Instead of instructions (or rules) to be followed, there are three conditions influencing what one does as meditation. These three conditions are obvious, commonplace, and concrete, so much so, I will use the words my students have repeatedly chosen for them: gentleness, permission, and interest.

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Course Outline

Course Outline What to expect on course The course is a mixture of theory, practice and discussion. We start out with relatively short exercises (what we call ‘spot meditations’), and introduce longer meditations as we progress through the course. In the opening weeks...

Week 1: Defining & Understanding Meditation

Course Aims All courses at the Melbourne Meditation Centre aim to teach you to meditate. This means you learn how to: relax the body, and calm the mind You’ll be able to do this: on your own, without a teacher or guide anywhere at anytime you need or want to You...

Week 2: How Meditation Works

In Week 1 we developed a clear idea of what meditation is and explored a few simple techniques for relaxing the body and calming the mind. In this lesson we’ll look at how meditation actually works. The principles behind meditation are not complicated, but...

Week 3: How to Meditate

In week one we answered the question “What is meditation?” In week two we addressed the question “How does meditation work?” This week we’ll explore the question “How do you actually meditate?” Essentially, meditation is a...
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