Discovering True Meditation
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Discovering True Meditation

Navigating Your Life Through Challenging Times
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 7 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • The ability to remain calm and focused in the face of adversity.
  • An improved overall sense of well-being.
  • A greater sense of fulfilment for one's life on all levels.
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  • Just yourself, and a willingness to consider the teachings offered.
  • Create a relatively quiet, clear space for yourself.

True Meditation is an in-depth, interactive course for anyone who is finding themselves being challenged by the current landscapes that are opening up before us now. We can find a clear and stable foundation deep within that will support us in harmoniously navigating whatever roads that lie before us now.

It would as well be beneficial for those who would be interested in just living a happier, fuller life through increasing their self-awareness and to successfully be able to manage their internal states .

Meditation has been shown time and again to allow one to move beyond issues such as anxiety, worrisome thought patterns, the ill-effects brought on by a stressful lifestyle, etc.

The course is designed to allow one to begin to distance themselves from the root causes of what is perceived as being problematic in some way. It is suitable for both beginning and intermediate students.

Some of the documented benefits of meditation include:

  • Increase in concentration and attention
  • Decrease of anxiety/social anxiety
  • Giving one a greater sense of self-control
  • Assists in depression/addiction recovery
  • Improved relationships
  • Enhanced creativity
  • A greater overall sense of well-being

What we’re doing at times when we enter into a place meditative awareness or mindfulness, is simply providing a space for some of our fixations, beliefs, ideas, etc., to show up so that we might at last simply witness them; to acknowledge their presence, and arriving at the place where we are able to just walk away from any of it that binds us in any way.

This is the path of a True Warrior; the peaceful warrior of the heart, who has felt the tireless pull from the threads of that which we have each encountered at some point in our lives. Perhaps it was during a magnificent sunset at the beach, or during a still moment at the summit of a mountain. You've been there.

Here we will be entering a process of becoming more intimate with that mysterious presence, and giving ourselves the permission to live from a more expansive and open place.

Once we begin to have a greater sense of control over our lives through our practice, the challenges of daily living can begin to take a back seat to what really matters to us. We have literally freed up a vast amount of energy that was once being consumed by over-worrying, anxiousness, general stress issues, etc..

The course will offer you an opportunity to begin to free yourself from that which has been perceived as limiting in some way, and will allow you to begin to embody a new, more expansive and relaxed way of being present within life.

I hope you'll join me here in discovering how we can successfully move through these turbulent times together!

True Meditation is a self-paced course and you are encouraged to take your time in moving through it.

(The course includes full personal support, and all questions will be answered by the instructor.)

Who is the target audience?
  • For anyone who has found themselves challenged in any way within the changes we now see emerging in the world.
  • For those who would like to deepen their spirituality without the need for any religious ideaologies.
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Curriculum For This Course
22 Lectures
Start Here
3 Lectures 09:29

Overview/Setting Up Your Space

Entering The Stream
1 Lecture 03:03
Practicing Mindfulness and Presence
3 Lectures 23:11
The Breath

A short practice to become familiar with the state of mindfulness.

Mindfulness Bell

The two guided meditations offered are the core elements of the course.

They have been meticulously created to allow you enter into deeper levels of awareness and attention with ease.

I suggest that you listen to them several times to obtain the full benefit from the course as a whole.

Guided Meditation #1
Obstacles And How to Move Beyond Them
4 Lectures 06:39

An effective method for dealing with physical pain.


How to remain free from the trap of becoming overly serious around your practice.

Preview 01:54

How to remain aware of, and free from, the habitual activities of the mind.

The Mind
Principles of Zen Meditation As a Guidepost
5 Lectures 25:00

A demonstration of traditional Soto Zen Buddhist meditation practice.

Preview 03:49

Zen Practice Commentary And Teachings

A look at the zen principle of Shikan Taza, in the spirit of expanding our development.

Shikan Taza

Remember to repeat the guided meditations several times to be able to obtain the greatest benefit from the course.

Guided Meditation 2

Some Other Things To Note
1 Lecture 02:03
Bringing Your Practice Into Daily Life
2 Lectures 04:44
Living Example

An Important Point And Closing Presentation
3 Lectures 01:49
Bonus Lecture

Suggested Reading

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About the Instructor
James Doshin Benton
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Meditation Teacher/Guide, with 25 years of experience

I stepped upon the path of self-inquiry and meditation in 1990. I have come to develop a certain understanding of this multi-faceted, at times, strange life through immersing myself into a variety of cultures through my travels and living in different countries.

I've now been for the last 25 years on a journey of discovery through many contemplative paths and traditions, which have included Zen Buddhism, Vedanta, Shamanic Cultures, and have received training in a wide range of therapeutic arts and modalities such as Aikido, Qi Gong, Shamanic Healing Traditions, Transpersonal Psychology, and others. 

 My root intention is to just clear away a bit more of life's murkiness, to remain in service to my fellow Earthly beings in some way, and to assist others in doing the same.

I've as well, recently partnered with the good folks at iAwake, creators of the highly acclaimed Profound Meditation Program , where this course has been featured.

 I invite you to connect with me with any questions or concerns.