How to Meditate with Surprising Ease
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How to Meditate with Surprising Ease

Everything you need to meditate confidently & enjoy the inner peace, stress relief & many other benefits of meditation.
4.8 (16 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.
208 students enrolled
Created by Jim Malloy
Last updated 9/2015
English
Current price: $12 Original price: $20 Discount: 40% off
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 15 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
By the end of the course, you will be able to meditate easily and confidently.
In this course, you will learn: • All the general information you will need to begin meditating. • 4 easy-to-learn meditation techniques, effective for producing a broad range of benefits. • All the tips and info necessary to help you maintain an ongoing meditation practice.
Each of the 4 methods will be thoroughly covered, with: • A basic description • Clear and concisely written steps • A video to guide you through the meditation • Questions and answers specifically related to that method • Recommended action steps
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Requirements
  • There are no prerequisites, special requirements, or extra materials needed to take this course.
Description

This course will provide you with all the basic instruction, tips, and guidance necessary to learn how to meditate easily and confidently.

At the heart of the course are 4 guided video meditations, including Mindfulness Meditation, and a powerful mantra meditation from a 4000 year old Indian tradition. All of these meditation techniques are easy to learn and practice, as well as being very effective for producing a wide range of benefits. These benefits include:

Relaxation; Reduced stress; Increased energy; Enhanced immune system; Normalized blood pressure; Improved overall health; Doing things more effectively; Accomplishing more with less effort; Increased mental clarity; Improved concentration; Increased creativity; Greater sense of emotional well-being; More harmonious relationships; Increased awareness; Increased inner peace; Gaining new insights and perspective on life; Being more in the flow of life.

That may seem like a long list, but I can truly say that I've experienced every one of these benefits, and more.

If you've been wanting to try meditation but thought it required a lot of work and discipline… or if you've tried meditation in the past and found it frustratingly difficult, this course is for you.

"I just wanted to say thanks for the class. I have really enjoyed it. I have wanted to learn meditation for quite some time now, but have always found it so difficult. Since practicing with the guided meditations I finally feel like I'm actually getting somewhere. Thanks again." Cindy H. ~ Apple Valley, CA

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for absolute beginners, and for individuals with some meditation experience who want to refresh their meditation practice, or add some new methods.
Curriculum For This Course
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Intro Material
2 Lectures 01:31
A brief welcome, and a couple tips for enjoying the course.
Preview 01:31

This lecture clarifies the goal of the course, and outlines the steps we will take to reach it.
Introduction - Course Overview
1 page
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Foundation Material
10 Lectures 17:41
A clear, straight-forward definition of meditation.
Meditation Defined
1 page

What Core Meditations are, how they work, and why they are so beneficial.
About Core Meditations
1 page

A list of the many benefits gained from meditation... plus supplementary material: studies on meditation and improved health.

Preview 02:55

Following these tips will optimize your course experience, as well as your meditation experience.

Preview 02:40

These misconceptions are major stumbling blocks to meditating easily. Once we've dispelled them, it will be much easier for us to move forward with the class material.

Preview 03:38

Once you've gotten past the 4 misconceptions, and have really "gotten" these 6 principles, you've set the stage for meditation to be easy.

6 Principles for Making Meditation Easy
03:55

The more aware you are of these meditation derailers, the less power they have to throw your practice off track.
Things That Can Derail Your Meditation Practice
1 page

Answers to general questions students tend to ask in a beginning meditation class. Questions and answers specifically about our 4 methods will be covered after you've experienced each of them.
Frequently Asked Questions
3 pages

20 simple tips to help make meditating easy and enjoyable.

20 Favorite Meditation Tips
04:33

A few how-to's before beginning to meditate.
General Info for Getting Started
1 page
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Mindfulness Meditation
4 Lectures 14:13

This lecture includes a basic explanation of Mindfulness Meditation, plus clear and concise steps for this method.

Mindfulness Meditation - Basics and Steps
1 page

In this video, I'll guide you into the meditation, give you some time to meditate on your own, accompanied by peaceful tamboura and sitar music playing in the background, and then gently ring you out.
Mindfulness Meditation
13:23

Answers to questions students generally ask after practicing Mindfulness Meditation.
Mindfulness Meditation - Questions & Answers
1 page

Suggested steps you can take to get comfortable with Mindfulness Meditation and apply it to your daily life.

Action Steps - Mindfulness Meditation
00:50
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The Inner Light Meditation
4 Lectures 14:23

This lecture includes a basic explanation of the Inner Light Meditation, plus clear and concise steps for this method.

Inner Light Meditation - Basics and Steps
1 page

In this video, I'll guide you into the meditation, give you some time to meditate on your own, then gently ring you out.
Inner Light Meditation
13:19

Answers to questions students generally ask after practicing the Inner Light Meditation.

Inner Light Meditation - Questions & Answers
3 pages

Suggested steps you can take to get comfortable with the Inner Light Meditation, plus a tip for using it to get a better night's sleep.

Action Steps - Inner Light Meditation
01:04
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The Universal Mantra Meditation
4 Lectures 14:49

This lecture includes a basic explanation of the Universal Mantra Meditation, clear and concise steps for this method, and several important points for making this meditation easy.

Universal Mantra Meditation - Basics and Steps
3 pages

In this video, I'll guide you into the meditation, give you some time to meditate on your own, then gently ring you out.
Universal Mantra Meditation
13:20

Answers to questions students typically ask after practicing the Universal Mantra Meditation.
Universal Mantra Meditation - Questions & Answers
2 pages

Suggested steps you can take to get comfortable with the Universal Mantra Meditation.

Action Steps - Universal Mantra Meditation
01:29
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The Spiritual Sun Meditation
4 Lectures 15:02

This lecture includes a basic explanation of the Spiritual Sun Meditation, plus clear and concise steps for this method.

Spiritual Sun Meditation - Basics and Steps
1 page

In this video, I'll guide you into the meditation, give you some time to meditate on your own, then gently ring you out.
Spiritual Sun Meditation
13:58

Answers to questions students generally ask after going through the Spiritual Sun Meditation.
Spiritual Sun Meditation - Questions & Answers
1 page

Suggested steps you can take to get comfortable with the Spiritual Sun Meditation.

Action Steps - Spiritual Sun Meditation
01:04
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Moving Forward from Here
2 Lectures 00:53

A Quiz to Help You Assimilate the Course Material

Assimilation Quiz
8 questions

This lecture includes suggestions for choosing which meditation method(s) to continue with, info on the time and length of your meditation sessions, tips for staying with your meditation practice, and a review of what we've accomplished in the course.
Closing
2 pages

A few closing thoughts from your instructor.
Course Wrap Up
00:53
About the Instructor
Jim Malloy
4.8 Average rating
16 Reviews
208 Students
1 Course
Meditation teacher - 40 years experience

Jim Malloy is a meditation teacher and founder of The World Wide Online Meditation Center. Trained in 1973 by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and the International Meditation Society, he has been teaching meditation for 40 years. He has taught meditation classes throughout the U.S. and in the U.K., and now teaches globally via The World Wide Online Meditation Center, and locally in Merida, Yucatan.

He has been practicing daily meditation for 47 years. To deepen his practice and further his teaching skills, he has studied with some of the world's foremost experts on meditation, including Swami Muktananda, Zen Master Shunryu Suzuki, and the 16th Karmapa of the Tibetan Karma Kagyu lineage.

Jim is also the author of the DailyOM course, Meditation for Spiritual Awakening, and the creator of Pure Light Audio Meditations.