Seven Steps to Samadhi | Step One | Meditation
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Seven Steps to Samadhi | Step One | Meditation

The most comprehensive, practical, efficient and effective guide to meditation available for beginners online
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Last updated 3/2020
English
Price: $134.99
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This course includes
  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 23 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • The easiest way to approach and enter comfortable meditation
  • Best tools & practices: what's needed and what's not
  • An understanding of the benefits and potential of meditation for self-development and health
  • Practical and easy techniques of breath, inner-observation, concentration & focus
  • Identify your purpose, set and achieve goals of meditation.
  • Heightened clarity, deep insight, improved health & reduced stress
  • Guided meditations for Self-inquiry & stress management w/ MP3
  • Become enabled to enter into your own solo meditation without a guide
  • Identify the progress markers and mitigate challenges to your meditation
  • Access to an awesome music library on SoundCloud
  • An introduction to the anatomy of Self & consciousness according to yogic philosophy
  • *Bonus* An advanced Tantrik visualization technique to support you through any crisis
  • Empowerment through unlocking your deepest potential, clarifying intuition & realizing inspiration
Requirements
  • There are no requirements for this program. Anybody can learn to meditate.
Description

The most comprehensive and effective guide to meditation available for beginners online, this bare-bones, professional program covers all of the fundamentals of first-time meditation in perfect detail, defining basic concepts, examining the proper tools to get comfortable and making everything clear from the start to lead the beginner into your first guided and solo meditations.

Meditation has traditionally been understood as the 'goal' of a yoga practice rather than its foundation. In this course I show you why meditation is precisely the study that you want to begin with when approaching the spiritual paths for the first time.

Similar to Vipissana, this observation-based journey of self-exploration focuses attention first on self-inquiry and the sensations created by the mind-body connection. But more than that, in the tradition of the Himalayan Yogin, I'm going to show you from the start how to dive deep into your being and discover yourself, immediately allowing you to unlock hidden potential and reveal unimaginable clarity. Meanwhile you will find your health improving and your stress reduced. The keys to relaxation and calm introspection will be given to you and channels of communication between your conscious and sub-conscious mind will open to provide inspiration and intuitive knowledge to aid you in your journey to full self-realization.

This training represents only the first three of seven stages in Step 1 of the Seven Steps to Samadhi, but even if Samadhi isn't your goal - and let's be honest, not everyone is looking for that - each Step and Stage has been designed to stand alone, immediately empowering and enabling you to achieve your own self-determined goals along your chosen path of mastery. Meditation will always be central to the goal and that's why I've brought it up front and center in the beginning. Learn this one and all the rest fall smoothly into place!

Who this course is for:
  • You know little about meditation but are super interested!
  • You haven't found a suitable, personal meditation style and don't even know where to begin.
  • You know that meditation is a huge support to optimal mental and physical health and can't wait to get started!
  • You know you are full of hidden potential and are absolutely burning to unlock all that.
  • You are filled with a burning desire for a spiritual path on which to discover yourself.
  • You want to develop skills like self-observation and inquiry, focus, concentration and stress-management.
  • You would like to approach Yoga but don't know where to begin.
  • You want to relax, get in touch with yourself and nature.
  • You seek knowledge of your true Self, the higher Self beyond the personal I.
Course content
Expand all 13 lectures 03:40:25
+ Stage I : Introduction to Meditation
4 lectures 01:10:28

Honored to meet you! Let me introduce myself and tell you a little about my background, experience and intentions for creating this course.

Preview 06:06

Some of the commonly used words in meditation and mindfulness practices, words like samadhi, or even meditation itself, can have different meanings depending on the tradition or the instructor's own understanding or native language. This lecture will help you clarify the meaning of some of the most important terms, making the path forward that much easier.

Clarifying Meditation Terminology
05:54

We'll examine what you need, as well as what you don't need, for an easy, comfortable meditation. We'll look at clothing, music, incense, location, posture and more in order to discover the perfect tools for you to enter your first meditation with confidence.

Tools for a Great Meditation
24:02

In your first guided meditation, I take you slowly into the world of self-inquiry and observation allowing you to explore several layers of your being while you begin to become aware of yourself and your most basic physical and mental senses through a process of gentle attention and focus.

Mindfulness: A Guided Meditation
34:26
Establish your routine and get started looking for patterns and differences in your meditation experience. The exercise from start to finish should require no more than an hour, including note-taking, and will enable you to create your own personal practice upon a strong, insightful foundation.
Commit. Carry out and Compare
5 questions
+ Stage II : Going Forward
3 lectures 42:28

Attention to the details of your experience during meditation is exciting, but the wealth of discovery is often lost, similar to forgetting the details of a dream after waking up. Further, the sheer volume of sensory input as well as metaphysical experience can be overwhelming. This lesson and follow-up assignment shows you what to look for while you meditate, what to expect, and how to record the experience for analysis later, allowing you to develop insight into your personal patterns and clarify the direction of your path going forward.

Journaling
10:56
An activity to help you clarify your intention and remove obstacles in the channel between sub-conscious and conscious mind. This workbook presents a selection of questions to support self-inquiry enabling you to determine your path forward and proactively create your meditation experience.
The Success Cycle
2 questions

Capitalizing on the techniques you learned in Stage 1, now you will learn to apply these techniques, along with basic mindfulness practices, to your daily routine as well as your own personal meditation style which you will now begin to consciously create.

Mindfulness & Your 1st Solo Meditation
10:57
The beginning of your daily mindfulness practice and personal meditation routine.
Daily Mindfulness & 1st Solo Meditation
5 questions

In this lesson we are going to do two activities together - breathing & candle gazing - while entering into our meditation. I'll introduce you to a new, easy breathing technique, a patterned breathing to facilitate relaxation, focus and concentration, while you enjoy the experience of easy simultaneous focus on an object - the gentle dance of the candle flame.

Preview 20:35
+ Stage III : Tying It all Together
4 lectures 01:11:30

With your current awareness of your own patterns, challenges, developments and results during meditation, as well as the knowledge of potential benefits, ensure your measurable progress by learning to set achievable targets and goals while employing all of your tools consciously and intentionally, to purpose.

Setting Targets and Goals
06:47
Turn the invisible into the visible by setting specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound goals. This assignment is going to push you to take your practice to the next level by empowering you to consciously determine the pace of your growth and achievement.
Set S.M.A.R.T. Goals
5 questions

Learn how to monitor your progress, what signs to watch for to let you know of definitive progress on your meditative path. Understand the practical as well as spiritual benefits of meditation to help you in your goal-setting and give you even more motivation to go forward.

Preview 17:02

There are a lot of obstacles along the path to Self-realization, stress-management and dynamic spiritual progress. The good news is that 99% of them are a product of one's own personal circumstance, life-style or mindset. This lecture addresses some of those challenges and shows you how to consider addressing them through further attention to your own goals.

Overcome Challenges in Your Meditation
18:28

In this guided meditation I take you on a journey from the tip of your toes to the top of your head, within, without and beyond, allowing you to identify stress points and let them go, and gently affirm your willingness to live light, comfortably and in a physical, mental and emotional space that synchs with your spiritual ideals. This practice allows you to use the tools and techniques you have gathered so far - focus, observation, self-inquiry and visualization - to create practical and immediate benefit for your physical and mental health while at the same time giving you one more valuable practice session empowering your discipline for the higher practices that come next.

M.B.S.R. (Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction) Guided Meditation : The Body Scan
29:13
+ *BONUS* Yoga & Advanced Visualization - The Tantrik Imagination
2 lectures 35:59

Particularly in these chaotic times of pandemic, support your health and life and those of your loved ones with this advanced visualization technique based on the Vajrayana art of Tantrik Imagination.

The Auric Egg
25:42

Take a look at the next stages of STEP ONE - An Introduction to Traditional Yoga

Sneak Peek at the Next Stages
10:17