Wisdom Meditation - Module 3
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Wisdom Meditation - Module 3

Use Wisdom of the mind and the most profound understanding of reality to dissolve distractions once and for all.
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Last updated 11/2016
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 4 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Meditate at a very deep level
  • Use the wisdom of the mind to stop distracting thought
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Requirements
  • It is recommended that you complete module 1 and 2 (Beginner and Technique) before you complete this course.
Description

Learn the most profound and powerful meditation techniques to calm and pacify the mind. These techniques date back thousands of years but are still today the best way to achieve meditative equipoise. 

Take your mediation practice to a powerful new level

  • Learn what holds the mind back from reaching a state of deep calm
  • Become familiar with and practice the pre-requisites of a calm mind
  • Practice mindfulness of thought to uncover the subconscious patterns you need to overcome.
  • Learn the Wisdom Meditations that will stop discursive thought
  • Know how to use this concept to apply to Tantrayana or Vajrayana for other powerful meditations
  • Download the many included meditations in this module to use on your mp3 player during meditation

Content and Overview

Through this short but powerful set of 20 lectures we cover the deepest aspects of how to bring the mind to stillness we start by looking at the mind and what are the prerequisites to a totally calm mind. Aspects such as renunciation and open heartedness. And then we look at becoming mindful of the patterns of thoughts themselves. And finally we analyse the way we perceive the world and in particular the fundamental mistake that all beings make which causes distractive thought.

Most importantly we look at many deeper meditations that work on the fundamental view of how we perceive reality. And foremost of these is the meditation on the emptiness of phenomena. Because if this meditation is done correctly it has the power to stop discursive thought all together. And unlike other teaching on this subject, I have included no less than 8 different meditations you can use o n emptiness so that you can find one that suits you. 

And as a final bonus to the this course I have included a lecture on Tantra. The wisdom meditations above form the foundation for Tantra (or Vajrayana). and this very much mis-understood practice is usually practice wrongly in the west. So I give a brief introduction to the subject and give one practical way to use the tantric style of mediation that can work to weaken the strongly held view that hold all of us back from reaching the state of mental enlightenment that we wish for.

After doing this course you will be able to:

  • Interrupt distractions in your mediation and use them to actually increase peace in your mind
  • Select one or two meditations on emptiness that work best for you
  • Use these same ideas and understanding in normal life (when not meditating) to also remain clam
  • Take your practice to a deeper level than you have before. 
Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for students who already have some meditation experience
  • The course is for students who want to take their meditation to a deep level
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Curriculum For This Course
21 Lectures
01:37:59
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Introduction and summary of technique - Basis for Wisdom
4 Lectures 33:47

Hello and welcome to module 3. In this lesson we give you an overview of what we are trying to achieve in module 3 relative to module 1 and 2. It is the most advanced concepts there are relating to meditation. I hope you enjoy!

Preview 06:00

The idea of renunciation is very challenging it itself. We know that monks renounce the world, but why do they do this and do we have to do the same?

Preview 06:40

The third foundation of mindfulness is that of thought. Our thought underlie every emotion we have so if we what to stop distraction (and suffering as a whole) then we have to take charge of what we think. The good news is thoughts can be changed in the click of your fingers.

Preview 16:25

Once you have had a chance to do the meditation on naming a thought there are a number of ways in which this meditation can show you what goes on in the mind. Only watch this video once you have already practiced the meditation on naming a thought

Discussion of thought meditation
04:42
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Negative emotions and how to pacify them
4 Lectures 27:03

At the heart of meditation is our desire to get rid of negative emotions so in this video we take a deep look at these emotions to see how they relate to thought and how they can be dissolved through either transformation or direct mindfulness.

Negative emotions
05:20

In this video we explain the Buddhist method to purifying our mind stream and also explain how it relates back to negative emotions discussed in the last video

Purification of the mind
08:44

It is now time to take the attitude of compassion to it's highest level. To be free of all hindering thoughts one needs to be totally selfless and to be open to a mind set of maximum happiness we must also be totally loving and compassionate and recognise the interconnectedness of all things. 

Three levels of compassion
05:26

In this video we look at the last and the deepest level of mindfulness. That is mindfulness of phenomena and how the way we view the world determines the thoughts we have about the world. 

Mindfulness of phenomena
07:33
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Meditations on Emptiness
9 Lectures 17:30

The understanding that all phenomena in the universe is empty of its own independent existence is very much and Buddhist view point but it is also crucial as a tool for the final part in the meditation journey. Because to see that all phenomena is just a projection of mind is key to getting rid of all distractions once and for all. 

Preview 02:18

In no particular order we are going to start to look at various contemplations that might bring us closer to this elusive perception of emptiness. The first of these is understanding the emptiness of matter.  Is matter as solid as we perceive it to be?

Emptiness of Matter
02:27

Our second contemplation is that of the emptiness of cause. That is how phenomena must come about though a process of cause and effect which itself proves objects don't have independent permanent existence,

Emptiness of Cause
01:39

Here we contemplate that a collection of parts is not really an independent object because it is dependent on its parts. But given everything in the universe has parts, if follows that there are no independent objects.

Emptiness of Parts
01:40

One of my favourite contemplations, the obvious fact that past and future do not exist leads us into a very profound contemplation of just the here and now that can cause your problems to disappear in an instant. 

Emptiness of Time
01:53

We take it for granted that what we see and hear is reality. But contemplate this meditation and you will know that our perceptions are a mental creation dependent on many different factors.  Contemplate this to understand that reality is not what we perceive. 

Emptiness of Perception
01:47

Our direct perceptions are another way to be aware of perceiving emptiness as we literally see and hear phenomena come into being from nowhere and disappear into nothing.

Emptiness of Senses
00:50

The meditation on impermanence is one of the most famous Buddhist mediations in the world and will always remain one of the best ways to get closer to understanding emptiness that exist.

Emptiness of Permanency
00:43

Now that we have covered several ways to contemplate emptiness how do we use this within our mediation practice to reduce distraction. And more broadly, how can we use these contemplations to reduce stress in every day life.

How to use Emptiness meditation
04:13
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Tantric meditation and conclusion
4 Lectures 19:39

In the Buddhist tradition, once a person has a reasonable understanding of emptiness and has practiced a great deal of compassion and open hearted meditation, the subject of tantric meditations are introduced. These yogic practices are said to speed up the enlightenment of the mind. There is so much misunderstanding about what tantra is however, this is a very general explanation for people might be interested in exploring this path further.

Preview 06:44

This example of how to use the idea of emptiness of phenomena to transform the objects of the 5 main -ve emotions into wisdom is one example of how you can use tantric practice in daily life. It also gives you insight into how tantra works at it's most fundamental level. 

The 5 Dhyani Buddhas and -ve emotions
10:34

This brings us to the end of module 3 and we discuss where to next in your meditation journey.

Have you considered teaching a class in your local community. If you have made it this far in the lessons on meditation they you are more than ready - and we will support you every step of the way. 

For more information https://skillfulmind.net/leader


Summary and where to from here
02:04

Meditations
00:17
About the Instructor
Mr Peter Radcliffe
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Peter is a life coach, meditation teacher and NLP trainer.

"I am one of the lucky few who has found their passion in life. For me, teaching (and learning from) people who want to find out how to best utilise the mind is what life is all about. And I get to do that every day and meet amazing people along the way."

Peter Radcliffe is a highly experienced and well regarded meditation teacher and NLP trainer. He teaches students though the lens of a calm mind to help bring peace, happiness and joy to their lives. Peter's unique background as a Buddhist monk empowers his retreats to be so much more than an ordinary getaway, it becomes a journey in itself.

Born and raised in Adelaide, Peter worked as an engineer for twenty years. He became interested at an early age in the practices of different philosophies and religions and studied elements of Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, Sufism, modern psychology and NLP. Peter travelled the world living and working for many years in the United Kingdom, Middle East, America, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan and throughout Australia.

In 1993, at the age of 22, Peter spent time as a Buddhist monk in the rainforests of Thailand. During this period and since then, he has completed many meditation retreats, some up to as long as nine months in total solitary meditation.

Peter began coaching and teaching meditation to small groups in 2004. He left the corporate world behind in 2009 to teach meditation, NLP, and personal development full time.

Peter is based on the Fleurieu Peninsula, an hour south of Adelaide, and is married with three young children.