 2.6 Instructor Rating
  • 9 Reviews
  • 4,055 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.