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