How to Meditate: The nuts and bolts of meditation
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How to Meditate: The nuts and bolts of meditation

Learn these essential meditation skills to begin your meditation practice
4.9 (7 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
35 students enrolled
Created by Scott Gaul
Last updated 5/2017
English
Current price: $10 Original price: $45 Discount: 78% off
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • How to choose an object of meditation and settle your attention on that object.
  • The importance of the Observing-self, the truer-self in meditation.
  • Recognizing how beauty, intuition, and joy arise in the meditation practice.
  • Learn the skills to restore health and well-being, insight and creativity.
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Requirements
  • No prerequisites. Everyone is welcome.
Description

Here you will learn the essential fundamentals of meditation. These are the basic inner skills needed for any meditation practice. And these are the inner skills you will use many years from now as your practice develops. These are the essential nuts and bolts of meditation.

Begin with this solid foundation for your meditation practice.

  • Learn the ins-and-outs of selecting an object of focus for meditation
  • Become aware of the observer in the meditation practice
  • Learn how to handle difficulties in meditation
  • Establish a daily practice of wellness and insight, intuition and creativity


Learning meditation is simple. The basic skills can be conveyed in a few minutes. However, as a beginner, you may discover difficulties. Difficulties in meditation may come in the form of forgetfulness or a wandering mind. These Nuts and Bolts of meditation will help you develop a sound daily meditation practice. Understanding these foundational basics of meditation is essential to your success. This is a good meditation course for beginners.

There are many benefits to meditation. Put simply, meditation restores balance. This new-found balance in the mind and body is good for health and well-being, creativity and insight. Meditation can deepen relaxation and support better sleep. In the workplace, meditation will help you with job satisfaction and improve productivity. Meditation is essential for a healthy and balanced life, just like healthy food and exercise.

Who is the target audience?
  • How to choose an object of meditation and settle your attention on that object.
Curriculum For This Course
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Your Meditation Objective
1 Lecture 01:11
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First Untangling: The External Attention and Embodied-self
4 Lectures 09:25
Of Settling and Distraction
01:26

First Untangling: External Object of Meditation
05:13

Responding to Distraction
00:47

Choose an Object of Meditation
01:59
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Second Untangling: Body Sensations and the Observing Self
2 Lectures 06:49
Meditation Within the Body
01:23

Second Untangling: Internal Object of Meditation
05:26
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Observing Self: Be Self Aware
2 Lectures 02:36
The Nature of the Aware Observer
01:03

Who Is This Aware Observer
01:33
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Breathing
2 Lectures 02:36
Meditation Breathing
00:55

Breathing Full and Natural
01:41
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Third Untangling: Mental Formation for Attention
3 Lectures 09:51
Introduction: The Observer Is Not the Mind
01:20

Mental Formation for the Object of Meditation
01:48

Mental Object of Meditation
06:43
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Remembrance and Sustaining
2 Lectures 03:28
Remembrance and Forgetting in Meditation
01:08

The Problem of Forgetting
02:20
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The Truer Self
1 Lecture 04:49
Beauty and the Truer Self
04:49
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The Daily Practice
2 Lectures 04:30
Meditation Times
01:16

Example Meditation Session
03:14
1 More Section
About the Instructor
Scott Gaul
4.9 Average rating
7 Reviews
35 Students
1 Course
Meditation & Visualization Skills for Well-being and Insight

Since 1975 I've been exploring the breadth and depth of meditation and visualization. I've maintained a meditation practice for these past 40 years. And I have traveled to India 5 times on  meditation retreat. I help people to restore a calm and balanced mind. This is naturally one of the building blocks for good health and well-being. I also teach people the inter skills of intuition and creativity. I maintain a website about meditation and YouTube channel with plenty of guided meditations and visualizations. Thank you for visiting - I hope you find the skills for your inner exploration.